Writer / Researcher

Location
Washington
Posted
Nov 21, 2012
Closes
Dec 21, 2012
Contact
Ms. Leigh Anne Terry
Duration
Full Time
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



To Apply

Please end cover letter, resume, and salary history to the e-mail address provided. Please include 1-3 writing samples (no more than 1,000 words each). If you can include examples of your original pitch or assignment memo you were given and the completed product, please include those as well. No calls please.