Senior Writer

Americaneagle.com's growing editorial team is looking for an experienced writer and editor. If you're passionate about storytelling, have collected at least some experience in brand development and if you have a rock-solid understanding of content creation in theory and practice, we'd love to meet you. 

As a Senior Writer, you will become part of our digital strategy team and help create content for our most visible and ambitious projects for our clients across all industries. We'll challenge you to continuously question the status quo and find new ways to make your content shine and succeed. Sometimes that may mean that you can create entirely new paths and sometimes that may mean that you have to work with a given set of rules that may offer much less flexibility. Through your knowledge and experience, you'll feel comfortable in both environments and can create compelling content that breathes life into vision and strategy.

We're an energetic, highly collaborative and creative team that believes in the power of reaching higher goals together. We expect nothing less of you - to bring your energy and creativity to the table, share your ideas and learn from others. As a senior writer, we know that you are fierce about grammatical precision, can explain the difference between different forms and styles of content in your sleep and you are our expert when we look for content that feels deeply human and not machine-generated.

Are you ready to join us on this journey?

Americaneagle.com was recently named by Built in Chicago as one of the best places to work and to Inc.com's list of 5000 fastest-growing private companies for the past eight years.

Responsibilities:
  • Work directly with clients and the Digital Strategy team to understand business goals and help drive content strategy for larger content writing projects
  • Work across functions to develop creative and compelling messaging to engage various channels (i.e. email, social, blog, direct mail, web pages, advertisements, white papers, case studies, info sheets, etc.)
  • Identify successful content and map out new ways to repurpose to amplify the message, increase visibility, and accelerate lead generation
  • Create new content and edit existing content
  • Proof read content and collateral for accuracy, including spelling, grammar, and product/service information
  • Help with internal content development in the form of case studies to promote our client's success from our digital marketing efforts
  • Ongoing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) education so that content is optimized not just for the user experience but also to build organic traffic for our clients.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications, English or related field
  • 5+ years of professional writing experience, preferably in an agency or technology environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortably interact with a variety of personality types
  • A strong focus on details, organization and effective follow-ups
  • Strong multi-tasking, problem solving and creative concept skills with the ability to work independently and as well as within a team environment
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressure, dynamic environment and carry out responsibilities with minimal direction
  • Experience in writing for a variety of communication channels and audiences, including for web using SEO best practices is required
  • Interest in learning new skills and understanding content creation trends 
  • Experience writing copy for a mid-market to enterprise audience is a strong plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) is required. Photoshop and Illustrator skills are a plus

We offer a generous compensation and benefits package, 401K, and more. The Americaneagle.com office is located 2 miles north of the Rosemont CTA Station (Blue Line) and is served by Pace Bus 221. On-site parking is provided.

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