We’re hiring a head of copy

Alan Black

This isn’t just any old copywriting job in Glasgow.

In fact, if the job was just about writing great copy, this post could stop after ‘send us three samples from your portfolio’.

But it’s not – so it doesn’t.

Crucial though your words are, it’s your thinking that will set you apart as our head of copy. Because it’s our strategic approach that lifts the brands and voices we create – not just our copywriting craft. All powered by a way of working that brings our clients’ teams right into the messy, Post-ity heart of the creative process. 

Four qualities mark you out: the confident professionalism to lead people through big changes, a pride in getting the details right every time, a restless drive to get the best possible results for clients – and the perspective to know when the answer’s right, and when it isn’t.

What you’ll do

You’ll head up projects, create new ways of working – and lead our copywriting team to even greater heights. That means running brand language and training workshops with clients, as well as developing ways of working that get even better results for the brands who come to us. It means taking charge of client relationships. And it means reviewing our work to make sure every big brand idea – and every semicolon – is in the right place.

Where you’ve been

You’ve created brand voices from scratch, trained client teams and won awards for your copywriting. It’s almost certain you’ve worked agency-side or worked in-house with a language-led brand.

A little about us

Blackad is a copywriting and brand language agency. We consult, we write and we train, working directly with clients and alongside some of the best agencies around. The role’s based in our Glasgow office, but you’ll also be able to work from home for part of the week.

How to apply:

  • Send your CV, samples and cover letter to laura@blackad.co.uk
  • If you prefer, you can fill out a form to send us your CV, cover letter and samples
  • (Include copies of, or links to, three pieces of your writing you think we should see) 

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