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Senior Copywriter

OBI Creative is looking to add a full-time senior copywriter to our creative team in the Des Moines area. Obviously, we expect an advertising copywriter to demonstrate a command of language and deliver highly creative concepts, but the ideal candidate will be able to think about the marketing challenge as whole – well beyond the killer headline. We want your ideas, not just your words. If you are looking for a position where you can become the voice of a brand, contact us to get started.

P.S. Be ready to share your best samples.


Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, journalism, business communications or related discipline.


Minimum 5-7 years experience. Background in agency environment or working with multiple accounts preferred.


  • Experience with a wide variety of media formats & tone – you should be as comfortable writing a messaging map as this job description
  • Knowledge of copywriting best practices for both online and offline tactics, including direct mail, TV & radio, outdoor, search engine optimization (SEO), blogging, social media, mobile, etc.
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal and organizational skills (we are in the communication business, after all)
  • Familiarity with the AP Stylebook, and willingness to learn and love a client’s brand standards
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Docs and/or Adobe Creative Suite a plus (blogging platforms and social media apps a big plus)
  • Thick skin (hey, edits happen) and a positive attitude


  • Researching, attending meetings, conducting interviews and brainstorming as needed to write copy for a variety of projects based on a creative brief and client input
  • Working closely with team leads, creative directors, strategists and designers to develop a unified, effective concept
  • Turning sometimes complex ideas into easy to understand, engaging copy
  • Maintaining consistent voice of a brand for everything from postcards, newsletters, radio spots, etc. to more intensive, long-term efforts such as tagline development, messaging maps, content strategy plans and editorial calendars
  • Building relationships with clients and participating in concept presentations
  • Helping brands succeed with creative problem-solving and big-picture thinking
  • Managing multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment
  • Asking questions, challenging traditions & being nice while doing it

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Salaried, full-time permanent


To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to:

Kristin Olson, HR Manager

AAF Omaha