We're growing, so we're hiring.

Please send letter of interest and resume to tslutzkin@riverstrategies.com 

Content Strategist

Every single strategy our firm develops and implements is fueled by content.  We tell stories that influence the influencers, drive public support and define brands.

We’re in search of an extraordinary storyteller who can sniff out the most compelling stories and figure out the most engaging medium in which to craft them. You’ll need to tell stories in a way that compels action, which means you’ll be charged with finding what really matters in each of our clients’ industries and to their audiences.  

A solid understanding of digital distribution strategies and how to leverage social media is necessary. We tend to attract former journalists, but that’s not a mandatory background.  

You’ll have a chance to have an impact on how things work in our society.  Our clients tend to come from industries that are driven by public policy, which means we see our work change things.  It can be pretty exciting.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing and editing articles on subjects ranging from education to politics to automotive to entertainment

  • Researching, brainstorming, and developing pitches for content ideas and programs

  • Conceiving and developing content including big-picture series/projects across platforms, for highly targeted audiences and multiple clients

  • Conducting interviews and research for article development

  • Copyediting and fact-checking

  • Lead the creation or facilitation of short-term and long-term editorial calendars and style guidelines

  • Daily management of social media communities, build growing social media following and increase overall engagement with followers

  • Understanding of social media and how to craft clever, compelling, strategic content that will perform well on each platform

  • Experience shooting and finishing still photography and video for web

  • Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Professional experience as a content strategist; creating and writing content for web or other digital media

  • Experience writing for B2C, B2B digital marketing campaigns, websites, and branding campaigns.

  • Ability to adjust the message and tone of writing based on a company’s branding and unique voice.

  • Experience working with a broad array of clients in multiple industry verticals

  • Understanding of social media and social media strategy and how to craft content that will perform well on each platform

  • Extensive knowledge of influencer-marketing landscape, including industry trends and relationships with influencers of varying verticals

  • Highly creative and imaginative, and curious about clients' products, services, and competitors.

  • Exceptional time management, project management and amazing research, analytical, and decision-making skills

  • Standout idea generator and problem solver

  • Skilled in writing clear, concise and grammatically correct copy.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

  • Can work under pressure and manage workloads effectively; demonstrated ability to juggle multiple tasks for multiple projects

  • Avid follower of developments in content strategy as a discipline

  • Understanding of paid social and content strategy

  • Self-starter, proactive, attentive and diligent

  • Journalism, reporting/editing experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree preferred in related field: English, Journalism, Print or Broadcast

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INTERN: MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

River Strategies is seeking a fall  Public Relations/Marketing Intern, who is full of creative ideas and eager to contribute to our team.  Will be responsible for juggling multiple projects simultaneously, such as planning events, writing press releases, and assisting on digital campaigns. Interns will learn about branding, marketing, public relations, public affairs and digital strategy.  We are a boutique firm with offices and clients in Chicago and Detroit. Please email your resume and letter stating your interests to Tracy Slutzkin, tslutzkin@riverstrategies.com. EOE

Responsibilities include:

  • Fully support company’s PR/Marketing strategy and helping to execute it in different phases

  • Help to create and curate engaging content

  • Effectively utilize social media and blogs

  • Build and update media lists and databases

  • Schedule, coordinate and attend Lincoln Forum (our public affairs group) events throughout the fall

  • Other duties as needed

Requirements:

  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive

  • Solid understanding of the different social networks

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Must be enrolled in a college, university, or other accredited college program in which you must receive credit for the internship.

  • Must be available 15-20 hours per week