Senior Writer, Editorial - Categories

Global Brand Writing is searching for exceptional Senior Writers to join Nike's newest creative team, Editorial. As a storytelling lead in a cross-functional squad (design, strategy, brand marketing), the Senior Writer will have the rare opportunity to learn, dimensionalize, and evolve the Nike brand voice for one of four categories [Global Football (soccer); NikeWomen; Nike Sportswear; Training] through authentic, engaging storytelling. Reporting into the Writing Director of your category, you will be responsible for game-changing, conceptual, and nimble creativity.

The ideal candidate is, first and foremost, a strategic wordsmith, who instinctively knows how to collaborate with design to weave together holistic stories. S/he is well-versed in brand writing, and knows how to interpret, re-think, and/or bring to life any brief. The Senior Writer will have a sixth sense for storytelling, and a proven multidisciplinary outlook on creative writing (from IG stories to billboards to CTAs to wildpostings). The right person for this role will have an innate connection to culture (and a side project or two to prove it). And it goes without saying: a love for the craft of writing and a belief in the power of sport are musts.

Responsibilities:

  • Evangelize writing, storytelling, and the Editorial team through exceptional creative ideas, collaborative skills, and strategic thinking
  • Learn, wield, and dimensionalize the Nike brand voice for your category
  • Collaborate nimbly with squad partners in design, strategy, and operations to win as a team
  • Incorporate ongoing learnings (e.g. analytics, performance metrics) into your creative process and future output
  • Assist/support third-party creative partners with the Nike brand voice
  • Uphold your category's guidelines, best practices, and resources
  • Continually help shape, evolve, and improve processes and partnerships
  • Live the category - attend the games, read the blogs, champion the sport

Qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years of experience writing for industry-leading brands or publications
  • Multidisciplinary writer with experience working across multiple channels and story formats
  • Portfolio that demonstrates exceptional written and conceptual thinking
  • Experience working on sport, tech, or fashion brands
  • Ability to pair creative writing with data/analytics/best practices and produce results
  • Proven fluency in culture and new platforms

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working for sports-related brands or publications
  • Startup, launch, or other "ground-floor" experience
  • Passion projects / creative endeavors outside work (e.g. a band / magazine / shop)
  • Experience liaising with creative agencies
  • Experience working in or with key North American markets (e.g. NYC, LA) and global markets (e.g. Europe, Asia, Latin America)
  • B.A. in English, Creative Writing, Journalism, or a related field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience writing for industry-leading brands or publications
  • Multidisciplinary writer with experience working across multiple channels and story formats
  • Portfolio that demonstrates exceptional written and conceptual thinking
  • Experience working on sport, tech, or fashion brands
  • Ability to pair creative writing with data/analytics/best practices and produce results
  • Proven fluency in culture and new platforms

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working for sports-related brands or publications
  • Startup, launch, or other "ground-floor" experience
  • Passion projects / creative endeavors outside work (e.g. a band / magazine / shop)
  • Experience liaising with creative agencies
  • Experience working in or with key North American markets (e.g. NYC, LA) and global markets (e.g. Europe, Asia, Latin America)
  • B.A. in English, Creative Writing, Journalism, or a related field


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