Recruiter Position at Lipscomb University

Lipscomb College of Business is a new FoxFuel client and we’re looking to help them find top talent to round out their team.  Currently, the College of Business is looking to hire a new recruiter to represent the Business Graduate programs and bring in the most promising graduate students.  Anyone interested must apply through the Lipscomb University website, but feel free to let us know that you applied and we’d be happy to follow up with a good word.  

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Primary Responsibility:

Represent Lipscomb University Business Graduate program to prospective graduate students through college fairs and events.

Job Related Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer skills including a working knowledge of Word, Excel and Access
  • The ability to work independently and with a team to set and implement goals
  • Event management
  • Strict confidentiality
  • Telephone etiquette
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Creativity

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in marketing or public relations

2-5 years experience in a sale or marketing position preferred

Occasional travel may be required.

Hiring Statement:

Lipscomb University is a private, Christian university associated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ and governed by religious tenets held by the Church of Christ. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of the Church of Christ.

The full job posting is available here.

Good luck!

4 Tools For Perfectionist Copywriters

There are two kinds of people in the world: the normal kind and perfectionists. Some of those perfectionists happen to be copywriters. This is a unique creature found in the creative wild, often driving its cohabitants to fury with constant grammatical corrections in the office chat thread and single-word changes to the document that’s already been approved by all other parties.

If you happen to be one of these mystical creatures, we have a few resources you’re going to love for reasons no one else in your office will understand…

Grammarly

Grammarly is a beautiful app that analyzes your writing and offers you the recommended edit as you type. And that’s not even the best part… Each week, you’ll get an email with your Grammarly Insights outlining your activity, mastery (accuracy), vocabulary, and most common mistakes. (That idea you just got for an office competition to see who has the best Grammarly report…ya we had it too. Don’t be discouraged when you find you’re the only one who understands the glory and honor of impeccable grammar. We get you.)

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Note of Caution: The only beef we have with Grammarly is that it doesn’t work in Google Docs. We do a lot of our writing and collaboration there, so it’s a pretty big bummer for us.

RhymeZone

This nifty little site will give you rhymes, almost-rhymes, homophones, poems, lyrics, quotes, it’ll even sift through the works of Shakespeare to find your term.

The Most Dangerous Writing App

Perfectionists by definition want what they create to be perfect, typically before anyone else sets eyes on it. Trouble is, that mindset makes “rough” drafts a bit challenging and can chew up time faster than you can say Jack Robinson. The Most Dangerous Writing App doesn’t allow for perfecting your copy, it limits you to just enough time to word-vomit your thoughts onto the page. If you take too long, your brilliant phrases are gone forever. It will frustrate the hell out of you the first 129 times you use it, but you’ll learn to love it and it will save you beaucoup time in the long run.

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OS X Dictionary

Don’t know what “beaucoup” means? Or looking for a word that means the same thing but doesn’t look like a typo? If you’re on a Mac, highlight that word and give it a Command+Control+D.

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That nifty little popup gives you the definition, synonyms, and a snippet of the corresponding Wikipedia article if it’s available. You can also right-click the highlighted word if you’re still catching up to the key command craze.

(If you’re not on a Mac, dictionary.com is cool…)

AdWords Keyword Planner

Writing for web? Then no one will see your perfect copy unless you keep Google happy and to keep Google happy, you have to feed it keywords. Lucky for you, the AdWords Keyword Planner makes it very simple to determine the most common search terms related to your product or service.

Another Note of Caution: Google is smart and your readers are (probably) smart. Cramming keywords into your copy for the sake of keywords will not end well for you. It’s important not to sacrifice the quality of your content for a list of keywords. But you already knew that because you’re a perfectionist.

There you have it. We hope these tools will help to appease your neurotic perfectionism. Go write great things.

Help Wanted: Seeking Mad Word Skills



FoxFuel is looking for a copywriter to join our creative team. Candidate needs to be collaborative and quick to interpret clients’ needs into persuasive ideas. Must be a self-starter who has an excellent understanding of English grammar and usage, deep knowledge of the AP style, and the ability to write and speak clearly, concisely, and persuasively.

At least three years of agency experience is a huge plus.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • interpreting account briefs
  • researching clients, their competitors, and the target audience
  • producing original, clear, and credible ideas/messages/scripts, and presenting these to clients and colleagues
  • conceptualizing campaigns, ads and ideas with creative team
  • liaising with clients and colleagues, and project teams to consider marketing requirements
  • updating and amending campaigns according to feedback
  • writing reports, proposals, scripts, blogs and social media content

To apply, send your resume and some really cool things you’ve written to mary@foxfuelcreative.com.

Rachel Sings

Our very own Rachel Figley can sing. And she can write songs. On April 7th, she got together with some of our other FoxFuelers to do some covers and originals at Tennessee Brew Works. We recorded it and made it a free album for you to download!

We all know Rachel can manage projects and care for clients like a boss, but she can also sing, play piano, and write songs like a true rockstar. Listen to this album and you’re going to demand that she handles your account, just in the hope that she’ll sing in your next client meeting.

Download the album.

Download the file, unzip it, and drag it into your iTunes app (or your preferred music player).

 

  

 

Photos from the Concert