• Smartwool- Jr Copywriter

    VF CorporationDenver, CO 80238

    Job #903867684

  • Job Description

    How You Will Elevate the Brand:

    • Work with the internal creative and marketing teams to develop and build creative concepts and write copy that further the brand for campaigns, print, tv, digital video, emails, social, website, OOH, and retail

    • Breathe life and passion into all copy-help hone, carry, and evolve the brand tone of voice throughout all communication

    • Collaborate with Junior Art Director to execute and build everything from seasonal campaign to one-off tactical needs

    • Provide options and multiple solutions to partners for each brief while adhering to deadlines (work with Project Manager to adjust timelines if needed)

    • Become an expert in all things Smartwool-from culture to community to fabric to Merino sheep. Work with the marketing team, product team, ops, finance, and creative team to stay up to speed on all Smartwool initiatives. Ask lots of questions.

    • Proof, edit, review copy to make sure it is immaculate, well-written, and grammatically correct

    • Review work with Creative Director and Associate Creative Director for approval and to keep team informed

    • Help support the entire creative team through ideation and collaboration-working with Creative Director, Art Directors, other Copywriters, Retail Team, Designers, and Production to ensure the success of the work and teammates.

    • Work with the product team to help develop product names, product descriptions, and features and benefits for each season

    • Create a consistent sense of brand based on brand values throughout all creative work-holds up and pushes the brand forward

    • Work with team and managers while taking the initiative to stay up to date with current advertising trends, communication styles, and marketing techniques

    • Be an advocate for our values-enjoy and contribute to the rich culture of Smartwool. This will help our copy reflect the right attitude.

    • Performs additional duties as deemed appropriate by the Creative Director or Assistant Creative Director

    Approach:

    • Try until it is right. Focus on bringing the right 'feeling' to the copy and creative concepts. Be resilient and optimistic.

    • Be a bridge for all teams. Work to understand the problem and build a solution that works from multiple angles.

    • Listen and support others in an appropriate manner

    • Can apply constructive criticism to own work and help hone the work from the team

    • Looks for opportunities to inspire creative thinking within the brand

    • Has a growth mindset and can learn from success and failure

    • Takes direction from Creative Director and Assistant Creative Director and can show progress on feedback

    • Follows language trends and pays attention to cultural trends

    • Always looking for opportunities to grow, learn, and improve

    Skills for Success:

    • Has a strong grasp on the written word-grammar, long form, headlines, and short form

    • Can adapt writing style to different nuanced voices within the brand for varying projects

    • Imparts personality into writing to help connect with different audiences

    • Reviews copy with CD, ACD, and appropriate internal teams

    • Focuses on working with Creative team to help develop and 'sell' creative concepts and work to partners.

    • Organized-ability to coordinate several projects at once while still adhering to project deadlines

    • Communicates with appropriate team members in a timely matter to keep projects moving

    Requirements:

    • 1+ years of related professional experience: preferably with an in-house creative team or an advertising/marketing/branding agency.

    Educational/Position Requirements:

    Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, English, Advertising, or relative field

    Skills:

    • Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel (Minimal)

    • Strong writing and grammar skill set with a creative tone

    • Brand GTM experience

    • Exhibits a fun-loving attitude and has pride in making great work

    Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

    • Ability to travel 10%

    VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, and Dickies®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world's largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders.

    VF Diversity Vision Statement

    VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the ~~~ is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.