Creative Services Writer

Date: May 22, 2023

Location: Lake Zurich, IL, US, 60047 Sidney, NY, US, 13838

Company: accobrands

Achieve. Create. Collaborate. Organize.
Essential brands. Innovative products. Smart investment. Winning team. This is what you will find at ACCO Brands. We are passionate about building a culture that is committed to the success of our employees. If you are looking for an organization that offers rewarding opportunities and is dedicated to team orientation, learning and development, and flourishes with success, we invite you to be a part of building our company for the future.

Job Summary

The Creative Services Writer writes, proofreads, and copyedits a variety of marketing and technical materials across brands in the ACCO Work/Office portfolio ranging from Sales Enablement materials to in store display to product packaging. This position leverages knowledge of topic and brand editorial position, supplemented by additional study and research, to craft effective communications.


  • Interprets project briefs, understands content objectives, and participates in content-specific brainstorming sessions for campaigns.
  • Crafts concepts and executes copy that is in line with established brand voice and standards and aligns to the appropriate marketing channel.
  • Actively collects information to support projects through interactions with cross functional teams, internal subject matter experts and independent research.
  • Creates technical- and brand-focused content that includes, but is not limited to, presentations, marketing emails, retail packaging, directions for use, manuals and guides, marketing collateral, and tradeshow materials.
  • Works directly with internal stakeholders in partnership with Art Directors on initiatives to deliver streamlined, engaging content for the right audience, at the right time.
  • Executes within processes, ensuring that all material created is factually correct, compliant and in line with best practices.
  • Uses project management software as part of the content creation, editing, and delivery process.


  • BS/BA in English, Communications, Marketing, or related degree is required
  • 5+ years of experience writing/editing within an agency or corporate environment is required.
  • Minimum 3 years experience with Technical Writing and/or writing for Sales Enablement materials is required.
  • Experience writing for a B2B audience is preferred.
  • Self-motivated with a keen enthusiasm for and demonstrable understanding of communications trends and best practices, preferably with a focus on B2B
  • Exceptional writing skills, including the ability to write in a range of voices and styles for varied projects, with diverse audiences and craft accessible communications for complex and/or demanding subject matter
  • Must be able to apply sound logic yet be comfortable making decisions and resolving challenges/questions with little information, where needed
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Strong external and internal relationship, presentation, and communication skills with ability to influence.
  • Able to balance strategic and tactical work, implement web marketing tactics, balance customer and business needs, work cross-functionally, solid team player, good interpersonal skills, and drive for results with limited/shared resources
  • Exceptional time management skills, including the ability to participate in multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience working in project management software.
  • 10% travel may be required to seminars, conferences and offsite meetings
  • Hybrid: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday in office: Lake Zurich, IL or Sidney, NY and Thursday & Friday - Work from Home. 


About Us:

You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.

If you have touched a PowerA® gaming controller, a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of over $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth. We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.

Apply and build a successful future with ACCO Brands.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

At ACCO Brands, we are committed to providing an environment of fairness and mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, physical and mental disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. ACCO Brands believes that a diverse and inclusive work environment is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.



Accommodation for applicants with disabilities will be provided in all parts of the recruiting process as required under the ACCO Brands Canada AODA policy.  Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance.

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