Junior Copywriter (Fixed Term)


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive plus benefits

Closing Date

29/10/2021 22:45

About the Role

We’re currently looking for a talented Junior Copywriter (Fixed Term) to join the creative team here at Matalan.

We may be biased, but this is an excellent opportunity for perhaps a Graduate or someone looking to build on their experience within a thriving marketing team, writing compelling copy across a variety of marketing channels. 

As the Junior Copywriter you will maintain and develop the Matalan tone of voice across multi-channel functions from guidelines and planning to execution of accurate, innovative and best in class copy.

You will work closely with the copy team to ensure daily and weekly deadlines are met in order to maintain department efficiency and support internal teams. You will deliver authoritative, creative and engaging copy whilst working closely with the content team to align plans and production of content.

  • Produce, sub edit and proof read copy for a variety of different communications channels ensuring all copy is legally compliant.
  • Be an ambassador and brand guardian for the brand TOV maintaining consistency, relevancy and aligned to brand guidelines encouraging others to adopt the Matalan tone of voice in their own writing and offer advice and support when needed
  • Owning writing projects, working with the creative teams to concept these and add to creative briefs.
  • Creation and delivery of creative and engaging copy ensuring a consistent brand personality is communicated from initial briefing to the final production for all marketing channels, including research, planning and concept creation for all online and offline activity.
  • Marketing channels will include Advertising, Direct Mail, Social Media, POS, Emails, Online and PR.
  • Support the ecommerce, social and SEO teams when needed.

About You

  • Degree in a relatable subject 
  • Any creative copywriting experience within an agency or in-house environment would be beneficial 
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • The ability to write in different styles and to other people’s direction
  • Research and analytical skills to gain an accurate understanding of the subject in question
  • The organisational ability to manage multiple projects, often to tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An basic understanding of digital marketing and search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • Excellent writing and sub-editing skills & ideally be educated to Degree level
  • With a keen interest in the retail sector, you will ideally have some editorial/copy experience of fashion, lifestyle and beauty writing, preferably within an online retail environment

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is proud to serve its customers excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 11,000 employees, working here is exciting, challenging, and above all fun! As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.
Matalan value diversity and don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all communities.

Matalan wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the application and interview process and ultimately, in their role. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.



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Junior Copywriter (Fixed Term)