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Creative Services Writer
Our client is hiring a Creative Services Writer for their team in Portland, Oregon. The Creative Services Writer will provide copywriting, message development, proofreading and editing for sales, marketing, events, sponsorships and brand collateral. Work in conjunction with marketing strategists, brand team and other key stakeholders, managing some projects while working with Creative Director, Lead Writer and/or Senior Writer’s direction on others. Additionally, the Writer is a strategic thinker who can simplify complex content and give it a conversational voice.
Creative Services Writer Responsibilities
Provides copywriting/editing for print, digital, web and other marketing channels.
Opportunity to collaborate on major campaigns from concept through production.
Supports the monitoring and enforcement of branding guidelines.
Follows established processes, including adherence to legal, regulatory and corporate editorial standards.
Ability to learn companies’ products, services, strategies and operations, then apply that knowledge in developing communications and marketing deliverables.
Edits/proofs and versions collateral coming out of Creative Services and other areas as needed, reviewing for content accuracy, brand integrity and appropriateness of style and usage.
Applies knowledge of customer and business issues in developing and delivering projects.
Opportunity to work with department heads, marketing managers and other internal stakeholders to accurately identify the best solution for clients and translate ideas into compelling creative concepts.
Collaborates with business partners to create enticing and innovative messages, consistent with business goals.
Interprets and follows established branding guidelines, participating in all stages of collateral development.
Maintains an in-depth knowledge of company products.
Creative Services Writer Qualifications
Advertising writing and proofreading skills.
Ability to turn complex subject matter into easy-to-understand language.
Strong attention to detail and thorough knowledge of AP style, grammar and usage rules.
Proactive and enthusiastic communicator with a positive outlook.
Ability to develop working relationships with internal and external business partners.
Team player with excellent relationship and communication skills.
Willingness to learn and take creative direction from senior team members.
Knowledge of marketing concepts and strategies.
Ability to work independently, handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet aggressive deadlines for creative-driven work.
Flexibility in dealing with changing schedules and multiple points of view.
Exceptional persuasive and advertising writing skills.
Superior ability to write compelling content that effectively targets the intended audience.
Excellent relationship and matrix management skills and the ability to motivate and inspire clients, co-workers and peers.
Strong knowledge base in marketing concepts and strategies.
Ideally the Creative Services Writer will have a Four-year degree in Communications, English, Journalism and/or related field, 5+ years of professional copywriting experience (specifically for B2B, B2C and corporate marketing programs), as a creative marketing writer, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Health insurance knowledge and agency experience a plus.
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.
VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.
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