Copy Job Description

Copy Job Description

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Copy provides operations functions in one or all of the following areas: operates high volume duplicating equipment, performs associated copying tasks, operates high volume document imaging equipment and related software.

Copy Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective copy job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included copy job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Oversee the creation of on-brand product copy, product names, headlines, across all channels
Collaborate with graphic designers, marketing and merch team members, researchers, and product managers to serve a global content audience
Be responsible for ensuring that the electronically delivered materials have successfully arrived at the ingest library
Is the lead voice within the copy department, providing guidance in accordance with brand positioning
Build effective relationships at agencies through on-going communication with various departments Sales, Commercial Operations, Agency Traffic and accounting
Check formal definitions against the company’s definitions, collect new definitions for committee review, and recommend improvements to new definitions
Proofread tablet (or print files) and work with compatibility team (or graphic designers) to ensure that all errors are corrected
Be cognizant of variety of end uses (Representative, Customer, Associate, print)
Importing edit and break point data to What’s On for Scheduler and Continuity, incl
Subject to channel related and seasonal fluctuations the Copy & Compliance Controller will also contribute to the end to end previewing process of program material

Copy Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Copy

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ELS, CPR, BLS, HVAC, WHMIS, H2S, SANS, BELS, APICS, ARRT

Education for Copy

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the copy job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and High School Degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Education, Writing, Editing, Life Sciences, Communication

Skills for Copy

Desired skills for copy include:

Microsoft Word
Design programs
Machine operations from low to high volume high speed duplicating equipment
Directors
Illustrators
Photographers
Production personnel
Recommends those that are best suited to achieving the desired results
Talent
Product

Desired experience for copy includes:

Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred, ideally in Film Studies, English or related field
Two years prior experience is required
You must possess effective written and verbal communication skills, and be adept at project management
Sound knowledge of the MS Office suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Visio)
Post-Secondary degree in fields related to Journalism, English or Communications would be an asset
Bachelor's degree in English or related subject

