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Writer - Creative Director
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Jack Morton has an opportunity for an experienced long-form writer to join our team in Detroit. In this key role, you will be responsible for preparing a wide variety of communications (from draft to delivery) including executive presentations and speeches, video treatments and other materials that will be used for internal and external audiences. To succeed in this position, you must be adept at synthesizing information (often from conflicting points of view) and managing diverse tasks simultaneously. Exceptional oral and written communication skills, adherence to deadlines and utmost attention to detail are imperatives in this role.
Here’s the job:
Create presentation scripts, talking points, videos, monthly reports and other digital and printed communications
Develop on-brand messaging and narratives for large audience presentations
Work with client representatives from across the organization, including senior leadership, public relations, design, engineering and others
Work with account, strategy and design teams to ensure the delivery of superior solutions that bring the creative to life and drive client results
Understand the clients’ business objectives and how those objectives relate to the target audience, while staying in tune to business issues
Understand and proactively use emerging best practices, trends and social dynamics to enhance the quality of the work
Maintain a repository of core executive presentations and communication materials that can be adapted for use across multiple audiences and programs
What we will expect from you:
Ability to balance short-notice requests with longer-term projects
Excellent verbal communication skills; confident in the presence of senior leadership
In-depth understanding of the target audiences
Strong knowledge of brand positioning and industry trends
Serve as a trusted resource and partner to key clients
How you should be wired:
You say “yes” more than “no”
You demonstrate a strong ability to manage multiple assignments at one time, frequently with fast turnover
You’re comfortable in front of clients and confident in your role
You’re a team player who is strong at collaboration and always willing to support others
You are highly organized, with a keen eye for detail
You understand the reality of deadlines and are able to (somehow) always meet them
How you can support our culture:
You enjoy and succeed at working REALLY well with others
You support and contribute to a positive and productive cultural environment
You’re creative at heart, but you’re also very responsible and practical
You’re willing to serve as a coach to more junior creative team members to ensure that they are exposed to appropriate opportunities to help them grow in their career and continue to add increasing value to the team
What we require:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
At least 6-8 years of creative experience in an agency or marketing environment
Excellent written, presentation and proof-reading skills
Proven experience with message development and writing in different mediums (i.e. PowerPoint, speeches, video, digital, etc.)
Must possess excellent time-management skills and have a sense of urgency; proven ability to work on multiple projects at any given time
Demonstrated creative competencies: client focus, accountability for results, organizational sophistication, ingenuity and communicating ideas
Jack Morton and Genuine are equal opportunity employers; we strongly value diversity at our companies. We do not discriminate on race, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. In 2020, Jack Morton and Genuine, as part of Interpublic Group (IPG), have been named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI), and Jack Morton has once again been designated a Best Place To Work For LGBTQ Workplace Equality by the Human Rights Campaign in their Corporate Equality Index.
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