Editorial Assistant - 80% Time

Posting ID : A1068313949
Date Posted : 2015-08-17
Category : Writing Editing

About Us

At Heath Ceramics, we design, manufacture and sell dinnerware and architectural tile of good and enduring design. We believe in the benefits of local manufacturing and we support a growing community of people committed to and inspired by the process of designing, making and sharing. Learn more about our company, values and people at heathceramics.com.

To support what we do, we need to share a fair amount of content -- both words and images -- across multiple media (both digital and print) to both customers and our internal teams (in particular, helping those teams work with customers.)

Position Description

We're looking for a super editorial assistant with copywriting, editing and design production skills, outstanding attention to detail, great organizational and project skills; a proactive orientation; and the ability to roll with the (metaphorical) punches. Reporting to our Communications Director and supporting for both the communications and design teams, you'll be working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment with team members from design, web, retail, communications, so an ability to work well with multiple perspectives and personalities is key.

This is a great role for someone who's had 1-2 years of editorial and production experience who's looking to be part of a creative organization to be proud of. The job would be 4 days a week.

Key tasks

Copywriting and editing

_ Write and edit product copy for our Heath and Heath Home products for a variety of mediums including web, point-of-sale (signage), product specifications sheets (for our internal teams), and print

_ Write and edit copy for Heath events and happenings for a variety of mediums including web, email outreach, and store signage

_ Copy edit and provide production support for our monthly newsletters

_ Oversee, develop copy for and edit two small websites

_ Provide estimates of turnaround times and resources required for completion of tasks

_ Track workflow and coordinate priorities and deadlines with multiple team members

_ Take a proactive approach to improving existing product copy

Working with images / production support

_ Processing and doing minor edits of images in Photoshop

_ Taking photos of new products, people, and events

_ Working to acquire images from third parties (working with internal teams to identify images to acquire, working with external parties to acquire them)

_ Uploading and managing (e.g. adding metadata, tagging, tracking usage rights) images in our in-house asset management system; creating image sets as necessary for press and sales needs

_ Working as the primary point of contact with our tile and trade teams on images to be used to support sales

Organizational support

_ Maintaining reference documents

_ Updating project management tools with production deadlines

Qualifications and Attributes

_ Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and regularly check in with the appropriate team members to assess assignment priorities and communicate any road blocks

_ Strong customer service and user experience orientation

_ Fan of design and culture. Knowledge of art a bonus

_ Strong problem solver, who brings solutions to the table whenever possible

_ Fast thinker who can generate ideas quickly and is comfortable working in a fast-paced, fluid environment

_ Inspirational, friendly and collaborative spirit who consistently exudes a positive attitude

_ Team player who builds strong working relationships with fellow co-workers and internal clients

_ Ability to accept creative feedback and adjust work accordingly. Eager to learn from fellow team members

_ Must be able to take on any task, large or small and own it from start to finish

Required Experience

_ Bachelor's degree and 2 years experience. We will also consider a graduate from a relevant publishing course who has the necessary skills and some work experience to bring to the role.

_ Experience in writing across multiple contexts (web, in-store, direct)

_ Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign

_ Experience working in an in-house creative environment

_ Advanced writing, grammar, spelling, editing and English skills with a creative flair

_ Familiarity with MailChimp, web and content management systems a bonus

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for this position, please to send your resume and a cover letter that speaks directly to the position.

Heath Ceramics is an equal opportunity employer. Thank you for your interest!

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