Marketing and Advertising Copywriter

Writers at Adcetera interact with every department within the organization, at every step of a project—from the brainstorming session through release. And we’re not afraid to present creative concepts to clients either. If we weren’t comfortable engaging with people, we wouldn’t be in the communications business.

Oh, and did I mention we play with words? This is the writing department we’re talking about here. It’s the place to be when you want to argue semantics, debate the usefulness of serial commas, and have a spirited discussion about how to properly spell colloquial phrases like “a-whole-nother.”

Things you’ll do frequently around here include:
  • Active meeting participation. Ask questions. Offer up ideas. Share your knowledge. No spectators allowed.

  • Concept development. If you have a great idea with legs, we want to execute it.

  • Content generation. Create, edit, and proof messaging for print collateral, in-store retail merchandising, web banners and sites, live-action video, 3D animation, and everything in between.

  • Brand adherence. Some clients will give you more creative freedom, but others will expect you to know exactly where the headline is placed in relation to their logo. Writers at Adcetera know our clients’ brands inside and out, and not just from a words perspective.

  • Professional reassurance. Writers become experts of both the clients and the industries we serve. So when we receive outrageous requests, we know what’s allowed, what’s preferred, and what’s trending with both the markets and the audience.

  • TBD. There’s no “typical day” here. You just never know what you’re about to get yourself into!

Things we’re looking for in a writer:
  • Education. You should have a Bachelor’s degree in advertising, communications, or a related field.

  • Experience. At least three years of professional writing experience. Agency experience never hurts either.

  • Tech savvy. General working knowledge of PCs and Microsoft Office required. Familiarity with industry-related creative software is a plus.

  • Team player. We work collaboratively, and we have each other’s backs.

Why Adcetera?

Named HBJ’s Top Advertising Agency for 2016, Adcetera is an established Houston marketing and advertising agency. Over the past 35 years, Adcetera has sustained a fast-paced and dynamic yet fun-loving and casual team environment. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a discretionary bonus plan, full health coverage and a generous paid time off policy. We reward longevity with a retirement plan and an internal promotion strategy.

To Apply

Send us your cover letter, resume, and either a link to your portfolio or 3–5 work samples to

Adcetera is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring, and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

Strategic. Creative. People.

Adcetera is a 35-year-old, Houston-based advertising agency made up of the most strategic, most creative people on the planet. Our nearly 90-member team of designers, writers, programmers, animators, strategists, and account service people work like dogs to create memorable content for brands around the world.

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We work with some of the biggest brands on some of their biggest projects (AIG, DOW, HP, HPE, and Sysco) as well as some of the best brands headquartered in our own backyard (Texas Children’s Hospital, High Fashion Home, and Memorial Hermann). Many of our relationships — with our employees and our clients — span decades. We are blessed and we are proud — proud of the work we do and the brands for whom we speak. If what is important to us is important to you, let’s start a conversation. Call or drop in. Our doors are open and our phones are on.