I’ll make this quick.
I’m the writer you’ve been sniffing for.
Tell your humans to comb through the rest.
Last Known Photos:
4 Years Copywriting in an Agency Environment
Experience working with brands to articulate messaging.
Tons. I helped build this brand from scratch. Most days it’s my favorite part of the job.
Samples showing your ability to adapt your voice to every situation.
Experience in storytelling, blogging, social media, pr with both creative concepts and boring subjects.
I’ve done both short-form and long-form storytelling (creative), churned out a ton of recent blogs (boring), have had success with social media (creative & boring), and accomplished some noteworthy P.R. (creative).
An eye for correct spelling and grammar.
I’m not grammatically pretentious by nature, but when I’m getting paid for it—watch out.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT (aka. “Cover Letter”)
Mr. Harker and Team,
If you’re reading this it means I have been discovered. Consider this my full confession, and reward Lennon accordingly.
Assuming you have at least a cursory knowledge of my education and background by now, I won’t waste any time here checking boxes or touting grad school. Instead I want to unpack some relevant skills and personal qualities that I believe fit your description.
You reference “humor, strategy and precise messaging” to describe what your Senior Writer should bring to ThoughtLab. Instead of claiming these traits like most applicants, I’ve unpacked a couple portfolio items to show you. Hard evidence is always a great way to do some quick vetting in the hiring process.
You also say it’s the writer’s job to “communicate the essence of brands,” and “simplify the complex.” If there’s one thing I believe about copy, it’s what I call “distillation”—processing all the various ingredients from your client, running that through the context of the market (or culture), and producing an influential message. The idea is to distill those thoughts into their most potent form, then test the message.
What I’m pointing out here is a shared foundation on which we create content. ThoughtLab’s existing work shows me you value quality, human-oriented messaging, and that messaging tells me you have a vested interest in your clients’ success. I believe that shared, creative underpinning will allow me to hit the ground running at ThoughtLab, which is exactly what I’m looking to do.
While I’m certain you’ll find other candidates who meet the practical requirements for this job, Im offering a common philosophy and (what I’m convinced will be) the perfect culture fit.
If my portfolio meets your standards, I’d love the opportunity to prove the rest in person.
Track record in working with senior marketing executives of Fortune 1000 companies, including Valvoline, VF Corp, The Home Depot, and more
Accomplished client-facing pitching, persuasion, and presentation skills
Conscientious ethic with an approachable personality. I love joining the hive mind to collectively address a problem, then splitting into individual competencies to produce the work.
A sense of humor that helps establish rapport with coworkers and clients alike
Ability to work independently in support of the company's larger goals
LET'S NOT BE COY...
If you've read this far, you're likely interested.
An interview would certainly be worth your time, and I believe in making an impression.
So what are you waiting for? Email me. Call me. Send me a Snap. Whatever you do, let's talk. There's work to do.