Senior Copywriter



Ogilvy Washington is looking for a talented and highly conceptual Senior Copywriter to join our award-winning team in Washington, D.C. The ideal candidate will have a background in writing with a passion for communicating across all channels—from creative copy for print and digital advertising, to video, social media properties or a combination of all three. The Senior Copywriter will be an integral part of our creative department, working closely with our creative and strategy teams. This right candidate will be a big idea thinker and a highly skilled crafter of words who is flexible in writing for multiple clients, in varying mediums. If you love telling stories through digital, think very creatively and conceptually about social media, believe brands can create great conversation, and like working with bright creative teams, then this may be a great step in your career.


  • Lead strategy including concept development for monthly editorial calendars.
  • Develop the perfect, strategic brand voice for multiple clients. * Write content for client websites.
  • Proactively pitch new story concepts and creative executions to clients.
  • Work with creative and strategy teams on concept development for ongoing and seasonal campaigns.
  • Create persuasive messages; tell compelling stories that generate brand loyalty in consumers.
  • Participate in content and creative brainstorms and consistently provide big innovative ideas relative to content marketing and digital landscape trends.


  • 7+ years copywriting experience with demonstrated expertise turning strategy into compelling content.
  • Long form writing experience is a plus.
  • Expertise in writing for all digital mediums including websites, apps, social channels, email and video.
  • Expertise in SEO and tagging best practices on social platforms.
  • Active on social platforms, crafting content and always jamming on a creative side project to keep things fresh.
  • Exceptional and flexible writing and editing skills; you think and communicate clearly in all media.
  • Proven track record of successfully working with a diverse range of clients
  • Nerds out proudly on the intricacies of human behavior, trends, pop culture and ways to make a difference in the world through storytelling.
  • A driving passion for creating social change and helping solve the world’s problems – whether it’s eradicating poverty, or getting people to think differently about their health.
  • Excellent knowledge of branding, marketing, UX, game design, social/behavioral psychology, anthropology, business, social engineering or anything else that is crucial when developing smart, realistic and compelling ideas whether it be for burgers, booze, or government agencies.
  • Self-initiating, can excel under the pressure of deadlines and improves with constructive feedback
  • Ability to present and stand up for work, communicate effectively, continuously optimistic about finding a better solution.
  • Management and/or leadership experience.
  • Agency experience strongly preferred.
  • BA/BS required.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Ogilvy does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, domestic violence victim status, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or because of any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Click Here to find out more about Equal Employment Opportunity.

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