Junior Copywriter

Cline Davis & Mann, Inc. New York, NY
Overview

Junior Copywriter

The Junior Copywriter is responsible for using his/her writing and referencing skills to enhance the Agency's copy offerings to the Client. With manager supervision, the Jr. CW is expected to develop his/her writing, referencing and annotating skills, presentation skills, and conceptual abilities and to understand the copy platform for each assigned account.

Primary Job Responsibilities

* Demonstrate ability to develop creative work that is on strategy, with close manager supervision and guidance

* Demonstrate strong conceptual potential

* Demonstrate excellent writing skills

* Attend regular status meetings

* Prepare and submit work for Med/Legal and DDMAC approval

* With manager supervision and guidance:

o Develop adequate understanding of market research to create test materials and be an effective research attendee

o Develop ability to accurately reference and annotate all work

o Develop knowledge of Client's business-both the brand itself and people involved

o Develop presentation skills and gain confidence presenting to others

* Work closely with editors to ensure accuracy in all work

* Research medical and scientific information that pertains to Agency brands

* Interact daily with traffic, art directors, and account executive or Assistant AE

* Maintain positive relationships with internal business group departments such as Editorial and Traffic

* Understand the job flow process - follow jobs from startup into production

* Ensure all final products released are of a superior quality

* Assist copywriter or senior copywriter on various tasks/projects

* Demonstrate ability to set priorities while handling multiple tasks

* Communicate effectively and professionally with both Clients and Staff

* Keep supervisor up-to-date on all projects

* Perform other duties as assigned by manager

Additional Responsibilities

* Foster a positive team atmosphere and establish credibility both internally and externally

* Ensure that all materials produced are accurate and represent Harrison and Star well

* Remain calm despite high pressure situations

* Project professional, positive attitude toward peers and clients

* Uphold quality standards in servicing our Client

* Assist other members of department/team as needed when workload allows

* Uphold the Company Values (the 4 C's) in all decisions and interactions

Qualifications

* College degree

* Proficiency with word processing programs

* Copywriter portfolio, other writing samples or "spec" portfolio

* Knowledge, background and/or interest in medicine/science

* Excellent oral communication and presentation skills

* Professional image