Copywriting & Merchandising (Jr. level)

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Exciting opportunity to start with a company on the ground floor! If you are looking for a copywriting role with a fun company, this is the job for you. The room for growth here is huge and this position would end up being a senior leadership role once the company is off and running. This Merchandising Production & Copywriting Lead will head up the Merchandising Department: organizing and executing photo shoots, crafting great copy, and uploading products to an eCommerce site. This client is a start-up company and is growing very, very quickly--they’re looking for someone who can build the Merchandising department and take them to the next level.

But this isn't just any start-up. Work for a company where your contributions make a difference in the community. The business model is a shopping destination where designers, artists, celebrities, manufacturers, craftspersons, and brands are paired with good causes. They stand for making shopping better and giving easier.

The salary is 40k, plus benefits and stock options.

Responsibilities
• Lead the product uploading process from start to finish--work with the Account Team to acquire assets, modify lead product shoots, organize and write great copy, and upload to the site
• Own the photography studio--lead and shoot digital product photography of products, maintain cleanliness & equipment
• Capture the features, benefits, functionality uniqueness of each product, while conforming to their Style Guide and each Merchant’s individual aesthetic
• Ensure a consistently high level of technical quality throughout
• Manage editorial & creative content: craft company backstories, develop & execute product copy, write sales pieces, assist Social Media & Marketing team with promotional, blog and social media copy
• Work with multiple teams, including the Account & Social Media Teams, to plan shoot times, build & develop and a dynamic shooting calendar, and ensure strategies are executed
• Write great copy quickly and error-free

Skills/Requirements
• Bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism, English, or creative writing
• Ability to work with an established voice
• Passion for the fashion industry--deep knowledge of emerging labels, designers, and brands, as well as current fashion trends
• 2+ years of digital studio experience or equivalent
• Fluency in the Adobe Suite, especially Photoshop & Illustrator
• Agency copywriting experience or equivalent
• Experience with Cannon photography equipment
• Experience with SEO is a plus, experience writing for it is ideal
• A love for the work--this is a time-heavy job
• Flexible and a team player--they are a start-up and you maybe called upon to assist other departments, including our Member Care Team
• Magento experience is a big plus--will be uploading to Magento
• Bonus points for applicants who volunteer their time for good causes

If interested, please include a portfolio of your copywriting (and photography if you have any).