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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Paid Internship, Junior Copywriter

 Junior Copywriter  at R/G, The Agency for the Digital Age™ 

Summary of Position:             
The junior copywriter is a copywriter in training. The process of learning the copywriter’s craft—how to think conceptually, how to write engaging copy that ties back to strategic/business goals, how to collaborate effectively with other disciplines—and to develop the professional skills he will need to advance in his/her career, such as presentation and client-management skills. And so the junior copywriter might be expected to do a little bit of everything.

Key Responsibilities:
Writing 50%
·         Perform just about any task associated with the creation of content, including research, product descriptions, and basic proofreading tasks
·         Begin to get comfortable writing in multiple styles and for multiple formats (e.g., website, banners, emails, apps, etc.)
·         Shadow senior colleagues as they present work to clients and adapt work based on feedback
Concepting 40%
·         Participate in brainstorm discussions
·         Concept and collaborate with creative team, including other copywriters, interaction designers, art directors, and programmers
·         Generate ideas around digital, but also be open to exploring traditional and nontraditional media(TV, print, OOH, mobile, etc.)
·         Prepare written concept descriptions and sketches
·         Shadow senior colleagues/participate in casting, shooting, and editing to ensure that the final production delivers on the concept
·         Strong verbal and written communication skills
·         Ability to juggle multiple projects/tasks
·         Curiosity and a passion for digital media
·         Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign) is useful, but not required
·         Portfolio school and/or advertising and marketing courses are helpful, but not essential
·         Some secondary schooling—ideally an undergraduate degree from a four-year college
·         Strong advertising portfolio and/or writing samples

Email Resume and link to website (or work samples) to:
Camille Camporeale Human Resources Business Partner

217 North Jefferson, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60661

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