Writer/Account Manager

Writing by Design LLC

Are you an experienced writer with people skills and project management expertise?

Writing by Design is seeking a Writer/Account Manager who can write, edit, and work collaboratively with a handful of our clients. Reporting directly to the WBD President, the successful candidate will interface with clients regularly to provide them with marketing communications solutions—both internal and external—every day. It’s an exciting position where no two days will be the same.

Founded in 2006, we’re a small-but-mighty marketing communications agency located in Appleton providing a wide array of strategic marketing communications to local, national and international clients (from Wisconsin to Texas to the East and West Coasts, all the way to London, Saudi Arabia and beyond!).

We value teamwork, ideas, resourcefulness, hard work and personal growth. This role will be responsible for collaborating with fellow writers and graphic designers, photographers, videographers and more to deliver superior marketing communications grounded in solid strategy.

Work with us and you can have a great impact on our team, clients, projects and your own future!


Position Details

Writer/Account Manager
Northeast Wisconsin
Appleton, WI

The Account Manager reports to the President of Writing by Design (WBD) and is responsible for developing marketing content for clients, performing client service, and supporting marketing (through planning and content development) for WBD.

Role and Responsibilities:

Writer and Editor

  • Writes/revises content for various audiences on websites, blog, social media, mail, letters, magazines, brochures and other communications. 
  • Commands creative, technical and formal writing styles to strategically and positively represent WBD clients to a range of audiences. 
  • Collaborates with various service providers such as web/graphic designers in support of client and WBD marketing endeavors. 
  • Conducts some light graphic design (in PowerPoint, Canva, InDesign, etc.) as requested by client if capability or desire to learn exists. 
  • Proofreads other WBD employees’ writing.
  • Assists with Writing by Design marketing efforts.

Account Management (i.e., Client Service)

  • Attends meetings with clients or potential clients with WBD President to collaborate on projects, conduct quarterly reports or sell-in new business. 
  • Manages and meets all deadlines provided by clients by utilizing WBD’s project management software to plan and execute all jobs/projects/work. 
  • Finds ways to meet and exceed client expectations. 

Candidates should have a 4-year college degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing or other relevant field, as well as a minimum of 8-10 years of related work experience.

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent written/communication skills. 
  • Ability to collaborate/work well with others. 
  • Creative brainstorming skills. 
  • Proofreading/editing skills. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Powerpoint, some Excel). 
  • Knowledge of WordPress or similar WYSIWYG website platform. 
  • Experience writing for a variety of formats and knowledge of AP Stylebook guidelines. 
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently at a fast pace. 
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in eNewsletter design (Benchmark, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, etc.) a plus.

Benefits/Work Environment:

We’re a team of fun and talented individuals who enjoy working together in our new office (and virtually!) and with the clients we serve.

  • Our projects, work environment and culture promote professional growth. 
  • Relaxed, flexible work environment with “mobile” or remote work opportunities and flexible hours. 
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including medical/dental/life, retirement plan and incentive pay on new client opportunities. 

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to work for an innovative company with reputable clients, this job may be for you!

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