Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team
NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.
Nike, Inc.'s storytellers, Marketing and Communication sets the brand tone. A creative force of specialists tell Nike’s stories of innovation and sport through advertising, brand strategy, digital engagement and product presentation. Using channels ranging from retail stores to social media, Marketing & Communication teams connect the science and art of Nike innovations to the hearts and minds of athletes around the world.
DescriptionGlobal 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
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
NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.
NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.
Job ID 00425305
Senior Writer, Editorial - Categories
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