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Job Posting: Copywriter, Digital Marketer - Associate

The Company:

Geek Chicago

Geek Chicago is a digital marketing agency and web development firm that is committed to serving growing businesses and the political world. Geek specializes in website design & development, as well as inbound marketing - including content writing/creation, search engine optimization, social media, digital communications, and reputation management.

Geek helps clients enrich their brands and grow their audiences. Our clients work across multiple industries, including real estate, architecture, law, politics, financial services, insurance, and home services.

Job Description:

We’re seeking an inspired and talented writer to create online content for our clients in the form of 1000- 1800 word content pieces (articles) for their respective company websites. Dynamic and creative writing styles desired. Candidates should have a familiarity with the major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram). Experience managing paid social media campaigns, pay per click advertising, automated drip campaigns, and landing/squeeze pages is a plus.

This is a position for an entry-level candidate or associate. Previous professional experience is not required, but writing samples are a precursor to an interview. The position will be 16 -20 hours a week initially, with an expectation of growth. The work can be performed remotely with weekly or twice weekly virtual meetings.

Skills and Expertise:

  • Dynamic and creative writing to formal and casual audiences. Able to adapt to the voices of our unique clients.
  • Basic SEO knowledge is preferred, but not required
  • The ability to work independently and remotely, while adhering to a prescribed publishing schedule.
  • An ability to learn new subjects and concepts quickly, with a desire to expand your body of knowledge.
  • Preferred: Experience with basic web design concepts and semantics.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, GSuite (Google Apps Suite), and/or Content Management Systems (CMS - such as Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, etc.)
  • Experience on social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram
  • Capability to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines while maintaining attention to detail

Compensation:

Geek Chicago team members are hired as 1099 contractors, with assignment deadlines, and management of their own working hours. All staff are invited to twice weekly team meetings (Wednesday and Thursday mornings.) In time, talented staff can expect an opportunity for assignments and working hours to grow (if interested), and an opportunity to become a W2 Geek employee. The Copywriter position pays $14.50 - 16.00 per hour, commensurate with experience. W2 employees are offered health benefits and paid time-off.

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Jason Finn

Founder & Chief Geek

Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

Sarunas Budrikas

Creative Director

Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

Alexandra Olsavsky

Client Experience Specialist

Alex specializes in content generation and social media promotion for Geek | Chicago clients, helping to solidify their presence in the online community. This includes blog writing, graphic design, co-ordination and design of weekly newsletters, and active engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Outside of Geek, Alex is a classically-trained soprano who professionally performs around the city of Chicago (most recently with the Chicago Baroque Band, and with the Rolling Stones for their "50 and Counting" tour).