Senior Communications Specialist

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Chicago's best-performing technology company Paylocity is looking for a Senior Communications Specialist to join our Corporate Marketing Team. Consistently named among the top companies to work for, best companies to sell for, and fastest-growing software products, Paylocity offers the opportunity to work for a thriving, vibrant company with a strong, healthy company culture.

 

Reporting to the Manager of Content Strategy and Communications, this role offers the opportunity to inform and execute communications strategy, manage publications, and collaborate with other staff to craft content that drive leads and engagement through a variety of channels. Candidates best fit for this role have a strong understanding of storytelling and know how to drive stories that support business objective. They must be self-motivated, organized, and experienced in creating connections, driving results, and measuring performance with content as well as driven to gain a deep understanding of our target audiences and the HR technology industry.

 

What You'll Do:

 

The below represents the primary duties of the position, others may be assigned as needed. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Write, edit, and consult on email marketing campaigns, in collaboration with the marketing automation manager
  • Write, edit, and consult on event marketing campaigns, in collaboration with the corporate events planner and field marketing manager
  • Write, edit, and manage content in a variety of formats, including ebooks, blog posts, infographics, and other content marketing collateral.
  • Collaborate with designers and other marketers to maintain brand identity and integrated approach
  • Develop, cultivate, and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including internal SMEs and thought leaders, to facilitate content creation
  • Create and share monthly scorecards to report on performance
  • Enforce and contribute to consistency of brand voice and editorial standards
  • Provide editorial and writing support for the rest of the marketing team

What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or related field
  • 4-7 years of experience in marketing communications, including copywriting for blogs, ebooks, and email
  • Experience with Pardot or other email platform, HTML
  • Experience in B2B tech industry preferred
  • Strong editorial skills, knowledge of AP style and SEO preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (writing samples required)
  • Self-driven and energetic team player
  • Adaptable to shifting priorities and tight deadlines
  • Ability to proactively, independently identify opportunities content and communications can contribute to business goal
  • Ability to translate goals into activities that drive performance in key audience segments
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AccessDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

Our office has modern workspaces, a cafe, and a gym. But since we're a talent-anywhere company, you may find our team members all over Chicagoland.

What are Paylocity Perks + Benefits

Paylocity Benefits Overview

Our commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees with a “talent anywhere” strategy means that no matter where you’re located around the country, you can be a part of our growing tech department

• Enjoy an attitude of trust to work remotely, manage your own schedule and be productive
• Work in small, cross-functional product-oriented teams
• Showcase development progress in two-week sprints with strong executive involvement
• Embrace the freedom to innovate, voice opinions and share new ideas

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We have a talent anywhere culture, where employees can work anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three US offices located in Illinois, Florida, and Idaho
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Cross-department program, Leadership mentoring.
Online course subscriptions available
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