Onward Search is looking for a freelance Associate Creative Director of Content & Copy to join our agency client in Charlotte for a project-based contract role!
PLEASE NOTE: While the work can be completed remotely, candidates must live within driving distance of Charlotte, NC and Greensboro, NC.
The work can be completed remotely but candidates must live within driving distance of Charlotte, North Carolina.
This is a W2 contract role and 40hrs/week are expected.
Start date is expected to be late-Jan/early-Feb and the project will run for 4-6 months.
The client is in the insurance industry.
The Associate Creative Director (Copy) is responsible for creative execution and production of all assets in a project, campaign or account.
The ideal candidate will be curious and inventive, with the ability to multi-task and collaborate with client and agency partners.
This person must be able to create (and review others in creating) audience-centric assets, inclusive of long form articles, short form copy, video scripts, infographics, social media and other digital copy across all channels.
Experience working with complex topics and regulated industries a plus.
Qualified candidates will have recent experience leading creative work inside a national brand or inside an agency serving such brands.
Review of work samples and /or a link to an online portfolio will be part of the screening process for this role.
Oversee the creation of all content, inclusive of video scripts, short-and-long form articles, white papers, digital and social, display and body copy
Present creative work internally and externally
Manage the day-to-day production of creative work
Manage and mentor junior copy creatives (Senior Editor, Copywriter, etc.)
Give clear, constructive feedback to the team
Lead ideation and brainstorming sessions
Responsible for informing creative hour estimates and deadlines in collaboration with the project manager
Adhere to the creative process
Work with PM to prioritize work for the team
Maintain good rapport and relationships with key client contacts (on designated work streams or projects)
Ensure the work adheres to brand guidelines for assigned client work
Collaborate and share ideas and best practices with ACDs across the organization
8+ years of experience in a copy-focused creative role in a fast-paced agency environment. In-house agency experience may be substituted.
Bachelor’s Degree in English, communications, marketing or a related field
Ability to craft and edit copy that is creative, engaging and accurate.
Interviewing and reporting skills to tell brand stories
Intermediate copyediting skills to catch errors in presentations, assets, internal communications
Collaboration and communication across disciplines at the agency
Must be able to articulate the solve for the "The Strategic Why" presented by the strategy team and how the creative uniquely addresses the strategic insight and helps meet business objectives
Deep understanding of the emotional and tactical needs for target audiences, channels and platforms
Ability to give clear constructive feedback to the creative team
Proficient in: Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint; Wordpress or other CMS platforms.
Familiarity with and ability to follow SEO best practices and social media specifications for copy
Does this sound like you? Apply today!
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.
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