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Hallmark Technical Editor - Packaging in Kansas City, Missouri

Technical Editor - Packaging

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Date: Feb 17, 2021

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark

reqid: 84228

WHEN YOU CARE ENOUGH YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.

Do you want to work for a one of the world's most trusted and recognized brands? Hallmark is a company rooted in connecting people. We care for our employees, our communities, and our world. A career at Hallmark means you get to make a big impact and create something that can make a genuine difference. We’re looking for people who want to continue to carry our vision forward.

We are a creative company that thrives on innovation and forward thinking, and our creative employees embrace that in everything they do. Creative renewal and continual learning is at the core of who we are. It’s hard to stay creatively motivated behind a computer screen 8 hours a day, so we have programs like #my5days (https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/my5days/) , the Creative Leadership Symposium (http://www.hallmarkcls.com/) , and internal workshops to ensure your creative juices never stop flowing.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

A Technical Editor to join our Package Design group in Hallmark Greetings.

WHO WE ARE:

The Package Design – Greetings group at Hallmark Cards creates over 4,000 packaging solutions every year for formats across gift wrap, stationery, boxed cards, and stickers. The department is responsible for communicating product features and benefits, influencing merchandising sets and displays, acting as key consumer communication channel, and delivering a consistent brand experience that’s uniquely Hallmark.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This Technical Editor position supports the Hallmark Packaging team responsible for creating packaging for retail, mass, and club channels. Responsibilities include:

  • Developing the technical editorial content of product packaging in a manner that enables the graphic & production designers to create multilingual packaging artwork

  • Serving as Center of Excellence for determining required technical and legal copy before procuring translations for distribution in the US and Canada

  • Analyzing, researching and applying technical editorial elements to assigned product and packaging, ensuring compliance with all relevant legal, safety and environmental requirements. Includes providing proper copyrights, quantity statements, and warnings

  • Combining technical editorial with creative sell copy and creating online packaging editorial documents for creative execution

  • Assuring that packaging editorial is accurate, consistent, and released on schedule

  • Learning and navigating internal content server computer systems with accuracy and efficiencies.

A proofreading test will be required.

  • Testing for external candidates will be conducted if selected for an onsite interview.

Interested? Follow the application instructions below to apply.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

You must show how you meet the basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.

A portfolio is required. Your portfolio should be compiled into one PDF or Microsoft Word document that is no larger than 10 MB. You can submit a link to a personal portfolio website in addition to your uploaded portfolio file, but you must upload a portfolio file to be considered.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

The following is required to be considered for this role:

  • Associate’s degree or 2+ years of professional work experience

  • 2+ years of experience in editing, copy editing, or proofreading

  • Must be able to pass a proofreading test (only passing scores will be considered)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Your resume and portfolio will stand out if you have:

  • Bachelor's or Associate's Degree

  • Outstanding command of English language, both written and verbal, including proficiency in grammar, spelling and punctuation

  • High degree of accuracy and confidence in identifying and correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation and style errors

  • Ability to master a high degree of new technical knowledge and style guidelines

  • Strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail

  • French language proficiency

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to partner effectively with employees at various levels in editorial, design, product development and graphics, as well as outside clients

  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to work under pressure to meet production schedules, while maintaining close attention to detail and high quality standards

  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving and organizational skills

  • Flexibility to work overtime, as necessary, to accommodate Hallmark Packaging workloads and schedules

  • Ability to work across disciplines (acct, creative, traffic, and partner teams) honing and crafting the Hallmark brand voice on packaging

  • Be a utility player wearing multiple hats switching from a tech editor skill set to a creative writer skill set flawlessly

BENEFITS AND PERKS:

At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That’s true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide (https://corporate.hallmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Hallmark_Benefit_Guide_Corporate.pdf) to learn more.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status. Principals only please.

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

Job Segment: Merchandising, Package Design, Retail, Manufacturing

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