Job description

If you’re a long copywriter (the copy, not you) who’s all about the details, we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for an experienced midweight writer who’s handy with words - and ideas too. You’ll join our lovely creative team, crafting email, social, web and print copy… or whatever else lands on your desk in the morning. You’ll occasionally team up with an art director, but mostly you’ll enjoy working under your own steam, across some of our biggest, fastest-moving clients.

You’re a dab hand at getting complex, serious ideas across, very simply. Saying twice as much in half the words? Bring it on.

Equally, you can write persuasive, moving, funny words (sometimes all at the same time).

You can swiftly pick up a tone of voice and knock out creative ideas, too.

You’re a super-focused job-juggler who loves the details, keeps on top of the minutiae of different clients and projects - and finds the interesting in everything.

If you already know how to navigate the no-no’s of a heavily regulated industry, great. If you get a little bit excited about doing it, even better. And if you’ve got financial services experience, bingo. (Don’t worry, though, it’s not a dealbreaker.)

You’re a midweight writer – that could be agency, client-side or freelance.

You may well have a degree in a literate subject (either way, there’s no faulting your grammar and punctuation).

And the most important thing? You really, really, really like fiddling about with words.

The Package

We still want to hear from you, even if you feel like you don’t tick every single one of the boxes above. After all, careers are a journey, not a destination. In addition to a competitive salary, we are committed to creating a brilliant environment for all our people. This includes benefits such as 28 days holiday, plus the opportunity to buy more holiday, enhanced pension contributions, private healthcare, core hours and much more.

A culture of learning and development is also central to our ethos, so you’ll have access to industry leading training and development programmes, plus you’ll get to work closely with the world’s biggest media partners to access exclusive features and products.

Most importantly, you’ll be part of a fun and collaborative team and you’ll work in an environment where you are supported, pushed and developed.

Our commitment to equal opportunities:

For us, diversity is a business imperative – one that must be embedded into every aspect of how we operate in order to drive success. Simply put, we believe an encouraging and inclusive environment makes sound business sense.

As a globally integrated community that influences and shapes culture, it’s vital that the talent mix in our agencies encompass all dimensions of diversity, and that we demand the same of the people we work with.

Conscious inclusion encompasses social, cultural and cognitive differences and cultivates an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. It is the integration of this philosophy that allows us to create meaningful experiences for our employees, drive better business practices with our vendors and clients, and ultimately lead with purpose.

The Agency

At McCann Birmingham we've been delivering culture-shaping work for a host of global brands for decades, and this is an opportunity to join our talented team of Creators in that pursuit.

We’re a branch of the world’s largest advertising and communications network – McCann Worldgroup – which boasts over 200 offices in 130 countries worldwide.

We’re also one of the most successful agencies in McCann’s global network and most of our people are based outside London, proving you don’t have to uproot and move to the capital in order to work on world-class campaigns.

And to add to the (literal) wheelbarrow full of awards we’ve got, including Euro Effies most effective global agency, Cannes Network of the Year, Campaign’s European Integrated Agency of the Year, not to mention McCann Central’s haul of awards in recent years at Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show, D&AD, LIAs, Golden Drum & Creative Circle Awards. So, creativity really is at the forefront of everything we do.

We’re a team of passionate creatives, strategists and engineers from a wide mix of backgrounds. But there’s a lot that unites us – like caring deeply about everything we make. And though our skillsets are wide and our process knowledge is deep, we are all still learning every day.