We Need a Lead Writer

We’re looking for someone who does the following, for starters:

  • Listens well
  • 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 starters?), 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.