Arrow Electronics Communications Specialist - Copywriter / Editor in McLean, Virginia


Communications Specialist - Copywriter / Editor

Job Description:

Do you enjoy using words, images, and digital media to simplify and convey complex topics? Can you spot and correct typos and grammatical errors that other people miss? Do your friends and colleagues rely on you to review and edit their writing? Are you skilled at transforming blank pages (or screens) into creative, compelling communications that simultaneously persuade and entertain?

The Marketing Specialist, Copywriter/Editor, is first and foremost an excellent writer and marketing communications professional. The ideal candidate also has knowledge of the government IT products/services market with experience in business-to-business and business-to-government marketing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write and/or edit marketing content for press releases, emails, e-newsletters, social media posts, sales collateral, case studies, articles, blogs, web pages, event invitations, landing pages, advertisements, award submissions and presentations

  • Conceive and create marketing materials for a variety of media (digital, print, sales tools, radio, video, etc.)

  • Review and edit marketing materials to ensure quality control and compliance with branding and writing guidelines

  • Work closely with a designer to develop collateral, promotional assets and graphics

  • Lead the development of marketing videos, including scripting and storyboarding and working closely with video professionals for production

  • Execute a social media strategy that includes sharing content that builds the brand and encourages users to take action

  • Share copywriting and creative best practices with a team of nearly 30 marketing professionals

Position Requirements

  • BA/BS Degree in English, marketing, communications, journalism or a related field (with heavy emphasis on written communications)

  • 3-6 years of experience in a role that involves copywriting and editing for business-to-business and/or business-to-government marketing with responsibility for branding, awareness, content development and/or public relations

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, team environment under tight deadlines and be able to manage multiple priorities

Highly Desirable Attributes

  • 2+ years of experience with an organization focused in the government IT industry (contractor or marketing agency experience preferred)

  • Ability to develop creative concepts and translate them into practical marketing deliverables

  • Proven track record of writing and editing clean, compelling, creative marketing copy and business content

  • Technology and software expertise: extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms

  • Understanding of business models and content employed in marketing and selling technology to the government

  • Knowledge of AP Style

  • Self-motivated team player with the ability to work independently as well as with others

  • Strong project management skills


McLean (Immix)

Time Type:

Full time

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We are much more than products and services. We’re a community of designers, engineers, builders and visionaries who navigate the path between possibility and practicality, across the complete lifecycle of electronics, in some of the fastest-growing commercial and industrial markets on the planet.

The work we do is everywhere, from things you’ve never seen to things you can’t live without. A Fortune 119 company with more than 18,700 employees in over 90 countries, and 2016 sales of $23.8 billion, we guide innovation forward for the world’s leading technologies used in homes, businesses and daily life. If it takes a charge, chances are we helped design it, build it and get it to market.

Are you Five Years Out? Then chances are, you’ll enjoy working with us.

Arrow is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Arrow will make reasonable accommodations that enable qualified individuals to perform the essential functions of their jobs so long as the accommodation does not create an undue hardship.