Advice needed: I’m a SR CW looking for my next move. After hours and hours of applying and shuffling through job postings, I’m intrigued by the possibility of making a move to UX writing. My current company offers an education stipend that I could use towards an online course. After much research there are several courses that offer an “industry recognized certification”. So my question is, what’s the ROI on earning this certification? Should I go for it or just learn UX on the fly?

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How hard is it to get an entry level role as an Integrated Producer in a bigger ciry? I'm a copywriter currently working as a Digital Editor for a magazine with about 5 years of experience (some in the US, some abroad) and writing has burnt me out. I'm considering applying to places in Chicago for producer positions. What exactly are agencies looking for in applicants?

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Sr. Cw / ACD level creative interviewing with agencies that are looking for teams (at both levels). Anyone on the art side interested? DM your book

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Can someone please enlighten me on why someone higher up, ie: group CD, CEO, etc. would want to interview with someone like me, a mid-level copywriter? Just wondering what they're looking for, especially if I've already interviewed with the CD. Are they just trying to see if my personality would match the environment and culture?

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Help! Interviewing for a Senior CW role. Anything specific questions I should ask or will be asked?

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I'm a Sr & my cw is mid level, I have 2 more yrs of experience. We've been partners for 2 yrs and we're interviewing at an agency that doesn't have Jr,mid,Sr & are really precious about acd title, likening them to CDs.

At other places we've talked to we'd get respective promotions and raises but this agency wants to bring us in as a senior team. We don't have the same salary now and I'd feel a bit stiffed if they offer us the same salary.

Am I an asshole for feeling this way? Wwyd?

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Looking for advice: I’m a Junior Copywriter graduating in May and looking to start a position in mid June - July. When is the right time to start applying?

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So, I interviewed for this job that I really want and then it got put on hold. I checked back with them since it had been a month and they said it was still on hold and mentioned how it sucked because all their writers have been really busy and they needed the extra help.

I don't really know how these things work but would it make sense to offer to help them as a part time freelance copywriter? Or if the budget isn't their for that position does freelance not work either?

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Ad copywriter who’s freelancing outside of agency world, who do I ask for a reference/review from when finishing up a project? Project leader (who I had minimal interaction with) or day-to-day contact who is lower ranking but actually worked with me beyond the initial interview? At an agency I’d go straight to the CD, but this is a consultancy that doesn’t have that sort of structure.

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First year copywriter. Was furloughed during Covid. Had an interview today with an agency that works mostly with the health and medical fields. The interview went well, but I’ve heard that medical copywriting is a creative death sentence. Does it make sense to take this job just to be employed and then try to wiggle back onto the more creative side of things later? Or should I stick it out until something else comes along?

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I'm currently applying to a position at an agency independently and just got a call from my recruiter about a copywriter role for a different project at the same agency. I would take it if I don't get the first one but I'm a little confused as to what to do because the second one seems like it would start immediately but I don't want it as much as the first one. Any advice?

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First interview with CDs went AMAZING! 2nd interview with senior CW and AD is next. What should I expect the conversations to include? Is this my opportunity to get a feel for the day-to-day?

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Why do job applications for art directors have way more requirements than copywriters these days? I’m sick of being expected to not only art direct and design, but to be the illustrator, animator, editor, 3D artist, UX/UI designer, etc. all while my copywriter friends snag interviews and gigs left and right with ease bc hiring managers just expect them to do the 1 job they’re supposed to do! I need a job and I’m so so so tired of it!

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interviewing for an in-house job and i have no idea what salary to ask for bc im assuming it’s higher than what you can get at an agency? the role is senior copywriter (i have 5 years experience) for a fashion brand in a coastal city, entails a lot of responsibility and managing junior writers. 100k??? idk!

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Any tips on how to make a less traditional background (stand-up comedy, screenwriting MFA, TV development) stand out as a positive when applying to JR. CW jobs & CW internships?

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hey all, I was wondering if anyone has any advice regarding professionally branding yourself with a partner as a copywriter/art director team? Have you had more success getting jobs as a team or solo? Also wondering how the application/interview process goes when looking for jobs as a professional partnership? I’ve come across a few AD/CW partners at my agency and would love some insight as to how this process goes.

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BIPOC who started working in healthcare advertising and eventually were able to leave, how’d you do it?

My spec book gets me interviews for junior and mid copywriter positions, but when they ask me what kind of work I’m doing at my current agency, the whole conversation goes south. They either become immediately disinterested, or beam up and suddenly the interview is only about an open pharma role, which is more frustrating because if I want to stay in health I’d go for copy supervisor roles.

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What’s the upper limit you can ask for when applying for a mid-level CW job? Can you get $90k-$95k or is that more Sr?

