Locations: Columbia, SC Charleston, SC Charlotte, NC

Our creative team is growing and we’re looking for a mid-level, multi-disciplined Copywriter to join our team. This role is responsible for the total creative product in direct mail, print and broadcast media, producing bold, strategic, persuasive messages in all media that furthers the agenda of our clients. The Copywriter must be fluent in the English language and have a strong grasp of linguistics, word association, and grammar. The Copywriter will work closely with the creative and accounts teams, reporting directly to the Creative Director and having numerous interactions with all members of the creative and media teams.

At Chernoff Newman, we’re all about ideas and we like to explore creativity in every discipline. So, if you’re drawn to the advertising and marketing world and specifically interested in copywriting, then this is what you’ve been waiting for. Ideally, this individual will work from our Columbia office, but our Charlotte or Charleston offices may be considered for the right candidate.

Responsibilities

  • Originates and executes advertising copy consistent with the agreed client strategy
  • Creates original concepts for clear, concise, and convincing writing, including grammatical and material accuracy
  • Develops concepts and/or scripts, collaborating with Production as needed
  • Meets with Account and Traffic teams who review work in progress and select desired concepts
  • Works with supervisor to foster innovative solutions for clients
  • Revises recommendations based on any client comments and share approved recommendations with all teams
  • Participates in and contributes to the new business activities of the agency

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Portfolio degree in a related field: Journalism, English, Communications, etc.
  • 4+ years of experience within an advertising agency setting
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Previous experience as a Copywriter, Associate Copywriter, or Social Content Writer
  • Understanding of both interactive and social media advertising
  • A diverse writing portfolio and reel required to demonstrate creative and technical skills
  • Strong detail orientation and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work as a team player

Benefits

  • Healthcare Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k match)
  • Life Insurance (Basic)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Family Leave
  • Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development

Growth Path

  • Increased responsibility and direct reports as the agency and its affiliates continue to grow
  • As a general guide, Copywriters will be trained and developed to become a Senior Copywriter and then an Associate Creative Director

Here are a few ways we describe the people who fit into our agency culture:

  • Curious – everyone here has the courage to wonder what’s next for our clients and our industry
  • Team-driven – this is a true team environment where our clients are the most important member of the team
  • Big thinkers – we are all makers, innovators and catalysts for change
  • Business savvy – our focus is on strategic, original work that drives a positive bottom line for our clients
  • Get it done attitude – we are client-focused, responsive and always thinking about measuring our results
  • Pride in work – we do what we say to the best of our ability and we are always going for great