Connecticut Art Directors Club

February 2016


Freelance Copywriter

Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016

The Music People is seeking a dynamically skilled freelance copywriter with experience in creative writing for marketing and print and web content development purposes.

The candidate would be responsible for working closely with the Art Director and Sales Director on generating headline, subhead, body copy and call-to-action concepts for print and web ads. Additional responsibilities include writing content for packaging, web, sales collateral including flyers, capability brochures, presentations, email newsletters, as well as writing and submitting press releases.

Responsibilities

  • Generate and share several copy concepts for review by Art Director and Sales Director.
  • Conduct research and employ critical thinking to fuel foundation for creative concepts.
  • Keep up to speed with industry news via trade publications and blogs.
  • Tailor and uphold our brand voice in all communications within company to ensure consistency.
  • Analysis, editing and rewriting existing content where needed.
  • Manage multiple projects within a deadline-driven timeframe.
  • Available to attend kick-off meetings, brainstorming sessions, and presentations as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in English, Marketing or Communications.
  • 5+ years of professional creative copywriting experience with demonstrated results for marketing and advertising purposes. Award-winning creative copywriting recognition is a desired bonus.
  • A witty sense of humor is a plus.
  • Solid command of grammar and proper language usage for the purpose of editing and drafting of print and web copy.
  • Experience working within a team environment and the ability to communicate clearly within that context.
  • Self-managed, task-oriented, forward-thinking, deadline conscious, productive worker.
  • Assistance with public relations – writing press releases.
  • Generation of effective, tasteful, sales copy and call-to-action messaging that reflects the goals and voice of the brand.
  • Ability to work in-house on PC computer platform.
  • Available for freelance assignments on a possible on-going basis.

About Us

For the past 37 years, The Music People has been a highly respected international business-to-business distributor of musical accessories and pro-audio equipment to music retailers and sound contractors in 80 countries.

Apply

Email resume to jcj@musicpeopleinc.com.

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Front-End Developer

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016

As a front-end developer at Web Solutions in Meriden, you will be responsible for bringing exceptional design concepts to life. This position will be responsible for the development, production, and delivery of web graphics/HTML/CSS, web content layout and client-requested updates under the direction of the creative director, designers and account managers. 

In this position, you will:

  • Convert designs into semantic HTML/CSS, implement visual elements, and identify/ resolve all browser compatibility issues while implementing layouts with CMS platforms including WordPress
  • Create engaging and interactive user experiences through movement, animations and transitions
  • Bridge the gap between visual concepts and the server-side infrastructure, taking an active role on both sides of development
  • Stay up-to-date with the progression of HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Javascript, and other related new/emerging technologies
  • Complete client site updates, including design, HTML/CSS content management and graphic support
  • Complement the creative team with support in wireframe development, website layouts, and user experience page enhancement

You will love this job if you:

  • Are motivated to meld the art of programming with the art of design
  • Are knowledgeable in the latest trends and best practices in print and web design as well as web programming skills using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript frameworks and toolkits and PHP within the WordPress environment
  • Can troubleshoot cross-browser compatibility issues, optimize site performance and understand web standards
  • Enjoy designing visually appealing creative web pieces for clients in a variety of industries
  • Work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment that supports team mentoring

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Art/Graphic Design, Web Design, Computer Programming or related field
  • 2-5 years experience as a front-end developer, programmer or designer
  • Expert in Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator
  • Applied knowledge of web typography and color systems
  • Online portfolio demonstrating production abilities and design style
  • Candidates responding to this position must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States

Apply:

Visit websolutions.com/careers and fill out the online application.

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