Seeking an experienced copywriter to contribute to the web team for client projects or in-house assignments. Copywriter should be able to extract information from multiple materials and condense information into clear, coherent, concise writing. Copywriter may need to interview subjects to extract information from time to time. Typos and errors happen sometimes, but we hope that you can edit 97% of them out (especially in headlines and any text of great important). Copywriter may use a ‘spell check’ software but should also be capable of spelling and grammar checks on their own AND should do a human-check of all content as a common practice. We won’t tell you how to work, but we still see value in starting copy on a piece of paper and then taking it to the computer; hopefully you do too!
If you are assigned to write or edit copy, you are expected to take ownership of the task. There may not be anyone else to edit or review your copy at times and the client should not be finding mistakes in your copy.
Experience in copy writing jobs preferred: newspaper journalists, (serious) bloggers, creative writers or a related field are acceptable.
Copywriter should understand the difference in writing for a manual VS writing for an advertisement VS other possible applications.
Copywriter should understand how to use the proper formatting in MS Word (Heading 1, Heading 2, etc.), automatic table of contents.
Copywriter should be able to give accurate time estimates for project bids where copy writing is part of the bid.
Copywriter should check in often with team to give progress updates and let us know about issues in delivery sooner than later.
Bi-Lingual a plus but not required. So far all design jobs have been in English but there could be a need for Spanish or other languages spoken in the great state of Texas!
Copywriter should have an eye for something just not looking right when reviewing copy. If a designer forgot to add a ‘submit’ button to a form or a website doesn’t load right in IE, please be willing to let the team know. We’d rather find out about mistakes before the client gets their eyes on the website.
Web Experience a Plus: able to use a CMS like WordPress, being tech-savvy.
Design Skills a Plus: Able to edit or set type in Adobe Illustrator or InDesign a great plus.
This is on an as-needed basis and hours may vary. Contractor is not obligated to accept all projects/assignments offered. We ask that once you commit to a project, that you see it through to the end. If you know your schedule is going to be busy next month, just let us know before accepting an assignment so we can look for an alternative resource.
Work may be done remotely. You should be able to attend in-person project meeting with advanced notice and scheduling by company. Remote video/audio chatting may be okay for some occasions. As long as you can get your work done by the set deadlines, you can work from wherever and whenever you want.
Contractor should have own their own equipment and have legal access to all software needed to complete assignments.
All work done for Concept Incarnate will be the property of the company but you may keep a copy of the files for your portfolio/resume (ie: please just don’t sell that same writing to someone else or showcase it as a creation from a separate legal business).
Candidate must show portfolio pieces or present samples of writing in some fashion. Be creative and effective in your presentation. Printed and online portfolios/presentations are both acceptable.