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Editor (3 month contract)

| Chicago

Hello, we’re Built In

We are a network of online communities for technology companies and startups. We connect talent to startups, cover local tech news and host events. Headquartered in Chicago, we currently operate in seven markets: Chicago, LA, NYC, Colorado, Austin, Boston and Seattle.

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 awareness — with our employer branding and recruitment solutions.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for a startup lovin’, analytical, tech-crazy editor with client-facing experience to manage our Insider Spotlight article production in partnership with our project manager. You will be joining our creative team, which is composed of writers, editors, designers, strategists and UX experts collaborating each day to develop high-quality content in support of tech and startup communities.

How you’ll contribute

As an Editor, you will co-manage Insider Spotlights, which are part of Built In’s employer branding/paid content product offering. Insider Spotlights are in-depth Q&A format articles with original photography that showcase employees at various companies speaking on their company or team cultures, the growth journeys of their companies or the tech innovation being built by their teams. The Editor will edit and publish additional employer branding content as needed.

The Editor will provide creative consultation during customer-facing kickoff calls, enforce Built In’s editorial policy, voice and tone, and ensure production adheres to writing, editing, publishing and distribution deadlines. This position requires a collaboration champion who can work with customers, account managers, staff editors, staff writers, freelancers, as well as a project manager and content director.

The Editor will execute against monthly and quarterly goals for Insider Spotlights, ensuring that articles move through the content pipeline, meet customer expectations and adhere to publication and distribution dates.

The Editor will work 30-40 hours from Built In’s Chicago headquarters in River North for a period of three months.

What you need

  • You should be enthusiastic about startups and tech companies.
  • You should be an experienced editor, capable of collaborating with customers to develop strategic pieces designed to drive conversions or support company brands.
  • You should be a digital native, capable of working within a robust content management system.
  • You should have experience leading distribution plans across social media and email distribution channels in partnership with our creative and growth teams.
  • Previous writing and editing experience for a tech publication is preferred.
  • You should have previous experience working with staff and freelance employees.
  • You should be available to work at least 30 hours/week.

What We Value

  • Flexible personality — You should thrive on change while remaining organized, optimistic and coachable. High energy and contagious enthusiasm help, too.
  • Communication — You should have the ability to speak and write clearly, concisely and compellingly. Honesty, transparency, and thoughtfulness are a must. Your ability to present complex messages and professionally interact with multiple levels of an organization is paramount.
  • Interest in the tech industry — You must be passionate about three things: (1) Startups (2) Building innovative tech products and services; and (3) Helping others. This is what we do.
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends - This job involves working some evenings and weekends, and responding to customers outside of traditional work hours. If you are passionate about the company and what you are creating, this will not appear as a job but a combination of life and work.
  • Culture fit — You will need to get along with our team (which isn’t too hard, we think!) as well as with all of the members vital to the community in which you are building. Humility, selflessness and strong work ethic are requirements.
  • Education — We value intelligence, personality and overall fit over a degree.

Built In is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.


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Technology we use

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Chicago's loop is our home + heart. The commute? A cake walk. And the trendiest eateries, bars + shops are always a short walk away. We <3 Chi.

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.


Product + Growth

What does your typical day look like?

I am excited to work each day with a cross-functional team of intelligent, curious, driven and hilarious group of people. We’re working hard — and growing quickly — but we have a lot of laughs together, and a lot of respect for one another. It’s motivating and empowering.


Content Team

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.


SEO Strategist

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.


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What are Built In Perks + Benefits

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
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.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
We have a Safe Harbor match, equivalent to 4% of an employee's annual gross pay.
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, 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
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.

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