Freelance Content Writer

London  |  Head Office

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Competitive Basic Salary and Excellent Benefits
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With a rolodex of PR contacts and a mind spinning with story leads, initiate forward thinking content and produce credible editorial copy reflecting our values and tone of voice across all multichannel communications. Responsible for seasonal storytelling. Lead editorial projects from conception to execution positioning the Harvey Nichols brand identity across all written media is.

What you will be doing:

  • Research and write editorial copy for all features including trend reports, news stories and brand profiles as well as marketing copy such as subject lines, sells and CTAs.
  • Produce editorial features throughout the season that support commercial objectives, are imaginative and inspired, and reflect current events, cultural shifts and emerging trends.
  • Self-generate stories and liaise with collaborators to secure exclusive quotes and contributions that give Harvey Nichols content credibility and editorial edge among competitors.
  • Support editorial pitches to senior teams within the business, bringing in-depth knowledge of your subject area to the team.
  • Monitor the editorial copy and tone of voice across multichannel content to ensure accuracy and consistency is maintained and free of grammatical and spelling errors.
  • Meet stringent deadlines while having the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • Create dynamic and enticing headlines, homepage copy, and subject lines for email marketing campaigns.
  • Maintain the Harvey Nichols tone of voice guidelines, and update when necessary.
  • Liaise with Online Copywriters to insure a cohesive tone of voice between editorial copy and product copy.
  • Contribute ideas and copy for special projects, social media, marketing campaigns, internal presentations etc.
  • Influence the development of Harvey Nichols Wordpress CMS functionality, ensuring copy produced is best practice and keeping abreast of SEO changes.  

A bit about your experience:

  • Demonstrable experience as an established features writer in a creative field
  • Should know their Balenciaga from their Balmain
  • Excellent command of English language and first rate grammar skills
  • Journalism or copywriting background
  • Ability to write longer length features, as well as news stories and engaging marketing copy
  • A creative, flexible and versatile writing style
  • Meticulous attention to detail and well-honed sub-editing skills
  • Experienced in writing best practice copy for SEO
  • CMS content management competency
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

A bit about you:

  • Energised by group work and values the dynamic of a team-driven department
  • Positive and proactive
  • At ease working with Creative and Marketing teams, as well as commercial departments such as Buying and Retail
  • A strong understanding of current trends in art, music, celebrity and pop cultures and their influences on fashion and customers
  • A proven ability to work according to deadlines and have a keen eye for detail
  • Ability to work independently

All your hard work, rewarded:

Our colleagues are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:

Flexible working
Very generous staff discount plus annual clothing allowance

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