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Moda Operandi // luxury retailer for runway collections
Product, Full Time    Industry City, Brooklyn    Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019
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Position Summary

The Senior Copywriter is responsible for generating copy or text to compliment the visual concepts for luxury designer brands on our ecommerce site. He or she will report directly to the Product Copy Manager, assisting the team on creative, collateral & communications as well as on special projects. The ideal candidate will be a clever communicator with an excellent grasp of the English language/grammar, highly organized & thrive in a fast paced environment. He or she will be a superb researcher with the ability to work on multiple projects at once.

Role Priorities

  • Write engaging & compelling product copy that brings each item to life & makes it relevant & desirable to the customer; discern & include only those details the customer needs to know
  • Maintain the Moda Operandi tone across all copy; ensure the style guide is followed & the copy standards are upheld site-wide
  • Work with trunkshow freelance team to ensure copy standards are maintained
  • Demonstrate strong fashion knowledge & awareness, writing Editors Notes from a point of authority & making suggestions that are thoughtful & on-trend
  • Ensure accuracy & high quality on all copy & information uploaded
  • Help manage the flow of samples from the Studio to the product writers so they are able to see each product in person
  • Maintain communication lines inter-departmentally & cross-functionally to ensure upload runs smoothly
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach, showing initiative & suggesting ideas to continuously improve copy quality & presentation

Performance Requirements

  • Excellent command of the English language: grammar, spelling, syntax & usage
  • Strong communication & organizational skills
  • Proven ability to manage time & meet deadlines (and ensure the same trunkshow freelance team)
  • Able to prioritize effectively
  • Proven ability to work efficiently with accuracy & attention to detail
  • Meticulous regarding errors in spelling & grammar
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to lead
  • Demonstrate solid understanding of the luxury fashion industry
  • Possess extensive knowledge of & interest fashion industry, history, trends, fabric, & silhouettes
  • Industry-aware & up to speed on key trends happening each season
  • Understanding of the Moda Operandi tone & voice & ability to ensure it is reflected across all copy
  • Aware of what is happening across the business (hero brands, key initiatives, sales reports, investments, etc)
  • Commitment to the team & to being a team player; willingness to help where needed & support other team members, direct report & manager
  • Ambitious, hardworking & with an impeccable work ethic; you will lead by example & have a proven track record of inspiring customers through savvy copy

Essential Skills, Experience & Educational Requirements

  • 5 + years of experience in fashion, luxury, advertising or publishing
  • Bachelors degree in English Literature or Creative Writing
  • Familiar with best SEO practices
  • Proficient in AP Style, Chicago Manual Style or Words into Type
  • Ability to think creatively & translate ideas into copy
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines & manage demanding workload in a pressurized environment
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in partnership with the creative team

The job description is to be used merely as a guide of expectations rather than an exhaustive list of all duties & competencies. All requirements & skills are subject to change as business needs evolve.


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