AT A GLANCE DEPARTMENT: Creative Services  |  OFFICE LOCATION: West Des Moines, IA  |  EXPERIENCE LEVEL: 2+ Years  |  POSITION TYPE: Full-time

Job Description

At SA, we need a writer. Actually, we need a thinker. A problem-before-it-even-occurs solver.

Someone with a curious mind and a strong work ethic who not only enjoys juggling lots of different projects but says, “Bring it on.”

Someone who wants to start their career — or revitalize it — in a place where opportunity and responsibility are abundant, with no shortage of ways to make an impact.

A writer who wants to learn from people who’ve been there before, including the guy who created the GEICO GECKO.

We’re looking for a creative who wants to do it all: TV, radio, digital, video content, social, direct mail. ‘Cause we do it all here.

In the morning, you could be writing banner ads for Pella windows. In the afternoon, concepting a video about combating hunger in Iowa.

In between, an impromptu brainstorming session on the latest Iowa Lottery promotion.

And throughout the week, you could be helping any number of our entrepreneurial clients solve the Opioid crisis. Revitalize small town America. Or market a new product that people will consider essential five years from now.

On certain days, puppies come by to visit. On Thursdays, our volleyball team kicks butt (although we could always use a good server). And yeah, we close every Friday at 3 p.m. Psychologically, it’s like having a half-day off every week.

We get it. You may see yourself in Chicago, the West Coast. Heck, even Kansas City.

But Des Moines is a hidden gem. The Midwest’s mini-Austin. There’s plenty to do here, eat here, drink here. And unlike those other cities, you can actually afford a downtown loft here.

Des Moines is great place to start your career and grow your imagination. And we’re the top dogs in Iowa.

In short, we’re looking for a confident person who:

Believes they have the answers.

Believes everyone has something to contribute.

Enjoys the thrill of solving a puzzle.

Is willing to soak up knowledge.

Can teach us a few new tricks.

Bonus points if you’re passionate about Oxford commas.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to kick out wicked headlines and copy under pressure.
  • Proven track record of delivering compelling concepts within fast-paced team environment.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with a creative director, art director and/or designer as a team.
  • Demonstrates ability to create effective campaigns through multiple channels: print, digital, video and social media for both brand awareness and direct marketing.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Support and contribute to creative thinking throughout the agency with a collaborative team approach
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks and complete projects according to deadline.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to foster teamwork, commitment.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Accurately records time on a weekly basis.
  • Maintains positive environment by actively supporting and promoting department and company objectives.
  • Serves as a positive role model by representing the SA’s Core Values.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, creative writing, journalism or English


  • 2+ years of ad agency copy writing experience

Position Requirements

  • Quality writing samples or portfolio
  • Knowledge of tactical and creative writing basics
  • Strong attention to detail and keen organizational skills

How to Apply

If you are looking for a company recognized for its ethics, one focused on its people and unwilling to compromise its culture, Strategic America is it. We also offer an outstanding benefit package, which includes a generous 401(k) company match. Please submit a link to your online portfolio in addition to your resume.

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