Content Strategist

 Walker Sands is looking for an enthusiastic and career-minded Content Strategist for its Chicago office.

At Walker Sands, Content Strategists assist in the development and execution of relevant and challenging thought leadership, research and marketing projects. This position will work on an embedded content team within the enterprise software and professional services practice area to help create outstanding content for our clients.

Responsibilities

Content Strategists specialize in crafting high-impact content for our clients. In this role, you will have the opportunity to generate a wide range of content deliverables for some of the world’s fastest growing companies in B2B technology and other industries.

  • Write many different types of useful, relevant and results-driven content including guest columns for publication, white papers, research reports, case studies, blog posts and other high-value assets.
  • Creative participation in all stages of the content creation process—from concept development and drafting to editing and final revision.
  • Perform research-related tasks for client data studies, including survey instrument design and data analysis. You should also be able to draw interesting and newsworthy conclusions from public and private datasets.
  • Engage directly with clients to define project goals, create and edit materials, and clearly articulate brand messages to targeted audiences.
  • Collaborate with the Content team on initiatives to promote, advance and extend Walkers Sands’ content marketing capabilities to new and existing clients.
  • Work with the Director of Content to supervise interns and junior writing staff, and periodically conduct training sessions to help improve the writing skills of all Walker Sands staff.

Experience Required

  • Minimum 2-3 years full-time copywriting experience
  • Exceptional writing skills, including strong grammar and AP writing style
  • Eagerness to work in a collaborative, team-based environment
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and function independently
  • Positive attitude in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

To succeed as a Walker Sands Content Strategist, you'll need excellent writing skills, a flexible mindset and the ability to handle multiple projects with competing deadlines. You will also need to demonstrate an interest in conducting Web-based research and the ability to convert newsworthy stories into content that delivers real-world business results for our clients. 

Since you will be required to work across teams, you need to be highly organized and willing to adapt to agency workflows. Collaborative by design, our workflows require team members to pitch in and do whatever it takes to get the job done.

As a seasoned content veteran, you know that the best writers appreciate the importance of the editing process. So you should be prepared to receive suggestions and revisions with a good attitude, and offer suggested improvements to others in a generous and professional manner.

This position is currently not available.  If you would like us to hold your resume, please submit it to greenroom@walkersands.com.

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