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When it comes to caring for pets of every shape, size, and stature, we’ve got a great story to share. Happily, we also have a great marketing team on hand to help us tell it. Join our team of creative pet lovers and you’ll be able to use your marketing skills to help further strengthen the bond between pet parents and our brand.

Copywriter Packaging

Location Phoenix, Arizona ID 2019-1396 Apply Now
About the Team:

Our Product Development group focuses on delivering customer-centric innovations that are available only at PetSmart. This allows us to create products and solutions that our pet parents are asking for that they can’t find anywhere else. This team partners with Merchandising, Brand Management, Product Design & Integrity, and Global Sourcing to bring the product from vision to reality.


About the Job:

This position creates, edits and proofs copy for PetSmart’s Proprietary Brands packaging. This role includes creative writing to establish or emulate a brand voice for each new product line that helps differentiate one brand from another while clearly communicating good, better, best tier brands. This work requires a creative and strategic thinker who can write succinct, engaging copy while adhering to regulatory packaging requirements. Candidate will work collaboratively and cross-functionally with different departments including Buyers, Product Development, Product Integrity, Packaging Design, Marketing and Legal to ensure project objectives are met.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops copy for a variety of Proprietary Brand Packaging for pet food, treats, hardgoods, specialty products and litter.
  • Creates brand voice and style guides for all new, refreshed or redesigned brands. 
  • Ensures that copy supports business objectives and strategy from a Creative standpoint; represents Copy team in weekly Creative reviews
  • Coordinates with Product Developers and Project Managers to obtain product data, specifications and dielines.
  • Reviews packaging to ensure the legal and regulatory standards provided by our cross-functional partners are consistently applied across applicable products.
  • Proofreads copy to ensure accuracy and communication objectives are met. 
  • Creates, organizes and archives electronic copy files. 
  • Manages editorial workflow for themselves. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • 3-4 years copywriting experience preferably related to advertising, marketing or packaging.
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, advertising or other related field.
  • Package design knowledge and understanding of proprietary brand communication preferred.
  • Knowledge of pets and pet products highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of product or packaging FDA regulations highly desirable.
  • Flexible writing style that can adapt to the needs of our internal business partners and brands.
  • Must be highly detail oriented, a self-motivated team player with the ability to manage multiple high-volume projects and deadlines in a fast-paced retail environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with workflow management system (Workfront experience a plus).
  • Please include writing samples in your submission.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, advertising or related field.
  • 3-4 years copywriting experience preferably related to advertising, marketing or packaging.

BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY

This position does not have budget management responsibility.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

Applies some advanced skills to the position within assigned functional area.  May adapt procedures, processes, and techniques to meet the more complex requirements of the position.  Duties and tasks are frequently nonroutine and are varied and may be somewhat complex.  Resolves most questions and problems and refers some complex issues to higher levels.  Works under minimal supervision.  May assist in orienting and training lower level employees.  Usually reports to Lead/Supervisor or above.

MAJOR CHALLENGES

The ideal candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced retail environment on multiple projects with changing deadlines and priorities. The ability to gather information from and communication with cross-functional partners to make clarity to project objectives and requirements is essential. This position requires the individual to be self-motivated, detail-driven and able to make decisions as needed to keep projects on track.

TECHNICAL SKILLS 

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Basic proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite. 
  • Experience with workflow management system (Workfront experience a plus).

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

N/A

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment are characteristic of those found in a typical office environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.

Must be able to work in busy collaborative cubical environment.


About the Culture:

PHO:

Our home office offers outstanding amenities in a fun and rewarding workplace including:

  • Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!
  • A work-life balance and family events such as movie nights, art events and holiday festivals
  • “Top Dog” gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers
  • “Sit & Stay” Café serving fresh breakfast and lunch options
  • Starbucks cart—productivity at its finest!
  • “Lil’ Paws” learning center and onsite daycare facility
  • Volunteer events with PetSmart Charities
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What We Do

We love pleasing pet parents with brilliant products and services. But without our team of marketing experts on hand to make sure every pet parent knows about it all, we wouldn’t be as successful as we are today. So whether it’s marketing, creative, or digital that gets your tail wagging, you’ll find you fit right in here at PetSmart.

Our stores offer over 11,000 Products

Our Team Creates Dozens Of Brands That Are Exclusive to PetSmart

Marketing

Our marketing team is always working to find the best ways to stay connected with pets and their parents. From purr-inducing national campaigns to perfectly personalized loyalty programs, we do all we can to be the best-in-show brand for everything pets need. Recently, the team even collaborated with Ellen DeGeneres to help get the word out about an innovative and exciting pet lifestyle brand.

“We continue to position the business for success as the leading brick-and-mortar and online company in pet specialty retail, and we are confident we have the right team to support our unique mission and brand.” Joshua KanterEVP, Customer Experience

Creative

Our creative team always strives to deliver a fetching brand experience – pun intended. Their creativity and clever thinking helps us to share the story of our brand through words, images and videos. Whatever the platform or channel, our creative experts make people laugh, smile, and realize how important pets are to their lives.

“I’ve worked in various industries throughout my career but it’s different here. There is true passion for what we do and who we do it for. It’s everything.”Adamo DiGregorioVP, Creative Director

Digital

Our digital experience team is always working with new and innovative ways to make life easier for pet parents. Whether checking in for grooming services or checking out with products, this team makes sure we rule the roost when it comes to delivering omnichannel experiences that are interactive and seamless.

PetSmart is transforming itself to continue to be the trusted partner for them in every way. As we continue to grow our commerce and content sites, we have many diverse career opportunities for those with a passion for digital.

Pets are so fun - taking the emotional factor of being a pet parent and coupling it with strategies and promotions to help them indulge their pet with us is rewarding!

April

Sr. Marketing Manager, Services

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