Creative

Canada

DDB Canada, Edmonton

Edmonton
1900, 10025-102A Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 2Z2

+780.424.7000

Copywriter

This opening is for our Edmonton office.

You are a writer whose words move people to action, make them think differently, inspire them to learn more. Your book includes clever headlines, engaging long copy and smart visual solutions from video storytelling to radio scripts, web copy to social content, you’ve got great range. Ideally you have agency experience – at least three to five years. If you don’t, we still want to hear from you if you have writing samples that showcase a strong potential. In addition to your writing skills you are a creative thinker who can contribute to a group brainstorm, collaborate with art directors and designers, and work solo when required.

If you are the successful candidate, you can look forward to joining a company that’s part of a worldwide network known for hiring talented, smart and really nice people. That means you will be working alongside the most talented people in the market on a variety of portfolios for the best clients in Alberta and beyond.

  

How to apply:

Please upload your cover letter, resume and a link to your best work before July 31, 2019.

Thanks in advance to all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

 

 

About DDB Canada

DDB Canada is one of the most creatively acclaimed, internationally recognized marketing communications agency in Canada. Our DDB Edmonton office is the most awarded agency at the Ad Club of Edmonton ACE awards and was awarded Social Media Agency of the Year for 3 consecutive years at SocialWest’s Hashtag Awards. DDB Canada is a “total communications company” whose fundamental belief is that creativity is the most powerful force in business. DDB Canada has offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal.

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DDB Canada, Vancouver

Vancouver
1600-777 Hornby Street
Vancouver British Columbia V6Z 2T3

+604.687.9819

www.ddbcanada.com/

Senior Copywriter

WHO WE ARE
DDB is a worldwide collection of talent, cultures and ideas united by the power of creativity. We are passionate about our craft and pursue excellence in all that we do.   

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We seek an experienced Senior Copywriter who is passionate about conceptual thinking and eager to make an impact within our agency. We’re looking for a master of a variety of tone and voice styles—a writer who has experience within the interactive, brand content and campaign spaces, and who’s adept at conceptualizing and implementing innovative campaigns. The ideal candidate is confident as an individual contributor, embraces collaboration to deliver the best creative solutions, and is productive with a minimal amount of direction. We want someone who focuses on details, who understands today’s marketing environment, and who consistently produces high-quality creative work. This person must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and must be willing to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

While there will never be a typical day, we’ve highlighted a few of your essential responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize creative campaigns
  • Write creative and marketing copy for a variety of projects
  • Support projects from concept to delivery
  • Conduct research as needed to create compelling content
  • Work on a variety of projects with a team or individually
  • Assist in estimating/projecting copywriting requirements for new projects
  • Present and defend copy and concepts for both internal and client-facing meetings
  • Communicate proactively with internal teams
  • Deliver assignments on time while consistently meeting quality standards
  • Master copy style guidelines, and provide proofreading and editing support

WHAT YOU HAVE
Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years of agency writing experience
  • 3+ years of experience in a digital marketing agency
  • A degree in creative writing, journalism, marketing, English, or a related field

Set Yourself Apart: Preferred Skills

  • 7+ years of copywriting experience
  • 5+ years of work experience in a digital agency
  • Demonstrated skill in developing and executing creative concepts
  • Advanced brand copywriting experience
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Excellent online portfolio of copywriting work
  • Expert in writing advertising (digital, print, banners), brand messaging, web copy, video scripts, marketing collateral, white papers, and sales presentations.

WHAT WE OFFER
DDB Canada offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, great clients, fun office environment, an exceptional team of professionals to work with, and yes, even Hot Dog Days.

