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Junior Copywriter

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Junior Copywriter

Job Introduction

Are you looking for a new challenge that gives you the chance to get creative and utilise your writing skills to produce informative and engaging copy?  Looking for a company that wants to help further your career, as well as provide you with an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work?  

If the answer to all of these questions is ‘yes’ then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for! 

Role Responsibility

As Junior Copywriter, you will be producing engaging, creative and informative product copy, helping to build the Selfridges reputation as an authoritative fashion destination. You will play a key role in delivering an extraordinary digital experience to our online customer and be integral to the smooth running of a fast-paced ecommerce studio environment. ​

As Junior Copywriter you will:​

  • Write up to 42 product descriptions a day across all departments (Womenswear/Menswear/Home/Tech/Beauty/Food/Kids/Jewellery)​

  • Produce engaging, informative and accurate copy in line with the Selfridges tone of voice and house style guides​

  • Conduct thorough brand and product research to inform your copy whilst working independently delivering copy at pace to strict deadlines​

  • Manage your own workload, juggling researching brands/products with writing and uploading copy to meet strict deadlines while liaising daily with multiple teams on product workflow​

  • Liaise daily with the Trading and Buying teams on product workflow and brand information​

  • Conduct daily site walks to maintain quality and consistency ​

  • Respond to ad hoc copy requests/queries from across the business​

  • Keep abreast of seasonal fashion trends and maintain good brand knowledge​

  • Work collaboratively with the rest of the Content team to continuously optimise and improve our product copy, always aiming to surprise, amaze and amuse our customers as well as inform with creative and original product descriptions​

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experienced. Have worked in a copywriting/content/journalism role previously in an ecommerce/fashion environment (may include internships)​

  • Experienced with content management systems and PC literate in Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel​

  • An excellent writer with genuine passion and enthusiasm for the English language and thorough understanding of grammar and punctuation​

  • Highly organised with excellent time management and meticulous attention to detail​

  • An excellent communicator and have great interpersonal skills with the ability to form strong working relationships and thrive working as a team​

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently at pace to a very high standard, managing workload to strict deadlines​

  • Aware of fashion trends and brand knowledge. You will be up to date with trends and constantly looking for opportunities for this to inspire your work​

  • An example of our values, a trusted and respected colleague

About the Company

Our Creative Spirit 

We are more than a shop. We are a social space where culture and commerce collide to release an energy that we call the Selfridges spirit. We are here to make our world brighter, and everyone is welcome. 

Our Awards Cabinet 

We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked...Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign. We were also recognised as a ‘Best 25 Big Company to Work For 2020’ as awarded by The Sunday Times.

Our Future 

Since 1909 we have been at the forefront of retail and today our stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham – alongside and the Selfridges App – continue to redefine the way we shop and socialise. As a Selfridges team member, you will learn what it takes to consistently drive innovation, success and amazing customer experiences. 

Everyone is welcome

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive working culture, and we see this as key to our success and our working culture. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome - irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all. We are diverse, we are inclusive, we are Selfridges.

The Fun Stuff  

There are lots of reasons to be excited about joining Team Selfridges – from our fantastic team member communities to volunteer days and behind-the-scenes Selfridges experiences throughout the year. 

Other benefits and rewards include:

  • Generous bonus and/or commission scheme 
  • Discounted gym memberships 
  • Pension contributions  
  • Annual travel pass and cycle to work schemes 
  • Up to five paid volunteering days
  • Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development


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