Copywriter / Editor

Calabasas, California | Permanent | Job ID #48126 |
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Onward Search is working with an agency NW of the SFV to find a full-time COPYWRITER/EDITOR to join their team. This role is responsible for all edits, proofreading and copy needs for a large team. The right person will work with workflow managers, designers, art directors and the studio manager to keep all writing/editing jobs flowing and adhering to the client's requirements. Must be able to get up to speed quickly on the agency and the client regarding process, voice, and regulations.

Skills:

  • Provides overall quality control for printed and digital copy.
  • Checks the flow of client’s materials for consistency and appropriateness of verb tenses, transitional phrasing, continuity of thoughts and support of statements.
  • Incorporates client’s edits.
  • Resolves queries with the client.
  • Corrects spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Proofreads final copy.
  • Formats citations, references, and footnotes according to the client’s style guide/manual.
  • Provides feedback regarding the overall effectiveness of content.
  • Rewrites sentences when necessary.
  • Works with designers to ensure projects meet departmental and brand standards on a daily basis.
  • Ensures that messages match the medium and are communicated in the most effective manner possible.
  • Establishes strong relationships across departments.
  • Writes clear, persuasive, original copy.
  • Understands client needs, the consumer experience, marketing strategy and operational capabilities.
  • Contacts client to discuss the overall goal of the project, as needed.
  • Learns about client’s products/services, the target audience, competitors’ activities.
  • Works with designers and art director to develop creative ideas and concepts.
  • Amends or revises written content in response to feedback from clients or creative director.
  • Writes a new copy to support customer and internal communications, e.g., solicitation, email, invites, website.
  • Attends project kick-off meetings, as needed, and stays up-to-date on current/upcoming projects.
  • Works closely with key stakeholders to identify and keep current on branding strategy and standards.

Requirements:

  • BA in English or Journalism or Writing.
  • 2-3 years of editing experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Highly organized.
  • Able to work independently and with a team.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Keen understanding of grammar and language.
  • Able to prioritize workload.
  • Experience writing marketing copy - samples required.

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Disclaimer:

  • 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.
  • 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.
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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.

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