Creative Director - Copy

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Responsibilities

Why work here?

At 140 West, you will be part of the energy that’s evolving the Verizon brand to become a leading technology player. The new Tribeca space will bring together some of the industry’s sharpest minds across a multitude of disciplines, creating an integrated team that can be responsive and innovative across every Verizon touchpoint.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Writes creative, effective marketing copy following a creative brief.
  • Researches clients, their competitors and the target audience to support creative strategy and inform the execution.
  • Provides writing support for aligned client group(s), as well as supporting projects from other clients as demand and scheduling requires.
  • Collaborates with design team as needed to meet specific project objectives.
  • Produces original, clear and credible copy and is accountable for the final development of creative assets.  
  • Ensures accuracy, attention to details and overall meets or exceeds the writing objectives.
  • Ensures messaging brand guidelines and directives are embraced and adhered to in all executions.
  • Executes writing requests with accuracy, producing zero errors in work (all client edits are implemented correctly, spell check was run, facts were confirmed).
  • Responds to all requests and communications in a timely and thorough manner.
  • Works to improve the team’s overall performance and embraces a collaborative approach.
  • Supports peers by reviewing work to ensure zero errors in work.
  • Edits and proofreads material as demand and scheduling requires.
  • Supports leadership in helping to build a unified team mindset.

Qualifications

Must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or six or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Knowledge of AP and Chicago Manual of Style.
  • External or in-house agency experience.
  • Minimum of three years professional level writing experience.
  • Portfolio required.

Ideally, you'll also have:

  • Understands writing applications in traditional and emerging channels.
  • Maintains a consistent voice and audience focus in writing.
  • Is able to “boil down” verbose content to the “essence” of the main message in a concise, effective manner.
  • Exhibits consistent quality control in work.
  • Exhibits an understanding of specific channels or vertical markets as required by job function.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt style of copy to various audiences, purposes, or media.
  • Exhibits competency presenting creative work.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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