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Freelance Senior Copywriter

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Freelance Senior Copywriter

Weber Shandwick is seeking a Freelance Senior Copywriter to join our team in Chicago.  

Working alongside an AD, this Freelance Senior Copywriter will spend most of their time working toward a variety of creative objectives supporting multiple brands across a single, large-scale account.

Whether driving a big project like a multi-channel campaign or handling a real-time newsjacking opp, we need a nimble copywriter who consistently delivers exciting, culture-first ideas and writing across just about any platform. If there’s a medium that gets people engaged in our brands’ stories, we play in that space. We look for well-rounded, immersive creators who can tell a great story.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help drive overall creative direction for key client projects.
  • Craft overall messaging direction and maintaining consistency.
  • Write short- and long-form copy including concept manifesto, digital/social copy, video script, pitches and a range of campaign support material.
  • Mentor junior writers.
  • Take direction and work collaboratively with colleagues across teams.
  • Help develop long-term creative plans and recommendations for client objectives.
  • Join client meetings, brainstorms and planning sessions for ongoing projects.
  • Build and maintain strong rapport with creative team colleagues, client leads and project managers.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of copywriting experience in a related agency or department (advertising, digital, social media, publishing/content or public relations).
  • Must have a portfolio (share anything that conveys the way you think or approach assignments, even if it was never produced).
  • Be curious, self-motivated, hard-working, well-organized, thick skinned and resilient to ever-changing timelines, requests, and deliverables.
  • Advanced knowledge of brand development, marketing/advertising, and the creative process.

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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