Copywriter at BBH in New York, NY


New York, NY
October 20, 2020
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Job Description

Company Description

Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) is a world-famous creative agency that makes jaw-dropping, thumb-stopping, eye-opening work for brands across the globe. Founded in London in 1982, we now have offices in New York, Los Angeles, Stockholm, Mumbai, Singapore and Shanghai. Our first ad for Levis showed a black sheep travelling in the opposite direction to a flock of white ones. Thats where we got our logo and our guiding philosophy: when the world zigs, zag. Why?
Because its easy to zig, to go with the grain. It feels safe. It feels like the sensible thing to do. But the greater risk is failing to stand out. We believe in the power of difference to make a difference.

Our goal is a simple one: make the best work in the world. Thats where you come in. We need rebels, dreamers, thinkers, mathematicians, makers, artists, visionaries, doers, observers, the different and the unreasonable. We need Black Sheep. People who want to make the hearts flutter and minds do flips, who can change businesses and culture. People who want to make a difference, come here for something different.

Job Description

The creative department is the engine room of the agency. We believe in a maker culture that delivers creative currency at every turn. As a full-time Copywriter you are responsible for the bulk of the agencys idea generation. You put all of your energy into any and all briefs that come your way. You will be supported along the way by your Creative leads, your CCO and by other departments but the conception of ideas is your top priority.

You must deliver big, fame-generating conceptual thinking that pushes boundaries but is ultimately sellable. Through your experience you have a solid foundation of strategic and conceptual understanding, backed up with some significant work. As a writer you must display a tone and voice in all that you create. While humor is a plus, we are looking for the ability to capture a range of emotion through your work to ensure its consistent with the clients brand.

The role requires those who pride themselves on their work ethic, willingness to roll up their sleeves and desire to keep learning. Simply put, you are passionate and excited about ideas. Additionally were looking for a good listener, willing to take feedback objectively and discuss the merits of the work (yours and others) without taking the critiquing of your work personally.

You are entrusted with all sizes of projects and are expected to work into your creative lead. You understand you still play a supporting role to the larger team, but you are able to juggle several projects at once.

We intend for this role to start off as remote but will eventually join the rest of the agency in our NYC office once it is safe to do so.


  • Timely development of on-brief creative ideas

  • Deliver a range of innovative ideas across different verticals and non-traditional channels

  • Embodies diversity through their work

  • Starting to build some client relationships through the delivery of high quality conceptual thinking and thoughtful discussion.

  • Presentation of ideas to internal and external stakeholders including:

    • Copy (spelling, punctuation, grammar and writing style)

    • Presentation skills - the ability to persuade and inspire your audience around your creative vision

  • Taking direction from creative leaders on creative development, take guidance and rework appropriately.

  • Participate and contribute in brainstorming sessions and new business opportunities

  • A range of copy asks including; manifesto writing, scripts, print / digital display copy, social post copy

  • Working with production teams to craft & deliver ideas beautifully & thoughtfully

  • Play an active role in bringing a positive dynamic to the agency (including agency culture, events, and DEI initiatives)


  • 2+ years of relatable experience, preferably in a creative agency setting

  • Degree in Advertising, Communications, Business or similar

  • Solutions-oriented; always has solutions in mind when managing up

  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects at once

  • Polished presentation skills, demonstrating a clear vision of how the work addresses the challenge set forth in a creative brief

  • Strong copy skills (spelling, punctuation, grammar and writing style)

  • Solid oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • A passion for creativity - any additional creative outlet, hobby or passion is a plus.

  • Familiarity with Google apps and technical software (i.e. Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut, Premiere) is a plus

Additional Information

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Apply You will be redirected to BBH's preferred application process.
Job Expires: November 19, 2020

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