We need a go-to copywriter who can help with the copy workload for our full time and contract writing team. You'll report to the very cool (some might say "handsome") Marketing Creative Director who is in no way writing this post himself.
We are an industry-leading software company focused on SQL Server, server backup, and IT professionals. Projects you'll tackle with this contract position will include B2B marketing emails, online advertising copy, landing pages, blog and social media posts, and general research and "grunt work" as needed. Tasks may (often will) dip outside the inkwell of copywriting and include more marketing-related tasks.
This is a good opportunity for anyone wanting to expand their marketing vocabulary and portfolio.
— Outstanding and above average written communication skills (of course)
— Ability to interact with people remotely using Skype, email, and other tools
— Understanding of general copy and design workflow and collaboration
— Ability to work autonomously and with initiative ... we like people who think ahead
— Obviously you must be proficient with Microsoft Office and have access to your own computer, high speed internet connection, and software
— Having the ability to work in Central Standard Time is a very big plus
Since you've made it this far, and are actually reading the job post, here's a secret: Send a cover letter that is personable and shows your ability to communicate in a concise, short, effective way, and you won't have to bother with a portfolio. Include one if you wish, but your cover letter should "sell" me on your skill.