Corporate Staff Writer & Social Media Specialist
Landstar System, Inc., Jacksonville

We’re looking for an experienced, well-versed writer who can turn a blank page into a compelling magazine article, a fact-based case study, an award-winning entry, a catchy blog post, a shareable social media post, an executive-level speech or a newsworthy press release. Yes, you’ve gotta love writing! Being a stickler for spelling, grammar, punctuation and Associated-Press Stylebook rules also is a must.

In addition to creating content, the Staff Writer & Social Media Specialist is responsible for the corporate social media channels/groups and supports all communications initiatives for the brand as part of the Corporate Communications department.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and interview sources for the basis of unique content
  • Create well-written original copy for various long-form and short-form materials – articles, case studies, website/blog, scripts, brochures, videos, presentations, etc.
  • Check facts, edit copy and provide communications expertise in support of other departments
  • Manage social media channels, blogs, and portals, including posting content, conducting analytics, maintaining subscribers, responding to and interacting with followers
  • Work with community and industry media/journalists, as needed, to get coverage of press releases and conduct interviews
  • Provide a variety of corporate communications support for the company
  • Maintain strict confidentiality, and uphold quality processes, policies and protocols
  • Exercise sound independent judgement
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships

Required duties and skills:

  • Excellent interviewing, writing and editing skills; trained in journalistic style writing
  • Proficiency in managing social media channels and websites
  • Expert knowledge of Associated Press Style writing and grammar
  • Superb interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and related software

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university
  • Five (5) years of related work experience, either in news media, agency or corporate setting

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