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Made by Grizzly

Copywriter (Freelance)

Content · San Diego, California
Department Content
Employment Type Temporary
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Position Summary: 

Copywriters at Grizzly are experts in brand communication who work from concept to finished copy on all assigned projects. S/he will work across brand/digital/communication projects in a wide variety of industries. S/he will collaborate closely with strategists, designers, brand managers, and agency leadership, as well as client stakeholders, and execute on multiple projects simultaneously. In all her/his work, the copywriter will ensure strategic, people-centric, fearless, thoughtful, and detail-oriented design that solves client challenges in order to meet business outcomes.


Essential Functions:

Strategy and Collaboration

  • Contribute to discovering and creating strategic solutions to client challenges with a commitment to the underlying “why” 

  • Actively find solutions and answers independently as well as within a group setting.

  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with other team members to achieve exceptional project outcomes.

  • Clearly and confidently articulate your ideas and concepts to team members and clients.

  • Solicit regular feedback to ensure copywriting is aligned with other project stakeholders.

  • Contribute to the improvement and growth of agency processes by providing timely, regular feedback to other team members and leadership.

  • Contributes ideas to generate more client activity beyond normally scheduled projects.

  • Meets copy deadlines, or secures advance approval from the AE/CD if additional time is needed.

  • Monitors the progress of assigned projects through each phase of development, i.e., layout, production, media, and research.

  • Maintains a reasonable library of own reference material relating to assigned clients.

Compelling, Creative Communication 

  • Manage assigned design tasks and projects from start to finish, ensuring successful project completion against deadlines. 

  • Contribute to creative thought leadership for our team and clients.

  • Approach projects and concept development with strategic thinking.

  • Provide thoughtful communication solutions after a thorough analysis of the problem and the audience you’re writing for.

  • Translate client briefs and internal strategy into clear and focused ideas & narratives.

  • Create highly-effective and meaningful copy across a variety of deliverables (including, but not limited to brand messaging/positioning, tone & voice, concept/story development, web content, marketing content, product/service messaging, ad copy, and scriptwriting).

  • Execute net-new copy development as well as copy editing and proofing.

  • Prioritize work on multiple projects while staying organized, meticulous, and motivated. 

Always be Learning

  • Know the current branding and advertising landscape, and be aware of historical precedents and new trends.

  • Maintain working knowledge and proficiency in all relevant technologies. 

  • Contribute to Grizzly’s growth by supporting projects, initiatives, and fellow teammates.

  • Take initiative in learning and growing as a copywriter and as a team member.


  • 5+ years of professional copywriting experience.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proven experience developing ideas and creating compelling stories.

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent presentation skills that encompass clear, compelling communications.

  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally with all agency personnel in developing plans, recommendations, and deliverables.

  • Deep understanding of branding and brand communication as well as digital experiences and marketing campaigns.

  • Strong conceptual and brainstorming skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.

  • Solicits and implements feedback from CD and provides constructive feedback to others.

  • Excellent listening skills, with the ability to understand the needs of the client and the intended audience.

  • Meets copy deadlines, or secures approval from the AE/CD if additional time is needed.

  • Displays professional courtesy to clients and co-workers; is considerate of their work and schedules.

Work Requirements:

  • San Diego-based preferred, but not required.

  • Flexibility with schedule to meet client commitments.

  • Domestic and international travel may be required.



The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. 

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. 

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis. 


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