We’re looking for someone who does the following, for starters:
Asks good questions
Thinks critically about a wide variety of topics
Writes and speaks clearly and concisely and thoughtfully and creatively
Interacts with others (reads good writing, watches good watching, and/or listens to good listening)
Interacts well with others (both teaches and is teachable)
Understands the connections between call and action
For second course (is that what follows starts?), we’re looking for someone with a minimum of five years of professional experience doing the following:
Writing creative copy, with an emphasis on digital (e.g. websites, social campaigns)
Working alongside designers to develop creative concepts
Establishing and consistently implementing brand-appropriate voice and tone (and knowing the difference between them)
Presenting work to clients
Refusing (unlike this series of bullet points) to rely too much on gerunds
To fast-track the metaphor, either the gravy or the icing or the cherry on top is someone with the following:
Near-impeccable proofreading abilities
Brand naming experience
Please spend some time on our website and make sure that you have a good sense of who we are and what we do (as much as you can based on a website). As a potential Lead Writer at MarketPlace, your ability to synthesize this information and present a thoughtful, clearly communicated application matters. A lot. We take the thought and the writing in your application seriously (but not stiffly), even if the tone of your writing isn’t serious (we love puns, though we don’t require them). We care about the organizational choices informing your resume format, and we care about the flow of your cover letter.
ALSO*: We’re a group of people, not a ring, so please don’t throw your hat into us, even if you wear so many that you have ones to spare! Seriously, if you mention in your application that you’d like to throw your hat into the ring, you have, instead, thrown down an aggro gauntlet.
If you’re reading this, the position is open. Please email the aforementioned resume and well-written cover letter (and writing samples [anything you want that shows how you think]) to email@example.com. We can’t respond to all applicants, but we have a good sense of what/whom we’re looking for, so if we think you’re a good fit based on your application materials, we’ll certainly be in touch within a few days of your applying. If we don’t respond, it’s not necessarily because you’re not a great writer or person; we just need a very particular kind of person for this position, and we think that we’ll know him when we see her.
MarketPlace is a strategic partner to food and beverage, pet and animal, and health and wellness brands and businesses. We define strategies, develop brands, and nurture relationships, giving meaning to marketing and cultivating success.