Copy Examples

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Copy Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a copy. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for copy
  • Data entry of product descriptions are primarily fashion, but home descriptions may be required as well
  • Enter a heavy work load of product descriptions per week
  • 2-5 years copy director/managerial experience
  • Design, proof and typeset pages that attract and inform readers
  • Meet deadlines for print page flow
  • Edit sports and news copy under deadline pressure
  • Regularly attend Copy and Creative Department meetings
  • Create content that adheres to pre-established brand standards — and when necessary — work alongside creative and marketing team leads to further establish brand tone and copy guidelines
  • Receive direction and present proposed copy solutions while meeting deadlines on a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Present work to peers, partners and management in a clear, professional manner
Qualifications for copy
  • Good knowledge of Ofcom regulations and BCAP advertising codes are a must
  • Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills, and be adept at project management
  • Must be flexible with scheduling and comfortable working early or late shifts when needed
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in journalism or English, or other relevant disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience developing brand/merchandising themes and writing highly-effective copy for consumer retail marketing, email, advertising, promotional and merchandising campaigns in fashion, apparel, hard goods and/or soft goods industries
  • Experience working as copywriter in a fast-paced, multi-client advertising, branding and/or creative agency a major plus
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a copy. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for copy
  • Direct, write, and edit original copy for print, digital, and video communications
  • Collaborate with the Creative Strategy and Ideation teams to conceptualize ideas and coordinate with the Activation and The Foundry editorial teams to execute programs that are sold through
  • Think creatively and strategically to conceptualize and execute custom advertising solutions for advertisers
  • Develops and maintains style guides to align with brand standards
  • Communicates with the corporate legal team as the legal liaison to facilitate legal approvals for copy, taglines, logos
  • Reviews market research and available internal reports to keep up to date on category sales, target demographics, and marketing trends
  • Input Wide Orbit or other traffic software to manage deals
  • Liaise with Ad Layout, Prepress, Pagination and Press departments to ensure timely and error-free production of products from ad placement to typesetting
  • Be available to work weekends and other additional hours as special events, vacation schedules, meetings, and trainings require
  • Produce effective, creative, innovative copy for a variety of marketing assets, including newsletters, website assets, contests and sweepstakes, ads, and more
Qualifications for copy
  • Knowledge of broadcast television processes and terminology is preferred, but candidates with exceptional attitude and experiences considered to be equivalent or sufficient may be considered on an entry level
  • Demonstrable knowledge of copy in relation to art, design, graphics and typography
  • Ability to blend strategic thinking with tactical execution
  • Experience with FileMakerPro or other copy database systems a major plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree or advanced degree in Journalism or other related areas from an accredited with an emphasis on writing
  • Detail oriented and meticulous proofreader of your work and other colleagues
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a copy. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for copy
  • Lead CDM group and creative team initiatives as appropriate
  • Supports maintenance and upkeep of the corporate style guide and enforces its adherence among internal staff, partners and vendors
  • Write banner ad copy, headlines, feature articles, web coy, event invitations, profiles (alumni, faculty, student), news stories and more
  • Collaborate with marketers, designers and others on the Marketing and Advancement team, with colleagues throughout the college and university, to develop and executive data-informed communications strategies
  • Adopt a stance of continuous learning about how information technology can inform communications strategy
  • Meet with clients to discuss themes and objectives for an assignment, target audience and desired outcomes
  • Edit or rewrite existing copy as necessary, and submit subsequent drafts for approval
  • Review copy submitted by authors, staff, or faculty members and edit material accuracy, style and readability, recommending changes where necessary
  • Copyedit and proofread other content as needed, including video copy and social posts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat )
  • Create/edit language with respect to the intended audience, including surgeon, patient, scrub tech, nurse, hospital, investor, sales rep
Qualifications for copy
  • Candidate must have 5 years experience writing and/or producing in a medium to large market
  • Degree in journalism, English, communication studies or related field
  • Comfort communicating via live chat (Slack, Google Hangout), Gmail and occasional conference calls or meetings
  • Must have a proven track record for strong written and oral communications
  • 2+ years experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, retail e-commerce environment
  • Fundamental understanding of best user experience and marketing practices
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Copy Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a copy. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for copy
  • Implement language in accordance with literature type
  • Understand brand elevation goals
  • Foster positive relationships internally from executives to brand teams, the creative department, direct reports
  • Work closely with the producers and writers on developing stories and elements for air
  • Revising and approving all copy for air
  • Proofread and edit lower thirds
  • Plans, prepares and serves nutritious, appealing meals to residents following orders, standards, and regulations
  • Deploying designed, finalized communication products to a range of portals and technologies including print on demand, download on demand, and mass email distribution
  • Develop and execute robust internal communication strategies for department initiatives and events
  • Regularly create presentations and other materials for senior leader audience
Qualifications for copy
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and adapt to quickly changing priorities
  • Aptitude for analytical thought and copy evaluation
  • Ability to learn new paradigms, tools, and processes quickly
  • Fabulous sense of humor and pop culture knowledge
  • Familiarity with AP style guides
  • Fact-checking experience
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a copy. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for copy
  • Recommends measures to improve work process methods and quality of product
  • User-interface website navigational instruction
  • Search Engine Optimization writing (eCommerce spots, alt text copy, title copy) to raise website results organically
  • Search Engine marketing text (external banners, retargeting campaign copy)
  • Providing copy editing support for internal customer projects as demand and scheduling requires
  • Perform minor maintenance on equipment
  • Supervise alumni key checkout
  • Perform any and all duties as assigned to include
  • Collaborate with the Editorial Director to build and maintain a working global style guide
  • Minimum 2 years proofreading / editorial experience, preferably working in IT consulting or publishing, or communications technology
Qualifications for copy
  • Demonstrate ability to think strategically and make decisions based on metrics
  • Familiarity with Australian media law, including defamation, contempt of court and copyright
  • At least four years’ experience as a copy editor for a website, magazine, or newspaper
  • Knowledge of video editing software, Adobe Premiere Pro, is an advantage but not a must
  • Brand marketing experience necessary, beauty experience a bonus
  • Background in digital and familiarity with UX trends

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