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Director Copy

Quincy, MA

Overview :

The Director Copy is brand voice expert/editor in chief and leads the Copy and Copyediting teams while serving as key support/partner for VP Creative Development to deliver compelling brand story that distinguishes J.Jill in a competitive marketplace and drives sales. Collaborates with Brand Marketing, Merchandising and Ecommerce leaders in strategizing and executing direction for all creative omnichannel customer touch points—Retail, Direct, Ecommerce and any new opportunities that may develop—to establish and/or strengthen the emotional connection with new and existing customers.

Responsibilities :
  • Continuously refines and elevates the brand voice—in alignment with senior executives’ vision— infusing it throughout customer facing touch points
  • Leads Creative Development team in brainstorming seasonal initiatives ranging from concept themes (guides for all omnichannel creative work) to quick-turnaround market response projects
  • Collaborates with Brand Marketing, Merchandising and Ecommerce partners to continually explore options to drive sales, acquire new customers and strengthen J.Jill brand
  • Meets and exceeds all deadlines with the highest standards and quality controls
  • Develops, mentors and inspires best-in-class Copy team (writers and copyeditors)
  • Creates a culture of success while valuing curiosity, compassion and respect

Qualifications :
  • Decisive and incisive leader and creative/strategic thinker
  • Talent champion and developer, balancing hands-on guidance with delegation
  • Ability to challenge senior executives with strategic intent and accountability
  • Passion for continually learning and offering fresh viewpoints
  • Ability to thrive within a fluid, fast-paced environment
  • 10+ years fashion branding/editorial writing for an in-house creative department or agency (specialty retail omnichannel expertise preferred) with a minimum of 6 years managing team of 10 or more
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or related field
  • Mac proficient with ability to learn any necessary platforms

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