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Senior Writer, Editorial - Categories

Senior Writer, Editorial - Categories

Beaverton | Oregon | United States

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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.

Marketing, Marketing & Communications

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.

The Nike, Inc. Communications team develops, establishes and strengthens authentic connections with diverse audiences through the lens of innovation and sport. The team creates premium and innovative brand stories, builds and enhances corporate reputation and brand equity, and engages audiences such as consumers, media, athletes, investors, non-governmental organizations and Nike's own employees. The team focuses on information, inspiration and connection to accelerate the growth of Nike, Inc. Communications employees ignite conversations, envision the possibilities, and influence and deliver new levels of creative and strategic thinking to advance the brand around the world.
Description

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


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.

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