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    Our Team

    Chicago Ideas is comprised of incredibly passionate people from diverse backgrounds dedicated to supporting our mission of making big ideas accessible to everyone.

    Current Openings

    We are currently seeking:

    Content Strategist

    Multimedia Producer

    Scroll down for more information.

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    Content Strategist

    Reports to: Director of Marketing & Media

    The Role

    Chicago Ideas is a platform for progress. We inspire, connect, and enable the curious and the committed to build a more thriving, more joyous city for everyone. At Chicago Ideas, you'll find accessible, high-quality experiences designed to inspire, and ways to activate your purpose within our community and beyond.

    We’re seeking a multi-faceted Content Strategist to help us tell the stories of change-makers within our city and beyond. The Content Strategist is responsible for the production of high quality content every day for all Chicago Ideas communities. As the organization’s primary storyteller, you’ll work with the Director of Marketing & Media to develop a digital strategy based on social content trends and analytics, and take a holistic and creative approach to content creation and execution. This position will also ensure that Chicago Ideas maintains a consistent voice throughout all communications.

    You

    You are passionate about building a better Chicago and world, and elevating ideas that aim to do that. You’re an effortless storyteller, and able to use words, images and videos to create compelling narratives. You’re obsessed with grammar but also interested in photography and new media–you don’t have to be a master of everything but you want to continuously grow skills and technical knowledge through creative/production experimentation. You live and breathe social media and monitor emerging trends. You’re also growth-minded with ideas on how to grow an audience. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and is also curious about a broad set of issues and ideas and will nerd out about Chicago Ideas programs. You also possess strong writing skills, with 3+ years experience of creating written and digital content.

    Specific Responsibilities Include

    • Developing and managing written & multimedia content across Chicago Ideas’ platform--this includes, but is not limited to, social media, the website/blog, newsletters, program descriptions, and playbills, in collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Media.
    • Build and execute monthly editorial calendar, and help shape vision & strategy for digital growth goals
    • Create short-form content on a daily basis: video shorts, photography, gifs, etc. for distribution on social media
    • Generate ideas to grow subscriber base/followership
    • Generate longer-form content pieces around big ideas based on trending news topics and traffic-generating subjects
    • Brainstorm new content format ideas
    • Manage website and blog, ensuring a constant refresh of content
    • Create sponsored content to fulfill strategic partnership goals
    • Assisting the Programming and Marketing team in the packaging and posting of videos, and images on the CMS and Youtube, as well as developing a digital strategy for the distribution of that content.
    • Conduct monthly reporting on traffic and social analytics and offer insights to optimize digital strategy.

    To apply: Please email sona (at) chicagoideas.com with your resume and cover letter.

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    Multimedia Producer

    Reports to: Director of Marketing & Media

    The Role

    Chicago Ideas is a platform for progress. We inspire, connect, and enable the curious and the committed to build a more thriving, more joyous city for everyone. At Chicago Ideas, you'll find accessible, high-quality experiences designed to inspire, and ways to find and activate your purpose within our community and beyond.

    We’re seeking an innovative multimedia producer who excels at storytelling in rich media formats. This position will work with our Content Strategist to elevate the stories of individuals and organizations with game-changing ideas to inspire others into action. The multimedia producer is an expert at producing podcasts and video shorts, and has their finger on the pulse of emerging media formats to help our organization adapt to how audiences like to consume content.

    You

    You are an excellent, creative storyteller and can work quickly to produce a high volume of quality content. You are constantly learning with an overall willingness to constantly develop new skills, and curious are about a broad set of issues. You have experience producing podcasts and video editing, and are comfortable creating content for social media. You’re highly collaborative, organized, efficient, understands the media market, and capable of partnering across different teams to solicit and incorporate feedback. You are passionate about championing the stories of organizations and individuals who are pushing for progress in Chicago and beyond.

    Specific Responsibilities Include:

    • Creates short-form multimedia content on a daily basis: video shorts, photography, gifs, etc. for distribution on social media
    • Creates longer form content in podcast and other emerging formats
    • Works with existing assets to adapt them in new ways that stand out on various channels
    • Partners with Content Strategist to identify emerging content trends, and is able to test new formats

    To apply: Please email sona (at) chicagoideas.com with your resume and cover letter.

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