Senior Copywriter

New York, United States | Mekanism | Full-time | COVID-19 remote

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Who We Are

Mekanism is an award-winning, independent, full-service advertising agency made up of creative entrepreneurs. With offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Seattle, we serve as collaborative business partners with some of the world’s best brands, including Ben & Jerry’s, Peloton, Jose Cuervo, Charles Schwab and Alaska Airlines. Our creative approach to brand building is best described as “The Soul & Science of Storytelling”: Communicating a brand’s purpose with ideas informed by data and rooted in human truths.

Mekanism has been named to Ad Age’s “Agency A List” and twice to their “Best Places to Work”. We have also been listed on Creativity’s “The Creative 50” and have been recognized by Effie as one of the “Most Effective Independent Agencies”. We have been profiled by The New York Times, Fast Company and ABC’s Nightline. Mekanism’s campaigns have been covered and studied by Harvard Business School. 

We take great pride in making unconventional campaigns for brands in conventional categories.  Our patented blend of storytelling for emerging media takes a small army of Mekanistas to pull off.  What is a Mekanista you ask? Being a Mekanista requires a rare combination of being a strange, wonderful and talented person who enjoys coffee, ping-pong and impromptu rooftop jam and workout sessions.  We are smart, strange, wonderful folks that brave our contentious and often spirited brainstorming sessions to make advertising magic.

 

The Senior Copywriter

Senior Copywriters at Mekanism key purpose is to concept and develop the creative products Mekanism produces. This includes new business pitches, Mekanism internal (marketing materials) and existing retainer/project client campaigns. Our expectation is that you will strategize, create and execute innovative campaigns of a globally competitive caliber that achieve our clients’ strategic goals.

Working with CDs and ECDs, senior writers will develop the Big Ideas and blow them out.

In the production process, Writers create copy across all media (i.e. social, web, print, etc.). Other task may include: castings talent, working with production companies, directors, designers, animators and printers.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • CAMPAIGN DEVELOPMENT: Working under the CD/ACDs to develop creative campaign initiatives for existing clients. In partnership with ADs, run day-to-day creative writing through campaign delivery (under CD’s direction). Daily brand oversight, concepting, copywriting.

  • NEW BUSINESS: Work under CDs to concept, write new business campaigns. When appropriate, participate in the pitch.
  • WORK IN THE BOOK: Senior writers be getting work in presentation and pitches consistently. Not just adding to the big ideas presentation by CDs, but beginning to bring those big ideas.
  • CRACKING THE BIG IDEA: At the senior writer level, creatives should begin to develop the ability to crack the big platforms with oversight of CDs.
  • CLIENT PRESENTATIONS: Senior writers should be able to confidently lead creative presentations to clients solo when needed. Without CD/ACDs assistance. Selling concepts through with clear and dynamic presentation skills.
  • CREATIVE TALENT MENTORSHIP: Working with junior writers to grow in concepting, writing and presentation skills. Participating in regular check-ins.
  • CREATIVE & TECHNICAL INNOVATION: Collaborate across all departments to innovate groundbreaking ideas that leverage emerging technology.

  • COLLABORATION: Being a team player, ability to effectively play nice with others
  • MEK-ESQUE - Embodiment of Mekanism values (loyal, collaborative, realistic, fearless, optimistic, soul and science of storytelling)