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Copywriter

Department: Marketing
Location: Columbus, OH

Summary      

Responsible for brainstorming, creating, and transforming ideas into words for articles, advertisements, digital assets, publication, speeches, press releases, and pamphlets by working with internal stakeholders and outside vendors to help ensure content for all branding deliverables meet all requirements and deadlines.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with the marketing and communications team as well as other internal stakeholders in the execution of materials, projects, and campaigns.
  • Write clear and persuasive copy for websites, brochures, ads, and other means of advertising.
  • Create and update digital media with timely content.
  • Revise, edit, and proofread content as needed or directed by internal stakeholders include the office of the president.
  • Explore different ideas and concepts for both the visual and the verbal elements with members of the marketing and communications team.
  • Write and edit press releases.
  • Edit out-bound marketing and communications materials to ensure error-free content, accuracy, and adherence to PPGOH and PPFA guidelines.
  • Write copy for internal stakeholders based on the agreed upon project briefing and until internal client is satisfied.
  • Respond to feedback in a timely manner.
  • Work within tight deadlines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

None

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelors degree and one to three years related experience required. Digital portfolio demonstrating copywriting experience must be submitted.

PREFERRED SKILLS and/or EXPERIENCE

Nonprofit and/or health care experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Considering the relatives costs and benefits of potential actions to choose  the most appropriate one.  Ability to apply accounting principles to various bookkeeping issues including financial statement reporting, budgeting, and internal controls.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

Ability to establish rapport among a variety of internal and external constituents.   Ability to lead with a respectful, positive regard for employees and volunteers.

OTHER SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Commitment to Planned Parenthood's mission, pro-choice philosophy, goals and objectives necessary. 
  • Working knowledge of the fields of sexuality education and reproductive health required.  Strong communication skills, verbal and written required.
  • Self-starting individual with proven ability to take ownership for results and driving change.
  • Minimum three years professional copywriting experience including print and online work.
  • Experience in executing branding campaigns preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strategic thinker with sound copywriting skills and the ability to write in a broad range of voices.
  • Interest in all aspects of brand and brand campaign development, from initial concept to writing – with superior writing and editing skills.
  • Strong customer service, negotiation, and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate several simultaneous projects and events.
  • Demonstrates a strongly positive image of organization and self.
  • Willingness to exercise and trust one’s independent judgment.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to achieve positive outcomes in a team oriented environment. 
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Experience with project and change management processes
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities according to the workload and environmental factors
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality about all PPGOH business and activities on and off the job.
  • Must be self-directed and self-motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends as needed.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain adequate automobile insurance coverage. 
  • Must be flexible in the performance of job duties and responsibilities when requested to do so.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Ohio Driver’s License

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to walk.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed.

ABOUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF GREATER OHIO

Planned Parenthood operates 19 health centers throughout Ohio. We offer reproductive healthcare services for women, men, and young people; supporting people of color, those with low incomes, and the LGBTQ community. Planned Parenthood offers numerous education programs for the women, men, and youth of Ohio. We also offer prenatal programs, supporting vulnerable mothers in their communities.

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio seeks to help people develop a positive view of sexuality and provide them with information and skills to take care of their sexual health now and in the future. Sexuality is a healthy, lifelong aspect of us all. The programs, resources, and services offered by Planned Parenthood center around core, fundamental beliefs.

· We believe that youth and adults have the right to accurate information and access to health services.

· We respect youth and adults as valued members of the community with much to offer.

· We trust youth and adults to make responsible decisions when they are provided information, taught skills, and given support to do so

Planned Parenthood is an equal opportunity employer – Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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