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Location: Pewaukee, WI
Posted on: 2019-11-21
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Copywriter / Content Creator

Harken, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative sailboat hardware and accessories for over 50 years.  We also translate our capabilities into high-performance products for industry. If you have an “I'll try anything” attitude, and thrive in a casual, but fast paced work environment, we want you!

TITLE:  Copywriter / Content Creator
REPORTS TO: Marketing Strategy and Creative Director
BASED AT: Harken, Inc., Pewaukee, WI
STATUS: Fractional, First Shift

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver words supporting a wide variety of marketing communications projects including, sales support materials, social media and web content across multiple brands, press release materials and advertising. Long format to the briefest web banner work.
  • Self-start. Don't wait, investigate. Do background work/professional reading in and out of the office.
  • Love and understand our Brand and its voice. Communicate what is most important to users about Harken marine and industrial businesses.
  • Input on project creative strategy-develop a theory on what we should communicate to win.
  • Be able to create ideas that advance that strategy-the 'how' we should articulate the strategy.
  • Effectively explain/advocate for your position.
  • Create the voice for the concepts that get approved
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively in and outside the creative team
  • Be relentless about detail
  • Deliver on time
  • Be able to take friendly suggestions in stride. Understand there is always a solution in there that will work for all. It's our obligation as creative people, to create the solution and often, the consensus.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Reporter's mindset that seeks to understand what audiences need to know and how to create it. 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Journalism, Business or Communications 
  • 5+ yrs. relevant experience with a portfolio of samples to which you can bring context, illustrating your craft
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English
  • Ability to create concepts working both independently and in collaboration. Project management/completion skills with attention to detail
  • Exceptional time and project management skills, including the ability to handle multiple stakeholders with changing priorities
  • MS Word, PPT, WordPress, experience with CMS systems a plus.
  • Video scripting
  • Hands on experience with SEO and web traffic metrics 
  • Expertise in creating for evolving social media while staying current 
  • Ability to use standard office equipment.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs, i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, feel or handle objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands or arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. Must be able to walk or stand on concrete for up to 4 hours at a time. 
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception and the ability to focus.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all qualifications, responsibilities, duties or skills required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Submit your resume via email to: jobs@harken.com

Harken is an equal opportunity employer

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