SEO Content Writer

| Chicago

The SEO Content Writer is responsible for developing, creating, and enhancing a key element of any SEO marketing strategy – unique content. Consistent, high-quality content works on several levels to improve a website’s ranking on search engines and increase brand awareness, as well as provide consumer knowledge.

This entry-level position is responsible for creating SEO-friendly content for online publication. In this position, the writer will create numerous articles and website content for a variety of automotive dealers. They will also peer-edit articles along with the rest of the team.

The ideal candidate for this position is a passionate writer who enjoys research and creative thinking while possessing a flexible, team-motivated attitude. Since SEO is an ever-changing environment, willingness to learn and adapt along with current best practices is key.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • The Content Writer is required to complete a full content workload for clients every month without sacrificing quality
  • The Content Writer is required to edit a given amount of articles each month
  • Also required is email communication with clients once articles are completed, as well as keeping an updated monthly calendar with assignments and progress
  • Ability to meet timelines and deadlines for tasks or ability to make adjustments to meet the requirements
  • Deliver work on-time and on-budget
  • Make changes to articles per client or OEM Compliance requests
  • Collaboration with team members to expedite tasks, along with willingness to get the work completed
  • Ability to create high-quality content that reflects the desired voice of a brand and drives results
  • Capture brand voice and adhere to OEM guidelines
  • Knowledge and understanding of web content best practices, including on-page SEO
  • Ability to create original content that adheres to company SEO best practices and strategies
  • Inspect completed tasks for proper SEO value, quality, and accuracy as well as ensuring that it is in line with the request
  • Uploading and building content pages across various website platforms
  • A strong passion for researching new topics across all areas of automotive, including service, parts, finance, and vehicle features
  • Able to take inspiration from various sources to create unique content that is both accurate and unique
  • Through self-education, keep up to speed on digital and marketing trends and apply those tactics to projects
  • Knowledge, usage, and maintenance of various internal and external tools and software required to perform the job
  • Overall ability to present and convey strategies to internal team members
  • Adherence to company writing style guide
  • Other Content Writer Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Adaptability and flexibility with article assignment scheduling
  • Responsible to escalate account issues to department manager as needed. This would be prior to collaborating with account team to resolve
  • Participate in client calls and strategy meetings with account team if needed
  • Participate in staff trainings for improved product knowledge, ongoing education/development and industry updates
  • Assist with new team member training/onboarding as needed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 1 year of content writing experience
  • Strong writing background
  • Excellent grammar skills
  • Has ability to write in a variety of forms (differing by project, audience, word count constraints, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Self-motivated and able to consistently execute ideas from initial concept to finished work
  • Has outstanding organizational skills; the ability to prioritize, multitask, and manage time professionally
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work with in a diverse environment and team atmosphere
  • Aptitude for knowing when to ask questions and anticipate client/article needs

PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Understanding of AP Style
  • Knowledge of SEO, Social Media Advertising, and Digital Marketing
  • Customer service experience
  • Experience with high-volume, fast-paced working environment
  • Knowledge of the automotive industry or vehicle features/mechanical functions

EDUCATION

  • Must possess a 4-year degree in related field from a college or university.
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Location

Beautiful Lisle office with views of the Morton Arboretum conveniently located in the western suburbs of Chicago with easy access to major highways.

An Insider's view of Dealer eProcess

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Overall the vibe here in the office is pretty laid back -- a balance of fun and serious when we need to get things done! Plenty of laughter and friendships too.

Emily Krotiak

Support Help Desk Team Lead

What projects are you most excited about?

Since taking on a role of team lead the projects I've worked on have been all been interesting and challenging in their own ways. Creating brand new product/features gives a different feeling of ownership having built them from the ground up.

Paul Boyle

Lead Web Developer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started as an enthusiastic but inexperienced developer looking to expand my knowledge and practical application as a programmer. Thanks to great training and a collaborative atmosphere I was able to share my ideas and progress from a Support Developer all the way to the Development Team in just one year.

Brandon Morrison

Web Developer

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We are currently working on various campaigns to build the overall customer experience for our dealers. They should feel welcomed and in the loop during all stages of their partnership with DEP. A few ways we plan to execute this include video updates from the DEP team members handling their account and celebrations when future milestones are met.

Samantha Zabedny

Training and Implementation Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Account Executive maintains a consistent line of communication with their clients, providing timely information via phone and email as needed.

Kelly Seymour

Account Executive

What are Dealer eProcess Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Acme Co. provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 5% of contributions up to 4% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Annually.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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