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Senior Content Associate/Copy Editor(Evanston, IL)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

ZS’s Corporate Enterprise Functions operate the firm’s core internal functions. Our global teams comprise team-oriented, pragmatic and results-driven people who thrive in a challenging work environment. Our people come from diverse backgrounds but share a passion for quality customer service and dedication—whether our customer is a client or another ZS employee.

The Marketing & Communications team helps build the ZS brand, champion thought leadership, support business development and engage our past, present and future workforce.

COPY EDITOR - SENIOR CONTENT ASSOCIATE 

We seek a copy editor to join our Marketing & Communications Team in our Evanston, Illinois office. Reporting to the Head of Content, the copy editor will be responsible for reviewing and revising thought leadership, sales enablement and promotional content. This person will work closely with portfolio marketing and editorial team members, working to enhance draft content produced by SMEs. They will also draft and edit pithy content to maximize impact in promotional channels: e-mail, social, paid advertising, etc. The goal for the content produced is to increase awareness, generate partner leads, strengthen customer and partner relationships, and build pipeline and sales opportunities for ZS.

The ideal candidate is creative, yet detail-oriented. They must be self-motivated and have a unique ability to continuously prioritize their work, but also work effectively in a highly collaborative, corporate environment. 

Responsibilities:

  • Edit and transform drafted thought leadership (articles, white papers, videos, infographics) into relevant, digestible and appealing stories to ZS’s target audiences
  • Write or edit promotional copy from scratch, based on marketing best practices and audiences’ needs/interests
  • Edit sales enablement content: brochures, sales presentations, web copy and more
  • Edit event content: promotions, conference agendas, speaker bios, presentations
  • Ensure content is compelling, relevant to the intended audience and adheres to the ZS brand voice and AP style
  • Work with the creative services team to marry the text with images, ensuring that the visual content matches the intended messaging
  • Steward content projects through production; act as a back-up to content operations lead when out-of-office
  • Collaborate with the head of content to ensure quality and consistency across all content

Qualifications:

  • B.A./B.S. degree required; advanced degree welcome
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience 
  • First-hand experience editing high-quality, research-based journalism or thought leadership
  • Expert knowledge of AP style and expert-level attention to detail
  • Knowledge of and experience in the healthcare industry preferred
  • Experience developing web and social media content
  • Experience working with content management systems and blogging platforms
  • Effective project and stakeholder management skills
  • Proven ability to synthesize large amounts of research and information into succinct summaries
  • Proven ability to think creatively in response to diverse demands and projects
  • Proven ability to prioritize, multitask, exhibit flexibility and remain responsive as demands change
  • Proven ability to work independently and with a team; influence stakeholders
  • Ability to flex schedule to meet early mornings, at times, to collaborate with India-based team members

 

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Nearest Major Market: Chicago