We're Hiring! | Writer/Editor and Marketing Associate

Writer/Editor and Marketing Associate

Blacksburg, VA | Creative

Joba has one goal: make people’s lives better. It’s that simple. And we’re committed to being the best at it.

We don’t design things; we design experiences. Our work is immersive, enveloping, created by our multidisciplinary team to impact you in a way that matters. Through branding, digital, environmental and product design, we strive to reimagine and reshape our world in profound and lasting ways. But enough about us. Let’s talk about you.

You’re a strong writer and a fierce editor. You understand that words have power; you know how easily a sentence can be transformed just by moving a comma and changing a word. Words flow from your fingertips as easily as breathing. Picking the right words, composing that killer phrase, molding and shaping the copy until it’s a masterpiece: that’s not just what you do, it’s what you love.

You work best in a community, when you’re not the only creative around, where you can trade ideas and talk through your roadblocks. You thrive in a workspace that transcends traditional boundaries of creative mediums, where you’ll sit next to a visual designer, across from an industrial designer, and diagonal to a marketing associate. You can stand on your own, and you know when to ask for help.

What else you got? With at least 3-4 years of professional writing experience or equivalent degree, you have:

  • Experience writing blog posts, social media posts, press releases, and email newsletters;

  • Refined research skills, and a willingness to learn about fields with which you may be unfamiliar, such as healthcare, hard sciences, hospitality industries, and local history;

  • Understanding of social media platforms, including audience demographics, best practices, and algorithm basics.

  • Exceptional editing and proofreading capabilities;

  • Adaptability and flexibility in writing and in workflow;

  • Self-starter with good problem solving skills and a strong desire to learn;

  • Creative, highly motivated, and a quick learner;

  • Strong interpersonal skills;

  • Project management experience;

  • Proficient in Google Suite.

And it would be cool if you have:

  • Experience using social media management tools such as Hootsuite and Buffer;

  • Experience with Facebook Business, Ads Manager, and Google Analytics;

  • Experience working for small businesses, agencies, or design studios;

  • A willingness to help coworkers grow as writers;

  • Ping pong playing skills (or at least a willingness to try);

Salary/Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience;

  • Benefits include:

    • Medical, dental and vision coverage

    • Paid Company Holidays

    • Corporate discounts

    • Generous Vacation and Sick days

    • Professional Development Budget

    • Great coffee and company sponsored outings/meals

Think you’re ready to be part of our team? Interested Applicants should email a resumé, cover letter, and 3 writing samples to rjones@jobadesigngroup.com

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