Play with your words. Unlock solutions. Excite clients with the possibilities.
We are currently seeking a Sr. Manager on our Naming and Verbal team to join our Cincinnati office. Could this be you?
Landor builds some of the world’s most agile brands - brands that thrive on change. We design for the future, in ways that make sense right now. We’re strategic experts and creative explorers committed to solving complex challenges. With smart tools and global resources, we examine the implications of every brand choice; create new experiences and open doors to opportunity for our clients.
About the work…
Writing at Landor is more than a snappy headline or clever turn of phrase. It’s about the strategic creation of a brand’s verbal infrastructures from the ground up. Some of our core deliverables include developing strategic positioning, brand manifestos, web copy, video scripts, pitch decks, client presentations and other deliverables that deploy branded language. We also brand names, product names, nomenclature systems, brand voice and messaging.
What we’re looking for…
You have at least 5+ years of experience, with at last 1-2 years relevant in branding or advertising and a deep interest in language. At Landor, you’ll work on all things verbal—naming, nomenclature, messaging strategy, brand voice, taglines, content development, brand stories, manifestos, positioning statements and more. We need someone who can write in many voices for different types of clients, and pick apart how words are working strategically. But you’re not the stereotypical tortured writer: you like collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, are commercially savvy, have a big personality that can tell a story and can take all your nerdy word love and channel it into developing real-world solutions.
At the Sr Manager level, you’re at the point in your career where, with support from the rest of the verbal identity team, you’re ready to walk clients through flawlessly constructed presentations with crystal-clear argumentation and world-class creative options. Expect to work seamlessly across B2B and B2C — and be equally psyched about naming a new snack bar, creating tone of voice for a bank, or developing messaging for business process outsourcing.
For us, Verbal identity is more than a snappy headline or clever turn of phrase. It’s thinking strategically about how a brand speaks, every time it opens its mouth, and creating tools for clients that help them execute verbal strategies in flexible ways across large organizations.
In a nutshell:
- A minimum of 5 years of experience and at least 1-2 years of relevant experience in branding or advertising
- Portfolio that shows a range of creative approaches, executions and deliverables including digital
- Strong opinions—and an equally strong respect for alternate opinions
- Energy and passion for learning the details of complex industries, businesses and topics
- Familiarity with brand voice
- Undergraduate degree, agency experience or compelling equivalent
- Strong presentation skills, from creating a polished PowerPoint presentation to explaining creative rationale to clients
- Digitally shrewd (you’ve got opinions on new technology, and know how to use it)
- Foreign languages a plus
Interested? Submit a resume, cover letter, and a few writing samples that show your creative abilities and analytic rigor. Be sure to detail your specific experience around strategy, messaging, naming, building brand voice, content strategy and execution, nomenclature system development, and brand stories/manifestos. And let us know how your previous client experience has prepared you to hit the ground running for these kinds of clients.
To learn more about Landor and why you need to join us, click here… www.landor.com.