• Temporary Copywriter

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
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  • Overview

    The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams -- the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming.  In addition, the Company features popular original entertainment productions -- the Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular – both starring the Radio City Rockettes, and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.   Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

    Specific Functions/Activities Summary

    The Copywriter will be responsible for conceiving, writing, editing, and executing breakthrough, communications for Madison Square Garden Entertainment. We’re looking for a creative, consumer-focused, storyteller (with the ability to speak B2B) with a deep passion and ability for painting pictures with words.

    • Day to day, the Copywriter will be responsible for writing on-strategy, on-time, and exceptional creative work for the Brand, Engagement Marketing, Venues, Merchandising and Group Sales teams
    • As a part of the Creative team, the Copywriter will be a key contributor. He/she will write and collaborate with the creative team members on big ideas for our clients (brand team, engagement marketing, etc.)
    • The Copywriter should also be a strong editor as he/she will review and edit copy submitted by other marketing team members and external freelancers to ensure the writing is engaging and compelling, error-free and on-brand
    • Work will include online and offline deliverables – so you must be comfortable writing for digital as well as traditional environments
    • Flawless attention to detail. Must be a strong editor as he/she will review and edit copy submitted by the marketing partners, freelancers and agencies to ensure the writing is engaging, compelling and on-br


    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Journalism, Advertising, or similar.
    • 3-6 years of experience in advertising, marketing, or brand content creation, preferably on a creative team in an agency or agency-style environment
    • Superior strategic thinking, superb writing and editing ability, confidence, keen eye for detail, grammar and style, and a deep passion for music and popular culture.
    • Strong interpersonal skills; a team player, positive and innovative thinker.
    • Highly motivated and a high level of initiative, ability to work independently in support of creative goals and business objectives.
    • Ability to get other people excited about ideas and sell them in
    • Ability to perform under tight deadlines
    • A strong portfolio of creative that demonstrates originality, innovation, problem solving, and personal expression.



    A Copywriter should:

    • be highly creative and imaginative
    • have good written and interpersonal skills
    • work well in a team
    • be able to work under pressure
    • have an eye for detail
    • have an interest in popular culture, and new advertising trends and techniques.


    Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

    Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

    EEO Statement

    At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.


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