ACD/Senior Copywriter | Signal Theory
Wichita Skyline

For an ACD/Senior Copywriter, here’s the starting line:

  • You have over 10 years of experience in copywriting and mentoring in an advertising agency setting.
  • Words are your friends. And putting them together in interesting ways to sell stuff is one of your favorite things.
  • You have a killer book demonstrating great conceptual thinking and an understanding of headline/visual synergy.
  • You have a degree in something loosely related to the English language, like journalism, communications, creative writing, etc.
  • You know all the grammar rules. And you know how to break them.
  • You know the inner workings of Microsoft Word in a way that others may find disturbing.
  • You’re hungry for juicy opportunities and you play nice with others.

Any ACD/Senior Copywriter should feel the following rings true:

  • You are a stickler for details.
  • On more than one occasion people who are not your parents have complimented you on your wit and/or intelligence.
  • You’re collaborative and generally well-liked.
  • You are not afraid to raise your hand to ask a question or throw out a suggestion.
    Ideas. You got ’em. Lots of ’em.
  • Great copy sends shivers of joy up your spine.
  • You want to learn and grow at a place where creativity is celebrated.
  • You can explain your work and defend it without seeming like a pompous jerk.
  • You can internalize and interpret direction.
  • You can do the above without rolling your eyes (mostly).
  • You don’t find the notion of a fast pace to be disagreeable or problematic.
  • You laugh in the face of pressure.
  • You have a genuine interest in the history of advertising.
  • You have a genuine interest in staying on top of current social and cultural trends.
  • You’re a little shocked that people often come to you for advice and ask questions.

What do ACD/Senior Copywriters do? What don’t they do?

Pretty much anything expected of a copywriter, but with an extra helping of experience, wisdom and leadership. ACD/Senior Copywriters write and edit the words that go in the creative work produced by Signal Theory. That could be an ad. A website. A brochure. An outdoor board. A Facebook post. Innumerable things. You help imagine and produce the answers to any client challenge. Whether the project is a campaign or a single item, the point should be to create something that has a positive impact on the brand. You’re involved with creating and orchestrating the content of any solution.

An ACD/Senior Copywriter shouldn’t be surprised to be asked to:

  • Contribute to new business efforts.
  • Present ideas (your own and others’) to clients.
  • Write content for a client presentation.
  • Work with and direct audio/video production and talent.
  • Set an example for and mentor associate copywriters or copywriters.
  • Talk to students or other groups about working at an agency.
  • Lead team discussions and initiatives.

HR Stuff

Exceptional benefits include:

  • Access to LinkedIn Learning and Skillshare to continue honing your craft
  • Six flexible work-from-home days each year in addition to your regular PTO
  • Up to $500 a year to put toward qualified wellness expenses, like your gym membership
  • After one year, we’ll reimburse up to 50% of tuition costs for pre-approved continuing education
  • If you stick around for eight whole years, enjoy a 4-week paid sabbatical, plus a $750 reimbursement for international travel

Of course, we also:

  • Are an equal opportunity employer
  • Provide health, dental and vision insurance
  • Offer salaries commensurate with experience
  • Offer both traditional and Roth 401k plans with employer matching
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