Creative Copywriter

Duke Cannon Supply Co.

Duke Cannon Supply Co. is a CPG company that has become one of the fastest-growing brands in the men’s grooming category. Our mission is to better the day of hard-working men, and we do this with the products we make and the entertaining branded content we share. We intend to become a household name by taking share from large national players and know that (high-quality products aside) creating engaging marketing that grabs people’s attention and entertains them is the key to accomplishing this. And we’re looking to hire smart, fun, and wildly talented folks to be part of this.

Position Details

Creative Copywriter
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

We are currently looking for a talented Copywriter (preferably with previous ad agency experience) to join our “in-house” marketing team. The ideal candidate is someone who can wield language like a scalpel or a bullwhip (depending on the assignment) and work in an energetic and collaborative environment to create social / digital content and multi-channel ideas that that resonate in the culture, create brand awareness, and reinforce customer loyalty.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with the team to generate ideas & concepts for social and digital campaigns. 
  • Assist with ideation on larger campaigns and initiatives. 
  • Ably wield the Duke Cannon brand voice

There are no “bad briefs” at Duke Cannon—we know our brand is a big differentiator for us, and we want everything we do to get noticed and elevate it in the public eye. Accordingly, the person in this role will produce an enviable range of humorous, creatively-driven work (social content, TV spots, digital campaigns—we even made an 8-bit videogame and Christmas tree ornaments that look like huge bricks of soap) that will not make people’s eyes glaze over.

Other advantages of our “in-house / not your typical agency” structure:

  • No time sheets.
  • Very few meetings (about 2-3 hours per week), so you can focus on making things.
  • No new business pitches destroying your nights and weekends.
  • We are our own client; fast approvals with no barriers to doing the work we want to do.

Experience and Requirements:

The copywriter for our creative team will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the organization by contributing to the growth and development of a growing challenger brand. Accordingly, ideal candidates should possess the following qualities:

  • 3+ years of experience working in a similar role at an advertising agency; familiar with industry processes, timelines, and outputs, and comfortable with team collaboration. 
  • Portfolio site showing a body of past advertising / content work. 
  • Be well versed in current social media trends, familiar with leading platforms, and how consumers interact with them. 
  • Be able to generate ideas for various media formats. 
  • Note: This is an on-site position based in Minneapolis that does involve hours in office; team members work a hybrid schedule in the office 3 days a week, with 2 days spent working from home if desired / needed.

Company Culture:

The Duke Cannon Supply Co. offers a fast-paced environment where decisions are vetted quickly, and opportunities are quickly pursued. We work hard, but we value flexibility as well. We have an informal culture with favorable work/life balance and an emphasis on having fun (we sell soap, after all), and we work to ensure that our people have a rich and rewarding career experience with opportunities to flex and grow.

Duke Cannon Supply Co.’s Main Lodge (aka the office) is in Minneapolis’ North Loop, one of the city’s most vibrant and walkable neighborhoods, with award-winning restaurants, fashionable boutiques, live music, and Major League Baseball just steps away.

Salary and Benefits:

Duke Cannon offers a competitive market salary and bonus based on role and professional experience. Our benefits are top-notch and include health & dental insurance, HSA and 401k programs supported by regular company contributions, a tuition reimbursement program, and monthly parking stipend.

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