Built In
United We Tech.
Chicago, IL

Associate Editor at Built In

| Chicago
Sorry, this job was removed at 11:31 a.m. (CST) on Friday, May 29, 2020
Find out who's hiring in Chicago.
See all Content jobs in Chicago
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Hello, We’re Built In

Built In unites companies and people around their shared passion for tech and the universal need for purpose. Our audience of sought-after tech professionals use Built In to find their professional purpose and connect meaningfully to the tech community, including by reading our content, networking at our events and finding innovative companies they believe in.

Headquartered in Chicago, we also serve Los Angeles, Colorado, Austin, New York, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, and Nationwide.

When you work for Built In, you have the opportunity to change lives by giving talented people access to purpose, not just a paycheck. And you’ll make an impact on some of the most exciting companies in tech, helping them hire their next wave of elite talent. Be part of Built In, and be part of the future of tech.

We're Looking for an Associate Editor for Our Expert Contributor Program 

The primary goal of Built In’s editorial content team is to attract and retain readers to our local market sites and to BuiltIn.com by creating materials that instruct, inform and inspire. We believe curating real stories written by real tech professionals that contain practical and useful insight is one of the most effective ways we can help people in our community grow. 

We are seeking a creative editor to help recruit and commission tech experts to write solutions-oriented dispatches that prize both storytelling and competitive insights. They will have experience overseeing the work of contributors who have not written for a professional publication (academics, engineers, etc.) before and will be ready to help make technical concepts and challenges interesting and accessible to a broad tech audience. 

What You Will Do 

  • Create relationships with contributors that are in the trenches of engineering, data science, product and marketing teams at tech companies, both large and small. 
  • Coach busy entrepreneurs on how to pitch and craft insider stories that will both entertain and educate a broad tech audience. 
  • Recruit high-performing and/or high-profile contributors to write on a recurring basis (either monthly or quarterly). 
  • Provide substantive comments, line edits and copy edits on drafts that contain practical and useful insight into what effective teams are doing, how products are being built and all the other things that go into building a high-growth tech company. 
  • Help develop editorial guidelines, standards and taxonomies. 
  • Contribute in a thoughtful and creative way to the development of an entirely new editorial product. 
  • Respond to audience analytics and other measures of impact and adjust assignment strategies accordingly. 
  • Evaluate pitches quickly with an eye toward audience potential and diplomatically pass on stories that don’t fit within our editorial ambitions. 

What You Need 

  • A strong passion for technology, startups and entrepreneurship. 
  • Three-plus years in a journalistic capacity. 
  • One-plus year of experience as an editor, including technical editing experience (academics, engineers, etc.). 
  • Strong substantive, line and copy editing skills. 
  • Familiarity with basic concepts in business and technology. 
  • Pluses: teaching experience; knowledge of basic principles in data analysis or coding. 

What We Value 

We’re revolutionizing tech recruitment. So we question everything, because the best answers sit just to the right of a question mark. That’s our heritage as a disruptive company—as a company whose future depends on our capacity to innovate with a sense of drive, purpose and urgency. If you join Built In, you will work from this set of values: 

  • Be Unreasonably Passionate. Our passion is borderline obsessive, and we’re OK with that. No one ever built anything great on a “meh.” We work with outsized passion to fulfill our mission. 
  • Be Humble. You don’t have all the answers. Luckily, you don’t have to. Don’t worry about being right. Be humble instead. 
  • Stay Curious. Curiosity is a springboard to the future. It can transform the wisp of an idea into a breakthrough. We ask “what if.” We work with wonder. It’s how we innovate. 
  • Lead With Solutions. Question everything. But offer solutions as you do. Raise issues. But propose a few answers. For every hole you poke, offer a way to patch it up. 
  • Own the Result. We have no time for blame or shame. When you stumble, own it, learn from it + get back to business. 
  • Do More. Do more than your job description. Take initiative. Take charge. No job is beneath you, and no job is too big. Be a leader and do more—do whatever it takes. 

Benefits & Perks 

  • Competitive compensation, 401(k), stock options and benefits. 
  • We pay a really nice chunk of the cost of premiums for medical, dental, vision and disability. 
  • Casual dress and flexible work hours. Come in your sweatshirt, jeans, college jersey. We don’t care. We focus on the quality of your work and your collegiality more than on your apparel. 
  • Free food! Yes, you read that correctly. We keep our kitchen stocked with free healthy snack foods. We also have cold brew coffee on tap and provide catered lunch (Monday through Thursday). We eat lunch together most days, which means you’ll quickly feel like part of the team. 
  • Fun work environment. We operate as a flat organization where everyone is responsible to self-manage and take ownership of their work. We are humble, hardworking, honest and fun. And we regularly debate office pets, take turns DJing and find time to celebrate our wins as a company. 
  • We offer unlimited vacation and sick time. We let you take time away from work for vacation, personal or short-term sickness, as your good judgment and workload allow. 

