Senior Creative Copywriter
Role x You:
As a Senior Copywriter you are responsible for taking a client's advertising brief and generating original ideas that grab the attention of the target audience. You are involved in creating campaigns that have an instant, positive impact in order to promote the product or brand being advertised. This may include creating straplines, slogans, body copy, content ideas, jingles and scripts that accompany advertising visuals. Copywriters will work in close partnership with Art Directors and wider creative teams and will have input to the visual elements as well.
In the short term…
You would build a rapport within our internal system, work towards building an understanding of our client’s brand and understand and align with your creative line manager’s expectations with regard to ideas and writing craft.
After 6 months in this role...
You would be conversant with the Virtue ways of working, understand the brand’s we work on in terms of tonality, expectations and client facing cadence and be able to straddle the creative expectations of multiple projects and take and implement feedback from your creative director, in addition to being able to lead meetings and projects.
Help develop and review creative briefs that provide strategic insight and creative inspiration
Deliver high quality output by creating 360 campaigns with storytelling at the core
Ensure content is innovative, on brand and consistent with the Virtue values
Work with relevant departments to produce standout and strategically focused concepts and campaigns
Ensure creative is executed within agreed strategy, deadlines, and budget
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Take on appropriate projects and own them, start to finish
Manage and work independently, under tight deadlines, while juggling multiple projects
Participate in client meetings
Lead concept presentations
Develop creative concepts and campaigns in collaboration with the Creative Leads ensuring high quality, on briefs
Attend market research as appropriate
Become the creative voice for your accounts
Work with account management to grow our business on existing clients
Optimize workflow to ensure consistently positive results across projects.
Develop good relationships with your clients
Demonstrate to clients that you understand their products and marketing challenges and are responsive to the strategic and creative needs
Mentor Junior Creatives
Represent Virtue on shoots and at social-event with clients.
Sharing best practice with Virtue Creative community
You have these
At least 5 years of relevant experience as a copywriter in a creative services/advertising agency
A portfolio of projects which demonstrate a high level of expertise
Advanced level of knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash
Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, professional, and team environment.
Possesses strong interpersonal skills.
A self-motivated team player with a positive attitude.
Maintains knowledge of current trends, tools, and techniques.
Good understanding of all social media platforms and new channels.
Digesting, and understanding briefs. Translating these into creative ideas.
We’d love if you also have these:
Additional language skills are an advantage but not essential when working across regions
Working at VICE:
We want to find people who believe in our mission and goals and feel inspired to grow while they’re here, rather than someone who checks the boxes but isn’t invested. We encourage you to apply and show us what you’ve got. VICE Media Group prioritizes the voices, ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” differences, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture, and business. To learn more read the VICE Guide to VICE.
VICE Media Group is not partnering with agencies nor accepts unsolicited resumes and will not be responsible for any fees or expenses related to such unsolicited resumes and/or applicants.
Candidates, please note that if you are contacted by anyone with an email other than @vice.com purporting to be recruiting on behalf of Vice Media, it is not legitimate, and you should not engage.