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Content Editor

Company Overview:

Vital Proteins is an emerging, dynamic brand consisting of a team of passionate individuals who believe whole-food-based nutrition is essential for overall health, fitness and wellbeing. Our team is comprised of intelligent and innovative talent who work collaboratively to ensure creativity, success, and global growth. At Vital Proteins, our mission is to empower our company, team, and customers to live a full, vibrant life. We seek to develop and support the right people, with the right chemistry, who continually ask questions, and in turn will develop and tactically execute good ideas. We are looking for individuals to help us think smarter and put a lot of ideas on the table in a short amount of time. Building a great company is our goal. Quality individuals and getting the team right is our business plan. Our offices are located in Wicker Park but will be moving to Fulton Market in the next 2-3 months.

Role:

We are looking for an independent thinker and creative writer to oversee and run Vital Proteins’ editorial content. This position will be responsible for VP’s blog, Lively (www.stay-lively.com), as well as the written content for e-newsletters, product descriptions, branded literature, and other marketing assets. We are looking for a natural & passionate storyteller with strong communication skills to write, edit, and publish content daily. This candidate will be an important part of our marketing team and must have experience running a blog or website previously. At Vital Proteins, we look for candidates who are self-motivated and consider themselves entrepreneurs within their own job function; they thrive in a fast-paced environment. This is a full-time position based in Chicago, IL and will oversee a network of freelance writers/contributors. The Content Editor will interface with the Marketing Manager, Social Media Manager, and Creative Team, and will report to the Marketing Director. 

 

What you will be responsible for: 

  • Writing and editing great content for Lively, daily
  • Overseeing the planning of future content for Lively; managing a clear editorial calendar and conceptualizing new content
  • Reviewing and editing written content from external freelancers and contributors
  • Managing photography needs for Lively, and working with creative team to develop additional imagery when necessary
  • Edit and optimize content for SEO purposes
  • Writing and editing additional marketing materials (sales booklets, PowerPoint presentations, freelance article submissions, online product listings, etc.); acting as copy editor for various marketing team needs
  • Uploading, publishing and managing content on Lively blog site
  • Representing Vital Proteins at industry trade shows, conferences, seminars and events as part of the marketing team, as needed

Who you are:

  • You have 2-3 years of professional experience writing (please submit clips)
  • You are familiar with online publishing and can handle the content from creation to posting
  • You have experience with photography (not a must, but would be great)
  • You have knowledge of basic graphic design skills and will easily execute under VP’s brand standards
  • You have excellent time management and project management skills
  • You are experienced in managing others, including freelancers
  • You have strong interviewing skills and are a great storyteller
  • You are a master of grammar and are great to adapting to different tones/styles of writing
  • You are conscientious, detail-oriented, efficient and can multitask
  • You can turn around copy quickly without sacrificing quality of work
  • You are passionate about the health, fitness and beauty communities and have your finger on the pulse of these industries

 

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