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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 11/1/2016

American Greetings Westlake, OH

Westlake, OH
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New Product Concepts Team Looking For Awesome Writer/Editor/Conceptor


Job Description
New Product Concepts is a cross-functional group of experts who have been strategically assembled to bring innovative wishes and new-to-the-world products to the greeting card aisle. We could talk about the pipeline of innovation, the consumer need for cards with new features & benefits, retailer differentiation, and a thousand other things. In the end though, this isn t who we are.

We re storytellers. We re a team. A mix of business minds and creative souls. Poets and mathematicians. Techies and artists. Marketers and musicians. We believe in words like surprise, delight, compelling, authentic, and fun. And yet, we love words like process, research, core consumer, and target market. We have our methods and our stage gates and our benchmarks but, in the end, we re just a group of people trying to create and inspire smiles, laughter, and love.

Sometimes we succeed. Sometimes we fail. We cheer the wins and learn from the losses. We re an evolution looking to create revolutions and we can t wait to see what happens next.

If you re looking for a chance to join a dynamic team and invent great stuff then we want to talk to you. Currently, we are looking for an awesome full-time writer/editor/conceptor to join our R&D Creative team.

Daily activities include writing, editing, brainstorming, concepting, and pitching new-to-the-world cards and products that deliver on our mission to create happiness, laughter, and love.

Experience Required:
The successful candidate for this opening will be an amazing writer, editor, conceptor, and storyteller who is highly creative, curious, proactive, energetic, detail-oriented, strategic, and able to manage multiple projects at once. In addition, the candidate must be comfortable working in a team setting within a fast-paced creative environment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for writing and editing card and non-card product across a wide variety of tones and styles including conventional, humor, alternative, and kids. They will take specific direction from the Editorial Manager and assignments will become increasingly more complex, based on experience. Additionally, the successful candidate will have strong opinions on the relative merits of unicorns and ninjas, and an appreciation for the transformative power of a set of googly eyes.

This is a full-time position. Candidates may have the opportunity to complete assignments from home on flex schedule, high-speed home internet access is required.

Education Required:
* Greeting card or related industry experience preferred.
* Proven writing skills are required as demonstrated by published works or Editorial writing test.
* New product development experience highly desired.
* BA or MFA in English, Creative Writing or equivalent.
* Please include a link to your portfolio and/or online writing samples.

American Greetings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants and to prohibit any discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. Employees will be treated on the basis of their job-related qualifications, ability and performance. It is also our policy that sexual harassment or any other kind of harassment including harassment based on sexual orientation will not be tolerated. The foundation of these policies is our commitment to treat everyone fairly and equally and to have a bias-free work environment.