Join our team

We welcome crazy talent and bold voices – but we check our egos at the door to collaborate effectively, create efficiently, and establish camaraderie.

At our D.C. area branding agency, we apply the same co-creation philosophy to ourselves as we do with our clients. We all bring unique skills to the table and enjoy an enviable degree of latitude – while also collaborating daily to deliver authentic value to our clients’ communities through strategy, brand positioning, storytelling, design, and experiences.

 

At Mekanic, we thoroughly assess and observe our clients’ environments, investigate areas of question and curiosity, and map possibilities to innovate our way to the best branding solutions humbly. We are addicted to each new brand challenge that surfaces, and we unlock puzzles together. With team members hailing from the U.S. to Canada, Trinidad, and Spain, we bring diverse experiences, perspectives, and cultural histories to the table that shape our work and allow us to learn from one other every day.

 

The work that we do is important, as we contribute to the livelihood of businesses that serve communities. We develop our own team with precision and care – welcoming and investing in multi-faceted professionals who believe in a mission larger than themselves and their position.

 

If you are on board with Mekanic’s purpose and promise, we can’t wait to hear from you. Please introduce yourself through email at hello@mekanic.com and attach your resume and link to your online portfolio, even if we don’t display a position that exactly matches your experience.

Alexandria, Virginia

Writer

Reports To:  Strategist

A Writer for Mekanic is responsible for writing a variety of material, both short and long-form, for agency clients and Mekanic.

 

This position will work with Mekanic Strategist(s) and use brand strategy direction, research findings, and their established knowledge of a client’s value and core brand messaging to author client resource documents and provide copywriting for their marketing collateral, websites, and social media channels.

 

The Writer’s primary responsibility is content development, but this position will also contribute largely to market research efforts by conducting stakeholder interviews and competitor analyses. The Writer is also responsible for producing content for Mekanic, including web copy, blog posts, white papers, presentations, and campaigns.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Synthesize online survey responses to author Brand First Impressions Summaries.
  • Record minutes in client workshops and disseminate clean, organized versions to the team.
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews (in person and by phone) and generate organized findings.
  • Conduct online research to author Competitor Analyses and Brandscape Summaries.
  • Using a client’s Core Brand Messaging Framework as a guide, create content for client communication channels and marketing collateral such as website copy, social media content, and copywriting for print and digital pieces.
  • Using the discovery findings and brand strategy direction, author client resource documents such as Executive Findings Briefs, Brand Insights & Recommendations Reports, and Marketing & Communications Frameworks—both in report and presentation slide formats.
  • Create content for the Mekanic website, digital channels, and creative campaigns.
  • Proofread and copyedit client deliverables, content for Mekanic website and social channels, and other content as necessary. 

 

Core Attributes:

  • Ability to conduct market research to inform writing.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for both research writing and marketing writing—including social media content development.
  • Exceptional proofreading and copyediting skills
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative environment across disciplines.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, on multiple complex assignments.
  • The flexibility to meet shifting client needs, priorities, and deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and people leadership skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and a problem-solving mentality.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and experience with content quality assurance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills (open, friendly, and supportive attitude).
  • Motivation to create award-winning brand systems.
  • Demonstrates pride and accountability in work

 

Job Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience with Apple and PC products, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software.
  • Professional demeanor and strong client relationship management experience.
  • Knowledge of marketing and communication techniques and practices.
  • Experience following AP Style.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to sit, stand and walk around the office

 

Work Environment:

  • Job requires office work
  • Job may require travel

 

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of research writing and copywriting
  • Bachelor’s degree required

 

Please submit a cover letter outlining why you believe Mekanic is the agency for you, along with three writing samples – a video introduction is also welcome. Writing samples should include short form marketing copy, a more formal example such as a report or analysis document, and a perspective/opinion piece.

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Like what you have learned about Mekanic? Please introduce yourself and attach your resume and link to your online portfolio. We’d love to hear from you even if we don’t display a position that exactly matches your experience.

hello@mekanic.com