Josey Rose Duncan

The Write Site



Los Angeles, CA

I have more than a decade of professional experience in copywriting and journalism. I specialize in digital marketing (web, social, email) and longer form content (articles, blog posts, case studies). I’m also a published poet and fiction writer and perform my work regularly at curated readings.




Journalism (corporate & traditional)


Social media strategy


Editing & Proofing



Senior Copywriter | Clock Four   |  San Francisco  |  2016 — 2018

Developed campaigns — concept through execution — for U.S. Bank, Juniper, OZY, others.

Websites, email, social media, online banners, as well as in-branch advertising, video scripts.

Copywriter | Freelance
  |  Los Angeles & San Francisco  |  2013 — Present

Landor Associates (branding): Wrote ad copy for well-known tech brand. Developed case studies.

Countable (political start-up): Developed social strategy, including user-generated content campaign.

LiveWorld (social media marketing for Fortune 100): Researched, ghost-wrote articles, white papers.

Healthy eating start-up (confidential): Crafted mission statement, wrote marketing materials.


Digital Content Manager | Landor Associates  |  San Francisco  |  2008 — 2012

Winner of worldwide WPP writing award, Atticus Prize, presented by Sir Martin Sorrell. Developed, wrote, edited, including corporate blog, articles, case studies, and landing pages.


Reporter, Copywriter | Ode Magazine  |  Mill Valley, CA  |  2008

Reported, wrote features about cultural, environmental topics (one picked up by Huffington Post).


Assistant Editor | Reed Magazine  |  Portland, OR  |  2006 — 2007

Reported, wrote, edited articles for Reed College’s alumni magazine.


Freelance Writer | Willamette Week  |  Portland, OR  |  2006 —2007

Profiles, previews, reviews of local and touring music acts for web and print.



Director, Public Relations | Quiet Lightning  |  San Francisco  |  2012 — 2018

Social media strategy and marketing for acclaimed literary non-profit. Member of board.



Reed College

BA, English & Creative Writing, 2006



“Your Mouth” and “Faith:” Poems forthcoming in Love is the Drug and Other Dark Poems (book)

“What Your Drink Says About You:” Flash fiction forthcoming in Jellyfish Review

“Part I.:” Prose poem published on Unbroken Journal

“Good morning desert:” Nonfiction piece published on Elephant Journal

“When we drink” and “Dayshift:” Poems published in sPARKLE + bLINK



Red Light Lit (Jan. & Feb. 2018)

Litquake Lit Crawl (Oct. 2017)

Literary Speakeasy (Sept. 2017)

Bay Area Generations (June 2017)

Winter Lights (Feb. 2017)

Get Lit (numerous times, 2017)

At the Inkwell (Dec. 2016)

Quiet Lightning (Jan. & May, 2011)