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Jr. Copywriter

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MAJOR Apparel retailer seeks Junior in-house copywriter.

GENERAL SUMMARY:
• Creates, proofreads, and self-edits copy that clearly communicates marketing messages and Gap, Inc. growth initiative personality.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Customers and Markets:
• Write, self-edit, and proof copy for all online content components, including product copy, email messages, promotions, and other projects as needed.
• Be able to work as part of a team or independently.
• Work with producers, designers, marketing partners, merchants, cross-brand colleagues, and others to determine creative execution.
• Ensure that copy has stylistic sign-off and legal approvals before releasing.
• Collaborate with designers to ensure that copy communicates effectively within a layout.
• Meet deadlines and attend and participate in meetings as required.
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Works with other members of editorial, design, marketing, production, merchandising, and outside vendors as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Ideally, all candidates will have some online retail experience.
• Excellent command of the English language and grammar.
• Ability to adapt writing to Gap, Inc. growth initiative voice.
• Strong and flexible writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
• Ability to interact productively during brainstorming and kick-off meetings, work independently, and communicate information among team members.
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines.
• Proficient in Macintosh Word. Working knowledge of Excel, Outlook, and Internet programs, issues, and protocols (preferred).
• Knowledge of Web 2.0 (social networking, user generated content) preferred.
Minimum educational level:
• B.A. in English, creative writing, journalism, or related field.
- may possibly also have them complete a quick skill assessment test
Minimum experience:
• 1-3 years of professional writing experience, preferably in fashion or retail in an online or direct-communications environment.

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