Copywriter in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 9/21/2018

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Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for a Copywriter who will grow at our Vancouver, WA corporate offices.

The Copywriter writes clear and concise copy for products, packaging, and multichannel marketing communications (including, but not limited to websites, catalogs, print advertising, internal and external digital/social communications, press releases, etc.) for Hawthorne Gardening Co. and its brands. Your words will engage, inform, and serve as a catalyst to increase our share of professional and hobbyist gardening industry by speaking to our various customer targets.

In this role you will:

  • Oversee development of product copy, editorial copy, site development copy and other messaging for the company
  • Collaborate with designers, PR and other professionals on small and large-scale marketing projects (e.g. email campaigns to website homepages)
  • Conduct high-quality research and interviews
  • Edit and proofread copy as needed
  • Use SEO principles to maximize copy’s reach
  • Establish copy needs for direct marketing materials and campaigns, ensuring that all copy requirements are clearly communicated
  • Edit all website copy through each step of the production schedule--from start to finish through our internal approval process
  • Write product copy, editorial copy, site development copy, advertising banner copy and direct mail email copy
  • Collaborate with production and category teams to meet all product and production deadlines while ensuring that copy aligns with the desires of various internal stakeholders
  • Work cross-functionally to share and align copy across customer touch points; serve as an advocate brand voice integrity across the portfolio
  • Maintain the highest editorial standards for all copy

Our ideal candidate is a detail oriented, fast-learning, skilled and imaginative writer and team player who can shift from B2B to B2C writing projects with ease.

In addition, the person will also have:

  • 4-year Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Marketing or a related field
  • Strong editorial skills and minimum 7 years’ editorial / copywriting experience
  • Ability to proactively manage and prioritize multiple projects to meet tight production deadlines
  • Self-starter who is comfortable in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Prior experience in consumer product marketing
  • Strong research skills
  • High level of creativity and imagination
  • Collaborative spirit

With our needs in mind, submit your resume, salary requirements and up to three writing samples, so we can get an idea of your best work. Feel free to include links to your content or portfolio in your application.

This is what we will bring to the table:

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Discounted gym memberships across the U.S.
  • A highly energetic and fast paced environment at a rapidly growing company
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program
  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.


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