Senior Associate, Copywriting, HPS Creative

Washington, DC /
Hamilton Place Strategies /
Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) is an analytical public affairs consulting firm. HPS uses substantive analysis to understand complex topics, and creative public affairs tools to explain issues to audiences and reach critical stakeholders. We achieve our clients' goals by enhancing understanding of issues, products, and companies, and ultimately, improving outcomes.

HPS is engaged at the highest levels on debates such as the role of finance in the global economy, U.S. trade policy, the future of work, health outcomes, energy innovation, technology's role in society, and other issues across a broad range of sectors. Our clients include corporations, trade associations, non-profits, and charitable foundations.

This full-time position is remote.

HPS Creative is the firm's in-house creative agency. HPS Creative blends the firm's hallmark analytical and communications expertise with storytelling, design, and technology to help clients increase the accessibility, reach, and emotional resonance of their ideas. We work across the firm's client portfolio, developing creative solutions and campaign concepts that help meet our audiences where they are with research, data, and storytelling that have the power to shape perspectives and inspire action on the issues that matter most. 

Summary of Position:
HPS is seeking a Senior Associate with copywriting experience to join our dynamic Creative team. Associates benefit from immediate client exposure and opportunities for professional development, while working in a fun, dynamic, and challenging environment. Associates work closely with designers and support directors, managing directors, and partners across multiple teams or projects, supporting both client work and the firm's own publications. 

A successful candidate has 1-3 years of experience in copywriting at a creative agency or in advertising/marketing. The candidate must have strong writing and time management skills and the ability to interpret client needs. A successful candidate will be intellectually curious, eager to learn and contribute, work well in teams, and interested in developing creative solutions that help shape public policy.

Duties & Responsibilities:
+ Develop concepts and copy for creative communications products, such as social graphics, advertising campaigns, websites, fact sheets, and video scripts
+ Write, edit, and proofread copy across all projects to ensure high editorial standards 
+ Adapt writing style and approach based on the client's voice and target audiences
+ Collaborate with the team and contribute to the strategic decision-making process when developing recommendations for client or internal projects
+ Draft strategy materials that ensure high quality across products, including strategy briefs and creative briefs 
+ Follow clients' businesses and industries to maintain a current knowledge base and keep team apprised of new and ongoing developments
+ Inform communication and advocacy strategies with policy expertise
+ Provide feedback to managerial insight/analysis

+ Bachelor's degree
+ 1-3 years of experience drafting communications products for a variety of audiences at a communications agency, creative agency, marking/advertising agency, or in related field
+ Interest in public policy, broader business and economics trends, and politics
+ Willingness to learn new skills and participate in new projects
+ Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple, competing assignments
+ Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
+ Ability to take initiative; motivated and self-starting
Solid presentation skills and strong attention to detail
+ Familiarity with—and interest in—in design software, including Figma, Adobe Suite, or others is a plus
+ Experience or interest in design and data visualizations is a plus

+ Competitive salary and compensation structure
+ Excellent health care benefits, with 100% of individual employee and 50% of dependent health premiums covered
+ Competitive retirement benefits with 401(k) matching
+ Twelve weeks paid parental leave
+ Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
+ Formalized mentorship program for first six months of tenure
+ Frequent firm-wide social events, networking activities, and educational opportunities
+ Excellent environment for learning and growth
+ Monthly stipend for cell phone

Hamilton Place Strategies values diversity and inclusion, is committed to equal employment opportunity, and to compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws. We also comply with District of Columbia law, which prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, applicants for employment and interns based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, reproductive health decisions and breastfeeding), national origin, disability, age (18 and over), personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family responsibilities, matriculation (e.g., being enrolled in a college or university or in a business, nursing, professional, secretarial, technical or vocational school), political affiliation, genetic information (including family medical history), lawful use of tobacco products, unemployment status and status as a victim or the family member of a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense or stalking.