SCOTT MUSKA / SENIOR COPYWRITER
LAP: srm5082@gmail.com / POCKET: 724.272.9357
PORTFOLIO: scottmuska.com / PLACE: Brooklyn, NY

RIGHT NOW

THE LAB / SENIOR COPYWRITER
March 2018—Present
Working mostly on one brand that is a secret and a few other brands that are not secrets.

FREELANCE WRITER
August 2010—Present
I spend nights and weekends writing for publications, brands, my parents’ refrigerator, etc.
Publications: Playboy, Mashable, AdWeek, Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, SELF, Glamour, Thought Catalog, NBC News, Men's Health, Bustle,
Good Housekeeping, USA Today, SMITH Magazine, NPR, FlipCollective, P.S. I Love You, Human Parts

Brands: Disney, Netflix, Trojan, CDW, Avocados from Mexico, MGM Casinos, weVibe, Paramount Pictures, Screen Gems, History Channel
Roman, Philips

BEFORE

THOUGHTMATTER / SENIOR COPYWRITER
July 2016—March 2018
Freelanced for a stretch then came on full time to run the copy department at this boutique creative studio.
100 Gates Project, Downtown Staten Island, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, New-York Historical Society,
Joyful Heart Foundation, Staten Island Zoo, Sammy B Designs, GirlForward, Girls Write Now, For the People Project, Lower East Side Partnership

OLIVER AGENCY / SENIOR COPYWRITER
August 2016—April 2017
Spent many mornings and evenings commuting to and from Unilever’s New Jersey HQ, where I worked mostly with OLIVER’s
embedded U-Studio creative team.
Hellmann's, St. Ives, Axe, Suave Men, Dove Men Care, Marriott Rewards / NCAA, BritVic

MASHABLE STUDIOS / COPYWRITER + CREATIVE STRATEGIST
August 2015—September 2016
Ideated, pitched, wrote and produced branded content for Mashable's in-house creative agency. Worked on more than 75 brands.
Also served as a creative strategist and branded content editor.

VML NEW YORK / ASSOCIATE COPYWRITER
February 2015—August 2015
First full-time job out of ad school. Still miss it.
Legoland, Shiseido, Ball Park, Travelex

LAUNCHPAD ADVERTISING / FREELANCE JUNIOR COPYWRITER
July 2014—February 2015
Supplemented my learning and income during ad school.
PNC Bank, American RedCross, New Directions Behavioral Health, Pat Tillman Foundation, CenturyLink, Organic Avenue

FLYWHEEL PARTNERS PHARMA / JUNIOR COPYWRITER
August 2012—January 2014
Moved to NYC to begin a copywriting career at this startup pharma agency.
Bayer R&I, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Asante Solutions, Pfizer, Phonak, Actavis

GANNETT MEDIA / STAFF WRITER
March 2011—July 2012
Covered all things coastal DelMarVa for USA Today and other Gannett publications from a bureau in Ocean City, Maryland.

ALTOONA MIRROR / STAFF WRITER: May 2010—March 2011
Covered education and crime for a newspaper in central Pennsylvania.

EDUCATION

MIAMI AD SCHOOL NYC
2014—2015
Copywriting Program

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
2006—2010
BA: Journalism / Minor: English

AWARDS + RECOGNITION

 

  • 2016 Cannes Lion Silver, Media—Best Use of Ambient Media
  • 2016 Cannes Lion Shortlist, Direct—Best Use of Ambient Media
  • 2015 ADC Young Guns Bronze Award
  • Work Featured in Adweek, Ads of the World and Ad Age