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Digital Content Writer - Paid Internship

| Chicago

Neon One was founded with the mission of becoming the most comprehensive and authentic technology ecosystem for nonprofits. As a member of our marketing team you will have the opportunity to learn the nonprofit software market and create powerful content that will help nonprofits scale their impact. We have offices in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Portland and you will be collaborating extensively with those teams, learning about their products and customers.

As a Digital Content Writer, your primary focus will be on website pages, blogs, email sequences, and social posts. We may occasionally create print pieces, but the vast majority of our work is digital. For this reason, it is important to understand how to convey complex topics to an online audience; this includes non-textual elements such as graphics and video. We are focused on building web content that ranks well on search engines, and while this is not an SEO writer position, a basic knowledge and desire to learn more about SEO keywords will be useful. We create quality content for excellent user experience.

This is a 6 month  paid internship with a possibility of being hired full-time. Ideal availability between 30-35 hours per week.


Essential Functions

  • Researching and understanding complex topics
  • Translating complex topics into language the average reader can understand
  • Creating written content for the web that utilizes headers, imagery, links, and bullet points for clarity and ease of understanding
  • Self-editing work before submitting to the review process
  • Finding and creating multimedia that helps convey our message
  • Critically evaluating what other digital elements could be used (infographics, podcasts, videos, etc.) and implementing them
  • Building education email content for campaigns
  • List or audience building


Required Qualifications

  • Experience in professional writing
  • Firm grasp of grammatical principles and appropriate sentence structure
  • Background or interest in nonprofits
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to understand complex topics and translate them to a broad audience
  • Ability to turn content around quickly (without compromising quality)
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to self-edit


Competencies

  • Technical Capacity
  • Familiarity with Pardot or similar marketing software
  • Content Management Systems: Wordpress
  • Google Analytics
  • Comfortable navigating design tools like Canva, Adobe Photoshop
  • Basic understanding of keyword research

 

About Us

  • 80% of our team comes from a nonprofit background, and we’re driven to help our clients make a difference in the world
  • Collaborative office environment that welcomes fresh ideas and allows you to make an impact
  • Great company culture 
  • INC. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Companies for three consecutive years
  • Benefits include health/dental insurance, vacations, sick days, family leave, 401k with company match, pre-tax transit benefit program
  • Casual work environment, weekly staff social hour, regular company outings, and a convenient Ravenswood location with parking and close to public transit (CTA Brown & Metra UP-N Lines)
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