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Product Copywriter

Kate Spade

New York City, NY, US

Since its launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, Kate Spade New York has always stood for optimistic femininity. Today, the brand is a global life and style house with handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, gifts, home décor and more. Polished ease, thoughtful details and a modern, sophisticated use of color—Kate Spade New York’s founding principles define a unique style synonymous with joy. Under the vision of creative director Nicola Glass, the brand continues to celebrate confident women with a youthful spirit.

Kate Spade New York is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity.

Primary purpose: The copywriter at Kate Spade New York plays an important role in driving traffic and sales to our retail shops and website, as well as communicating our brand values and supporting global brand awareness, through words and wit. From emails to social media,product names to signage, the copywriter will partner with the other members of the editorial team to craft inspiring, on-brand content across all categories and channels.


The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in copy to...

  • Write engaging copy that inspires and informs the customer across all touch points: digital, print, packaging, print, wholesale, and product naming/romance.
  • Bring seasonal merchandising and marketing initiatives to life through words and wit
  • Work closely with Senior Editorial Director and brand art directors to conceptualize ideas and strategies for digital campaigns and content.
  • Find ways to package brand content and editorial commerce in uniquely inspired ways that drive engagement and customer curiosity
  • Partner with the brand art director, marketing and creative marketing teams and merchants to execute content.



The accomplished individual will possess...

  • Ability to work under deadline pressure with excellent attention to detail, as well as a holistic vision
  • Ideas person and problem solver, with the flexibility to balance editorial and business needs
  • Excellent writing skills, with the ability to write clearly, concisely and easily, as well as the ability to self-edit and sense-check text
  • Culturally aware, with the insight and empathy to be inclusive on a global scale
  • Online fluency (websites, blogs, etc.) with the curiosity and insight to ensure the brand stands out in the crowd
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with different types of people and departments
  • Ability to multi-task, adapt and re-prioritize according to rapidly growing company needs
  • Self-motivation and an entrepreneurial spirit, balanced with a team mentality
  • A positive attitude (and a sense of humor)
  • A broad liberal arts education or equivalent work experience. B.S. or B.A. in Journalism, English or Creative Writing preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a copywriter

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
  • Managerial Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.

Kate Spade is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under the consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Kate Spade at #LI-mh1


Req ID:  60259

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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