Senior Content Writer at Yello

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About The Role

We're looking for a top-tier writer for short and long-form content who can spin up intriguing and challenging content within the talent acquisition and HR industries. This person is responsible for staying in-tune with industry trends and finding ways to differentiate Yello as a thought-leader in the space through your content ideation and creation. 

You will be working closely with the director of marketing and fellow writers/content producers, including a team of nimble freelance writers to create new content ideas and editorial assets that raise the visibility of Yello’s brand. If you are a thought-provoking writer who has experience creating long-form and short-form content, we would love to talk to you.

How You'll Make An Impact

Content Ideation & Writing (75% of job) 

  • Understand and research our market space by uncovering trends and talking with influencers, customers and more.
  • Remain up-to-date on technology and development within the TA/HR industry 
  • Create consistent & compelling content across multiple channels (video, social, email, newsletters, collateral and data visualization) to maximize engagement
  • Research and formulate questionnaires, surveys, and more to collect and analyze industry figures in an attempt to uncover potential new topics and themes 
  • Provide strategic edits when reviewing other people’s content (both copy and concept edits)
  • Able to take a clever counter perspective to produce provocative & convincing content
  • Integrate industry statistics, client stories and influencer quotes strategically throughout all content assets
  • Partner with product marketing to identify and engage clients and find creative ways to share their stories. 
  • Track content performance using Google Analytics.

Content Distribution  (25% of job) 

  • Engage influencers, analysts, and journalists to broaden reach of content to new audiences and raise awareness of the Yello brand 
  • Partner with our Social Media Marketing Manager to understand how to best leverage social media to extend content reach and effectiveness, and execute accordingly

What We're Looking For

  • Minimum 7 years experience in mid- to senior-level content strategy and writing roles, with excellent writing and proofing skills
  • Proven experience in overseeing and ensuring the development of great content from the idea conceptualization to publishing to distribution
  • Experience creating best-in-class editorial articles, blog and social posts
  • Expertise in the distribution and circulation of  content, across mediums and using different content types
  • Excellent organizational skills and hawkish attention to details
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, startup environment with ability for rapid iteration
  • Experience in HR, talent acquisition or campus recruitment industries is a huge plus, but not required if you possess the necessary skills
  • Working knowledge of SEO is also a huge plus, but not required

Please submit a Writing Sample with your resume when apply for the role! Here are some recommendations for a successful writing sample:

  • Talent acquisition-related topic (not a requirement)
  • Include the use of statistics or industry trends
  • Employ a smartly challenging or click-worthy perspective

Additional Information

We are the trailblazers in our space and we continually strive to learn and grow, but there is always time to celebrate a colleague's birthday or a recent success. We dress casually, have one of the best views in the city and the whole team sports Apple laptops. Our CEO Jason Weingarten and President Dan Bartfield always have their office doors open. And with opportunities for professional advancement, medical, dental and vision insurance, and a 401K match – Yello has you covered.

  • Yello is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
  • Candidates local to Chicago are preferred.
  • You must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for continuous periods of time
  • This role frequently communicates/interacts with individuals, must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Yello reserves the right to assign or reassign the responsibilities and requirements to this job at any time
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We're located in the Loop, a block from the Art Institute and Millennium Park. Our office offers panoramic 360 degree views of Chicago.

What are Yello Perks + Benefits

Yello Benefits Overview

We've got you covered!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Yello has a number of committees and groups including the Flair committee as well as [email protected] and [email protected] (to name a few)
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
DEI Council [email protected] YelloPride YelloBrigade
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Company sponsored short-term disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 13 weeks.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Company sponsored life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Yello provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by John Hancock. We match 3% of contributions with a 4-year vesting schedule.
Company Equity
Yello offers equity to employees at their 1 year anniversary.
Performance Bonus
Yello's performance bonus is an annual bonus of up to 10% of an employee's base salary. Payout is based on company and individual performance.
Match charitable contributions
While we don't match yet, we value giving back to causes that create a positive social impact. Through Percent Pledge, we help employees seamlessly give monthly to their favorite causes
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Yello offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Yello hosts lunch and learn meetings twice per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Yello has a 'Learning Day' every 2 weeks on Friday to allow employees to set aside half a day for learning of any kind.
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Yello sponsors office sports leagues and offers discounted memberships to Chicago Athletic Clubs and 55 Fit (right in the building!) • Yello is dedicated to supporting career progression through professional development opportunities, mentorship and continued education • Yello offers the benefit of a student loan repayment plan and a 529 plan through BenefitEd with an annual company match to help you or your family continue your financial health. Yello offers healthy catered lunches each week and 2 fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit and snacks to keep you nourished.

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