If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter and resume, along with your portfolio. Thanks to all applicants for their interest, but only those under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

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USA

DDB New York

New York
437 Madison Avenue
8th Floor
New York, NY 10022

+1.212.415.2000

ddbnorthamerica.com

Creative Director (Copy)

Creativity

·       Provides overall thought-leadership for clients in the area of communications solutions

·       Oversees all creative development from concept to final delivery for all agency clients

·       Provides proactive contributions to the client’s business, demonstrating best-in-class product (innovation and quality)

·       Drives collaboration with mainline and marketing objectives to ensure integrated, synergistic creative approach

·       Fosters innovation and quality to ensure delivery of the best creative product in the industry

Productivity

·       Creates optimum structure to provide effective, efficient development of creative product

·       Allocates appropriate personnel for all creative assignments

·       Monitors all project milestones, deliverables, and risks to account leaders and senior management, communicating progress, issues, and accomplishments

·       Works with Account Directors to secure and drive new initiatives for clients

·       Oversees flawless delivery of creative deliverables in progress and the final product

·       Ensures that the effort of the creative team are aligned and focused

·       Provides clear direction to teams on their creative work, ensuring that it meets client’s goals and strategies

·       Monitors overall quality of agency creative output providing direction and leadership

Knowledge and Skills

·       Prepares and delivers presentations representing the creative with in-depth knowledge of why choices are being made

·       Contributes to and fosters a growing library of knowledge around creative work and options

·       Provides insight and analysis of trends and projections in all communications channels

·       Has developed and shares a high level of visual literacy / understanding of typography, illustration, color theory, and photo manipulation

·       Exhibits exceptional verbal communication skills, including ability to speak effectively before to senior management internally and externally

 

Relationships / Communications

·       Constantly works to improve communications and processes necessary for optimum creative output

·       Supervises, supports, and inspires creative leadership throughout the agency

·       Accurately communicates team’s efforts internally / externally and reward success within team

·       Has primary responsibility for creating, building and maintaining company creative reputation

·       Fosters strong collaborative relationship with account management and other departments to ensure innovative and seamless delivery

·       Is responsible for awareness and communication of creative successes both internally and externally

Leadership

·       Is responsible for attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining top creative talent

·       Builds positive environment for the development of the highest quality creative product

·       Provides evaluation, mentorship, and counsel to direct reports

·       Demonstrates ability to lead cross-disciplinary team members

·       Stewards career management and mentorship

·       Ensures strong morale through open and constant communication and team leadership

·       Has developed a reputation that commands respect among all stakeholders

·       Undergraduate degree in an associated field

·       Must have 8+ years in creative role in an advertising agency including 4 years in a management position

·       Strong management experience including major and multiple client relationship and campaign

·       Experience across all communications channels and business categories

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DDB San Francisco

San Francisco
600 California Street
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

+1.415.732.3600

ddbnorthamerica.com

Senior Copywriter

We are looking for an established Sr. Team who together are looking for an exciting new opportunity.  Below will give you a sense of what we are looking for in both a Sr. CW and a Sr. AD.  You must apply together – solo applicants will not be considered.

Senior Copywriters bring both experience and expertise to the creative process. They have developed, with time, awareness of all forms of marketing and media and they are charged with writing persuasive copy in a variety of tones and styles to a wide array of target audiences. We are looking for top talent that overtime have built a solid reputation for consistently delivering world-class creative business communications. 

Key  Responsibilities: 

Creativity

·       Works with the Client Service and Strategic Planning teams regarding marketing and creative strategies for brand concepts, providing insight and challenging the brief as appropriate in order to raise the agency’s creative offering

·       Collaborates with other creative staff to share learning and experience and to establish initiatives that will improve the creative product

·       Generates and develops concepts and ideas, which meet the requirements of the brief as well as the client’s-branding standards that are of a consistently high standard

·       Ensures the proper placement, context and meaning of every word as well as the overall message within a creative assignment

·       Establishes tone, character, and messages that will effectively communicate with the target audience and fulfill the project objectives

·       Is able to prepare a range integrated copy from development of headlines and editorial copy to scripts for audio / video recordings, quizzes, questionnaires, brochures, posters, POS material, and navigational button names

·       Understands and accepts the need to amend, revise or redevelop campaigns in response to feedback from the creative director or clients

·       Participates in (and may lead) brainstorming sessions

Productivity

·       Works closely with the Creative Director on key campaigns generating ideas and discussing progress with the creative director before making presentations to clients

·       Understands the importance of maintaining accurate and up-to-date timesheets

·       Ensures all work is done to agreed deadlines and within budget often monitoring the progress of more junior staff

·       Multi-tasks, working on several campaigns at once, under pressure and on tight deadlines

