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Manager, Copy

Quincy, MA

Our Brand :

J.Jill is a premier omnichannel retailer and nationally recognized women’s apparel brand committed to delighting customers with great wear-now product. The brand represents an easy, thoughtful and inspired style that reflects the confidence of remarkable women who live life with joy, passion and purpose. J.Jill offers a guiding customer experience through more than 280 stores nationwide and a robust e-commerce platform. J.Jill is headquartered outside Boston.

Overview :

The Manager Copy is an experienced professional who is highly collaborative, leads by example, and maintains a positive attitude. Responsibilities include guiding and supervising the copywriting staff and managing the copy workflow for all three channels (catalogs, web, and retail stores). Ensures the accuracy and brand appropriateness of all written copy within specified deadlines. Writes editorial copy.

Responsibilities :

  • Develops and mentors copywriting staff on daily basis.
  • Assigns all jobs and acts as first round of approval to ensure the J. Jill voice is
    present and on brand.
  • Edits copy for all assigned print and digital channels.
  • Presents copy to the Copy Director and marketing leadership for approval.  Works closely with Project Managers, Marketing Managers, proofing team, and art directing team.
  • Develops product names and makes necessary revision.
  • Ensures copy changes specified by the Copy Director and marketing leadership are implemented.
  • Adheres to the J. Jill copy style and voice
  • Trains new copywriters on copy style, voice, and process. Ensures the database is
    updated accordingly.
  • Participates in the development of seasonal concepts.
  • Develops copy concepts to meet marketing, creative, design, and merchandising objectives.
  • Writes headlines, collateral, and promotional materials as needed.
  • Interviews and recommends staff and freelance copywriters.
  • Creates and manages objectives for performance evaluations of staff.
  • Assesses workload and hours for budget and staffing consideration.

Qualifications :

  • Ability to act as liaison and build relationships between cross-functional teams
    and departments.
  • Ability to thrive within a fluid, fast paced environment.
  • Must be a team player and able to give and take direction.
  • Must be both deadline and detail oriented and able to work within set production schedule.
  • Must have capability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be a clear and effective communicator.
  • Must have the ability and willingness to research textiles, materials, trends and technical
    information as it relates to products.
  • Possesses a strong command of the English language and has familiarity with AP and
    Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Must have excellent proofreading skills (spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, tone, and adherence to Brand voice.
  • Solid foundation of 6+ years writing or editing retail fashion copy at an in-house creative department or agency (multi-channel expertise is preferred).
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience leading a staff and assigning and scheduling projects
    on a long-term basis.
  • Must be computer literate, have knowledge of Microsoft Office and digital asset management systems, MAC experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, or related field.

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