Product Copy Editor Ralph

Ralph Lauren Corporation
New York
Apr 12, 2013
May 12, 2013
Kelly Karakul
Full Time
Purpose & Scope:

Manager Merchandise Copy leads the team of junior copywriters and copywriters. The position is responsible for merchandise copy for all brands of one division (men or women) on

Responsible for line-editing all merchandise copy for content and tone. Guide and instruct copywriters on appropriate Ralph Lauren voice and language practices. Is responsible for ensuring that all copy remains elevated to a luxury brand level. Organize and lead teams, sets team and individual goals. Coach staff, creates opportunities for staff development, and makes decisions or collaborates on hiring decisions and performance management.

Refine team voice and tone and ensure that all copy remains elevated to the luxury brand level.
Line-edit all work submitted by team.
Serves as liaison with group director and merchandise, operations and editorial departments.
Responsible for managing team workload, time and schedules.
Responsible for the completion of copy in a timely manner in accordance with established time lines.
Lead the Review of merchandise seasonal buys to assess delivery workloads.
Attend weekly style outs to ensure consistency between details called out in merchandise copy and detail images.
Review appropriate reports that detail missing merchandise copy and action accordingly Lead weekly meetings with regional merchant and asset coordinators to discuss copy deadlines and priorities.
Assist in the conceptualization and writing of Style Guide questions as needed.

Job Requirements
Requires a diverse book of work at least 3-5 years of copywriting and editing experience in advertising, direct marketing, promotion or publishing, preferably with a background in luxury retail.
BA in English, Journalism, Communications, Advertising, Marketing and strong conceptual skills with knowledge of how copy relates to design, graphics and concept inspiration are also highly desirable.
The ideal candidate will be an exceptional editor and possess excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills, plus the ability to function within tight deadlines, while working independently and as part of a team.

 Ralph Lauren is an equal opportunity employer. We offer dynamic career opportunities with growth potential and a generous company discount.