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Dairy Farmers of America Copywriter in Kansas City, Kansas

Position : Copywriter

Location : Kansas City, Kansas

Requisition ID: : 22165

Dairy Farmers of America’s in-house creative team is responsible for delivering exceptional concepts, inspiring content, and delivering results for the Cooperative and its brands. The team works on a broad range of digital and traditional touchpoints for external marketing, internal communications, and large-scale events. These touchpoints are critical in setting the culture and tone for the Cooperative.

In this role, you will write clear, engaging copy for communications and marketing channels, including newsletters, publications, intranet, websites, social media posts, print and digital ads, campaigns, etc., that align with the brand, messaging, and strategic objectives. You will proof and edit internal and external copy, including executing final cold reads prior to press or publication, for adherence to AP and DFA style, brand, messaging, and tone.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Passionately write copy with a keen eye for detail and quality of craft

  • Collaborate with members of the communications, marketing, and creative teams, as well as with business partners, to ideate and execute engaging copy solutions to meet expectations and objectives

  • Understand and consistently reflect the brand voice, style, and tone of DFA in writing

  • Edit copy to ensure it adheres to AP and DFA style, is grammatically correct and readable, and aligns with project objectives, strategy, and messaging

  • Interview farmer-owners, employees, or others to gather quotes, facts, and content

  • Communicate and present copy concepts to peers and business partners

  • Maintain a deep understanding of writing best practices across various digital and traditional channels

  • Fact check copy to ensure accuracy

  • Adhere to deadlines as assigned

  • Commit to and exemplify DFA’s and our team’s mission, vision, and values

  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, journalism, communications, or a related field

  • 2+ years of experience including a portfolio that demonstrates copywriting with an understanding of brand positioning and storytelling across multiple touchpoints

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat

  • Knowledge of copywriting and campaign development

  • Knowledge of AP style writing

  • Able to write and edit within a brand voice

  • Able to demonstrate a readiness to take on new challenges, from big enterprise challenges to smaller tasks, with the same enthusiasm and passion

  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a larger team or individually in a fast-paced environment

  • Able to prioritize, manage, and meet multiple concurrent deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail

  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively – visual, verbal, and written – for a diverse range of internal and/or external audiences

  • Able to think strategically and creatively

  • Able to problem solve

  • Able to conduct interviews and work across functions, geographies, and organizational levels to develop solutions

An Equal Opportunity Employer