Category: Creative

Job Title: Managing Editor

Garnet Hill, a growing high-end multi-channel marketer specializing in original designs in clothing and home décor is seeking a Managing Editor to join our team.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop and drive editorial branding strategies and concepts; serving as the chief voice of content and bringing the "Art of Delight" to life, and present to VP of Creative and senior management as appropriate
  • Manage and coordinate the daily activities of the Copy department setting goals, establishing quality measures and assisting in creating work processes with other departments in support of company initiatives
  • Build and support multiple fashion/lifestyle brands within the overall Garnet Hill brand with a distinctive copy/editorial voice, maintaining a cohesive overall presentation
  • Understand the overall business, brand and marketing objectives and proactively contribute to its evolution and success through creative and strategic writing
  • Research and oversee the development of all copy and editorial for print, collateral advertising, public relations and the Internet (including seasonal themes), while continuing to enhance the brand voice
  • Develop a multichannel core Copy staff that is specialized but interchangeable/cross-trained to meet the growing needs of the organization/business
  • Develop, lead and mentor the Copy team. Make sure talent is in place, set lofty goals, and ensure the team and its members succeed and grow
  • Work with the Production Proofreading team to ensure consistency of voice by maintaining Garnet Hill's copy/style guidelines (Garnet Hill House Style Guide)
  • Attend all assigned Creative and Merchandising line reviews and approval meetings to ensure greater consistency and accuracy of content information
  • Work with Merchandising to support seasonal trends and editorial agendas with dynamic and effective copy approaches
  • Establish and maintain the Copy department budget
  • Ensure the fulfillment of marketing/public relations copy and content needs. Provide content for other company collateral including, but not limited to mailers and alternative marketing efforts, promotional materials, customer letters/communications, package inserts and packaging
  • Establish best—practice processes, standards and guidelines for copy development, ensuring quality, style, accuracy and consistency throughout
  • In collaboration with Creative, Production, Merchandising and Marketing teams, develop concepts for creative content of catalog, web, marketing and other miscellaneous projects
  • Be a contributing member of the Creative team brainstorming, planning and developing future projects
  • Other responsibilities as directed and necessary for the business
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's degree in writing intensive field or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ year's experience in advertising copywriting and editing in high-quality catalog and multi-channel retailer environment within the apparel and/or lifestyle brands; including all print, collateral and Internet
  • 3+ years experience managing and leading a high-performing work team
  • Experience in public relations and press releases a plus

TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Advanced skills with Macintosh/Apple systems and software
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and InDesign a plus
  • Understanding of copy as it relates to art, design, graphics and typography

SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Demonstrated pattern of developing, leading and motivating a high-performing team
  • Ability to work with peers to develop strategically planned solutions that enhance the brand while valuing the input of the group
  • Ability to articulate and present concepts and ideas to senior leadership
  • Extremely high attention to detail and high standard for quality
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple projects under tight deadlines, and effectively communicate and prioritize projects with other departments
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Flexibility to react to a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to think strategically about interactive design and advertising
  • Strong conceptual skills
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a team environment

If interested in this career opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Human Resources
Garnet Hill, Inc.
231 Main Street
Franconia, NH 03580
Email: humanresources@garnethill.com
Fax: 603-823-7404
Phone: 603-823-5545

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