Digital Content Specialist

Walker Sands is looking for an entry-level digital content specialist for our Chicago office. 

Working within a team of writers and collaborating with designers, developers, search analysts and project managers, you will be responsible for researching, drafting, editing and finalizing a wide array of valuable copy for a range of B2B clients. 

Your Responsibilities

  • Contribute to projects that include website copy, content assets (tip sheets, e-books, on pagers, etc), blog posts, case studies, email campaigns, SEO landing pages and more
  • Research, write and finalize these content types 
  • Ensure that web copy is optimized for search
  • Understand the business of the client and what their audiences care about most
  • Infuse content with client messaging without sounding salesy
  • Write efficiently while paying close attention to the details
  • Collaborate with designers, developers, search analysts and project managers as necessary
  • Effectively manage priorities and always hit deadlines
  • Generate ideas and develop content to meet clients’ objectives
  • Master each client’s voice across a range of B2B industries

What We’re Looking For 

  • You have 0 to 2 years of experience in corporate communications, journalism or copywriting
  • You have a college degree in a relevant field like journalism, English or marketing
  • You have strong editing skills and a demonstrated knowledge of AP style 
  • We’d prefer that you understand how digital marketing works, but we can teach you if necessary (Your writing skills are what we really care about)
  • You’re a nice, friendly person who gets along well with others
  • You can hunker down and get your work done without getting distracted
  • You don’t take feedback on your work personally
  • You care about producing content that will get the best results for our clients
  • You enjoy taking on more responsibility, developing new skills, learning by doing and advancing your career
  • You thrive in a deadline driven environment, and are able to prioritize, multitask, manage time and function independently
  • You have experience writing with SEO in mind (experience with keyword research tools is an added bonus)

In short, we’re looking for a digital content specialist who is smart, creative, productive, meticulous and ready to learn and grow. Up to the task? We’d love to hear from you. 

Here’s how it works: If we like your resume and cover letter, we’ll ask you to complete a writing test. (It takes no longer than two hours.) If you do well on that, then we ask you to hop on video and meet the team. And when it’s safe again, you’ll be able to come by the office. It’s pretty simple, really. We hope to meet you soon.