Redbox Sr Copywriter - Contract in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Senior Copywriter - Contract Position

Position Overview

Outerwall is looking for a senior copywriter to join our Corporate Brand team. Not just any writer, but an experienced, strategic creative thinker who’s energized by the idea of building the bold new Outerwall brand voice, and working closely with our consumer brands, including Redbox and Coinstar. As part of the new Corporate Brand Team you’ll be a key player in the organization—working with leaders throughout the company to develop communications for a range of media, and guiding strategic conversations with partners both inside and outside the organization. If you’re an experienced story-teller and great self-starter—if you enjoy creative collaboration and can thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment—if you’re looking for a place where your creativity, leadership skills and career can grow—let’s talk.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead daily copy development activities that maintain a consistent brand voice through all written materials for branding, promotional/campaign deliverables, product literature, sales materials, trade show/event signage, kiosk/POS materials, trade advertisements, presentations, etc.

  • Guide copy development efforts that support creative requests from enterprise-wide clients within Outerwall, New Venture, and Line of Business (LOB) organizations

  • Strategically position our products while ensuring accuracy in product details

  • Build strong working relationships with key constituents while perpetually operationalizing the Outerwall, New Venture and LOB brand voices

  • Collaborate with designers and partners to create and deliver motivational messaging that meet the organizations branding objectives

  • Mentor and develop copywriting talent, making sound judgment calls when the Creative Director (CD) is not available

  • Proofread copy to check spelling and grammar on all written marketing communications.

  • Work with CD ensure that all written materials adhere to brand voice and positioning standards and guidelines

  • Translate CD guidance while keeping messaging development focused, strategic, and timely in accordance with partner expectations

  • Look to continually “raise the bar” by maintaining a strong understanding of our products, target audience and competitor activities in market

Education & Experience

  • 5-8 year’s copywriting experience for a well-known, highly influential corporate brand

  • BA/BS in related field

  • Advertising or creative agency experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Exceptional creative writing and editing skills

  • Must work effectively in a fast-paced and team-oriented in-house design environment

  • Ability to work independently within a team environment, and an ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders

  • Ability to effectively research and create unique, compelling content/copy for all marketing collateral (print & online)

  • Excellent leadership, problem solving, project management/multi-tasking, organizational, and communication skills

  • Acutely detailed-oriented, strong fact-checking, and top-notch proofreading skills

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the principles of creative writing

  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and other mac-based design applications and Office Suite

At Redbox, we want to enable internal movement and become a talent sharing organization where we can develop talent and employees can grow long term careers through gaining a set of critical experiences. We believe that diversity and inclusion create organizational strength. If you need an accommodation to complete our application process, please contact us at Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities