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Contract Creative Copywriter
Ref No.: 18-14904
Location: Carlsbad, California
Title: Creative Copywriter
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Duration: 12 Months

Description:
What we are seeking: We are an in-house, full-service branding and creative agency within one of the world's largest life science companies. We are seeking a strong copywriter with an ability to distill complex technical content into eye-catching yet meaningful copy, and a willingness to hit the ground running. For us, it's all about generating ideas that inspire, writing engaging headlines and effective copy, and executing flawless creative.

Duties:
  • This position primarily handles production copywriting for a high volume of marketing pieces.
  • Duties involve driving the development and timely creation of category and campaign communication assets including emails, digital and print brochures, web banners, fliers, and materials for trade-show booths.
  • This aspect of the position requires a Jack- or Jill-of-all-trades who can think on their feet, write quickly and well, transform challenging scientific subject matter into persuasive marketing copy, and consistently come up with compelling headlines and messaging.
  • On occasion and as needed this individual will also be called upon to do creative concepting copywriting.
  • This will include working closely with our creative directors (copy and art), generating high-level concepts that generate market awareness and preference for Client products and services at product launch and beyond.
  • This position does not involve writing technical manuals, specification documents, or instructional materials.
  • Please do not submit samples of this type of writing.
Skills:
  • Strong copywriting/copy editing background and ability to deliver concise content that adheres to our brand style guidelines; ensures correct trademark usage, grammar, punctuation, etc.; and upholds a consistent approach across all marketing materials
  • Ability to distill complex technical/scientific information into effective, value-driven messaging
  • Expert knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
  • Exceptional attention to detail and high regard for quality
  • Preference for and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Superb collaboration and customer service skills
  • Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InCopy, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Understanding of marketing best practices
Education:
  • BS in English, journalism, marketing, advertising, or related field 1-3 years of copywriting experience, preferably working with or for clients in the life sciences or biotech fields