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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Weber Shandwick - Content Strategist


The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for a content strategist to work primarily on a major government account. Weber Shandwick engages audiences in our client’s stories, wherever they get told – via the media, social networks, or mobile channels. Our success is built upon a deep commitment to client service, our community, creativity, collaboration and engaging stakeholders in new and innovative ways to build brands and reputation. We employ the best in the industry and beyond, working across sectors including, consumer, financial services, healthcare, technology, public affairs, crisis management, digital, and social impact.

We're seeking a dynamic, experienced content strategist to work within an integrated marketing team and execute best practice programs, leverage the ever-evolving digital and social media landscape and advise on digital initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic counsel to clients, with oversight of a strong digital / content team to support day-to-day social initiatives.
  • Implement a full social content publishing model for clients, including educating (and selling) clients on content creation/syndication, paid amplification and building/overseeing an editorial team that can scale as required.
  • Provide insight on emerging trends and online media developments as they affect public relations and marketing.
  • Develop strategies to harness advocates online, whether those are industry influencers, consumers or other constituencies.
  • Design and implement interactive elements of complex digital/social media engagement campaigns, collaborating with traditional and digital media leadership teams.
  • Create and execute accurate budget estimates for clients for long- and short-term programs.
  • Counsel client on SEO/SEM and social measurement best practices and help implement.
  • Become an expert on our client’s brands and goals, and develop creative solutions that boost the brand’s reputation.
  • Take broad concepts and strategy and translate them into meaningful, actionable operating plans for account teams.
  • Identify ways to measure success against the campaign goals and achievable outcomes; determine methods to collect and present data and analysis to clients as well as internal stakeholders.
  • Work closely with dedicated project manager, who will oversee web platform development, and be able to liaise seamlessly between developer and PR account teams from concept to execution.


  • 7-9 years of experience designing content and/or cross-channel digital campaigns at an online publishing company or traditional publisher with an extensive online presence, content marketing at a digital marketing/advertising agency or other relevant experience
  • Have experience managing issues through social/editorial, assisting in preparation of documentation around issues management: driving conversations, impact of issues on communities/communications and providing recommendations; and knows what tools to utilize to get to the result
  • Demonstrate expertise in online publishing and the evolving nature of content marketing; from optimizing a website to organization of content to overseeing an editorial staff; editing copy; training junior team members on content management and content publishing platforms (WordPress, Expression Engine, etc.); leveraging paid, owned and earned channels, as well as media partnerships within the content marketing mix.
  • Show a clear ability to work autonomously, with solid decision-making skills and ability to drive an agenda that merges client priorities with target audience interests and passion points.
  • Outstanding communication skills, including the ability to successfully present program recommendations and establish relationships with senior clients as a trusted advisor.
  • Superb execution and management abilities, which must include allocating resources effectively, structuring teams and delivering excellent, complex programs in a timely manner (including, but not limited to, mobile marketing and social media campaigns, and web design and development).
  • Is plugged into emerging social media and content strategy trends, can put them into context and educate/sell client on implementation (or not implementing)
  • Works well with media relations and grassroots teams, finding ways to amplify and complement their efforts in meeting client objectives, define relevant metrics that help establish ROI.

Over the past few years, Weber Shandwick was named Most Creative PR Agency in the World by The Holmes Report in 2012, Agency of the Decade by Advertising Age and Digital Firm of the Year by PR News two of the past three years. We’ve also won numerous “best place to work” awards around the world and Mashable named us a Top 4 Employer for Social Media Professionals.

Weber Shandwick continues to lead and innovate in the content and digital space, as creative storytellers and engagement strategists for clients. We’ve generated consistent buzz for transformational digital campaigns for top multinational brands. We invest in a diverse range of talent and currently have strategists, community managers, producers, writers, developers, bloggers, and syndication and analytics experts embedded in offices worldwide – seamlessly collaborating and working across time zones and borders.

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability,  sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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