Digital Publishing Specialist

Location: Holt Renfrew - Toronto - Corporate Store Support Centre (60 Bloor Street West, Suite 1100)
Department: Marketing & Customer Experience
Cosmetic/Brand Line:
Work Status: Full-Time
# of openings: 1
Project #: 12487


At Holt Renfrew our mission is to present exceptional experiences together with the finest luxury products for life’s every day and extraordinary moments. Every Holt Renfrew employee enables this mission and defines the luxury lifestyle shopping experience through building lasting relationships with our people, customers, and partners.


We are seeking a highly motivated Digital Publishing Specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate is a positive, creative, and collaborative team player with strong problem solving skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, maintaining and reviewing online & digital content for in an efficient manner that will enable true Omni channel experience.


Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Update, maintain, and revise existing online content
  • Create web pages from graphic source files
  • Build promotional content and deploy using Hybris Web Content Management System and Adobe Scene7
  • Perform quality assurance in staging environment in multiple browsers/platforms before deploying to production environment
  • Optimize content for accessibility and speed
  • Write high quality HTML and CSS that is easy to reuse and maintain
  • Remain consistently up to date on the latest web trends and communicate learning’s across multiple departments
  • Work collaboratively and build relationships with Copywriters, Designers, Merchandisers, Onboarding Team and the Digital Publishing Team to remain current on changing business needs and initiatives


The ideal candidate:

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field (i.e. Diploma in Computer Science with focus on Web Development) or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of direct work experience in an online production/development role
  • Must have online portfolio showcasing experience and examples of HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS and responsive design
  • Experience and knowledge of various Content Management Systems
  • A solid understanding of cross-platform and responsive web design and standards
  • Knowledge of browser debugging tools (Dev Tools, Firebug)
  • Good understanding of web design, SEO and UX considered an asset
  • Experience with Hybris Web Content Management System and Adobe Scene7 considered an asset

All candidates for positions at Holt Renfrew are expected to:

  • Inspire with Service
  • Lead with Passion
  • Own it with Pride
  • Earn lasting Relationships

The measures of success:

  • Seamless deployment of online and digital content
  • Meeting deployment timeline
  • Implementation of digital best practices
  • Achieving improvement of online engagement metrics

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