We are the outliers, the right and left brain thinkers, the exceptional creators who challenge basic assumptions, possess an insatiable curiosity, and a passion for empowering others through knowledge.
Excelling in our field requires a diversity of perspectives. It requires the ability to learn rapidly, evaluate problems with a high degree of objectivity, and develop applicable solutions, as well as creativity, strong communication skills, and the ability to think visually.
At AVO, we are building an elite team of intelligent, thoughtful, transdisciplinary thinkers. We collaborate regularly but also trust each member to independently deliver the high quality work for which we are known. While team members have their own core duties, no one is above a given role, and we are always willing to take on any task that contributes to the success of our mission.
We’re looking for individuals who:
- think critically and objectively about problems
- have a natural curiosity that drives them to understand a diversity of perspectives when facing a question
- care about their work enough to go the extra mile and ensure the highest quality deliverables
Our name, AVO, comes from the Latin “Amor Vincit Omnia,” meaning love conquers all. This philosophy drives our vision: to leverage our collective intelligence to create a long-lasting positive impact on the world, or as we say, “doing good, better.” In the end, our story is not about our work but rather how we empower others to change the world.
We’re looking for a strategic, versatile Copywriter to join our team at AVO. For this role, we’re really looking for someone who is as much an analyst/strategist as they are a writer. They must be able to research and quickly gain a firm understanding of new topics, effectively analyze and synthesize information, and craft a story that helps illuminate new insights in a concise and easy to understand way. We do not need writers who simply regurgitate old information in a new way; we need writers who can understand the context of a problem to discover new insights and strategies. This is not a role where we spend three weeks developing content and then tell a writer to “make it sound pretty.” This writer should expect to be a part of the process, which may include developing positioning for a new brand; defining messaging for a product; conducting research, analysis, and writing reports; or crafting a sales pitch.
In addition to being strong in both short-form and long-form writing, the nature of our work also requires a writer who is a visual thinker and thinks critically about their work. Ultimately, our job is to dissect problems and communicate complex ideas as simply as possible. Often times, how information is visually constructed is as important, if not more, than the actual words on a page. As such, it is critical that our writers understand the impact of design and layout on how information is received, and is able to apply this knowledge to help produce final deliverables that exist beyond the written word.
For example, when writing a research report, they should be familiar enough with design to ask relevant questions and make content recommendations as the asset comes to form. This may include recommending a particular layout structure to improve comprehension, reorganizing report sections for better visual flow, identify opportunities to leverage visuals that will simplify or better explain ideas, or suggesting a section of copy be removed and visualized instead for easier comprehension.
Lastly, it is important that this writer has a solid understanding of human-behavior and can apply those principles to help produce work that is functional and easy to understand. We’re looking for an individual who can blend copywriting and storytelling with creative thinking and user experience to conceptualize and create high-quality deliverables for our clients and team.
- Research and understand new information quickly to gain relevant context for developing assets, such as industry jargon and language expectations
- Support strategic client work, including but not limited to developing positioning and messaging frameworks
- Support research efforts, including but not limited to developing models, conducting analysis, and creating reports and papers
- Assist in developing internal assets to support the proliferation of writing and thought leadership knowledge throughout the agency (e.g., on-boarding and training materials)
- Research, write, and edit long-form content, including but not limited to research reports, white papers, audience analysis, position papers, and thought leadership articles
- Research, write, and edit short-form content, including but not limited to blogs, scripts, web copy, emails, and social media copy
- Organize information and write clear and concise process documents (non-technical)
- Support the development of internal marketing materials
- 8+ years experience
- B.A. in relevant field; a portfolio that demonstrates a solid understanding of writing and information design principles
- Versatile writer who excels in both short-form and long-form content
- Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Fluent with creative tasks and tools (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Lightroom, XD, etc.)
- Proficient with technology and common business software (macOS, Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Knowledge of human-centered design principles
- Service and quality-driven
- Ability to learn new information and skills quickly
- Thorough with a strong attention to detail
- Critical thinker with strong analytical abilities
- Ability to work in different styles
- Ability to work autonomously to get things done
- Experience exercising discretion and confidentiality with sensitive company information
- Professionalism while collaborating with team members, clients, and partners
- Poised under pressure with the ability to switch gears at a moment’s notice
- Composure, professionalism, and the ability to do what the situation requires to make the organization as a whole successful
- Availability to work off hours if needed
THIS IS IMPORTANT
Not sure if you are 100% qualified based on what you have read? Consider this: we are more interested in hiring smart, hardworking, thoughtful individuals who are motivated to learn than those who think they already have all of the answers. We want individuals who care about the world, who want to be a part of something bigger than themselves, and who will deliver exceptional work.
Please attach a PDF that includes both your resume AND a cover letter that:
- Tells us why you are interested in working at AVO
- Illustrates how you embody our values
- Shares a brief example of a project/time during which you utilized both your right and left brain to solve a problem
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
AVO is a Seattle-based consulting firm specializing in strategy, brand, and product solutions for Fortune 1000-size companies. Established in 2009, we have created award-winning work for clients as diverse as Microsoft, Philips, Cascade Designs, and others. To learn more about our company and our values, visit our website: https://amorvinc.it/our-story.
AVO is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.