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Editorial Content Specialist

Bass Pro

Full Time

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POSITION SUMMARY:

The editorial content specialist crafts a wide range of communications materials throughout the company with the goal of supporting key business objectives and advancing our iconic outdoor brands to both internal and external audiences. As part of the communications team, you will produce content in support of all aspects of the business including retail, hospitality, marine manufacturing, credit card and conservation.

We’re seeking an enthusiastic professional with a proven track record writing and producing quality content while serving as an internal resource for various teams and departments. The successful candidate is a gifted writer and storyteller with a passion for the Bass Pro Shops family of brands and our mission to inspire everyone to enjoy, love, and conserve the great outdoors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Serve as copy chief for internal communications materials including print and electronic newsletters. You will be responsible for story mining and reporting on the people, places and events that define our iconic outdoor brands with the goal of supporting key business updates, fostering team member engagement, and growing our pioneering company culture. 20%

Act as primary writer within the communications team and an editorial resource throughout the company. Ensure a high standard of excellence by editing, proofreading, and reviewing written communications prior to publication for consistency, clarity, brand voice, proper grammar, formatting, and AP style. 20%

Develop working relationships with internal subject matter experts throughout the company while bringing a journalistic approach to research, background gathering, and fact-checking. 20%

Craft content and coordinate production for long-form communications projects such as annual reports, team member handbooks and company collateral, as well as short-form materials such as web and catalog copy as needed. 15%

Write, edit and produce a wide variety of written content including but not limited to news releases, fact sheets, calendar listings, news alerts, briefing documents, backgrounders, blog posts, internal feature stories, strategic communications and customer FAQs. 10%

Provide ongoing input and support managing the internal communications calendar. 10%

Serve as internal custodian of master messaging documents and help coordinate a variety of multimedia resources including photos, videos, graphics, logos and other creative assets. 5%

ALL OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, or English

Minimum Experience: 3 years of professional experience in Communications, PR, journalism, or
related field.

Preferred : Experience editing professional publications in a deadline-driven environment.

Preferred : Experience developing multimedia storytelling (via video, graphic and digital mediums), SEO expertise and fundamental understanding of basic design principals.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY:

Writing skills: You have superior writing and editing skills with a keen sense of storytelling to hook and engage readers. You constantly proofread for proper spelling, grammar, formatting and AP style. You love sharing great stories.

Organization: You thrive when managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment while maintaining a strong attention to detail and the ability to meet tight deadlines.

Creative skills: You can produce consistently great content that engages key audiences while reflecting strategic objectives.

Technical prowess: You take formatting seriously and have a relentless commitment to asset management to ensure files are saved, maintained and accessed easily by multiple team members and departments.

Interpersonal skills: You can establish working relationships with a variety of team members to gather background information, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively to produce quality outcomes.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 5 – 10%

Bass Pro Shops is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are administered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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