Copywriter and PR Associate

Public Relations Associate / Marketing Copywriter 

Echo Global Logistics, a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management services, is seeking an experienced Public Relations (PR) Associate / Marketing Copywriter to join our Marketing department at our Chicago headquarters.

The PR Associate / Marketing Copywriter will collaborate with Marketing team members and employees of other departments, such as sales, to create a variety of written materials. These materials include sales collateral, blog articles, press releases, email campaigns, digital and print advertisements, advertorials, website copy, and internal communications. Content will be targeted mainly towards clients, which are fellow businesses, but some content is developed for our carrier partners.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for public relations, marketing, strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects. We are looking for someone who is outgoing, motivated, self-directed, and a problem-solver.

Responsibilities

  • Write PR-related materials such as press releases and award applications
  • Regularly update the News section of echo.com
  • Collaborate with Echo’s PR agency to raise the profile of Echo by increasing share-of-voice through media engagement, press releases and social media.
  • Manage an integrated marketing communications plan to advance brand identity; broaden awareness of programs and priorities; and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences.
  • Manage a 12-month editorial calendar for all communications organization-wide.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining communication policies and procedures.
  • Assist in cultivating and managing press relationships to ensure coverage surrounding Echo programs, special events, public announcements and other projects.
  • Write clear, concise content consistent with Echo’s branded voice
  • Write both short-form and long-form copy, including email campaigns, digital and print advertisements, website copy, sales collateral, and blog articles
  • Interview sales, operations, members of branch offices, and executives to support blog articles, sales collateral, advertorials, etc.
  • Conduct thorough, high-quality research to supplement knowledge gathered from subject matter experts
  • Simplify complicated topics into communications anyone could understand
  • Collaborate and brainstorm with Marketing team members on a variety of projects
  • Edit and proofread Marketing materials
  • Assist in media opportunities, and prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material as needed.
  • Assist in working with team to recognize internal and external communications opportunities, define solutions and execute appropriate strategies to support them.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years in a Public Relations (PR) Role with copywriting experience
  • Industry experience is desired but not required
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Be able to write for different audiences while still being consistent with Echo’s voice
  • Strong research skills
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical project management and organizational skills.
  • Resourceful, self-motivated, and able to work autonomously and proactively.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial work environment.
  • Strong communication, project management, and collaboration skills
  • Bachelor’s degree (in PR, Journalism, Communications, or Marketing)

 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.

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Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.
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An Insider's view of Echo Global Logistics

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

Managers at Echo get to know you by having one on one meetings, so they understand your personal life. Echo is flexible with when you arrive and leave from work, so that it fits with your schedule. Echo understands that life happens, so leaving early isn’t a problem as long as you make it up later. I feel that Echo respects my personal time.

Erin

Sr. Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited around a project designed to transform and re-build our API architecture. This project is not only very beneficial to our clients but also allows members of my team to work on and be exposed to a high visibility design that will have a positive impact on the client experience when integrating with Echo.

Rob

Integration Operations TL

How does the company support your career growth?

Echo has a start-up feel but has an infrastructure that supports training, learning, and development, which in-turn allows for growth potential. At Echo you will be challenged in honing your skills in a constantly evolving industry and company. This can allow for each person to set themselves up for overall career growth.

Trisha

Product Director

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

Echo structures itself into small teams that focus on key initiatives. We spend time planning, executing, and delivering technology to simplify the complex demands of transportation.

Miles

Chief Information Officer

What are Echo Global Logistics Perks + Benefits

Echo Global Logistics Benefits Overview

401k with company matching
Medical insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account
Parental leave
Paid time off
Commuter benefits
Divvy discount code
Employee training programs
Volunteer time off
Casual dress code
Pet insurance
Gym membership discounts
Mobile carrier discounts
Employee assistance program

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
River North Gym is in the building
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Fitness Subsidies
Gympass!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 800 sales representatives hustling to move over 16,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.

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