Brand Journalist

Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is an international public relations company with over 85 offices around the world.

We believe that every corporation, brand and client has a public, and today’s public is more powerful than ever before. They have the power to topple CEOs, reshape corporate and brand strategy, kill products and create unicorns. Today’s public demands truth, transparency and the highest behavioral standards.

Our client obsession means constantly evolving new products + services to help brands and the public communicate. Always in beta.

Our business combines 10 vertical sectors focused on deep industry knowledge, with an evolving number of specialist areas that work horizontally across those sectors. One of those specialist areas of expertise is our Studio. We have a network of Studios around the globe.

Position Details

Brand Journalist
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is looking for a talented Brand Journalist to assist the Commissioning Editor in the creation of compelling content for the corporate newsroom of an influential global retail company. The ideal candidate is a strong, experienced writer and researcher who is familiar with social media and SEO tactics, content marketing best practices, video production, and visual storytelling. A background in publishing, journalism, or editorial work is preferred. This role will be based full-time inChicago.

As a Brand Journalist you will:

  • Assist the Commissioning Editor in executing written content that tells compelling corporate narratives on behalf of a global retail company 
  • Pitch ideas for video, visual, web, social and long-form content 
  • Consistently produce omni-channel written content that adheres to client restrictions, SEO and style guidelines, and brand voice 
  • Be up to date on current marketing, advertising, and tech news to make informed content curation decisions 
  • Monitor performance metrics for content and make necessary recommendations to improve performance
  • 4-6 years’ experience as a writer 
  • Undergraduate degree in journalism, English, communications or related 
  • Background in branded content/editorial 
  • Experience developing editorial content within an agency environment a major plus

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive benefits package—including healthy vacation allotment, 401(k) matching, medical/dental/vision support, fitness reimbursement, your birthday off and more 
  • A career working with and influencing bold, creative teams and a client account that has a positive impact on the world 
  • An inspiring, passionate, driven, fun, and creative team culture 
  • Strong leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, training and mentoring to help you grow, expand your skills and become your professional best

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