Chicago, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #49801 |
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Onward Search is looking for a Creative Copywriter who can successfully handle both highly conceptual and detailed work. In this role, you will be partnering with an Art Director to work on a variety of digital & traditional based projects; Projects will include everything from manuals, how-to-guides, direct mail and emails, prospecting materials, banner ads and product page channel. You will also be involved in creating, building and presenting multi-channel integrated campaign experiences. This role is a 6 month extendable contract position working onsite in Chicago, IL.

To be successful in this role you will be a problem solver; be able to think out of the box; collaborative; be comfortable selling your work to stakeholders.

Your Experience should include:

  • Multi-channel copywriting, copyediting and proofing talents.
  • Great communication skills, positive attitude, team-oriented mentality.
  • Good understanding of advertising with a strategic approach to the creative process.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, internal workflow, deadlines and client expectations.

Additional skill set:

  • Be comfortable writing both a clever headline as well as longer copy.
  • Understand tone and be able to quickly adapt your writing style.
  • You understand the importance of strategy and use it to create eye grabbing work.
  • You understand the benefits of process and you use it to your advantage.

Basic Qualifications

  • Expert in written marketing communications – long and short form.
  • Bachelor’s degree specializing in advertising, journalism or similar discipline; or military.


  • Be detail oriented and making sure to check for product, consistency, brand standards adherence, spelling, production concerns, other errors.
  • Manages his/her own time effectively and autonomously.
  • Can work with little regular oversight from Creative Director.
  • Flags concerns in a timely manner and brings solutions to the table.
  • 2 years of experience working in an advertising agency, or 4 years of experience working with a corporate in-house creative team.

If you feel you are a fit for this role, please apply with your portfolio and resume. Portfolio should include produced work for integrated marketing campaigns and/or product/technical copywriting.

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.