Sr. Copywriter

New York, New York, USA
15 Oct 2021
17 Nov 2021
Job Title: Senior Copywriter
Primary Purpose: the senior copywriter at kate spade new york plays an important role in driving traffic and sales to our website, as well as retail and outlet shops. from emails to instagram, packaging to special projects, the senior copywriter is responsible for communicating our brand values and supporting global brand awareness across all categories and channels, and works in partnership with the other members of the editorial team.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in copy to...

- Write engaging copy that inspires and informs the customer across key digital and 3-d touch points, including emails, packaging, signage, and instagram as well as emails and supporting assets for sale events, outlet, CRM initiatives and new store openings.
- Bring seasonal merchandising and marketing initiatives to life through words and wit through a global lens.
- Work closely with Editorial Managers and brand art directors to conceptualize these ideas, and partner with the digital art directors as well as marketing strategy and creative marketing teams and merchants to execute content.

The accomplished individual will possess...

- Ability to work under deadline pressure with excellent attention to detail, as well as a holistic vision
- Ideas person and problem solver, with the flexibility to balance editorial and business needs
- Excellent writing skills, with the ability to write clearly, concisely and easily, as well as the ability to self-edit and sense-check text
- Culturally aware, with the insight and empathy to be inclusive on a global scale
- Online fluency (websites, blogs, etc.) with the curiosity and insight to ensure the brand stands out in the crowd
- Strong communication skills and ability to work with different types of people and departments
- Ability to multi-task, adapt and re-prioritize according to rapidly growing company needs
- Self-motivation and an entrepreneurial spirit, balanced with a team mentality
- A positive attitude (and a sense of humor)
- A broad liberal arts education or equivalent work experience. B.S. or B.A. in Journalism, English or Creative Writing preferred.
- 3-4 years of experience as a copywriter

Our Competencies for All Employees
- Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
- Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
- Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
- Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
- Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
- Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
- Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
Our Competencies for All People Managers
- Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
- Developing Direct Reports and Others:Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
- Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong moraleand spirit in theirteam; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Kate Spade is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under the consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-AS1 Visit Kate Spade at .

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