Ketchum

  • Copywriter

    ID
    2018-9599
    Category
    Digital
    Location
    US-IL-Chicago
    Position Type
    Full-Time Salary
  • Overview

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    We're looking for Copywriter. The responsibilities and qualifications for this job may sound familiar, but the person we’re looking for is actually unique. That’s because Ketchum is different. Here, everyone is creative. Everyone is on the lookout for bold and innovative solutions. And everyone is encouraged to be a risk taker. We don’t believe in settling for the tried and true. At Ketchum, we always reach for the untried and true. If all that sounds appealing to you, you probably belong at Ketchum.

    About the Job

    • Collaborate with the digital creative team and account teams to identify and obtain information needed to carry out content development
    • Primary focus is to provide editorial content for client needs; contribute to conceptual and copy direction on assigned accounts, both at the day-to-day and strategic level
    • Develop copy content for account(s) that it in line with the brand voice and strategy for the product and/or client, utilizing language that is compelling, distinctive and in sync with art/graphics that may be used
    • Develop relationships with different groups within Ketchum in order to gain a greater understanding of the business, and then use that understanding to accurately and creatively convey Ketchum's messages to diverse online audiences
    • Work with Ketchum's knowledge managers and others in the network to adapt content for online use
    • Work with various constituencies within Ketchum to ensure that static information is up-to-date
    • Develop relevant Web graphics as necessary
    • Additional duties and project management responsibilities as assigned 

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a communications field
    • Minimum of 4+ years of professional writing experience
    • Excellent writing, copyediting and proofreading skills across a variety of topics and channels
    • An understanding of the quirks and opportunities associated with online communications.
    • Strong collaboration skills, ability to develop and maintain relationship with diverse personalities across a broad network
    • Technical fluency and willingness to master new technologies, including content management systems, FrontPage, etc.
    • Resourcefulness and the ability to work independently, escalating questions or concerns appropriately
    • A commitment to providing exciting, unparalleled content for the web
    • Ability to communicate well within a fast-paced, dynamic, geographically-dispersed team
    • Ability to manage multiple projects on deadline and keep stakeholders informed as needed
    • General understanding of Graphic Design a plus

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    About Ketchum

    As a global public relations and communications agency with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum builds brands and reputations for clients.  We start conversations, build communities and engage stakeholders—and have a lot of fun doing it.  We inspire and empower our people to think about products, companies, issues and challenges in a different way.   And we’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

     

    We believe great ideas shatter expectations, change thinking and build brands.  We call this break through, and it’s our mission to deliver it.  How?  Very simply—our people.  By listening, cultivating diverse perspectives and rewarding fearless creativity, we’ve developed a culture of break through.  

    What we offer

    • Robust benefits program 
    • Generous time off policies 
    • Retirement program with company match 
    • Workplace flexibility 
    • Business casual dress code 
    • Workplace and off-site social gatherings 
    • Yoga @ work 
    • Professional learning and development opportunities 
    • Tuition reimbursement 
    • Paid maternity/paternity leave 
    • Transit benefits

    Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.

     

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