Marketing Copywriter, Memphis Grizzlies

Posted 29.05.2019

Position Purpose

The Memphis Grizzlies are seeking a creative and strategic Copywriter to work with our Marketing team to assist in developing messaging, themes, and concepts for sales & marketing campaigns across various mediums, including radio copy & live reads, online & print ads, website content, broadcast & in-arena promotions, plus printed collateral.

The Copywriter will also provide proofing support of our Marketing deliverables, including graphics, emails, web copy, and advertisements. The optimal candidate will be self-driven, work well and accurately within tight deadlines, and capable of managing competing priorities all with an emphasis on producing copy that elevates our brand messaging.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

• Ideate, create, and optimize copy for short & long form content. Copy needs include messaging for sales and marketing promotions, social media ads, banner ads, radio, print, website, mobile app, PowerPoint presentations, documents, etc.

• Create copy that resonates with each of our brand voices.

• Concept messaging and themes for promotional campaigns.

• Produce factually accurate and error-free copy – dates, times, matchups, pricing, player names, etc.

• Provide proofing and edits of all collateral - to include messaging on graphics and within advertisements.

• Maintain a content calendar for planning and delivering tasks on time.

• Collaborate closely with Creative & Brand Sr. Director and Advertising & Digital Marketing Director on copywriting requirements.

• Conduct industry and competitive research to inform content development.

• Other duties as required.

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities

• Excellent grammar, spelling, writing, and proofreading skills, including the ability to write in a range of voices and styles

• 3-5 years copywriting experience

• Portfolio showcasing writing ability is required

• Knowledge of sports and entertainment, specifically NBA basketball, is a bonus

• Must be tech savvy and up-to-date on general happenings in popular culture

• Ability to quickly assimilate new information and learn new skills is critical

• Must be focused, extremely detail-oriented and highly organized

• Ability to juggle multiple tasks and complete on-time is required

• Excellent computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint

• Must be a team player with a strong customer service focus

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Communications or a related field

• Due to the nature of our business, candidates must be willing and able to work nights, holidays and weekends as required