Associate Creative Director and Copywriter

San Francisco, CA | Freelance | Job ID #48993 |
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Onward Search has an exciting opportunity for an ACD, Copywriter to at a world-class advertising agency in SF! The ACD, Copywriter will assimilate a broad range of skills and experience in order to drive a team to develop superior creative solutions that will live across forms of media. A successful ACD, Copywriter will confidently and independently lead brands, invent tactics, mentor juniors, and manage the day-to-day progress of a project from start-to-finish.

  • Ability to write across a broad range of media
  • Elevating the work of juniors and challenging them to push beyond what’s expected
  • Maintaining a high level of motivation with juniors while keeping them positive, focused and on track
  • A willingness to roll up her sleeves and write when necessary
  • Provide constructive feedback and clear direction to junior members, but also lead by example
  • Empathetic and strong leadership and mediation skills­­-enjoys mentoring and fostering growth and success in junior team members
  • Partner with clients and senior team members across departments to heighten a brand’s significance and performance
  • Being self-motivated, hard-working, well organized, and resilient to ever-changing timelines, requests, and deliverables
  • Keeping the work on brand and on strategy—while astounding us with new thinking
  • Creation and development of concepts through execution
  • Participate in brainstorm and ideation sessions both internally and externally with high profile network and production partners
  • Ongoing curiosity about new technology and how it can be used in intelligent ways to elevate our clients’ brands and win business
  • Work closely with strategic planning and account teams to drive creative campaign development
  • Someone who has the personality and intelligence to engage our clients, listen carefully, have reasoned and persuasive answers, be passionate without being strident, and earn trust and respect
  • Some travel for shoots
  • 6+ years of experience / 2 of those acting as a Sr. Copywriter
  • Experience in global and corporate advertising a plus
  • Participation and success in client pitches
  • Dynamic presentation skills
  • A positive attitude and a great sense of humor
  • Must love to write and have the ability to understand and internalize a brand voice and use it to spin out words that will cover a vast range of topics
  • Previous mid-level client contact
  • Reports to CD

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.