Content Intern

| Chicago

Neighborhoods.com is looking for someone with experience writing for a virtual audience to help with a variety of tasks for 55places.com, our sister site and the #1 resource for active adult community information. You will have your hands in several aspects of our content department, including writing and editing, researching, fact-checking and, in general, being an extra set of hands and eyes for our team.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills with a keen eye for grammar and punctuation
  • Savvy researcher — beyond just Googling — who can interpret data
  • Some basic knowledge of real estate and architecture
  • Self-starter who looks for opportunities to contribute
  • Detail-oriented and able to focus on specific tasks
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • A team player ready to jump into an evolving content and editorial operation

What You'll be Doing:

  • Providing copy and editing support on blog articles, community pages, etc. 
  • Collecting and compiling data for specific posts
  • Writing, organizing, and uploading content for community pages
  • Identifying blog post ideas that will appeal to a national audience
  • Researching age-restricted communities and collecting facts and stats
  • Identifying high-value and large-scale neighborhoods that deserve additional coverage
  • Photo/content outreach
  • Reviewing community pages for accuracy

Other Details:

  • Must be available to work 15-25 hours per week, M-F.
  • If applicable, we'll work with you to ensure you re course credit and schedule around your classes.
  • Pay is $12/hr. Internship will last 3 months.

How to Apply:

Please upload a cover letter, your resume, and (if applicable) writing samples. Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.

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Location

We're in the West Loop neighborhood in Chicago. Plus we're near many public transit options, including Ogilvie, Union Station, & the Green/Pink lines.

An Insider's view of Neighborhoods.com

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

Our work-life balance is fantastic. We value working hard during the day and encourage everyone to go home at a reasonable time.

Bill

Front End Developer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We’re working on using new types of data to understand our customers better. By developing ways to use these insights effectively, we do a better job of focusing on building the features that most improve the customer’s experience.

Jill

Data Scientist

How does the company support your career growth?

Here at Neighborhoods.com, management has not only encourages learning skills outside of my job description, but actively facilitates a culture which promotes personal growth within each person's career path. I am consistently challenged to learn more about my role at Neighborhoods.com, and to continually expand my professional skill set.

Neil

Neighborhood Manager

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Neighborhoods.com is to help people live their life to its fullest potential by helping them with the universal challenge of finding a neighborhood and house they can truly call home.

Bill

CEO

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

PMO's ideas and processes facilitate keeping our engineers and designers focused on the work they love which in turn encourages innovation.

Heather

Project Manager

What are Neighborhoods.com Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
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
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Aside from all of these tangible benefits- Neighborhoods.com truly values all employees. A positive company culture, transparency, collaboration, & providing an inclusive environment for all employees, is something we value highly.

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