Motive Creative Studio
Writing good copy is about more than just having an extensive vocabulary and understanding wordplay and utilizing proper grammar and making sure to use proper punctuation and knowing how to avoid run-on sentences. To write good, solid copy, one must think strategically on a level that few could venture to understand. At least, that’s what it takes at Motive—and now that we’re looking for a copywriter, you may just have a chance to showcase your abilities.
You read right: once again, the time has come. As our roster of wonderful, creative, loyal and largely well-bankrolled clients continues to expand, we’ve come to an inevitable crossroads. We’re growing up. So tell us: do you have the writing (and professional) skills needed to alleviate some of the growing pains?
For starters, you’ll need agency experience, and there’s no wiggle room on that; we’re thinking at least two or three years. You’ll need a creative mind that’s rarely caged in by three-word headlines, bodies of copy shallower than a kiddie pool or TV spots with enough key communication points to register a double-double at the Pepsi Center. You’ll need to be a storyteller with enough chops to turn a piece of technical copy into a tale as compelling as Moby Dick. You’ll need a set of intangibles so mind-blowingly tangible they can propel a creative team to unprecedented heights. And you’ll need a cultural and intellectual capacity that’s the envy of your friends, family and significant others…probably to a fault.
So maybe you’re right for the position, or maybe you’re not. If you fancy yourself the former, let us know. Send us a resume and some samples. Don’t be offended if we never write back—but if we do, get excited. You’re going to want to work here.
- 2-4 years experience in traditional and emerging advertising (TV, print, digital, social, experiential, new business development)
- Ability to multitask projects and clients under tight deadlines
- Ability to generate multiple big ideas (on your own and in a group) in a fast-paced, nimble environment
- Outstanding creative ability
- Masterful grasp on grammar, vocabulary and punctuation—the stuff you should have learned in your Creative Writing 101 class
- Strong concept and strategic development skills
- Team-oriented, upbeat, positive attitude
- Strong communication skills
- An eye for detail (we call it perfectionism)
Please send a resume, writing samples, and a creative articulation of why you want to work here to jobs [at] thinkmotive [dot] com.