Content Specialist

Walker Sands is looking for a driven, meticulous content specialist for our Chicago office.

Our content specialists are responsible for researching and drafting high-value copy for a range of B2B clients. Whether it is learning how to structure a byline, draft a blog post or contribute to the creation of larger data-driven reports, you will have the opportunity to work on short and long-term writing projects and other assets to support our clients' marketing efforts.

Successful candidates should be strong writers, news hounds and above all, team players. Beyond having an obsession with grammar and an ability to work on tight deadlines, we're looking for someone who values the responsibility of contributing to a very hardworking team. 

As part of our content staff, you'll have the opportunity to work for clients that specialize in the enterprise software, IT and professional services industries. Given our collaborative structure, you should be ready to roll your sleeves up and dive into new projects regularly.

Responsibilities

  • Produce high-quality pieces of content including contributed bylines, blog posts, case studies and longer-form assets such as white papers and data reports.
  • Manage workload and prioritize tasks as new assignments are added to the queue.
  • Work closely and effectively with our Client Services, Creative and Public Relations teams to drive client success. 
  • Conduct research for all types of content including simple research about current events and industry trends, and more complex research for data-driven content, surveys or data analysis.
  • Understand and execute each client’s overall goals, value propositions, voice and messaging.
  • Participate in client-facing meetings as a content expert capable of offering substantive topic ideas and best practices about the use of content to achieve specific goals.

Requirements

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in corporate communications, journalism or copywriting.
  • Exceptional writing skills, including strong grammar and AP writing style.
  • Positive attitude and the ability to maintain exceptional attention to detail in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Desire to learn and master new skills, editorial processes and industry knowledge. 
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and function independently.
  • An understanding of the content assets that fit into clients' digital ecosystems, including white papers, case studies, blog posts, infographics, email newsletters and more.
  • Desire to work in a collaborative, team-based organization that values process-driven best practices as well as creative problem solving.