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Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2017 4:24 PM

Requisition Number: WS:11289
Area of Interest: Editing
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams:Sonoma
Position Type: Full:time
Our Company
Founded in 1956, Williams:Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high:quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams:Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams:Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully:designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces. Weve seen some big changes since our first brick:and:mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasnt changed is our passion for high:quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. Today, were a multi:brand, multi:channel, global enterprise supported by state:of:the:art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing : and were always looking for new energy and ideas.
Position Summary
This position is responsible for managing the production, writing and editing of all copy for Williams:Sonoma ecommerce, plus copying for other Williams:Sonoma special projects as needed.
Specific Responsibilities
* Oversee development of product copy, editorial copy, site development copy and other messaging for the Williams:Sonoma website, along with direct marketing emails and advertising banners.
* Supervise team of freelance writers, assigning copy as needed.
* Establish copy needs for each seasonal website cycle, develop writers list and conduct copy meetings with merchants, ensuring that all website themes, product information and copy points are clearly communicated to freelance writers.
* Establish copy needs for direct marketing emails and advertising banners, ensuring that all copy requirements are clearly communicated to freelance writers.
* Edit all Williams:Sonoma website copy through each step of the production schedule, from internal editing through confirming and final proofs, incorporating revisions
* Edit all Williams:Sonoma direct marketing email and advertising banner copy
* As needed, write product copy, editorial copy, site development copy, advertising banner copy and direct mail email copy.
* Collaborate with Creative Services production team to meet all product deadlines while ensuring that copy meets the changing needs of web page designs and format, cutting, expanding and rewriting copy as needed to work within the approved designs.
* Partner with production manager to plan daily and weekly editing needs
* Work with Retail and Catalog editors to share copy for cross:channel products and to ensure a consistent voice across all channels.
* Maintain the highest editorial standards for all copy
* 4:year Bachelors degree
* Strong editorial skills and minimum 7 years editorial experience
* Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and AP style
* Ability to manage multiple projects and work proactively to meet tight production deadlines
* Must be self:starter comfortable in extremely fast:paced environment
* Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
* Prior experience in cookbook or food writing a plus
* Proficiency with Macintosh operating system and Microsoft Word
Williams:Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Williams:Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.


• Location: San Francisco

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