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Job Description

Zeus Jones is looking for experienced writers.

There are lots of flavors of writers out there, and we love all of you. But at this time we are looking for writers who lean toward strategists. Strategic writers, you might say. Writers who love cultivating meaningful connections between brands and their audiences. Writers who can deliver fresh takes on things like a brand manifesto for a tech company, messaging hierarchies for health care brands, purpose and positioning statements for food brands, website hero copy for home brands, and more.

Ideally, you will have at least 5+ years of full time business, journalism, arts writing, or academic writing experience so that you can jump right in.

You are a natural storyteller and lateral thinker who understands business, culture, brand, and opportunity. You lead projects and influence output with an eye toward shaping brand trajectories in ways that align business needs with societal impact. You are a pathfinder who consumes, incorporates, and distills disparate information into clear and powerful ideas about what a company could become.

We are a creative workplace that values diversity and inclusion. We encourage applicants from any personal or professional background. If you find fulfillment by growing your mind and experience across many categories and business challenges, this could be the environment for you. You would join the team as a Creative, working with others who have complimentary and overlapping creative skillsets (art direction, narrative building, future-world building, concepting, etc.). And on projects, you'd work alongside our other disciplines - Production, Design, and Strategists.

The day-to-day job (as best we can define it):
  • Write and create all kinds of strategic outputs, from frameworks to executive presentations to brand positioning to tactical marketing assets.
  • Work on complex global projects in collaboration with others, from coworkers to client CEOs.
  • Dive in with incomplete information and find momentum; ask questions and seek answers.
  • Partner with clients to present ideas and stories in a compelling way that reinforces the value of the work and continues to add additional depth and detail to the idea as it evolves.
  • Go deep and stay on projects as a strong partner to clients, strategists, designers, and producers through to completion.
  • Balance multiple projects and tight deadlines, collaborating deeply with people from multiple disciplines along the way.
The mindset we are looking for:
  • Conceptual. Able to shape bigger ideas from smaller bits and incomplete information using imagination and strategic thinking.
  • Curious. We are imagining the future and what it means for business.
  • Flexible. We are not a process-driven company. We are an ideas-driven company, which means the process evolves to fit the ideas.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity. You probably won’t ever receive a formal project brief.
  • Social good-oriented. Wants to solve real-world problems, not just create flashy experiences.
  • Equally comfortable working alone and with others.
  • Observant. Constantly listening to what people say and what they don’t say.
  • Restless. We rarely work on the same project twice.
  • Nimble. This is a fast-paced environment that changes quite a bit.
Essential experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years working in creative concepting, creative writing, technical writing, journalism, academia, etc.
  • Strong verbal skills, strong writing skills, and excellent interpersonal relationship-building skills
  • Experience leading client and/or collaborative relationships, as well as navigating feedback from others without just taking direction
  • Experience working in cross-disciplinary teams
  • Experience creating ideas based on loose, or undefined inputs

We are headquartered in Minneapolis, MN but employees can live anywhere within +/- 4 hours from Central Standard Time.

Salary range is $70,000 - $140,000 depending on experience.

Zeus Jones offers a strong culture, ability to work on a wide range of tough-to-crack but super-fascinating business problems, and opportunity to grow alongside a set of industry-leading colleagues. In addition, we provide medical and dental insurance, 401(k) with employer match, unlimited PTO, short- and long-term disability insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, work-from-home reimbursements, and generous paid parental leave.

Applications accepted now through November 30. Please make sure you meet the requirements before applying.

Interested?