Junior Copywriter

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Job Reference: selfridges/TP/123488/1343
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Working Hours: 37.5
Closing Date: 07/11/2019
Job Category: Creative
Region / Division: London - Oxford Street
Location: London

Job Introduction

Are you looking for a new Junior Copywriter role that gives you the chance to work in a highly creative team? Are you searching for a role that gives you the opportunity to work for a business renowned for its style, creative flair and innovative approach? Looking for a company that wants to help further your career within creative as well as provide you with an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work?

If the answer to all of these questions is ‘yes’ then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for!

A bit about the role

As Junior Copywriter, you will be producing engaging, creative and informative product copy, helping to build the Selfridges reputation as an authoritative fashion destination. Making up part of the Content Team and sitting within the Online Photostudio department, you will play a key role in delivering an extraordinary digital experience to our online customer and be integral to the smooth running of a fast-paced ecommerce studio environment.

You will be required to work independently at a fast pace writing compelling product descriptions in line with our Selfridges tone of voice across all of our departments. You will manage your own workload, juggling researching brands/products with writing and uploading copy to meet strict deadlines while liaising daily with multiple teams on product workflow. Your copy will be conversational and original giving our customers the confidence to make their online purchases by equally informing and inspiring them. You will work collaboratively with the rest of the Content team to maintain copy quality and consistency, acting as the guardians of the Selfridges tone of voice.


  • Write up to 42 product descriptions a day across all departments (Womenswear/Menswear/Home/Tech/Beauty/Food/Kids/Jewellery)
  • Produce engaging, informative and accurate copy in line with the Selfridges tone of voice and house style guides
  • Conduct thorough brand and product research to inform your copy whilst working independently delivering copy at pace to strict deadlines
  • Sub-edit and proof-read your own work
  • Liaise daily with the Trading and Buying teams on product workflow and brand information
  • Conduct daily site walks to maintain quality and consistency
  • Respond to ad hoc copy requests/queries from across the business
  • Keep abreast of seasonal fashion trends and maintain good brand knowledge
  • Work collaboratively with the rest of the Content team to continuously optimise and improve our product copy, always aiming to surprise, amaze and amuse our customers as well as inform with creative and original product descriptions

A bit about you

Desired experience:

  • Educated to degree level in a related subject (e.g. English/Fashion/Media)
  • Experience in a copywriting/content/journalism role (may include internships)
  • Experience in an ecommerce/fashion environment (may include internships)
  • Experience with content management systems


Desired skills:

  • An excellent writer with genuine passion and enthusiasm for the English language and thorough understanding of grammar and punctuation
  • Highly organised with excellent time management and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to form strong working relationships and thrive working as a team
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently at pace to a very high standard, managing workload to strict deadlines
  • Awareness of fashion trends and brand knowledge
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices
  • PC literate in Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel

A bit about us


Our creative spirit

We are more than a shop. We are a social space where culture and commerce collide to release an energy that we call the Selfridges spirit. We are here to make our world brighter, and everyone is welcome.

Our awards cabinet

We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked...Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign.

Our future

Since 1909 we have been at the forefront of retail and today our stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham – alongside selfridges.com and the Selfridges App – continue to redefine the way we shop and socialise. As a Selfridges team member, you will learn what it takes to consistently drive innovation, success and amazing customer experiences.


There are lots of reasons to be excited about joining Team Selfridges – from our fantastic team member communities to volunteer days and behind-the-scenes Selfridges experiences throughout the year.

Other benefits and rewards include:

  • Generous bonus 
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Pension contributions
  • Annual travel pass and cycle to work schemes
  • A volunteer day for all team members
  • Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development