Aug 09, 2019

Senior Specialist, Brand Writing -- Corporate Communications (Fulltime Freelance)

  • Ad Council
  • New York, NY, USA
Full-Time Marketing

Job Description

Senior Specialist, Brand Writing -- Corporate Communications (Fulltime Freelance)

Job Summary:

The Ad Council is where creativity and causes converge. We are a national nonprofit that uses the power of communications to tackle the most important issues facing the country. We've built a unique network of partners across media and tech, marketing and advertising, government and the nonprofit world, and we're the only organization in the world that does what we do at massive scale. But we need help telling our story on an ongoing basis, allowing the communications industry and potential partners to see the impact our campaigns are having.

And that's where you'd come in.

The Senior Specialist, Brand Writing will be responsible for helping to drive communications strategies for the Ad Council brand. He/she will serve as the gatekeeper of the Ad Council written narrative, advising on tone and drafting all brand language needs. She/he will also be responsible for helping to position Ad Council work through thought leadership articles and events.

The Senior Specialist, Brand Writing is the perfect role for someone with a journalism background who's looking to transition into corporate communications. In this role, the Specialist will be responsible for helping to tell the Ad Council story and highlight its legacy of impact through media stories, speeches and op-eds, articles and white papers, newsletters, panel talking points, external events and brand social media channels.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the VP of Brand & Communications, the position will be a part of the Ad Council's small-but-mighty Brand team.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Drafting regular op-eds, blog posts, and thought pieces on behalf of Ad Council senior executives
  • Staying on top of industry news and trends and advising Brand Team on how to position internal activities and projects so that they're relevant to the wider news cycle
  • Drafting remarks for board and executive committee meetings
  • Researching and drafting talking points for brand panels at conferences like Davos, Cannes, and Advertising Week
  • Serving as copywriter support for fundraising and brand events


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5-8 years' experience in a journalism, corp comm or other writing-heavy role.
  • Excellent oral/written communication, presentation and organizational skills.
  • Ability to easily shift language tone to work for multiple, varied audiences. Ability to serve as ghostwriter for others. Experience writing for senior level executives a plus.
  • Great project management ability – organized and detail-oriented with a capacity to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented, deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with staff within and outside of the department.
  • Goal oriented, problem solver and team player.
  • High energy, self-motivated with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Exercise good judgment; operate with warmth, a collaborative approach and 'can do' mindset.
  • Passion for causes, volunteering, and/or philanthropy a plus.

Ad Council:

The Ad Council is where creativity and causes converge at scale. We are a New York-based national non-profit organization, bringing together the brightest minds in the marketing, media, advertising and tech industries to create change around the most critical social issues facing our country. The Ad Council initiates, produces and activates communications campaigns that drive awareness and behavior change, creating a lasting impact on American life. We produce content that ignites new ideas, increases the health, education, and safety of our nation, and literally saves lives.

The Ad Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran or any other legally protected status.

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