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Digital Content Specialist - Pathways Awareness, Full-time in Chicago, IL at Shirley Ryan Abilitylab

Date Posted: 11/17/2018

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General Summary

Digital Content Specialist is seeking an experienced, innovative, and motivated digital content specialist to join our organization to help develop and share parent-friendly information on child development. We need your help to reach our target audience, parents all over the world. If you are passionate about using digital channels to help parents - Come join our team!

Using creativity, writing skills, and understanding of social media you will help support and further a comprehensive content strategy plan; analyzing, improving, and creating engaging content.

We are looking for an experienced individual who can:

  • Create web content, social media posts, and other digital content to drive page views and clicks
  • Take complex medical information and turn it into parent-friendly, easy-to-understand wording
  • Think outside of the box to find creative solutions to reaching audiences and enhancing impact

Join our skilled team of writers, marketers, and healthcare providers and make a difference in the lives of children all over the world.

Job responsibilities:

  • Identify content needs, analyze existing content for improvements.
  • Create user-centered content with multimedia elements – written text, pictures, videos, and graphics that are consistent with brand
  • Think creatively about which formats or channels are best for content delivery
  • Support the regular measuring and reporting of digital campaign performance and work closely with team for deeper analysis, testing and page optimization.
  • Collaborate with team to plan and coordinate content strategies.
  • Ensure information is current and regularly updated to keep the site fresh and interesting.
  • Proactively identify and recommend desktop and mobile website improvements
  • Able to take technical and medical information and rewrite in a fun and engaging way
  • Other duties may be required and assigned by supervisor


  • 5-10 years experience in content strategy and social media marketing
  • Deep understanding of digital marketing channels, metrics and best practices
  • A natural people connector, who can build relationships with key stake holders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Experience developing website concepts that are graphically interesting and meet online usability, performance and accessibility needs
  • Willingness to test, fail quickly and re-design as needed
  • Basic understanding of web analytics (i.e. Google Analytics, Omniture, WebTrends), pay-per-click advertising , and SEO best practices
  • Knowledge of desktop and mobile web content management, usability, photo/image editing, measurement tools and technology associated with digital media required
  • Able to present concepts clearly and accurately and to keep others informed
  • Self-starting, capable of working independently while also functioning and contributing as part of a fast-paced team
  • Organized and able to prioritize projects and meet multiple deadlines
  • Experience with graphic design and video creation a plus is seeking a self-started with an entrepreneurial spirit who can help optimize campaigns and content.


This is a full-time position. Salary based on experience.


This position is located in downtown Chicago. Must be local. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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