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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