• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Rockford,IL

Mid-West Family Broadcasting

DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a skilled content writer to create engaging and compelling content for our digital platforms including RockRiverCurrent.com, radio station websites, and email newsletters.  The ideal candidate will have a strong command of the English language, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to produce high-quality content that aligns with our brand's voice and objectives. You will work closely with our editorial, content, and sales teams to produce content that resonates with our audiences and drives engagement.


JOB EXPERIENCE

Qualifications:

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

  • Proven experience as a Content Writer, Copywriter, Journalist, or similar role.

  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.

  • Strong research skills and the ability to quickly learn new topics.

  • Familiarity with SEO best practices and content management systems (e.g., WordPress).

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Creative thinking and problem-solving abilities.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

  • Strong photo and visual skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an editorial setting or content marketing team.

  • Knowledge of social media platforms and content marketing strategies.

  • Basic understanding of HTML and web publishing.

  • Experience with graphic design tools (e.g., Canva, Adobe Creative Suite) is a plus.

  • Experience in taking engaging photos (or videos) to accompany written content.


REQUIREMENTS

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the #2 writer for RockRiverCurrent.com, focusing on creating news stories that engage our audience, and being the lead “sponsored content” writer.

  • Research, write, and edit high-quality content for various platforms, including websites, social media, email campaigns, and more.

  • Ensure all content is consistent with our brand voice, style, and tone.

  • Proofread and edit content produced by other team members.

  • Assist in creating content calendars and managing project timelines.

  • Analyze content performance metrics and suggest improvements.

  • Stay current with industry trends and best practices in content creation and marketing.


ADDITIONAL INFO

Working Hours:

Finding the right individual for this position is very important to us. We are open to either full or part time employment depending on the individual’s needs, experience, etc.
The person hired for this role must be able to live in the Rockford, IL area, and be able to work from an office, up to 40 hours per week. Some hybrid will be allowed and considered. This is not a remote role.


HOW TO APPLY

If you are a passionate writer with a flair for creating compelling content, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume, a cover letter, and a portfolio or samples of your work to both Mike Paterson ([email protected]) and Kevin Haas ([email protected]).
Mid-West Family is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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