Garden Writer Job ID: GW – DB Location: New York, ALB Date Posted: 07/12/2002
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia currently seeks a Garden Writer who will report to the Senior Editor. This position presents a unique opportunity to work in a diverse and talented environment that rewards knowledge and career growth. We offer a generous benefits package along with a competitive compensation plan. Description: Responsible for copy development across all forms of media related to Martha Stewart Everyday Garden within the Creative Services Merchandise Division. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Encompasses but not limited to: Packaging – Develop product names, color names and packaging copy for MSE Garden, which are strategically on target vis a vis participation in creative briefings with Creative Services. – Partner with Project Managers to obtain all product information through all templates received from vendors. – Partner with Art Dept. in copy development process to ensure copy is effectively integrated in design of packaging. – Determine research needs and evaluate relevant information gathered. Ensure accuracy of all research and ensure clear, concise communication of information. – Partner with Associate Project Manager to conduct seasonal review of copy and provide recommendations for revisions on an as-needed basis. – Attend weekly status meetings with Creative Services to report on all progress of packaging copy development and to review all timelines and new projects on an ongoing basis. – Continually monitor timelines to achieve timely completion of all jobs. Advertising – Develop copy for consumer and trade advertising campaigns, including roto, consumer print, radio and outdoor vis a vis creative briefings. Concepts to be developed with Merchandise Art Director. – Review television copy in coordination with advertising agency for consistency and relevancy. – Edit and/or review all materials to ensure brand message is effectively represented both strategically and consistently. – Continually monitor timelines to achieve timely completion of all jobs. In-Store Signage – Develop copy for all in-store signage including overheads, posters, end caps, stanchions and fixtures, which is integrated into seasonal campaigns. – Continually monitor timelines to achieve timely completion of all jobs. Collateral/Direct Mail – Responsible for development of copy for seasonal direct mail pieces, inserts, brochures and packaging instructions that maintain consistent brand voice through input received via creative briefings. – Develop concepts with Art Director. – Continually monitor timelines to achieve timely completion of all jobs. – Any other duties as assigned. Overall Requirements: Candidates should have some Garden and 5 years of editorial experience. Technical Requirements: Qualified candidates must be skilled in MAC. Some quark experience helpful. Please send your resume and salary requirements, along with a cover letter via email to careers [at] marthastewart [dot] com or by mail to 11 W.42nd St., 23rd Fl./New York, NY 10036. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MSO does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies unless a signed “MSO Rider” agreement is on file. Currently, we are not using agencies. Please, no phone calls. **Due to the great number of resumes we receive daily, we regretfully are unable to respond individually to each person interested in our company, or answer inquiries regarding the status of a particular resume. If there is interest in interviewing you for an available position within our company, a representative from the Recruiting Department will contact you in the near future.** Thank you for submitting your resume to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.