Wednesday , April 24 2024

Selfridges Careers – Content Editor

Website Selfridges

Job Description:

Are you looking for a new challenge that gives you the chance to get creative and use your knowledge of the business to take Online Content to the next level?  Looking for a company that wants to help further your career, as well as provide you with an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work?

Job Responsibilities:

As a Content Editor, you will successfully manage the workflow and output of the Online Content Team; producing accurate, informative and trend-focused product copy. You will ensure that daily and weekly copy deadlines are met in order to maintain the smooth running of the Online Photostudio by maintaining department efficiency. You will aid and ensure the delivery of authoritative content that maintains our high standards at all times, that both informs the reader and enhances the Selfridges customer experience. To ensure our tone of voice is adhered to and ensure all team members, both core and freelance, are writing to our house style and to a very high standard.

  • Continue to build the Selfridges reputation as an authoritative fashion destination through informative product copy that is detailed, trend-focused and relevant
  • Manage and oversee a team of Junior, Mid-Weight and Senior Copywriters, as well as the Deputy Content Editor, in a very fast-paced and reactive Photostudio environment writing Selfridges product content for up to 130,000 products annually
  • Manage the Product Technical Specialists – our in-house product detail copywriters – to maintain a high standard of detail specification across all fashion and stills copy
  • Act as a guardian of all tone of voice and house style documentation for Selfridges product copy
  • Manage and recruit a wide pool of freelancers against a reactive workflow during peak and off-peak times, monitoring freelance spend/budgets throughout the year
  • Maintains high standards with consistent content from internal and external copywriters
  • Thorough understanding of Content Management Systems
  • Strong understanding of SEO and how to use this effectively in order to maximise revenue
  • Sound knowledge of the luxury retail sector with previous experience in fashion
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with department heads and key stakeholders across the business
  • Liaise with the wider Online Team in order to rectify data and/or imagery issues in a timely manner
  • Regularly sub-edit the team’s work, with one on one editing and feedback for all Junior writers and freelancers, maintaining the Copy Style Guide and brand TOV
  • Excellent time management, prioritising workloads at all times to ensure all deadlines are met

Job Requirements:

  • Impeccable English language and grammar skills
  • Great motivational skills
  • Influential and able to build key relationships
  • Proven commercial acumen as well as creativity
  • Educated to at least BA level in a Writing and/or Journalism specific degree
  • Ability to manage multiple workflows at pace, maintaining high standards at all times
  • Solution-focused
  • Logical thinker
  • Ability to train and mentor team members
  • A natural leader
  • Professional with an articulate manner
  • Experienced in using Content Management Systems
  • Sharp attention to detail
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to manage several workflows
  • Takes ownership of projects/tasks
  • History of management experience with a content/editorial role (e-commerce preferably)
  • Literate (to at least intermediate level) in the following – Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Proactive and takes initiative

Job Details:

Company: Selfridges

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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