• Senior Writer & Editor

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/28/2018 2:05 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2380
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Marketing/Communications
  • Overview

    HKS is a team of more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. We have nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions that solve our clients’ challenges. Our research teams dig deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes--then they share them freely for everyone’s benefit. In all we do, we are mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.

     

    The Senior Writer & Editor will lead in the development of content, copy and concepts across a wide range of mediums. These include: web text such as feature stories, project descriptions, bios, blog posts and press releases; ghost-written bylines; research reports; marketing text including boilerplate; campaign concepts; email marketing and much more.

     

    Reporting to the Director of Content, the Senior Writer will demonstrate exemplary writing, editing and communications skills, and be a versatile and polished communicator capable of solving complex challenges and developing original solutions.

    Responsibilities

    • Implement the editorial direction for the HKS website. Suggest stories and generate headline ideas in alignment with our firm’s targeted audience’s preferences.
    • Own the HKS brand voice and establish messaging direction in every execution.
    • Check content for accuracy and errors. Proofread, edit and improve stories or posts. Edit contributions of writers and freelancers.
    • Collaborate with internal clients as a brand journalist to uncover the stories and insights that lead to meaningful messaging and concepts.
    • Translate creative direction and creative briefs into engaging and effective messaging and copy concepts.
    • Lead research, concept creation, ideation and copy editing for web projects.
    • Cooperate and liaise with designers, photographers, writers, etc.
    • Meet deadlines and budget requirements.
    • Learn and collaborate with peers, mentors and managers in a multi-disciplinary environment.
    • Help advance the content marketing practice at HKS.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in English, communications, journalism, architecture, art history or related field.
    • Passion for great storytelling and systems thinking.
    • Proven experience as an editor. An eye for detail along with critical thinking.
    • Exceptional writing and editing skills, with the ability to write in a range of voices and styles for diverse channels and audiences. An excellent portfolio.
    • Experience with MS Office and InDesign, Photoshop or other publishing tools.
    • Proven familiarity with SEO and social media best practices.
    • Demonstrated enthusiasm for and understanding of web trends and technologies, including established and emerging capabilities.
    • Familiarity with web writing best practices including meta data, tagging and SEO. 
    • Excellent strategic brainstorming, campaign development and creative execution.
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize workload.
    • Solid understanding of graphic design, web development, interaction design and an appreciation of the relationships between textual, visual and functional elements.
    • Desire to learn and apply skills in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary design environment.

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    HKS is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Veteran

     

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