Senior Marketing Communications Writer

We are seeking a results-driven Senior Marketing Communications Writer for our agency based in the heart of downtown Maryville. We give our all for our Ripley PR and Orange Orchard clients. We speak up for our clients. We dig deep, get creative, collaborate and innovate. If you have an upbeat, outgoing personality, and are a tenacious, thoughtful and passionate communicator, you could be a great fit for our team.

Ripley PR is a highly regarded global public relations agency within our target industries, and is staffed by professionals who deliver high-quality results to our clients every day. We do work hard, but we also work smart, using technology and innovation to our advantage. Yes, you can expect to hustle, but we know when to call it a day. We enjoy a challenge as much as we like to shoot the breeze at the end the work week!

About You

Our ideal Senior Marketing Communications Writer is a goal-oriented client cheerleader, who is willing to pick up the phone and call clients, cultivate relationships and learn their stories. We want writers who can find the story hooks that the media can’t resist, developing stories that are fresh and topical. We’re looking for someone with these characteristics:

  • 7+ years of related and documented experience and bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, public relations, mass communications or other related field from an accredited university
  • Experience in the following industries is a plus: B2B, franchise, construction, environmental/eco-conscious organizations, animal welfare, plant-based products
  • Must be proficient in PC, MS Word, MS Excel, WordPress and similar content management systems
  • Writes clean, client-ready engaging copy in any medium. Copy includes but is not limited to blogs, bylined articles, reviews responses, social media calendars, bios and press kits
  • Conversant with social media best practices and social media management platforms
  • Uses customer research, insights and data to create client and agency monthly social media calendars
  • Incorporates social media marketing into overall marketing planning for client and company presence at trade shows, conferences and other related events
  • Researches clients’ products/services/image/competition to ensure ability to write accurate, on-target copy/concepts for assigned projects in clients’ voice
  • Maintains a reference library of client source material and client competitors’ public relations, marketing and advertising efforts
  • Stays current with trends, tools and best practices in order to recommend content updates and improve user experience to agency team
  • Ability to convert complex processes and technical data into clear and concise copy

Some of the requirements we are seeking in a Senior Marketing Communications Writer include:

  • Agency experience is a plus
  • Must be able to write clearly and consistently produce materials with accurate spelling and grammar
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of AP Style
  • Proficient at marketing/promotional writing, journalistic writing and technical writing that communicates to the client’s target audience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and track projects with varying deadlines
  • Proven knowledge of PR and Marketing best practices, content production, image collection, image rights and current and emerging trends
  • Comfortable in a collaborative environment and considerate of others within the team
  • Works well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated, eager, inquisitive proactive and enthusiastic
  • Shows initiative and accepts responsibility for his/her work
  • Ability to speak before groups both large and small and to motivate and influence others through excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills

If you are excited about joining an innovative team with plenty of opportunity for growth and advancement, we would love to hear from you. Ripley PR offers a competitive salary, office massages, medical, dental, vision, 401k and paid time off.


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