Senior Copywriter - Digital

Posted Date: Oct-18-2016

Job ID: 5515

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: eCommerce / Online

City: Kent

State: Washington

What's cool about this job

Come to work each day and feel good knowing you’re creating experiences that are helping people live their best lives. Here at the co-op we believe a life outdoors is a life well lived and we’re in search of a Senior Copywriter to join the digital team who wants to help us make a difference. 

From concepting to execution you’ll partner with UX, design and cross-divisionally with our marketing partners to build experiences that resonate with our customers and move the needle for the business. Ideal candidates will show strength in strategic thinking, concepting abilities and stellar short-form copywriting skills. Awesome collaboration skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment are must-haves. Experience in the outdoors would be cool, but not necessary. Most important is your ability to craft copy that speaks to people. Sound fun? We’d love to hear from you. 

Bring your passion and expertise

* Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or English preferred
* 5-7 years experience in copywriting, with some of the experience in the digital, e-commerce space
* Proven ability to develop strong creative concepts 
* Proven ability to write and edit effective marketing and digital copy
* Proven attention to detail
* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
* Willingness to work flexible schedules to meet deadlines
* Ability to successfully handle multiple tasks and prioritize well
* Demonstrated initiative and innovation utilizing a proactive, team-oriented approach
* Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals.
* Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by others at REI.
* Seeks out new trends and incorporates them into the digital experiences effectively 
* Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
* Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions.
* Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers.
* Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work.
* Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals.
* Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations.
* Builds rapport with all kinds of people inside and outside the organization.
* Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of worthwhile organizational goals.
* Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change.

Why you'll love it here

Join a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. REI is a co-op, born in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest in 1938. We’re here to help our 5.5 million members have amazing experiences outside—and do the same ourselves. Bring your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—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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