sales-marketing copywriter


About Ocean Blue

Ocean Blue is the result of a collaboration between premier Honolulu marketing agency Joyce Timpson & Associates Inc and Japanese lifestyle company Takami Holdings Ltd. The outcome is a powerful brand experience agency built upon the legacies of both, with deep values of service, culture, and trust.

We are a full-service brand experience company with offices in Hawaii and Japan. We are experts in creating world-class brands and ensuring every client touchpoint is anticipated, impactful, and memorable.

Our Values

At Ocean Blue, our values drive the way we work. Purposefully, our team is brought together from many individual backgrounds that we leverage to create and cultivate a dynamic culture where everyone's contributions are valued and encouraged. Every day, we come to work to build connections between our clients, their customers, and our community. To successfully do that we consistently look to align ourselves with those who also share that belief.
  • Omotenashi, hospitality: we are committed to extraordinary service that exceeds the expectation of our clients and their customers.
  • Furumai, professionalism: we take a deep pride in the work we do on behalf of our clients and uphold a high standard in all our efforts.
  • Shitsurai, preparation: we pay attention to unseen details that make the biggest impact on the customer experience.
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Under management of the Director of Creative Services, the Copywriter provides copywriting services for a variety of marketing projects including, brand strategy, marketing collateral, and advertising campaigns, with the larger goal of creating a meaningful, integrated brand experience for our clients’ customers. This will be achieved by:
  • Quickly interpreting client needs
  • Researching, interviewing, and thoroughly understanding target audiences
  • Understanding different language styles that appeal to various target markets
  • Developing brand and campaign messaging under the direction of leadership
  • Developing and maintaining a clear and consistent brand voice
  • Driving the creation of original concepts that result in effective and compelling communication
  • Writing clear, concise, and grammatically correct copy
  • Writing copy for a range of marketing and communications materials, including brochures, websites, e-blasts, video scripts, and multi-media advertising campaigns
  • Revising copy based on internal and client feedback and direction
  • Supporting the development of proposals for potential and current clients through developing compelling ideas and storytelling
Education and Experience
  • A four (4) year college degree from an accredited institution or equivalent work experience
  • At least eight (8) years of professional experience involving branding, marketing, web markup language, search engine optimization (SEO), and copywriting, preferably in an agency setting
Skills and Qualifications
  • A diverse portfolio featuring a variety of media and formats, including, but not limited to brochures, print advertisements, television, radio, digital advertising banners, SEO web content, blog posts, bylines, and direct marketing emails
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and WordPress
  • Able to craft, edit, and proofread professional copy and content for elevated brands and campaigns
  • Familiar with commonly used style guides
  • Strong time management and multi-tasking skills while working under tight time constraints
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate and present conceptual ideas
  • Collaborative working style suited to a small and agile team
  • Detail-oriented and organized with the ability to prioritize
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and creative problem solver

This position is based Honolulu, Hawaii and may require domestic and international travel, as necessary. At this time, applicants from any other locations will not be accepted unless otherwise noted. This position does not qualify for relocation assistance.

Compensation and Benefits

Ocean Blue offers a competitive salary based on the organization’s compensation philosophy, which is driven by market data, and supported by individual skills and qualifications. We also offer a comprehensive health and welfare benefits package. This is a full-time "at-will" position and may require working outside of traditional hours, which may include after hours or on weekends and holidays.

Additional Information

Please submit a resume with cover letter, a portfolio or applicable writing samples, and salary requirements. Support an eco-friendly environment, please no paper copies.

Ocean Blue is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and we encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We will accept and review applications on a rolling basis. Although all applications will be considered, we may be unable to respond to all inquiries.

Job Type: Full-time

  • Copywriting: 8 years (Required)
  • Bachelor's (Required)
  • Honolulu, HI 96814 (Required)
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Work from home
  • Other
  • Monday to Friday
  • Other
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Benefit Conditions:
  • Waiting period may apply
Work Remotely:
  • Temporarily due to COVID-19
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