Lead Writer

New York, New York, United States
Date Posted February 22, 2021
Category Creative
Job Type Direct Hire


Our client is an innovative creative agency seeking a lead writer to not only develop creative ideas and pieces that are on-strategy, but also help to define the strategy itself. Called upon for message writing, positioning development, and other strategic discussions, they are truly brand stewards. The ideal candidate has solid social media experience and is able to go from adapting content in real time to confidently defending concepts in front of regulatory committees. In this role, you will lead bravely, providing clear, strategically sound creative direction that earns the trust of the internal team and clients. On top of all that, you have greatly honed your craft, developed a distinct voice and the ability to tailor the tone of each communication to its audience.

Job responsibilities

  • Bring unexpected + fresh thinking to every creative challenge
  • Present perfect craft that always delivers (regardless of audience or channel)
  • Oversee & own the day-to-day as a seasoned brand steward
  • Know the data, PI, brand identity and guidelines inside + out
  • Apply honed writing skills to crisp headlines, catchy taglines + strong messaging
  • Problem solve, think strategically + innovate with brand vision
  • Bring a strong + growing voice to your brand, team, and the agency
  • Build trust with your clients and help manage and guide client relationships
  • Display professional maturity and poise with clients + at the agency
  • Confidently sell + defend work internally + externally
  • Continue to gain managerial experience, and foster and elevate your direct reports¬†¬†
  • Lead projects effectively by articulating feedback + direction to other team members
  • Provide unconditional support + employ uncompromising standards to ensure that every piece of creative you and your team create shines beautifully
  • Be a strong + collaborative partner to all the other team + agency disciplines
  • Actively seek out opportunities to bring value to the agency culture + initiatives
  • Support new business opportunities to help agency growth

 Professional Skills and Requirements:

  • At least 8 years of solid industry experience
  • A portfolio that demonstrates very strong conceptual + executional skills
  • Excellent command of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Proficient in AMA style and FDA rules and regulations
  • Able to work efficiently under pressure and prioritize tasks
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (ie, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat, Keynote, G-Suite, and other creation tools
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