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Would anyone at DDB NYC be willing to look at my book and let me know if I’m currently good enough to apply for the open CW position? Applying elsewhere I’ve received wild feedback, ranging from “this is very good” to “you should burn the whole thing down.” I just want to get better without wasting anyone’s time or irritating recruiters at a place I’d like to eventually work.

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I had an interview last week for a Jr CW job. All went well it seemed. The CCO’s exact closing words were “You’re gonna have a great career. Your ideas are good”. Additionally, a CD there I contacted on LinkedIn said the CCO liked my book. But he ended by telling me they’re still getting things sorted out and to follow up this week. Don’t know if this is a bad sign I won’t get it or if I’m just being insanely impatient and unrealistic.

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I concept and write commercials. Me (and my art director) interview and hire directors for all our spots, make all casting decisions, oversee wardrobe, cast VO, direct VO, oversee art direction, color correction, sound design, choose and direct music.

My title is Copywriter. Genuine question: Am I doing the job of a copywriter or a creative director?

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What are copywriter salaries like right now? Lower than pre-COVID? About the same? Applying for jobs and wondering if I should lower my asking price because of budget cuts/layoffs. And I’m thinking LA, NY, and the Bay Area.

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I just applied for a content writing job. What kind of questions can I expect in the interview as this is my first time interviewing for a non CW gig? Thank you😊

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I got laid off in January and have been trying to find a new job since. I keep making it to the phone interview and sometimes a second interview, but always get ghosted. It’s so disheartening.

I have too much experience for an internship, and I have too little to be the top choice for copywriter roles. I know I’m a good writer, I know what I’m capable of, but it’s so exhausting trying to convince people. They always like my book but it’s never enough to get the gig. What can I do?

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This is a shot in the dark but here it goes: about 5 years ago I remember a freelance copywriter in the bay area published a great LinkedIn article that documented all his efforts to land gigs with a write up and a link to his Google sheets file where you could see rounds of interviews/progress. The obvious takeaway: job hunts are a volume play, but the visual proof really brought the point to life.

Anyone happen to recall what I'm describing? If so can you post the link/individual?

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I’ve been freelancing as a copywriter for seven years now, interviewing for a senior copywriter role at a smaller branding shop in SF. What’s a good salary range to aim for?

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Hi, everyone. I’m copywriter looking to break into UX writing. I don’t have a lot of UX work in my portfolio. I’ve mostly worked on digital campaigns on social media and some website writing for brands. I’m wondering what I need in my portfolio to help me get a job as a UX writer. Is there anything specific I should include? Anything I should learn and prep for interviews? I don’t have money to go back to school unfortunately.

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Had an interview where the agency said they don't do "junior / mid / senior" levels in their creative department.

My CW and I are st that stage where that seniority is important for us and for our future progression. Is it one of those things that we fight for on the contract, or just sign anyway and just put "senior creative" on our LI title?

I've never come across this before, so any experience or thoughts are appreciated.

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After a good interview with the ECD and HR, my CW and I have been asked to come by to the office to meet the agency founders and have a beer with them. Is this just a final character / personality check? What should we expect during this kind of meeting?

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Hey, did anybody here get that CD/CW job at that upstate NY agency? They interviewed a bunch of folks about a year ago. Anybody get hired? Finger Lakes region is all I remember about the agency.

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I want to work on my interview jitters and practice presenting my book/answering standard q’s; might someone be willing to practice with me? I’m a (jobless) jr-level CW trying to polish up during this weird time.

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I want to work on my interview jitters and practice presenting my book/answering standard q’s; might someone be willing to practice with me? I’m a (jobless) jr-level CW trying to polish up during this weird time.

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Interviewing for an AD/CW team with my significant other....but the agency doesn’t know we’re dating yet and we originally didn’t know the jobs were for a team role. We work well together but are curious if this is allowed? When should we tell them we’re dating? Lol

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You want a copywriter to change the gas prices on gas station signs?

Sounds terrible.

A month from now? I may be the only employed CW in the land!

I am turning down no recruiter interviews, you?

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What do you wear to a pharma copywriter interview?

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So I just got an interview somewhere without my copywriter... When do I tell her? When I get my contract or?

Can anyone talk to the process of interviewing and getting hired as a CW + AD team? What kinds of questions should you prepare for? Do you negotiate salary together? Thanks.

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I’m a junior CW interviewing at saatchi LA soon, have a little more than a year’s experience, ad school background and some awards. Any idea what salary range should I be asking for?

I’ll soon be doing an interview for a Junior Copywriter position and I was just wondering if anyone has been through that and knows what kind of questions I should be prepared for?

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