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Writer & Editor

Hawthorn Creative, Remote, Work from USA

Work at Hawthorn Creative

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time


Do you have a way with written words – no, we don’t just mean that you can write; we mean, you make sentences sing, like Hallelujah Chorus sing? You’ll spend your days coming up with story ideas based on client objectives, crafting and refining both digital and print stories with writers, polishing your own writing under the direction of in-house editors, working directly with graphic designers to make it all look its best, and generally shepherding the content through to a finished project that would make your mom proud. Like hang-on-the-mantle proud.

This position involves managing several concurrent print and digital content projects, blog sites, web copy, and magazines for our clients as well as writing copy for Hawthorn’s internal marketing needs. Previous professional writing experience is required.

Our projects focus on travel and destination content for our clients who are some of the biggest and most notable names in the hospitality industry (hotels and resorts, ski resorts, hotel brands, wedding venues, and beyond).

A little about us:

Hawthorn Creative is a full-service marketing agency dedicated to the event and hospitality industry. Our team of designers, content developers, strategists, and account executives are passionate about merging powerful creative with strategy to drive results.

What you will be doing:

  • Developing compelling action-oriented blog and website copy for travelers, wedding clients, corporate meeting planners, medical aesthetic companies, and real estate.
  • Researching story ideas, developing novel angles, and crafting editorial lineups in conjunction with our magazine clients to blend their marketing objectives with the kind of editorial chops that will turn leisure travelers into lifelong customers.
  • Researching blog content story ideas and crafting a content strategy and calendar for our various clients’ digital and blog projects.
  • Assigning and content-editing stories submitted by both internal writers and freelancers.
  • Manage content deliverable, distribution channel, and delivery timing for her/his projects.
  • Manage ongoing content projects for multiple clients effectively in an evolving environment.
  • Present concepts and ideas to clients in an effective and persuading way.
  • Proofread and edit a variety of copy. Must have a firm grasp of grammar and sentence structure.
  • Reviewing and reporting on analytics (web, email, and social media) directly to clients to identify project success, ROI, and adjustments in content strategy.
  • Working hand-in-hand with more senior content managers, and graphic designers to make every piece of content look its absolute best.
  • Additional responsibilities may include loading content into websites, copywriting, photo research, and execution of other projects, research projects, and fact checking.

What you need for this position:

  • A blog or portfolio or samples that shows a variety of writing styles, voices, and topics.
  • 3 or more years of professional experience in content creation is required, plus a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field.
  • Expert-level reporting and writing (journalistic-style) skills.
  • Chicago manual style is preferred.
  • An unwavering commitment to deadlines and attention to detail.
  • A plus: understanding of SEO and keyword principles as it relates to writing for the web.

Top reasons to work with us:

  • Industry leader within hospitality marketing, known for powerful aesthetics, compelling content, and proven results.
  • Entrepreneurial company with a dynamic work environment where accomplishment and creativity is encouraged.
  • Ability to see the beautiful results of your work come to fruition, working hand-in-hand with top designers, content managers, developers, and senior leadership.

To apply, please send your resume, portfolio, and links to three of your top writing clips (travel or tourism-related samples are preferred) that really show off your journalistic writing chops.

About Hawthorn Creative

Hawthorn Creative is a full-service marketing agency dedicated to the event and hospitality industry. Our team of designers, content developers, strategists, and account executives are passionate about merging powerful creative with strategy to drive results.

Hawthorn Creative

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