Contract marketing writer/packaging writer for consumer electronics
September 29, 2010 2:19 PM

We're looking for something very rare -- a brilliant, enthusiastic, intuitive write to help us out asap that meets all our weird standards.

We need a contractor or agency -- set up as your own business -- to work on a project-by-project basis on packaging and web copy to launch new consumer electronics. We can't work with standard freelancers -- you need to be set up as your own business.

You have to be quick, clever, clear and comfortable taking engineering gobbledeegook and turning it into concise language that consumers can understand and fall in love with. That means not only writing well, but having a strategic brain -- as well as knowing which battles are important and which are as futile as a fight over the word "dongle" versus the word "receiver" when deadlines are on the line.

You have to be professional enough that we can rely on you -- to only commit to us on jobs you can do well, to follow through, and to keep your cool even when you're getting writing feedback from someone for whom English may be a third or fourth language who speaks only in speeds and feeds.

You have to not be scared off by this -- not because it isn't daunting, but because gadgets and gizmos are so cool that they're worth jumping through a few hoops to make even cooler.

You should have a good book, a good sense of humor and a strong understanding of brand. Yes, this is like a sense of humor -- it's a given, but we have to say it anyway.

Bonus points for Bay Area, previous experience in consumer electronics, a short stint as a planner, or just an interesting back story that makes us want to spend time working with you.

payscale: Hourly or project basis; based on experience
job type: contract
posted by Gucky to Marketing/Advertising/PR

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