Senior Copywriter

Posted Date: Dec- 1-2016

Job ID: 5953

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Marketing

City: Kent

State: Washington


What's cool about this job

The REI Co-op is looking for a Senior Copywriter to join our creative team and help us change the world. It’s a bold statement, yes. But here at the co-op we truly believe that the simple act of connecting people to the outdoors will change their life for the better. 

If this sounds good to you, and you’re a thoughtful and experienced copywriter who excels at developing and expressing ideas across all modern methods, then we’d love to talk to you. We’re huge fans of beautiful minds who are team players, and who work collaboratively and effectively in a high-performance creative environment. For this senior creative position, we’re seeking a talent able to span from new idea and concept generation to writing the perfect tweet. 

We’d expect to see great creative experience from advertising, relevant editorial or in-house creative work. Leadership in concept development, presentation and idea sell-though is a must. A love of the outdoors is good to have, but there’s no need to be able to climb a 5.11b or even to really know what that number means. We can teach you the outdoor stuff, but what we can’t teach you is how to write beautifully or how to craft and convey ideas that resonate with people’s souls. That’s up to you. And that’s what we need. 

If you’re still interested, we love to hear from you. 

Bring your passion and expertise

* Writes and edits copy that reflects the REI brand, the copy style guide, company strategy and project strategy.
* Continually upgrades outdoor product knowledge and activity expertise, and stays abreast of industry and content trends, as well as company strategies and initiatives.
* Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or English preferred
* 5-7 years experience in copywriting 
* Proven ability to develop strong creative concepts 
* Proven ability to write and edit effective marketing copy
* Proven attention to detail
* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
* Demonstrated understanding of outdoor activities and gear and the position of REI in those areas; demonstrated understanding of REI’s customer base and familiarity with REI’s product assortment
* 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.
* 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

NEW YORK CORRECTION LAW
ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753
LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF ONE OR MORE CRIMINAL OFFENSES

§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.