Care to write, edit, proofread and develop content for a reputable Des Moines advertising agency? Lessing-Flynn is looking for a talented writer and editor to join our creative team and collaborate with some of the most creatively twisted minds in the biz. Sound like your kind of gig?
The ideal candidate will bring the following:
B.A. in Journalism, English or related field and 1 – 3 years of related experience.
Expertise in proofreading and editing based on AP Style Guide standards.
Background and experience in agriculture a plus.
Ability to work under pressure and write compelling copy and generate creative concepts while meeting unfair and unrealistic deadlines.
Research skills needed to learn clients’ products and services like the back of your best friend’s hand.
Attention to detail and accuracy to produce clean copy that abides by the respective client’s messaging and brand standards.
Ability to develop and repurpose content for use across multiple platforms, including public relations, editorial, print, collateral, advertising, radio, video, web, social platforms and the occasional billboard.
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office and Macintosh platforms.
Must be willing to work with an eccentric team of ne’er-do-wells who enjoys bagels, beagles and printed editions of books on tape.
Must be willing to handle any/all client rejections and demands.
Still reading? Then you must be one of the crazy ones! Reading job descriptions for fun is no way to spend one’s time, so you must really want to work here.
Well, if you insist. Please email your resume, writing samples and/or a link to your online portfolio (if you have one) to email@example.com so we can critique your qualifications. The best of the best will advance to the labyrinth stage. First one out gets the job.
One more thing. To demonstrate your writing & editing skills, please share your best Grammar Police story. You know… that time you really busted someone good for abusing the English language. We love that kinda thing.