IES Abroad
  • Marketing
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Status: Full-time, exempt
Schedule:  M-F, 8.30a.m. 4.30p.m, including occasional evening and weekend work and/or travel
Reports to: Senior Communications Manager 
Direct reports: None
Start date: ASAP
Location: Chicago, IL
 
**Please submit a writing sample with your application**

About us:

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 9,000 study abroad students every year.

From our headquarters in Chicago to our 160+ study abroad programs in 85 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences. We work at IES Abroad because we believe that every student should have the opportunity to go abroad - especially in a fun, safe, and superior academic and cultural environment.

We believe so strongly in the power of our program, that we actively recruit students from diverse populations and provide more than $5 million in scholarships year after year. We are proud that our students are as diverse and exciting as the countries we study.

We're not ashamed to admit, we're a little bit obsessed with study abroad.

Summary of position:

A member of the Marketing Department, the Writer is an integral part of the writing and development of all marketing-related content. The Writer is skilled at developing copy for a range of media (print, web) and audiences with the goal of sharing the organization's mission, and promoting studying and interning abroad.  This person also manages IES Abroad's extensive student correspondent/blogger program.

Experience & Qualifications/Skills:

  • 1-3 years of experience writing, editing, and developing targeted marketing/communication collateral
  • Proven exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • SEO experience is preferred
  • Experience working with/managing writers is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a marketing team and others
  • Ability to think outside the box
  • Ability to write toward multiple target audiences
  • Web design and content development experience a plus
  • Basic Photoshop skills a plus
  • Good sense of humor
  • Study, living, or travel abroad experience

Education Licenses and/or Certifications etc.:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications or related field.

Application Deadline: 

Open until position is filled.

No phone calls or emailed status inquiries accepted.

How to Apply:

All applicants should submit an application including a writing sample, cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by clicking 'Apply Now' at the right hand side of this page.

Please visit www.IESabroad.org/jobs for more information about working at IES Abroad.

Equal Opportunity Employment:

IES Abroad is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. We strive to treat people with respect; fully utilizing employee's abilities and promoting workforce diversity.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation or genetic information or veteran status and/or any other status protected by applicable laws.

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