In 1952, Dan Edelman established a new kind of company in Chicago, one that would redefine the public relations industry. Over 60 years later, our firm is still strongly rooted in Chicago as the firm's co-headquarters and we continue to innovate and push the boundaries of our profession by expanding our capabilities to include world class research, creative, strategy, and production talent. Edelman's Chicago office has grown to more than 600 employees and is home to industry-leading experts in food, retail and consumer brand marketing, as well as prominent corporate, health and digital practitioners.
Our independence keeps us nimble, thoughtful and resourceful and allows us to invest heavily in specialized experts throughout the firm. Edelman Chicago represents not only our company's history, but also our future.
The Copywriter will work closely with his/her Art Director partner to create, develop and execute strong conceptual ideas that are earned-centric and social by design. Their day-to-day will consist of working across multiple business units, while co-creating with other specialists on the team (production, media, strategy, account), to build out new and innovative ways for brands to go to market. This isn't an "ad" job, it's an idea job.
Concept, develop, and execute best in-class channel-agnostic ideas
Proven experience developing ideas for multi-channel experiences
As an "editorial eye," you will ensure that all written materials are clear, concise and persuasive
Help communicate creative ideas in presentations to clients
Collaborate with internal production, strategy and account teams in all stages of the creative process.
Manage the creative output with external vendors and production companies
Stay on top of trends through business/industry monitoring and outside resources (e.g., social trends, industry case studies, competitive work)
A Bachelor's degree, preferably in marketing, advertising, or public relations
Ad School background is a plus
Strong portfolio with demonstrated examples of conceptual work that resonates beyond traditional marketing
Writing copy for video across owned, earned, and paid channels
Ability to work cross-functionally and with a fast-paced team
Ability to manage multiple projects Understand how to articulate a creative idea and how it has the power to solve a client problem and get people talking