Senior Copywriter – Canada

Senior Copywriter
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ariad is one of the best places to work in Canada. In fact, we’ve been recognized for it four years in a row. It’s also growing like crazy, which is why we’re looking for a senior copywriter to join our team.

Is that you? Great! Before we sign the papers, here are some other characteristics we hope you have:

You’re passionate about storytelling. Whether it’s a banner, a script, DM, POS, or a large website build, you get that great copy needs to tell a story, and you make sure yours always does.

You’re a digital native. You understand the different channels and you’ve written to them all.

You’re collaborative. You love new challenges and excel at working in a collaborative environment with people from other departments, like technology, strategy, accounts, and project management.

You’re entrepreneurial. You’re passionate about building and are a natural leader. You have the maturity and vision to help develop and build this area of our growing business.

Aaaaand, here’s the fine print:


·         Collaborate on, and contribute to, strategically-sound creative concepts and ideas (media neutral)

·         Develop engaging copy and content that brings those ideas to life beautifully

·         Demonstrate imagination, creative thinking and problem solving to meet our clients’ challenges

·         Provide quality assurance of all creative and copywriting deliverables

·         Foster a positive, cooperative environment with a diverse team (including editorial and freelance writers)

·         Input to resource planning as the needs of the business grow

·         Actively contribute to a culture of innovation, excellence and accountability.

·         Deliver consistently in full and on time with little to no supervision

Required Skills & Experience:

·         Exceptional concept development and proven ability to write compelling copy – for any channel or medium

·         6+ years of experience as a writer in an agency environment (or similar)

·         A passion for conceptual design and the interplay between textual and visual elements

·         Exceptional communication skills

·         Ability to clearly and concisely articulate concepts to clients and team members

·         Proven aptitude for quick thinking with acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines

·         Ability to objectively defend work as well as handle critique and spirited sparring discussions

·         Financial experience considered an assset

Required software knowledge:

·         A solid understanding of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

·         Knowledge of Creative Suite CS4 or higher (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)

Note: This is a Permanent Full-Time role.

Be sure to include a link to your URL with your application. Thanks for your interest in working at Ariad!

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