Freelance Copywriter

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Department

Creative

Role Type

Contract

Location

New York

Allows Remote

About RSR:

We're Ready Set Rocket. A full-service creative agency with data in our DNA.

We’re people first. As an agency, our people are our product. We're nothing without our team. So, we're hell bent on creating the best possible environment for our team to thrive -- hiring the most brilliant people, making sure everyone has opportunity for growth, and staying deeply rooted in the idea that life comes first, and good work will follow.

We have a team of experts focused on one thing -- collaborating to help our clients to grow their brands and their businesses. From campaigns and content to media and product, we work with brands to understand their goals, understand their audience, and help them to define and navigate the path forward, together.

Looking to join a fast-paced, growing agency with a team of passionate experts obsessed with their craft? Sounds like we might be right up your alley.

As an RSR Employee you:

  • Thrive in a fast-paced, highly-iterative, and collaborative workplace where you can take ownership of your work and wear many hats
  • Are comfortable not only executing the functions of your role, but also helping out colleagues and the wider team
  • Are adept at absorbing a brief, asking thoughtful questions, and initiating and executing an effective plan to achieve success in your work
  • Value feedback as a fundamental component of your growth
  • Can work against tight timelines while acting thoughtfully towards both the team and the clients
  • Are ambitious, take initiative
  • Always seek out ways to optimize processes, work smarter, and increase efficiencies
  • Optimize resources in a way that generates successful outcomes

 

Our Value:

Ready Set Rocket is the recipient of numerous company culture accolades including...

  • Built In NYC, NYC Best Small Companies "Best Places to Work" 2022 
  • Ad Age Small Agency Awards, "Best Agency Culture" 2018
  • Crain’s "Best Places to Work" in NYC 2016 & 2017

Your Impact:

As a Freelance Copywriter at Ready Set Rocket, you will be responsible for helping scale ideas, and strategically connecting our brand to our mission via creative storytelling and compelling messaging. You are someone who enjoys hopping between both narrative-driven projects as well as more tactical writing — always with our brand’s goals and audience needs top of mind. You have an innate ability to craft copy for our voice. You’re also someone who can elevate the creative, infuse a unique tone that is modern and culturally relevant, and is totally obsessed with words.

An Overview of the Project:

We are in the process of repositioning our agency brand and ready to start implementing the new strategy across our digital footprint. This is where you come in! The project will span 4-6 weeks, and involve starting ASAP:

  • Collaborating with the team to position our agency brand with original and insightful ideas and copywriting
  • Developing the voice, story and experience for the re-positioning of the RSR brand
  • Writing copy for a variety of creative deliverables, including website, decks, social, ads, video reel scripts, etc.
  • Helping to ideate on and develop creative strategies and messaging frameworks
  • Helping ideate how to translate copy & ideas into visual experiences
  • Supporting RSR brand development and agency marketing

What You Bring to the Table:

Qualified candidates must show proven experience writing copy and developing narratives across a variety of mediums and platforms. They should be as comfortable writing short, punchy copy as they are supporting content strategies, integrated campaigns, and brand experiences from concept through execution. 

  • 4-8 years of experience, preferably at a digital or advertising agency  
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, creative writing or similar
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of content strategy – how it is shaped and how it supports the ongoing engagement
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, while maintaining a strong attention to detail
  • A portfolio of your best work that shows a variety of short and long-form samples, with an emphasis on digital, campaign, brand and video work

 

EEO Statement

At RSR we are conspiring to design a better world and we believe this goal can only be advanced by a team that is committed to diversity, represents different cultures, perspectives and backgrounds and prioritizes inclusivity as a pilar of our company culture.

RSR is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

RSR prides ourselves on being a workplace that puts the wellbeing of our employees first. In the age of COVID-19 and variants of the virus, and in accordance with Ready Set Rocket’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are requiring Covid-19 vaccination for all employees. We adopted this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.  As such, extending an official job offer to any candidate will be contingent on the candidate’s ability to provide proof of their full Covid-19 vaccination.

**Please note: Ready Set Rocket is accepting candidates located anywhere in the United States.

 

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