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Alzheimer's Association

Title: Sr. Specialist, Strategic Communications
Location: Chicago, IL

The Sr. Specialist, Strategic Communications supports the Sr. Associate Director, Strategic Communications and the Alzheimer's Association through writing, editing and project management of marketing collateral. Assignments will vary and include writing for key initiatives, programs, marketing materials, web content, direct marketing, special events, conferences, features, blogs and fundraising. They will manage projects from start to finish, collaborate with association-wide business owners on objectives, develop content, and manage the associated design process. This position is critical to defining the Association's mission to various target audiences and ensuring consistency in Association messaging and branding.

This position is based in the Home Office in Chicago, IL and reports to the Sr. Associate Director, Strategic Communications.

  • Contributes as a member of a creative team that develops mission-focused content for the general public and key constituents, including individuals with Alzheimer's, family caregivers, physicians and direct care providers, and researchers and donors.
  • Participates in creative meetings and manages cross-departmental projects.  
  • Meets one-on-one and in groups with colleagues to brainstorm; gathers information; presents ideas; follows through on specific assignments.
  • Identifies conflicting edits and opinions and proposes solutions.
  • Creates crisp, concise and engaging copy and serves as a productive, fully proficient and creative writer (follows in-house and AP style).
  • Models, supports and implements the Alzheimer's Association brand, maintaining integrity and consistency throughout all communications.
  • Edits and proofreads others' copy following AP Stylebook and in-house style guide.
  • Reviews design and makes productive suggestions to extend the brand while maintaining accuracy.
  • Builds ongoing relationships with internal clients in order to better understand and meet their marketing needs; looks for opportunities to guide content and design strategically.
  • Helps to identify necessary across-the-board updates to established Association content and style. Works closely with Association-wide business owners as well as Public Relations, e-Strategy and Direct Marketing to create and implement integrated marketing plans.

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English, health communications, marketing or related discipline
  • 3-5 years of experience in agency; VHO or health care; corporate communication or other in-house creative department; marketing communications agency
  • Provide a portfolio of work: published articles in organizational newsletters, emails, website copy, marketing materials, etc.

The Scoop
Primary Industry: Marketing - Other
Secondary Industry: Marketing - Branding
Career Level: Early Career (1+ yrs experience)
Minimum Education: Bachelor's
Job Status: Full Time
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