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Copywriter, Mark and Graham

Date: Dec 5, 2017

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-11950
Area of Interest: Creative Services
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Mark and Graham
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

The copywriter will help create the Mark and Graham brand voice across all marketing communications, which include markandgraham.com, catalog and collateral. The successful candidate will be both a strategic brand strategist and an excellent writer.

Essential Functions:* Maintain the highest editorial standards for all copy and ensure that it conforms to the evolving brand voice. Drive brand forward with a fresh and approachable voice.

* Write upper-level creative copy for all brand communications, and ensure that voice and marketing messages are consistent across all channels and align with overall brand strategy.
* Work closely with graphic designers in writing all editorial, headlines and taglines for marketing communications including catalog, direct marketing pieces, and e-commerce, to ensure holistic concepts
* Work with Sr. Manager of Creative to ensure all editorial copy, headlines, taglines and home page content are inspirational and compelling
* Establish needs for each season, as well as work cross-functionally with Merchants, Product Development and Product Information teams
* Track revisions, manage and obtain approvals for all writing assignments

Qualifications:

* Excellent creative writing ability.
* Ability to think conceptually, ensuring creative tone/voice support the brand voice and key objectives of the season--and are appropriate for the all channels
* Strong ability to influence others to ensure copy and voice align with strategy
* Have a creative, assertive professional personality and be a competent researcher--comfortable asking questions and seeking answers
* Self-starter, ability to stay focused in an extremely fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
* Excellent organization and prioritization skills, ability to handle multiple projects across several seasons/packets/channels
* Experience working with all levels of business partners
* Teamwork, project management skills and creativity a must
* Possess a creative, positive and flexible attitude

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor's degree
* 3+ years writing experience in advertising agency copywriter/copy lead role is required
* Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and AP Style
* Prior experience working on highly-recognized, industry-leading brands a plus

*LI-KS

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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