Editor, Product Content

Posted Date: Apr- 5-2017

Job ID: 7092

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Marketing

City: Kent

State: Washington

What's cool about this job

As the Editor for Product Content, you’re a gatekeeper for the copy and specs on every product page on REI.com and REI Garage. Insufficient copy shall not pass. You edit text from our copywriters and jump in to write it yourself when needed. You are an upholder and defender of the REI style guide and brand standards; you take this seriously and are fiendishly devoted to accuracy and authenticity. You know how to guide writers to deliver clean, relevant, interesting copy.

Product content is your world, so you also review product-specific in-store signage. You like looking at the big picture and looking for connections to your work. You love getting nerdy about dangling modifiers. Above all, you aim to ensure the online shopping experience is as engaging and informative as a trip to an REI store and a chat with one of our experts in the green vests.

Bring your passion and expertise

In this role, you will work closely with the Supervising Editor to track team performance, coach copywriters, and collaborate with stakeholders in other divisions to improve process and better serve our customers. (Hint: The customers are just like you and they just wanna get outside with the right gear.) The ideal candidate will have a strong editing background, experience in fast-paced publishing environments, a keen eye, a high responsibility drive, a sense of humor, and a devotion to the outdoors.

• Edit product page content and product-related in-store signage
• Provide feedback to copywriters to uphold the REI style guide and brand standards
• Maintain relationships with cross-divisional partners to enhance accuracy, findability and relevance of product content pages
• Meet regularly with the Supervising Editor to forecast workload, prioritize work, drive initiatives, and delegate projects
• Continually upgrade product and activity expertise and stay abreast of industry trends
• Keep the consumer (both internal and external) in mind at all times
• Always look for ways to enhance and improve the digital retail experience

• 5+ years’ experience in copywriting or editing
• Bachelor’s degree in English or journalism preferred
• Proven ability to provide clear, constructive feedback so copywriters produce effective marketing copy
• Proven ability to clearly convey complex ideas in a simple, understandable way (both written and verbal)
• Proven attention to detail
• Demonstrated aptitude for building relationships and collaborating across divisions
• Ability to successfully handle multiple tasks, prioritize, use resources efficiently, meet deadlines, and stay accountable on long-running projects
• Demonstrated initiative and innovation utilizing a proactive, team-oriented approach
• Ability to embrace and foster change
• Demonstrated understanding of outdoor activities and gear, as well as REI’s customer base, products, and services
• Fondness for snacks, GIFs, and Slack

Why you'll love it here

You are wild about the outdoors. You love playing with words. Haven’t you always wanted to invest your talents in the growth of a company you actually value? REI is a co-op, born in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest in 1938. We work every day to help our 16 million members have amazing experiences outside and then we head outside ourselves. We believe in one simple truth: A life outdoors is a life well-lived. If you agree, we can’t wait to meet you.

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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