·       Seeks approvals from creative management on all work before delivery to Accounts and / or the Client

·       Is involved in the production process including casting, dealing with production companies and directors, as well as work with typographers, designers and printers

·       Assists in developing presentation materials for business development projects

Knowledge & Skills

·       Possesses excellent written and presentation skills

·       Is able to sell a creative idea passionately and persuasively ensuring its link to the brief

·       Is able to explain supporting rationale for all work

·       Keeps up-to-date with popular culture and trends

Relationships / Communications

·       Attends and participates in client presentations or pitch presentations to support the creative rationale behind the agency’s work sometimes on behalf of the Creative Director

·       Acts as liaison with production companies, photographers, typographers, designers and printers

·       Represents, when required, senior creative management at agency meetings as well as with clients

·       Partners with Account, Media, Project Management and Technical counterparts to enhance quality, productivity, and profitability of the group’s work

·       Meets the account management team to discuss client requirements and product background

Leadership

·       Mentors more junior talent on the creative team sharing their knowledge, experience and expertise

·       Works well in a team, has developed a reputation for cooperation and teamwork

·       Supports creative management on the identification and development of all agency staff

·       Contributes to overall office morale, spirit, character and work quality

Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate degree in an associated field
  • 4-6 years of copywriting experience
  • Experience across a variety of communications channels and business categories (agency experience preferred)

Senior Art Directors bring both experience and expertise to the creative process.They have developed a reputation for creating and overseeing the implementation of world-class creative business communications with particular responsibility towards the artwork, including print materials, as well as the filming of television commercials. We are looking for top talent that can be relied upon to make key decisions ensuring the quality of the finished product. 

Key Responsibilities: 

Creativity

·       Collaborates with other creative staff to share learning and experience and to establish initiatives that will improve DDB’s creative product

·       Responsible for not only the “look” of an ad but is also part of a creative team responsible for developing the concept

·       Establishes visual tone, character, and messages that will effectively communicate with the target audience and fulfill the project objectives

·       Is responsible for the proper placement, context and meaning of every image and graphic element within a creative assignment

·       Understands and accepts the need to amend, revise or redevelop campaigns in response to feedback from the creative director or clients

·       Participants in, and leads brainstorming sessions

Productivity

·       Works daily with the Account Director to ensure all deliverables and deadlines are met and within budget

·       Seeks approval from creative management on all work before delivery to Accounts and / or Client

·       Assists in identifying and managing outside illustrators, photographers, comp artists, and video producers to ensure the integrity of the final product against the brief

·       Multi-tasks, working on several campaigns at once, under pressure and against tight timelines

·       Takes on projects from start to finish and is able to relate all information to others involved on the job with minimal supervision

·       Understands the importance of maintaining accurate and up-to-date timesheets to record all work

·       Creates rough layout of print ads for presentation to client, and after approval uses all the resources of the agency to produce the finished ad

·       Supports and assists in preparing materials for business development projects and pitches

·       Supervises, as required, the work of more junior staff ensuring its accuracy and integrity to the brief

·       Develops storyboards for television ads as a model for client approval, then works with the Copywriter and Producer to ensure the final product is true to the original concept and presentation

Knowledge and Skills

·       Possesses excellent written and presentation skills

·       Consistently and independently acquires subject matter expertise through advanced training

·       Keeps up-to-date with popular culture and trends

·       Understands and uses the latest in computer design software

Relationships / Communications

·       Collaborates with and provides guidance to agency counterparts including: Project Managers, Designers, Production, Accounts, Creative Technologists

·       Represents, when required, senior creative management at agency meetings as well as with clients

·       Partners with Account, Media, and Technical counterparts to enhance quality, productivity and profitability of the agency’s work

·       Participates in the presentation of work to the client

Leadership

·       Coaches and mentors the creative team by providing open and honest feedback and inspiring direction for both project work and long-term professional growth

·       Shares knowledge in an open and collaborative manner

·       Contributes to the overall agency morale, spirit, character and work quality

Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate degree in an associated field
  • 4-6 years of copywriting experience
  • Experience across a variety of communications channels and business categories (agency experience preferred)

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

DDB is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.

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