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Creative Writer



Clark Nexsen
August 11, 2018
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Position Open:  August 2, 2018
Position Close:  Until filled

Clark Nexsen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. AAP. Drug-free workplace. E-verify. Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Clark Nexsen Inc. without employer sponsorship. We do not typically sponsor H-1B or any other work visa petitions.

Must apply online through corporate website at

Firm Description

Clark Nexsen is a national architecture and engineering firm focused on creating innovative design solutions for U.S. and global clients. We are passionate about our work and are prominently ranked on numerous industry lists. Building Design + Construction ranks Clark Nexsen as a Top 20 architecture and engineering firm and we have been named to the Architect 50 list of top U.S. firms for the past four years. Our culture supports the pursuit of excellence to engage and inspire the best professionals.

Our firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 450 employees in office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. We offer outstanding compensation, benefits, and growth opportunities in a positive work environment. We believe we can create a better world through our work. Giving back is also a guiding philosophy. As a company and as individuals, we proudly volunteer and give back to the surrounding communities where we live and work.

Generous benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, Short and Long term Disability, Paid Time Off, Aflac, Flexible benefits, and Legal Resources benefits are available.

Job Description

We seek to hire a Creative Writer in our Virginia Beach, VA office.  This position is responsible for content creation and copywriting that advances the organization’s brand reputation and achieves corporate goals. This position will create and/or modify compelling communications designed to attract and engage Clark Nexsen clients. A Creative Writer reports to the Chairman of the Board and coordinates with Management, fellow Creative Writers, Marketing Managers, and the Corporate Communications Manager.

General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaborate with subject matter experts within the firm to create compelling and accurate content (technical and creative storytelling).
  • Create and edit marketing materials for use online and offline – articles, blog posts, news releases, landing pages, white papers, case studies, presentations, scripting, social media communications, and other projects as needed.
  • Serve as a corporate copywriter responsible for writing and editing corporate marketing materials including Statements of Qualifications, proposals, project summaries, staff biographies, cover letters, blog posts, content marketing, speeches, and other materials as necessary.
  • Work with leadership to implement brand voice and tone that is consistent with corporate vision for all marketing materials.
  • Provide content development and proofreading support to offices in public relations and social media efforts.
  • Work with the Corporate Communications Manager on the content of company website.
  • Manage and maintain the internal marketing blog.
  • Work with creative staff to develop ideas and create materials in which messaging (handled by the Creative Writer) and design (handled by the Graphic Designer) complement each other effectively.
  • Coordinate with internal departments on messaging and project management regularly.
  • Work closely with the Marketing Managers on developing, managing, and executing yearly department goals, objectives, and strategies.
  • Support corporate communications personnel with copywriting as needed for internal communications, to ensure that employees are aware of changes and projects within the company.
  • Support creation of executive messages, presentation messaging, and internal memos.
  • Support Corporate Communications Manager with content in the pursuit and preparation of design award submittals.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Marketing, Business or related field is required.

Software Skills

A Creative Writer should be able to effectively utilize all Microsoft Office applications and current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, and information management. Current programs include:

  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS Outlook
  • MS PowerPoint
  • Social Media Applications (Facebook, LinkedIn, twitter, etc.)
  • Web Content Management System(s)
  • Customer Relationship Management System(s)
  • Email Marketing System(s) – Contact Manager, MailChimp, or Emma, etc.

Career and Work Experience

  • Experience writing marketing communications such as collateral, case studies, white papers, email, advertising copy, blogs, and website content is desirable.
  • Previous experience in the A/E industry and hands-on experience preparing responses to government RFPs and RFQs is strongly preferred.

Other Criteria

  • Familiarity with AP Stylebook.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively on multiple projects simultaneously in an extremely fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to prepare effective and concise documents, free of grammatical and spelling errors.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with senior-level management.
  • Have a client-oriented attitude with a desire to provide outstanding professional services.
  • Be dedicated to his or her professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole.
  • Ability to travel.  This position will require occasional travel.

Selection Process

Selection is a two-step process: once you have submitted this application and resume, we will contact you with the second step of the process, a writing assignment to be submitted within 5 days of receipt. Selection will be based on your application, resume, and completion of the writing assignment.

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