Help us take FINE to the next level!
More and more, companies depend on what we do to lead their business direction. We’re not just wordsmithing clever slogans and catchy headlines (although all that happens, too)—we’re using words to shape customer experience and brand impact. At FINE, our copywriter can (and should) truly make big things happen, working alongside people as committed, passionate, and talented as you are.
At FINE, we are committed to our core values and strive to live them every day.
People here are the real deal. You bring genuine intentions, unite by your actions, and stay humble in your greatness, open with your quirks, and honest in your flaws.
You’re at the top of your craft and game. Whatever your skill and role, you’re a highly engaged, positive solutioneer. A leader, a doer, and an always improver.
MAKE BIG HAPPEN
You approach your work believing it has the power to impact our company, our clients, and even our world. All that you do is strategically motivated and aims for a world-class outcome.
Our values manifest themselves in a small group of dynamic, creative learners who are passionate about producing inspired and effective work, who seek to improve every day, and who understand that life is too short to not enjoy yourself along the way.
Our promise to clients is to help them evolve their brand and business to become their best selves, and deepen their relationships with customers. For the “A player” (that rare and talented top 10%) looking for something special, this position is the opportunity for you.
Do you see brand, digital, and creative as powerful business drivers?
Do you believe the best work is done in small groups of passionate experts?
Do you love design that is simple, beautiful, and intuitive?
Do you have a high level of attention to detail?
Do you have a passion for serving others?
Are you looking for a place to learn and challenge yourself every day?
Are you able to maintain calm in times of stress?
Do you focus on priorities to achieve set goals?
Do you value the people you work with as much as the work itself?
Do you look at work as a career rather than just a job?
Are you inspired by the opportunity to address and solve interesting problems?
If you answered "yes" to these questions, we want to meet you!
FINE is a brand agency. But for us, branding has moved far beyond slick logos, flashy sites, and clever campaigns. It’s a deep process of building value, based on values. It starts with the core reason a company exists, then permeates everything you do about it. Brand-Led Business Building™ helps us engineer companies (including our own) by aligning Vision, Operations, Expression, and Traction to create the kind of business people today truly buy into.
Since 1994, we’ve earned hundreds of awards and worked with countless clients to help define businesses using brand as our lens. Our work and our people have been featured in Communication Arts, Graphis, HOW, Fast Co., Adweek, CMO.com, AdAge, and many others. We’re proud to have helped friends across industries, from pioneering hospitality brands to innovators and nonprofits of all shapes and sizes.
As copywriter, you’ll work collaboratively to craft compelling content for FINE and our clients. What you write will cover a wide range of content initiatives, from messaging and brand names to editorial, social media, and functional copy. At times, you’ll be called upon to strengthen or edit the work of others, and you’ll respond to the charge like a champion, bringing the same thoughtfulness to their work as you do to your own. In short, you’ll be a multi-talented writing whiz who brings all kinds of stories to life for one of our key hospitality clients.
Produce quality content, from concept to completion, in cross-functional collaboration with client teams, designers, and producers.
Ground written deliverables in research, insights, and storytelling, ensuring your work is thoughtful, compelling, and thorough.
Extend your expertise to a wide range of content types and tasks, from writing articles and messaging to revising strategy documents.
3+ cumulative years of professional writing experience
Currently residing and authorized to work in the United States
Solid command of the English language
Excellent communication skills
Ability to deliver on multiple concurrent projects
We’re whole human beings here at FINE, and we’ve designed our benefits offerings to support our team in a whole range of human things. Things like:
A selection of robust health plans (medical, dental, and vision) to choose from, with option for 100% employer-paid coverage
Vacation, sick time, company paid holidays, and our annual holiday close
A 401(k) plan combined with a discretionary company contribution, driven by company performance
Company-paid group-term life insurance with the option to purchase additional coverage
Short-term disability coverage
Professional development to keep you growing
Pre-tax flexible spending accounts for dependent care as well as certain dental and vision expenses
Pre-tax commuter benefits
Flexible and remote working opportunities
Friendly atmosphere and culture
Competitive compensation package
Outstanding work environment
Working with other “A players” driven to create great client results
The copywriter position is for our office in Portland, Oregon, with the potential to work remotely within the United States +/- 3 hours PST. Located in a newly renovated building in downtown Portland, our office is cozy, collaborative, and comfortable. Each unique space was designed with multiple uses in mind, like a strategy session on the collaboration wall, refining a design idea over a cup of coffee in the bistro, or visiting with a client in the library. Note: As of Q4 2020, FINE employees are working remotely during the pandemic.
“FINE is full of deeply talented, kind, and caring people. It’s a place for creatives to be human—a place where you can do great work while sustaining the fullness of your life that inspires it.
- Terra, Senior Content Strategist & Writer
“I’ve worked on multiple projects building sites for everything from wineries to private equity clients. There’s always an interesting new feature or challenge to overcome with each project, and our designers always bring fresh ideas to the table. Part of a successful build is coming up with ways to create flexible object oriented data models without over engineering too much complexity into it, so that sites can evolve and change with the client’s needs over time.”
- Jeremy Clemans, Developer
“FINE offers the perfect balance of a humanity-first approach to business and envelope-pushing aspirations. It’s the harmony between the two that’s continually impressed me and inspired me to want to give back not just through my work ethic, but in my desire to help see the business thrive. Leadership consistently exemplifies a deep consideration and care for the team, especially in their rallying for self-advocacy and continued personal growth – which can certainly be advertised by any agency, but to actually follow through requires a real level of trust and commitment.“
- Mehran Azma, Associate Creative Director
Our Hiring Process
Our business may be small, but we think hiring’s a big deal. So we take a very thorough approach to finding the right fit for both our company and each human who comes to work here. Our process includes several interviews, an analysis of your career history, and in-depth reference checks. We respect your time and appreciate your participation in our mutual goal to help you find the ideal position for your skills and strengths.
Equal Opportunity Employment
We believe in this big-time. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. FINE does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
How to Apply
If you feel you are up for our in-depth hiring process and want to contribute to a dynamic, growing company, please begin your application here.
We ask that you share a cover letter that includes a brief summary of your interest in and experience for the position as well as:
A creative brand message (headline, tagline) that you’re most proud of, plus one sentence about why.
An editorial/longer form deliverable (article, collateral copy, etc.) that you’re most proud of, plus one sentence about why.
Phone calls and emails are not accepted.