Freelance Copywriter-NYC

New York, United States Contract

Freelance Copywriter Job Description

Are you a born storyteller who can generate ideas quickly?

Are you fed up with Trump and the GOP? Do you want to use your skills to help elect Democratic candidates who can change the course of history?

If you answered yes, then this is the job for you.

BerlinRosen, a leading national progressive political consulting and strategic communications firm, is seeking a motivated copywriter to join our Creative Services team as we approach the 2018 election season. Please note that this is a temporary, full-time position located in our New York City office that will run through June 15th, 2018.

We are looking for an enthusiastic writer with natural talent and an interest in politics who can bring out the passion in our candidates with messaging that speaks to people’s hearts and guts. The ideal candidate is a true collaborator who is ready to roll-up their sleeves and get to work writing compelling direct mail copy for multiple clients under tight deadlines.

Skills necessary:

  • Excellent writing ability. Clear prose and clean grammar with enough expertise to know when to break the rules. Appreciation for the principles of Strunk & White (“Omit needless words.”).
  • A sense of style and the talent to move audiences emotionally and politically with limited copy.
  • Aptitude for writing short form copy (the majority of the work will be under 200 words, including headlines and paragraph body text).
  • The flexibility to adapt creatively to the requirements of different media, clients and audiences.
  • Ability to understand clients’ messages and translate them into compelling headlines and copy as well as provide thoughts on accompanying imagery.
  • Power to think both creatively and strategically, independently and as part of a team. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and keep track of multiple assignments at once

Experience necessary:

  • We don’t care how many years of experience you have.  We care about the quality of work you can do on day one. Resumes with political experience will stand out.

Attitudes necessary:

  • Passion for good work
  • Open to receiving feedback and using it to improve work
  • Team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to work long hours and weekends during peak periods

BerlinRosen is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and recognizes that its continued success depends on hiring and retaining high quality, creative professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Women, people of color and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.