Copywriter

Writing · Portland, Oregon
Department Writing
Employment Type FT Exempt
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Thesis


Who are we?
Thesis is a digital agency in Portland, OR. We're hell-bent on humanizing the relationship between people and brands, which starts with our teams: real people making real work.
Come as you are. Bring what you bring. We’ll all be better for it.


The name is new to us, but we've been around for 17 years. In contrast to our former identity that reflected what we do, we chose the name Thesis as it better represents how we do it: a full-service agency believing our strength is in our approach—believing the work we make is only as strong as the thought—and data—we put behind it.
That sounds intense. But make no mistake, we have a lot of fun, too.


The Job

We need a stellar copywriter to breathe narrative life into experiences, services, products, and branding—in this case, a locally-based global footwear giant.
As a copywriter, you'll craft compelling, precise, and clear digital messaging that helps readers connect with our client and their products. You'll support fellow writers in doing the same, while collaborating with designers, developers, and account managers to create strong and effective projects. You should care intensely about your work without conflating work ego with personal ego. While you'll be working closely with clients, our agency's integrated teams collaborate equally and share accountability, in failure and success alike.


Be prepared to let the best ideas rise to the top.


As a person, you are

● Driven by creativity, curiosity, and problem-solving
● A strong and approachable communicator (including being an active, present listener)
● A wiz at tailoring communications to specific audiences
● Well versed in writing short- and long-form copy with clarity, nuance, and substance
● Able to find inspiration in—and bring enthusiasm to—both production work and conceptual projects
● Alert to the difference between opinion and research-informed solutions
● Good at receiving and giving critical feedback in a constructive, open, and active way
● Skilled in English grammar, syntax, structure, etc.
● Allergic to lazy writing and jargon
● No bullshit; a lot of heart


As a worker, you will
● Write intelligent and thoughtful marketing copy in the service of specific campaigns, business goals, and great user experience
● Keep your eye on consistency in style, quality, and tone of voice
● Find opportunity in creative constraints (mad deadlines, incomplete briefs, odd client requests, etc.)
● Research unfamiliar topics to write as if you're an expert on the subject
● Apply the same level of care to production work as you do conceptual brand work
● Nail deadlines and maintain attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
● Collaborate with low ego
● Ask lots of questions


As for experience, you need
● Substantive writing portfolio demonstrating your written work for real-world clients (sport performance/sportswear brands are a bonus)
● 3+ years of professional and project-based copywriting experience (or equivalent experience)
● BA in English, journalism, advertising, marketing, or related field of study (or equivalent experience)
● Familiarity with the design process, critiques, and design thinking (AKA how your words work with design)
● Knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style

 

Above all, be hungry to learn and grow beyond this job description. Still with us?
Cool! Let's talk.

 

Workplace equity is not a single checkbox.
It's a crucial way of thinking, of working, and of moving through the world. At Thesis, we prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion. You'll see this in our hiring practices, growth plans, and workplace programs—because our agency, our work, and our society are better when diverse perspectives come together.
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  • Location
    Portland, Oregon
  • Department
    Writing
  • Employment Type
    FT Exempt
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level