Writer at Everspring

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About Everspring

Join some of the world’s best problem-solvers, pioneers, and out-of-the-box thinkers. Since 2011, Everspring has partnered with leading universities to create a new standard of excellence in online education. Behind the curtain, you’ll find a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative team environment, with colleagues who continue to shape the culture and success of our company. Our heart is in our work; these aren’t your typical online education jobs – we’re always striving to make a difference in everything that we do.

Position:

Made up of creative services, instructional design, quality assurance, and faculty engagement, the Learning Design team inspires, engages and empowers each other to create the next generation of learning. This collaborative team works to translate traditional courseware into online formats in differentiating and compelling ways to create innovative online courses. In addition, the team supports our University partners’ faculty through comprehensive training before and after the course development process.

The Writer will leverage working on the Learning Design team to translate what Everspring does into compelling and convertible copy and materials to be used by the Sales team. This person is a master message maker who can listen carefully, persuade, and deliver written arguments that frame business and market opportunities. The Writer understands the education industry, the technology space, and must be fluent in business language and concepts. Experience writing RFP responses is required, and will be an integral part of this role.

This position reports to the Senior Vice President, Learning and is located in Chicago, IL.

The ideal candidate:

  • Possesses outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Has experience writing RFP responses
  • Loves writing
  • Has experience writing short and long form
  • Has demonstrated success communicating effectively with university faculty and administrators, as well as with industry professionals
  • Has a demonstrated track record creating compelling, clear, and persuasive sales or marketing materials
  • Has experience in higher education writing, specifically working with elite universities
  • Has a demonstrated track record of writing for different audiences and at different levels of granularity
  • Has experience and is comfortable working with a wide range of academic and technology content
  • Is a natural collaborator, but has the ability to work independently
  • Interacts with others using sound judgment, good humor, and consistent fairness in a fast-paced environment
  • Remain calm in stressful situations
  • Is motivated by a passion to produce consistent results
  • Is a highly responsible individual, who takes ownership, and can accomplish tough tasks
  • Has a strong belief in the value of education for creating success in life
  • Exhibits meticulous attention to detail
  • Displays the highest levels of integrity
  • Operates with a strong work ethic, requiring minimal supervision
  • Wants to build and be part of a great team, doing a great thing
  • Has a curious and creative mindset – enjoys change!

Responsibilities:

  • Act as a subject matter expert in the areas of communication and message creation
  • Create sales materials like “leave behinds,” infographics, pamphlets, PowerPoint presentations, responses to questionnaires, etc.
  • Create materials for the Admissions team like talking points, value propositions, and calls to action content
  • Manage, organize, and archive all sales materials and presentations
  • Support the Request for Proposal (RFP) response process by collecting information and writing first-and-final drafts
  • Support executive leadership by creating materials that support business development
  • Curate and assist the Sales team in preparing for presentations and meetings
  • Study the business and become an evangelist for our approach, model, and outcomes
  • Help develop the “voice” of the business
  • Assist in writing reports, briefs, and strategic documentation for internal purposes and for partners
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Requirements:

  • 5-8 years’ experience in sales writing, communications, or marketing
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, especially in English, Journalism, Communications, or other writing-intensive disciplines
  • Ability to write a lot of material quickly
  • Ability to create narratives supported by evidence
  • Familiarity with Higher Education and Online Education
  • Demonstrated ability to work across levels and functions of complex organizations
  • Superior writing skills

Everspring is an equal opportunity employer.

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Location

Experts at staying connected, our offices are in the Loop, steps from the river, public transit and the best food in the West Loop and River North.

An Insider's view of Everspring

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the office is casual and collaborative. There is a lot of teamwork cross-functionally. You're exposed to a wide range of operations that don't only focus on your specific role, but the business as a whole. There are many opportunities to learn from your colleagues in marketing, learning design, and technology!

Aggie

Client Engagement Manager

What does your typical day look like?

What excites me about working in Admissions is that you never know what you're getting yourself into each day. I live for the challenging questions thrown at me and overcoming their obstacles or objections. At the end of the day, I'm honored to be a part of their journey...my goal is to leave them with an impression they'll never forget.

Jeffrey

Team Lead - Admissions Advisor

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have been given the opportunity to go from managing a few projects on a handful of technologies to managing the product strategy for over three dozen products with multiple projects running concurrently. Everspring has given me the opportunity to gain my stride by providing me the freedom to exercise my creativity and technology domain knowledge.

Abuzar

Director of Product Development

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Growing up, my father always used to sit me down and talk to me about life. My biggest takeaway from those talks is that I should always surround myself with good people.
Good people are the most important asset an organization can have, and Everspring definitely has this asset. Our culture promotes creativity, collaboration and personal growth.

Michael

Admissions Advisor II

What are Everspring Perks + Benefits

Everspring Benefits Overview

We understand that our employees are our success. We are dynamic, curious, passionate and collaborative problem solvers who push the boundaries of innovation on a daily basis. Our growth is a direct result of their investment in us. That’s why we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, a 401K plan, company-paid life insurance, work-life balance benefits and much more. We also know that our employees understand the spirit of Everspring better than anyone. We offer a generous referral bonus when employees help us identify the mix of talent, drive and personality that results in a successful hire.

Because our employees invest their talents and efforts in us, we strive to invest in them and their needs. We understand that time off is important, so we provide both paid company holidays and a generous PTO accrual policy, allowing our employees to take time off and recharge based on their unique, individual needs.
Wellness is an important part of our company culture, so we cover the majority of the cost for our in-building gym, allowing our employees easy access to fitness, wellness and peace of mind. We also participate in the annual Chase Corporate Challenge, allowing our employee community an opportunity to take part in collective fitness, fun and celebration.

In our downtown location on the Chicago River, our offices occupy the 22nd floor, offering our employees an expansive view of our beautiful city and a daily display of the beating heart of the Loop. And in our spacious, luxurious 30th floor coffee lounge, employees can take a midday beverage break, lead collaborative sessions at communal work tables or just get some heads down time on the regular.

Because we work hard, we play hard as well. Everspring offers a wealth of unique socialization outlets for its employees, ensuring that our dynamic, innovative culture is upheld through connection and camaraderie. Explore a few of the ways we stay connected:

- Culture committee dedicated to cross-company collaboration, education and community engagement
- Regular social events including game nights, happy hours, team and company outings, corporate races,
summer and holiday parties, and potlucks
- Endless coffee, soft drinks and sparkling water to suit anyone’s taste bud needs
- Casual and open office environment

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Everspring is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to and celebrates diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
The confidential Employee Assistance Program can help you with things like stress, anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, relationship or legal issues. This is a free service to employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Starting in the 1st quarter of 2021, Everspring will provide employees with a 401(k) employer match. As a company, we'll be matching dollar-per-dollar up to 4% of an employee’s deferral into the 401
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home one day per week after 6 months of employment.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We offer between 15 and 30 days of paid time off per year based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Everspring offers a variety of coffee, tea, soda and those delightful flavored seltzer waters.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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