Position:  Creative Copywriter / Account Manager

Reports to: Creative Director            

 

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Position Summary:

This position is critical to both the Creative and Account Services Teams and works closely with the creative director and other account managers and copywriters. The work involves developing concepts and copy to be used in a wide variety of projects for business-to-business and consumer marketing communications, while working alongside account executives to manage projects and overall campaigns for assigned clients. Creative projects may include branding platforms; print, broadcast and outdoor advertising; collateral materials; corporate identities; displays and exhibits; videos, newsletters; news releases; digital and social media writing and promotional tools.

Copywriting

The development of creative concepts through finished copy that best communicates the client’s message... following set marketing goals...keeping consistent with an established image.  Work within a time-management system in order to meet all deadlines and keep billable hours.  During the creative process, submit all rough copy and concepts to the creative director, keeping supervisor informed and updated on progress.  Assisting with production of audio and video projects will also be a must.

Editing & Proofreading

Edit rough copy, checking grammar, punctuation, etc.; proof final copy, layouts and finished art in order to catch errors and check corrections. As “master proofreader,” coordinate other proofreaders to ensure that jobs are as accurate as possible in terms of content and style.

Account Management

Tracking and working directly on projects, proposals, new business pitches for assigned accounts. Follow up with clients regarding layout and copy changes, etc., and take client calls and emails. Responsible for providing clients with answers to specific questions within realm of knowledge, researching those that are not known off-hand and responding to client requests in an appropriate, timely manner. Attend outside functions and planning meetings with clients and agency teams. 

From time to time, there may be a need to procure props for video work, assist in talent bookings, coordinate special events – handling purchase orders and contracts, assist with invoicing, media plans or to help plan special events for clients and/or the agency.

Expected to get to know every part of assigned accounts’ brands, strategies, and tactical plans.

Client Contact and Team Collaboration

Engage in client contact when required, developing a rapport and maintaining a professional relationship as assigned by AEs. Cooperate and work with others on creative team (creative director, art directors, copy writers, designers, and account executives).

Job Responsibilities:

Education Required/Expertise Required

Full-time Position is based at our main office in Pekin, IL (Peoria IL Metro area) 

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