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Content & Communications Strategist
North Chicago, Illinois  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on October 25, 2021
Job Id #50622 Posted September 16, 2021


Summary:

  • Communications professional with exceptional skills in writing and strategic story-telling for a variety of channels and audiences.
  • Ability to copywrite and proofread all types of materials for accuracy, consistency and clarity.
  • Should be confident in their ability to independently manage multiple projects at once, partner with business teams to prioritize requests, navigate ambiguous situations and move ideas forward with agency and client teams.
  • This role works in partnership with the Creative Network and as a consultant to a team of cross-functional communicators, marketers and leaders to develop creative communications solutions and communication/content recommendations.
  • Background in communications, messaging, writing and creative product development.

Duties:

  • Manage relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Engage with leadership and business teams to thoroughly understand issues, identify creative communication solutions and make recommendations on effective creative content approaches to achieve business objectives.
  • Create content for appropriate channels, matching business objectives to creative content for a variety of channels, including websites, social media, print, video and presentations.
  • Develop writing concepts from strategy through presentation and execution as an integral part of creative process.
  • Writing and copywriting experience; experience in converting technical information into concise, relevant content for targeted audiences.
  • Review all types of materials for accuracy, consistency and clarity.
  • Liaison and consultant for internal teams to ensure accurate and consistent expression of the corporate brand, including corporate brand identity, voice and tone and related positioning and messaging to help inform the creative and content development process.
  •  initiatives. Provide brand and communication support for internal communications
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements,
  • Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

Requirements:

  • A bachelors degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field Minimum of 5 years of work experience in a creative communications or agency setting.
  • Direct related experience writing exceptional strategy-aligned content for a variety of channels to meet business objectives.
  • Exceptional writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to translate complex issues and formulate creative content recommendations to reach a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to manage and direct projects which require leadership, autonomy and executive-level presentation skills.
  • Comprehensive personal computer skills including demonstrated spreadsheet, word processing and database management capabilities are required.
  • Experience with AP writing style and AMA references.
  • Experience building strong collaborative relationships with marketing professionals along with the ability to participate in cross-functional efforts.
  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%. Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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