# Who are we?

Translation is an independent company built to help ambitious brands harness the power of culture to solve their biggest challenges. As a unique mix of experts in culture, technology, and storytelling, we are united by a passion to grow brands in ways that advertising alone can never do.

Everyone at Translation has a major (what it says on our email signatures) and a minor (our secret superpowers). We are creators, collectors, historians, and more. And in everything we do, we allow our expert fluency across different pockets of culture to inform the boardroom and elevate the work.

# What's the role?

The Copywriter is responsible for developing campaign concepts. Working in close partnership with an Art Director, (s)he will deliver the words and verbal content that accompanies all visual elements.

# Responsibilities

  • Partner with an Art Director to concept, develop and produce effective conceptual ideas as a component of integrated advertising campaigns.
  • Immerse yourself within the client, the brief and the target audience in order to create effect campaigns.
  • Successfully liaise with clients and interpret briefs.
  • Write clear, persuasive, original copy and stories; this includes (but is not limited to) creating scripts, slogans, catch phrases and messages for ad campaigns.
  • Proofread copy for spelling and grammar errors.
  • Own responsibility for content, tone and voice of brand messaging across media, including, but not limited to, TV, print, OOH, retail, environmental, digital and experiential.
  • Regroup with the Creative Director and Business Leadership team throughout creative process, leading up to the presentation of ideas to clients.
  • Be involved in the creation and presentation of client pitches.
  • Understand our clients’ business objectives, and create work based on our target audience.
  • Develop a familiarity with the competitive environment and current work being done by other agencies.
  • Amend and revise campaigns in response to client and colleague feedback.
  • Oversee campaigns from conception to completion.
  • Attend meetings at production houses and with potential directors, editors, and finishing partners.
  • Work directly with partners (both in-house and out-of-house) during the editing process.
  • Mentor new creatives, reviewing their 'books' and managing new teams on placement with the agency.
  • Do all of the above (and be all of the below), working within the rails of strict budgets.

# Qualifications

  • Be highly creative. Like – seriously – really creative.
  • Demonstrate, evangelize and live the core values of the agency.
  • Incorporate the passion, excitement and experience of one’s MINOR in relevant ways that inform the quality and output of agencies deliverables.
  • Empathy and the ability to see clearly the perspectives and views of others are integral, as is the ability to take creative criticism and move the work forward.
  • Work well as part of a team, with a range of people, but also be action-oriented as an individual (in other words: that entrepreneurial spirit).
  • Possess and encourage high degrees of initiative, drive, energy, accountability, creativity and maturity.
  • Be able to work under pressure and move with the storms of pitches, brainstorming sessions, and tight deadlines with flexible agility, a good sense of humor, and solid focus.
  • Be highly motivated and well organized.
  • Keen eyes for the details are a must.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrate the ability to present thoughts clearly, accurately, and succinctly.
  • Have a thorough understanding and refined sensibility towards storytelling and conceptual writing.
  • Highly versed in the most recent version of Microsoft Word, TextEdit, or Notes. We’re super serious.
  • 3+ years of professional experience in journalism, promotions, marketing, advertising or editing may substitute for formal training.
  • Bachelor's degree in a directly related field, such as advertising, journalism or scriptwriting, preferred.
  • Digitally savvy; MUST be proficient in Google and Microsoft Office suite.

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