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Writer (Contract)


This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted June 25, 2019.

M c Millan is a creative agency.

We help global businesses articulate their unique and authentic value, tell their most compelling stories, and elevate their customers’ entire brand experience.

Here’s how we describe the creative team at M c Millan: happy people creating magic together.

As a writer on contract at M c Millan, you tell excellent stories.

Those stories come to life as web experiences, videos, emails, whitepapers, and in various other forms.

But they remain, in their essence, compelling, human-driven narratives that win hearts and minds—and awards.

During your contract, you will report to a creative director while also interacting daily with others in the creative studio and individuals in our client services, strategy, production, and studio management teams.

Your responsibilities In your day-to-day activities, you’ll be expected to: Write compelling content for web, mobile, video, social media, and other channels Work collaboratively with designers, UX experts, strategists, and others to develop and execute concepts that meet campaign objectives while pushing creative in new directions Research information that pertains to client-specific industries Present—and defend—creative work, both internally and to clients Your success It starts, of course, by carrying out your responsibilities in a way that adds value.

You take writing seriously (yourself less so), and you’re comfortable with change and taking advantage of the opportunities it affords.

But there’s something else.

Win or lose, we do it as a team.

At the same time, all employees at M c Millan are expected to strive towards being recognized as sought-after, trusted advisors by clients and colleagues alike.

That recognition is earned by displaying: Curiosity – You show a genuine interest in clients and coworkers and ask tough questions (when appropriate) to inform, explore, and encourage fresh perspectives and solutions.

At the same time, you seek to continuously widen and improve your own knowledge and skills, so that you can generate creative and strategic ideas that are both informed and unexpected.

Expertise – You combine expert proficiency in your role with industry-specific awareness.

You exude confidence, yet know when receiving constructive feedback is important.

In fact, a critical part of the M c Millan culture embraces both giving and receiving feedback in the moment, to make all of us better people and turn good work into something that’s great.

Service – You communicate clearly, stay calm under pressure, anticipate the needs of others, respond promptly to requests, show a sincere desire to build relationships, and prove yourself to be a reliable, go-to player on the M c Millan team.

You bring Professional writing experience, whether it is journalistic, creative, technical, or even just an excellent, well-maintained blog Demonstrated creative, conceptual, and critical thinking skills Proofreading and editorial proficiency (you demonstrate attention to detail) The ability to manage multiple—and sometimes competing—deliverables, priorities, and deadlines A knowledge of marketing principles and best practices, as well as digital trends and technologies A capacity to learn, understand, and speak the language of our client industries The ability to work independently, along with the generosity to work collaboratively Think you have what it takes?

Then we want to hear from you.

Click on the link to apply through our careers page, and if you’ve got what we’re looking for, we’ll be in touch.