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Senior Staff Writer, Branded Content

| Chicago

Hello, we’re Built In

Built In is the most powerful online recruiting solution for tech companies across seven U.S. markets. The network of Built In sites provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the innovative products and cultures of today's top tech companies. Currently HQ’d in Chicago, Built In operates sites in Chicago, Los Angeles, Colorado, Austin, New York, Boston and Seattle.

By working at Built In, you’ll have the chance to work directly with the latest and fastest-growing technology companies all around the country. We help other companies solve their biggest pain points — talent and awareness — with our employer branding and recruitment solutions.

We’re looking for a Staff Writer, Branded Content

As a Staff Writer for branded content, you will be joining our creative team, which is composed of writers, editors, designers, strategists and UX experts collaborating each day to develop high-quality content about the tech and startup communities we support. We are looking for someone who is a startup lovin’, analytical, tech-crazy writer with a fresh voice and style. The writer in this position will work from our Chicago Loop headquarters, covering employer branding (paid) content for customers across all of Built In’s markets.

How you’ll contribute:

  • Collaborate with our creative/content, customer success and account management teams to develop compelling content for Built In customers across all seven of our markets.
  • Develop a content strategy for Built In customers designed to drive recruitment and brand awareness results.
  • Manage a pipeline of employer branding products to ensure content is produced within project timelines.
  • Drive results for Built In customers by working to optimize content product performance and distribution.


Content Creation and Curation

Produce at least 4-5 tech-focused employer branding (paid) stories per week. You’ll be responsible for adhering to project timelines, often working directly with tech employees at Built In premium employer companies to produce meaningful and compelling content. Most of our stories are between 800 and 1500 words, but some of our pieces can run longer. You may also be responsible for distributing articles through organic social media.

Deadlines

Create and quickly produce error-free articles multiple times a week.

What you need

  • You should have 5 to 7 years of writing experience and have a proven track record of producing multiple projects for a variety of customers within the same week.
  • You should have experience developing strategic articles designed to drive conversions or support customer brands.
  • You should be a digital native, capable of managing social media channels to drive organic growth and support the tech community.
  • Previous experience writing for a tech publication and managing customer relationships from a creative perspective preferred.

Impress us even more 

  • You have previous experience working within a fast-growing company on creative projects designed to drive customer results.
  • You’re deeply passionate about startups and tech companies and stay on top of nationwide and global trends.
  • You’re comfortable interfacing and consulting customers on creative projects.

Built In is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • InDesignDesign
    • ZeplinDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

We're located in Chicago's downtown loop.

An Insider's view of Built In

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Good vibes are a top priority around here. You'll hear music played from our playlist that the entire company co-builds, you'll see a movie streaming on a TV screen and, if you catch us at lunch, you'll see the entire office sitting down to enjoy lunch with one another. We work hard every day but we always make time to spend together.

Adam

Product + Growth

What does your typical day look like?

I am excited to work each day with a cross-functional team of intelligent, curious, drive and hilarious group of people. We’re working hard — and growing quickly — but we have a lot of laughs together, and a lot of respect for one another. It’s motivating and empowering.

Sarah

Content Team

What are some things you learned at the company?

It’s pretty remarkable to experience an entire company operating as one team. At Built In, we tackle problems and achieve goals together, sharing in the responsibility of successes and downfalls alike.

Alyssa

SEO Strategist

How does the company support your career growth?

Success means more here. It not only is being noticed by my team but it positively impacts Built In’s overall results. Our team is made of strong individuals working together to build our revolutionary platform.

Samantha

Account Executive

What are Built In Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We pay a really nice chunk of the cost of premiums for medical, dental, vision and disability.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
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Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Come in your sweatshirt, jeans, college jersey. We don't care. We focus on the quality of your work and your collegiality more than on your apparel.
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Built In has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, cold brew on tap, tea and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
Lunch provided daily (Monday through Thursday)
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns

Additional Perks + Benefits

We operate as a flat organization where everyone is responsible to self-manage and take ownership of their work. We are humble, hardworking, honest and fun. And we regularly debate office pets, take turns DJing and find time to celebrate our wins as a company.

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