Digital Consumer Communications Editor

Location
Des Plaines
Posted
May 03, 2013
Closes
Jun 02, 2013
Contact
Sue Arms
Duration
Full Time
This role requires a strategic thinker, someone who is an experienced interviewer, writer and editor who is able to get their hands dirty and still be creative while managing multiple projects.

Responsibilities:
-Drive execution behind content development for Dairy Good (including interviewing sources, writing blog posts, producing visuals and managing internal contributors)
-Glean insights from social conversation, search and web traffic data to plan and create compelling content for relevant audiences
-Ensure Dairy Good content is fresh and adheres to the overall strategic vision
-Help lead the evolution of the newsroom, including strategy, content development, reporting and integration
-Work with core team and internal stakeholders to research and gain an understanding of the industry/organization

Education, Experience & Abilities
-5-7 years' experience as a writer/editor or digital journalist
-Strong writing and editing skills
-Strong business and leadership skills
-Knowledge of Wordpress, Photoshop and basic HTML code
-Good communications and interpersonal skills
-Demonstrated ability to write for the web with insight-informed, search-
optimized content for a variety of audiences
-Video and photography production experience
-Project management experience required, preferably in agricultural or
environmental context
-Demonstrated ability to develop strong relationships with customers, peers and
subordinates. Must be an advocate and collaborator within an organization.
-Excellent project management skills, leadership, ability to work independently
-Agency experience is a plus

Other:
-Willingness to travel up to 10% of time


Please provide desired salary range, selecting from the following:
$40,000-$55,000
$56,000-$72,000
$73,000-79,000
$80,000+