Copywriter

New York, United States | Full-time | COVID-19 remote

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As a member of the Barbarian Creative department you will influence changes in consumer behavior  through ideas, creativity and the use of interactive media. You will make a difference to digital  communications, marketing, advertising and inspire the best global brands.  

You will work with Designers to create innovative concepts and develop an idea through to the final copy  stage. You will understand the client’s tone-of-voice and to write compelling, on-brand copy. 

Contributing to Barbarian’s Creative values: Innovation, Service, Craft and Thought; you will be excited  about being part of our success. You will thrive when faced with new challenges and will constantly strive  to improve the way things are done for our clients.  

Benefits of Working at Barbarian: 

At Barbarian, we consider our people to be our greatest asset. We have benefits and policies in place to create an inclusive and inspiring environment. 

  • Unlimited PTO
  • Mental health support
  • Comprehensive medical benefits
  • Competitive Parental Leave that gives you time to bond with your family. 
  • Flexible work set-up, remote and hybrid working is available and encouraged. 
  • $250 stipend to outfit your remote working space. 
  • 401k matching, 50% up to the first 3%
  • 3% certification, which means we promote and pay everyone equally
  • $5,000 employee referral bonus through Q1 2022
  • Financial incentive for new business introductions

What you do:

Deliverables (criteria by which success can be measured)  

  • Deliver and inspire award-winning work from both yourself and others who work with you, influencing  where appropriate a dramatic change through ideas, creativity and the use of interactive media. 
  • Consistently deliver high quality work on time.  
  • High level internal and external client satisfaction.  
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.  
  • Learn new skills and stay abreast of technical and digital design developments and successfully apply these to work practices to help improve processes and procedures.  

Key technical competencies  

Creative briefs  

Listens to and responds to a brief, understanding where/if there are gaps. Knows what questions to ask  during the briefing session in order to act upon it; understands how to respond to a brief.  

Idea generation  

Plays an active role in brainstorming or idea generation with senior members of the Creative team to  conceptualize world-class, innovative ideas that deliver successful solutions. Communicates ideas and  thoughts clearly.  

Copywriting craft skills  

Writes compelling, beautifully constructed copy for a variety of clients and audiences. Able to respond  positively to feedback from clients and re-draft copy (while retaining its impact) to meet their comments.  Demonstrates competent grammar and spelling skills, with minimal amends from proofreading.  

Content organization and planning 

Able to digest content provided by client, Client Services, other agencies, or from own research and  understand how it should be broken down to meet a brief and how best to organize it.  

Scriptwriting and storyboarding 

Able to write scripts for film, animation or moving image content or concepts, and work with designers to  produce clear storyboards that communicate an idea. Able to craft voiceover scripts that are fluid, natural.  

Style guide creation and adherence  

Able to interpret and follow brand and tone of voice guidelines. If none exist, be able to request right  information from the team in order to receive guidance on tone of voice. Also able to guide both team and  client on tone of voice if feedback received directly contradicts guidelines.  

Barbarian Creative Competencies 

Innovation  

Displays an enthusiasm for creating pioneering ideas and is excited by the challenge of moving in new  (and potentially more difficult) creative directions. Able to understand the value of analyzing what has  worked in the past and applying these learnings to future thinking.  

Service  

Able to balance specific client demands with project realities and can reliably close the loop on all open  issues in a timely manner. Has a strong sense of personal responsibility for their work and that of their  teammates and will proactively provide assistance (no matter the situation) to ensure delivery of highest  quality work within required timeframes.  

Craft 

Possesses a strong bias to action and is able to consistently deliver high quality work within required  timeframes. Goes the extra mile to ensure deliverables meet the highest standards and strives for  creative perfection. Is positive, upbeat and committed to their working life and makes a positive  contribution to team morale.  

Thought  

Has the ability to think issues through before acting and knows when to escalate. Possesses strong  listening skills and asks open-ended questions to ensure full understanding. Able to present information  effectively via multiple channels and is at ease presenting ideas or solutions in team meetings or the  occasional larger group setting.  

Qualifications and experience  

  • Proven experience in copywriting and concepting is required.  
  • Experience working in a creative/digital agency environment is advantageous.  
  • Good understanding and experience of digital media 
  • Experience in advertising, journalism or web editing is valuable.  
  • A degree, or similar, in English Language, Advertising Communication or other writing-related course  preferred.