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Copywriter, Freelance (15-Week Contract)

Company: NYC & Company
Location: New York
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Want to help tell the story of New York City to the world?
At NYC & Company, that's both our mission and our privilege. As the official destination marketing organization (DMO) and convention and visitors bureau (CVB) for the five boroughs of New York City, we work to encourage visitation to NYC through our Webby Award-winning site, NYCgo.com, along with our social channels, programs like NYC Restaurant Week-- and NYC Broadway Week--- and tourism campaigns that span the globe. Our team reflects the passionate, diverse and dynamic city we represent-a group of enthusiasts who share a love of all things NYC.
NYC & Company is seeking a talented Copywriter to join our Creative/Content team, which comprises four integrated disciplines: writing (copy and editorial), design, photo and video. The ideal candidate is a scrupulous wordsmith with the heart of an artist-someone who respects the rules of language and knows when to break them. We're looking for a master communicator and creative problem solver with a sharp wit, strong attention to detail, an open mind, a love of design and a sense of creativity that is spurred-not stunted-by constraints. A borderline irrational love of New York City is preferred.
This is a 15-week contract for an on-site position beginning in January in our Midtown office.
Responsibilities

  • Write copy for a range of B2C and B2B projects, including high-profile events, major brand partnerships, marketing programs like NYC Restaurant Week, seasonal guides, print publications, press initiatives, meetings and conventions, and the ongoing evolution of nycgo.com
  • Contribute to the core ideas and strategies that drive our messages across mediums
  • Collaborate across disciplines at all stages of content/creative development
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams throughout briefing, feedback and approvals stages
  • Actively contribute to creative work sessions with a focus on proactive problem-solving
  • Gather inspiration and perform competitive and creative research
    Requirements
    • A minimum of 3 years of copywriting experience (a mix of B2B and B2C preferred)
    • Copywriting portfolio demonstrating versatility of voice and an understanding of best practices across mediums (e.g. web, print, film, out-of-home)
    • Exacting grammatical standards (knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style a plus)
    • Strong research instincts and a desire to break out of conventional thinking
    • An interest in the business side of tourism (DMOs/CVBs, meetings and conventions, travel trade)
    • Ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
    • A proactive, collaborative attitude
    • Did we mention an intense love of New York City?
      Candidates will be asked to complete a short edit test before coming in for an interview.
      TimingJanuary-May 2020
      Salary Dependent on experienceInterested applicants should forward cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to
      Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: NYC & Company, New York , Copywriter, Freelance (15-Week Contract), Advertising , New York, New York

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