Editor at SPINS LLC

| Chicago
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Who we are.

For 20 years, our mission has been to increase the presence and accessibility of natural and organic products to encourage healthier and more vibrant living. By leveraging SPINS’ industry-leading proprietary data and analytics, our technology enables deeper, more engaged relationships between Retailers, Brands and Consumers through our platform, web, and mobile products. At the core of our work lies a passion to create a culture of sustainable health & wellness.

SPINS, a Chicago-based company, is seeking to add an Editor to the growing Marketing team.

Are you an experienced writer who’s a little (or a lot) obsessed with data, deeply resourceful, and thrives in scouring sources for stats and details? Are you a storyteller at heart who knows how to explore data to identify interesting trends and craft compelling narratives? Do you often find yourself nerding out on random topics and going down rabbit holes to learn more? Can you take big ideas and turn them into well-organized projects and deliverables?
At SPINS, we’re doing things differently to disrupt our industry. And this role is proof of it. It’s at the crux of writing, market research, data analysis, and content marketing.
What You Will Do

  • Assist in the development and execution of a robust editorial project schedule.
  • Outline, research, and write compelling, industry-leading reports based on consumer and industry insights. This role will focus on projects, but applicants should be ready and able to turn around daily content as needed.
  • Contribute to the full narrative process, including working with designers to conceptualize creative assets (charts, infographics, interactive web content, etc.) for published reports.
  • Own project management of reports from analysis to publication. Work with design and distribution stakeholders to see that all project components are completed on deadline.
  • Contribute regularly to content ideation by maintaining a working knowledge of nutrition, ingredients, lifestyle attributes that drive health and wellness.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage data and content for educating prospects, media and consumers in real time. Help to compile data and content to support real-time public relations outreach.
  • Gain a strong understanding of SPINS business model, our clients businesses and business needs and stakeholders. Support our brand, adhere to our core values, and display our commitment to developing our SPINS community and driving advocacy in all content.
  • Support marketing and brand strategies, and work with PR, SEO, design, social media and other roles to drive cohesive messages and effective campaigns

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 5 years of experience in a journalism, research, consulting, or similar writing and analysis-focused role. Strong writing and analysis skills are required
  • Experience crunching numbers and finding interesting stories in data sets and research findings
  • Experience publishing data-based content as a journalist or in a similar writing/editing role
  • A resourceful, inquisitive nature, and a willingness to try and fail — and then try something else; motivated by an intrinsic curiosity and the drive to find answers to tough questions
  • Shrewd fact-checking skills and a keen eye for detail
  • Ability to adopt the SPINS brand voice as well as various tones for different subjects and audiences
  • Understanding of, and experience working with, various other marketing functions, including SEO, content marketing, design, and social media
  • A solution-oriented attitude, balancing being meticulous and methodical with adaptable and creative
  • Highly organized and familiar with research processes and documentation

Experience That Will Impress the Heck Out of Us

  • Ideally, a background in nutrition, health, and/or wellness and a willingness to learn continuously on the job
  • Experience working in a fast-moving, start-up environment
  • Proficiency in Excel and other software/tools for data analysis
The SPINS Way
  • Direct – We communicate with clarity, honesty and respect in all situations and embrace opportunities to provide solution-oriented feedback.
  • Determined – We are committed to overcoming all obstacles to achieve results. We adapt to change, seek opportunities to learn and rapidly translate that learning into action.
  • Passionate – We go above and beyond to help our partners achieve their goals. We challenge assumptions and are comfortable forging new paths.
  • Collaborative – We leave our egos at the door, believing that working together we will produce an outcome that’s greater than each individual contribution.
Why SPINS?

 If we haven’t convinced you to join us yet, this just might! Sure we have a great benefit program but SPINS also offers its team members:

  • Company subsidized commuter transit program
  • Gym, bike storage and showers onsite
  • Fresh and healthy snacks daily
  • Vibrancy 360 Wellness Program: Free yoga and fitness classes, onsite massage, volunteer opportunities, client product demos, outings, and more.
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Location

We are just steps from the Merchandise Mart, located in the bustling River North neighborhood of Chicago.

An Insider's view of SPINS LLC

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The beauty of our mission lies in the fact that we're impacting all consumers to live healthier and more vibrant lives, and this transcends to our own team members within the office. With our mission in mind, we cultivate an office environment and culture where we support team members to live their best lives.

Rosemary

Chief People Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

If you work on the QA engineering team, you will learn about all of our different products and work with the various development and product intelligence teams that make up SPINS. You will gain an understanding of how our company works from end to end.

AJ Rudolph

Manager, Data and Software Quality

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Over the years, I've worked for both corporate and not for profit organizations and SPINS feels the most nurturing and organic. Individuals and teams are empowered to define a path to success. If you are curious and passionate, you can forge multi-disciplinary partnerships & make a difference beyond the boundaries of your specific department/role.

Andrea

Senior Product Owner

What makes someone successful on your team?

We bring creativity to obstacles, living principles that drive innovation. We work smart; always striving and learning. We want you to chime in. We want you to be you. We're diverse, confident, collaborative, and unafraid. We don't punish progress which sometimes takes two steps back. We refactor. We're quality, at velocity.

Troy

Chief Technology Officer

What are SPINS LLC Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave: SPINS provides six weeks of paid maternity leave (or more broadly speaking, primary caregiver leave), and six weeks of paid paternity leave (or secondary caregiver leave).

Flexible Schedule: Our teams offer flexible options to serve business goals and accommodate personal needs.

Full access to SPINS’ comprehensive wellness program "Vibrancy 360" which includes: chef led cooking demonstrations, yoga, natural/organic fare in kitchens, office gym with personal training sessions, running club, volunteer opportunities, massages, meditation, in-office happy hours

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