Associate Writer

The Improve Group, St. Paul, Minnesota

Date PostedNovember 13, 2018
SpecialtySpecial Projects
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryStarting at $45,000.00

Job Title: Associate Writer

FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary: The Writer and Editor will be responsible for the varied writing activities that fall within the marketing and business development team. This includes content for proposals, marketing materials, eNewsletters, announcements, the company website, press releases, articles and more. The mix of writing will vary; sometimes being heavily focused on proposal development and other times writing very few proposals.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:



  • Coordinate proposal writing process with project teams
  • Create, review, and maintain standard proposal content using best practices and style guidelines
  • Incorporate sales strategy into proposals to create an overall theme throughout the document
  • Tailor proposal responses to appropriate audience (e.g., executive-level, review team practitioners, government agencies, nonprofits, foundations, etc.)
  • Maintain current staff biographies and related content for proposals



  • Develop and maintain marketing strategies, key messages, and core content for IG brand and positioning
  • Develop and maintain style guidelines
  • Review and edit external content for spelling, grammar, brand voice, and style guidelines
  • Develop and review content for the monthly eNewsletter, The Improve Groove
  • Support social media presence by reviewing content and contributing to posts, tweets, etc.
  • Write articles for external venues; review and edit articles written by others for external venues
  • Write and review content for company website and update regularly
  • Coordinate media strategy and relations
  • Support event planning, including IG-hosted events and conference opportunities
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to promote staff as experts in evaluation
  • Identify and research strategic clients


Project Support

  • Provide writing and editing support for client work and other non-marketing content as needed
  • Assist with ‘best and final’ presentations and materials
  • Serve as writing resource for staff, providing training and best practices support
  • Provide support for projects as needed (e.g. editing materials, performing basic analysis tasks)


Success factors: The key success indicators for this position are:

  • Ability to write in a clear and engaging manner, particularly in articulating complex concepts for a lay audience
  • Uses thoughtful inquiry and probing questions to enhance understanding of key concepts and messages.
  • Ability to get along with others and work in a collaborative team environment, even in demanding situations
  • Adaptability to jump into projects quickly to provide support
  • Ability to see connections and leverage opportunities
  • Ability to handle multiple, challenging tasks in a quick-paced environment
  • Ability to manage projects and understand the overall picture as well as the detailed tasks and timelines
  • Ability to serve as representative of IG to external audiences
  • Experience working in a professional setting
  • Experience with social policy issues
  • Experience with MS Office and general understanding of Content Management Systems (CMS) and social media tools



  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, Communications or other related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in professional writing and editing
  • Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Strong communication skills required
  • Experience in proposal writing or similar type of project work
  • Experience with social policy issues
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite



As one of our employees you will have the resources and support you need to be successful at work. We offer competitive pay as well as the following benefits to eligible employees: 

  • Healthcare, dental
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 
  • Short-term Disability / Long-term Disability
  • 401(k) with a match
  • Paid holidays…and more



  • Commensurate with experience, starting at $45,000


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