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Publication or Company Callahan & Associates
Job Title Writer / Researcher
Industry B2B Publishing, Corporate/Institutional/Technical Writing, Finance/Real Estate/Legal, Internet/Online/New Media, Magazine Publishing, Social Media
Salary
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health, Profit-Sharing, Stock/Options
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Washington, DC
Job Requirements Callahan & Associates, a leading consultant for credit unions, is a vibrant financial services firm. We are looking for a talented, motivated writer to add to our growing Callahan Media team. Callahan Media creates a variety of content for online audiences and print publication subscribers throughout the credit union world. We have recently completed a brand relaunch and comprehensive restructuring of our website, CreditUnions.com.


Position Summary

We are looking for a creative, driven individual to help us share stories from the credit union community. This writer is responsible for generating actionable content across a variety of media platforms. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking to develop a professional voice in the growing financial services industry. Don’t worry if you don’t have a pre-existing understanding of the credit union community – we can get you up to speed.

Functions & Responsibilities

• Write informative, accurate, and engaging weekly web features
• Pitch and develop multiple magazine-style articles for a feature well in our quarterly print journal
• Delve beyond surface-level reporting to develop actionable case studies, highlighting background, specific topic, results & data, lessons learned, and follow-up action for readers
• Contribute attention-grabbing headlines, promos, sidebars, call-outs, and additional “points of interest” across both print and online platforms
• Follow up leads and assignments from multiple sources
• Collaborate with analysts, designers, and other writers/researchers to identify photos, charts/graphs, web links, and videos to complement content
• Collaborate with video producer to create multimedia / videographic content for our website
• Travel (~10-15%) to interview subjects and produce print / web content
• Copyedit and proofread content for grammar, spelling, style, and sense, and then coordinating with other writers to resolve queries and suggest edits

Requirements

• Demonstrated use of writing in AP style
• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism necessary; advanced Journalism degrees preferred.
• 3 years of professional, post-graduate writing experience. Specifically, magazine or publishing experience and/or financial & business clips a plus.
• Ability to interact with C-Level professionals in the financial services community
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Deadline driven
• Self-starting problem solver who is willing to roll up their sleeves to find a solution
• Ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple projects and overlapping deadlines
• Ability to work in a collaborative environment and cross-departmentally

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