Editorial Director

Kansas City
Jan 15, 2014
Feb 14, 2014
Ms. Creative Recruiting
Design, Other
Full Time
The Packaging Studio at Hallmark Cards creates 5,000 packaging solutions every year for formats ranging from gifts to innovative technologies to toys. This fast-growing department is responsible for communicating product features and benefits in unique, compelling designs, influencing merchandising sets and displays, acting as key consumer communication channel, and delivering a brand experience that’s uniquely Hallmark.

The editorial director partners with an art director to translate product information, consumer research, brand style guides and marketing goals into compelling creative strategies and meaningful inspiration for packaging copywriters and designers. You’ll manage a team of copywriters and technical editors, directing their day-to-day work as well as setting their objectives and coaching them toward their goals. And you’ll collaborate with Merchandising, Marketing and Digital creative teams to ensure integrated messages and experience across all consumer touch-points.

We’re looking for a:
• Strategic thinker: You understand how packaging fits into an integrated marketing communication strategy and the role it can play in the overall consumer experience.
• Messaging expert: You’re able to understand how messaging should work across multiple mediums and how it fits in to the product and marketing strategy.
• Project manager: Your own impressive time management and organizational skills help keep your team moving forward. You’re capable of solving problems and making smart decisions in the moment.
• Confident leader: You model collaboration and inspire innovative thinking. You're a great creative coach.
• Engaging presenter: You win clients over because you listen, think and deliver.

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor's Degree OR 3+ years management experience
• 5+ years copywriting experience
• 3+ years in an Editorial Director position

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience collaborating across disciplines ?(e.g. design, marketing, editorial, product development)
• Ability to coach, manage and provide constructive feedback to creative team
• Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising, Communication, Journalism, English, ?Marketing or other related field
• Portfolio examples of packaging, but not required
• Experience writing packaging copy.

You must apply on-line at http://tinyurl.com/avmc3dc OR www.hallmark.com/careers (search jobs in "Kansas City" and "Creative" and upload the following: cover letter, resume and portfolio (.doc, pdf, jpg) are required. Portfolio should include examples of your writing and editing abilities. *** A website link does NOT substitute for uploading portfolio***

Additional Details
This position is based in Kansas City, Missouri.
Some relocation may be provided
Principles only, please. w/m/v/d.

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