Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Sr Copywriter

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Primary Posting Location : Address
    452 N Sangamon Street
    Primary Posting Location : City
    Chicago
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
    IL
    Primary Posting Location : Country
    US
    Requisition ID
    2018-164494
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Category
    Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing
  • Summary

    Sr Copywriter

     

    The Sr. Copywriter develops content and communication for advertising and marketing campaigns for the agency. Responsible for all aspects of agency copywriting projects, taking projects from original conception through completion, a single point of contact for those projects, participates in brainstorming sessions, and crafts compelling messages to convey a concept and support a design. Works with management, customers, and clients to craft messaging or generate scripts as required and may be asked to oversee a team of writers.

    Responsibilities

    The Company and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

     

    Position Summary

     

    The Sr. Copywriter develops content and communication for advertising and marketing campaigns for the agency. Responsible for all aspects of agency copywriting projects, taking projects from original conception through completion, a single point of contact for those projects, participates in brainstorming sessions, and crafts compelling messages to convey a concept and support a design. Works with management, customers, and clients to craft messaging or generate scripts as required and may be asked to oversee a team of writers.

     

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

     

    Creative Marketing Development

    • Write and create copy for product-related marketing and sales collateral, retail communication, email and online merchandising assets, and corporate documents
    • Develop creative writing to sell a variety of products and services
    • Develop and implement copy that supports the Clients’ objectives
    • Work closely with Creative Directors, ACDs, and Art Directors to develop messaging that works best within a layout or program

    Brainstorming

    • Participate in brainstorming sessions to develop ideas into program executions, offering innovative concepts

    Project Management

    • Manage and organize multiple jobs and projects on a daily basis
    • Take ownership of certain projects and delegate/supervise as needed
    • Participate in “triangle calls” at the outset of a project to ensure a full understanding of the requirements of the given project/assignment
    • Work within program/project budgets and identify cost-savings and revenue-building areas
    • Keep team members,  supervisors, clients informed of all relevant issues as they arise
    • May generate scripts for internal client meetings, as well as video concepts and scripts used for corporate videos produced by and for IN or any Company affiliate

    Team Lead

    • Mentor interns, juniors, and copywriters, leading by example and offering guidance when appropriate
    • May be asked to manage other writers to ensure team meets all copy deadlines and assure work fits within the branding strategy and target audiences of each client
    • Monitor cultural trends to make sure the messages the team produce are relevant and appropriate

    Presentation

    • Present work to direct Supervisor, Client Service team, and the Client as required

    Customer/ Client Relations

    • Build strong internal relationships with Field Marketing, Account Services, and the Production department teams
    • Participate in new business efforts

    Supervisory Responsibilities

     

    Direct Reports

     

    This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

     

    Indirect Reports

     

    Does not have direct reports, but may delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

     

    Travel and/or Driving Requirements

    • Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job  

    Minimum Qualifications

     

    The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

     

    Education Level: (Required)    Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

                                         

    Field of Study/Area of Experience:  English, Journalism, Marketing, Mass Communications or equivalent job-related experience

    • 5+ years of experience in either an ad agency or marketing firm, or within a corporate advertising department (strong portfolio of professional and/or speculative creative work required with examples of writing/thinking to demonstrate abilities)

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    • Strong written communication and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
    • Analytical and research Skills
    • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
    • Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people
    • Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance
    • Team building Skills
    • Conflict management skills
    • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
    • Strong prioritization skills
    • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

    Environmental & Physical Requirements

     

    Office / Sedentary Requirements

     

    Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

     

    Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

     

    Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law.  The company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

    Important Information

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

                                        

    The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

     

    The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

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