Built In is an equal employment opportunity employer and values diversity. Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

See More
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Where we are

Chicago's loop is our home + heart. The commute? A cake walk. And the trendiest eateries, bars + shops are only a short walk away.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • Vue.jsLibraries
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • InDesignDesign
    • ZeplinDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen
Previous
Next

What are Built In Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Built In has culture and fun committees that manage events and programs from our charitable initiatives to our intramural sports teams.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We pay a really nice chunk of the cost of premiums for medical, dental, vision and disability.
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Come in your sweatshirt, jeans, college jersey. We don't care. We focus on the quality of your work and your collegiality more than on your apparel.
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Shuffle Board, Darts.
Stocked Kitchen
Built In has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, cold brew on tap, tea and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
Lunch provided daily (Monday through Thursday)
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $500 annually for continuing education.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We operate as a flat organization where everyone is responsible to self-manage and take ownership of their work. We are humble, hardworking, honest and fun. And we regularly debate office pets, take turns DJing and find time to celebrate our wins as a company.

An Insider's view of Built In

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Good vibes are a top priority around here. You'll hear music played from our playlist that the entire company co-builds, you'll see a movie streaming on TV and, if you catch us at lunch, you'll see the entire office sitting at our communal table. We work hard every day but we always make time to spend together.

Adam

Product + Growth

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I spend most of my days collaborating on cross-functional projects to improve customer outcomes. We want to drive as much value as possible for our customers and our customer success team is the best in the business. I learn something new every day, and I work with intelligent and curious humans.

Arit

Director, Customer Success

What are some things you learned at the company?

It’s pretty remarkable to experience an entire company operating as one team. At Built In, we tackle problems and achieve goals together, sharing in the responsibility of successes and downfalls alike.

Alyssa

SEO Strategist

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The new business team has a big impact on strategy, so it’s important to cultivate creativity and innovation. In our “Idea Friday" meetings, we share new ways to sell — and “anything goes.” The ideas can be great or totally unrealistic, because it’s about sparking creativity. The best part is that some of these ideas have shaped our strategy.

Emma

VP, Sales

How does the company support your career growth?

Success means more here. It not only is being noticed by my team but it positively impacts Built In’s overall results. Our team is made of strong individuals working together to build our revolutionary platform.

Samantha

Sr. Account Executive

Jobs at Built In
5

All Jobs
All Jobs
Data + Analytics
Design + UX
Marketing
Sales
Tap to close

Art Director (Temp)

Built In
Chicago
3 days ago
+35
Hello, We’re Built In Built In is a network of online communities that has quickly become the #1 recruitment solution for tech companies. We are a company of entrepreneurs building the largest network of communities for entrepreneurs. By working at Built In you'll have the chance to work directly with the latest, and fastest-growing, technology companies all around the country. We help other companies solve their biggest pain points—talent and

Staff Reporter

Built In
Chicago
6 days ago
+35
Hello, We’re Built InBuilt In unites companies and people around their shared passion for tech and the universal need for purpose. Our audience of sought-after tech professionals use Built In to find their professional purpose and connect meaningfully to the tech community, including by reading our content, networking at our events and finding innovative companies they believe in. Headquartered in Chicago, we also serve Los Angeles, Colorado, Aus

Account Executive, Mid-Market

Built In
Chicago
6 days ago
+35
As an Account Executive, you will be responsible for selling new business to Mid-Market Talent Acquisition leaders & Recruiters within high growth technology companies. Prior experience selling to recruiters is strongly preferred, as well as someone who is driven to surpass goals while delivering a great experience to prospects, clients and coworkers. We need someone who knows what it takes to build something from the ground up, who treats the “job” as his or her own business, and thrives on learning daily.

Sales Operations Analyst

Built In
Chicago
1 week ago
+35
We are looking for somebody  who is a highly collaborative individual contributor to work closely with Sales, Finance, Legal, and Operations. As the Sales Operations analyst you will actively support the Sales Organization (account management and new business teams) as the front-line day to day contact for reporting, analysis, deal and sales tools support.  The successful analyst will be familiar with standard sales operations metrics including (but not limited to) sales cycle, conversion and win rates, penetration rates, ACV and renewal rates.  This is a great opportunity to create scalable processes where your responsibilities will increase with your ability & skills.

Data Engineer

Built In
Chicago
1 week ago
+35
Hello, We’re Built In Built In unites companies and people around their shared passion for tech and the universal need for purpose. To help our partners attract qualified talent, we create content that tells their story in a way no job post ever could — and we put their jobs in front of people who were born to do them. Our audience of sought-after candidates use Built In to find their professional purpose and connect meaningfully to the tech