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Associate Creative Director / Copy

It’s not easy being an “Associate” Creative Director. You’re not in charge, but you’re also not not in charge, you know?

The conundrum was well stated by an ACD named David Tobin waaaaay back in 2005:

“I make my living in the advertising career niche that dare not speak its name. I am an associate creative director. Which I know doesn’t tell you much about what I actually do. Does my title mean ‘supervisor of many, master of none’? Or ‘wanted a promotion, and all I got was this lousy job title’?”

By all means, read the whole thing. Mr. Tobin has some wise things to say.

Here’s our take: A great ACD/Copywriter is the Field Marshall of creativity. He/she helps the Creative Director command the entire arsenal of creative weaponry, but prefers to personally do battle with words.

Or, if you’re not into war metaphors, it’s like…but you know what? New job requirement: “He/She is comfortable with war metaphors.

Anyway, does this sound like you?

If you’ve got at least 5 years of copywriting experience, and a portfolio that demonstrates the appropriate level of Field Marshalling (Field Marshallry?), we’d love to talk with you.


Originate innovative, creative ideas quickly on (often) limited budgets

Write smart, sparkling, on-strategy copy

Assist Creative Director in evaluating creative work products

Translate ideas across various media (TV, Digital, Print, Experiential, Branded Content, Social)

Maintain and support all company standards

Periodically lead and coordinate projects

Serve as a positive example to younger creative staff, especially copywriters

Perform other duties and projects as assigned


Strong portfolio that showcases highly conceptual abilities and excellent writing skills

Knowledge of basic content marketing principles

Ability to professionally engage with and take criticism from clients.

Strong presentation skills with the ability to persuade

Experience leading projects

The desire and ability to work collaboratively with a cross-functional team (designers, strategists and developers)

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Experience across multiple media (Digital, Print, Video, Branded Content, Social)

Please submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio samples to

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Paradowski is a full-service creative agency based in St. Louis, Missouri. If you dropped by the agency right now, you’d find roughly 70 writers, designers, strategists, producers and developers working on all kinds of amazing stuff. We build brands, campaigns and digital experiences for some of the largest companies on the planet, as well as some of the smallest, not-for-profit organizations. Basically, we do work we believe in for clients we believe in. In 2015 we were named the Fastest Growing Company in St. Louis. Check out the rest of our website to learn more about our culture, philosophy, clients and work.