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At Built In, the health, safety and well-being of our employees and of our communities is a top priority. Due to the effects of COVID-19, we have decided to manage our entire business remotely until further notice. HQ-based employees will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our office. As we continue to grow, we are excited to be hiring for all open roles and look forward to meeting with qualified candidates in a virtual setting. For anyone who joins our team (yay!), your onboarding experience will also be conducted virtually. Thank you for your interest in Built In and be safe!

Hello, we’re Built In

Built In unites companies and people around their shared passion for tech and the universal need for purpose. To help our partners attract qualified talent, we create content that tells their story in a way no job post ever could — and we put their jobs in front of people who were born to do them. Our audience of sought-after candidates uses Built In to find their professional purpose and connect meaningfully to the tech community, including by reading our content, networking at our events and applying to jobs at companies they believe in. 

Headquartered in Chicago, we also serve Los Angeles, San Francisco, Colorado, Austin, New York, Boston and Seattle.

When you work for Built In, you have the opportunity to change lives by giving talented people access to purpose, not just a paycheck. And you’ll make an impact on some of the most exciting companies in tech, helping them hire their next wave of elite talent. Be part of Built In, and be a part of the future of tech.

We’re looking for a Content Strategist

As a Content Strategist, you’ll be the gatekeeper to our editorial calendars and help shape and iterate on strategy for branded content. Contributing across all product lines, you’ll steer our creative efforts in a direction that attracts and retains users, delights and delivers results to clients, and hits internal production goals. 

Through research, performance tracking, competitive analysis, focus groups and conferences, you’ll also be Built In’s internal subject matter expert on the content topics and tech trends our readers actively consume. 

You’ll be joining a team of creatives working together to develop cutting-edge storytelling in support of tech companies big and small. At the highest level, we showcase and celebrate innovative technology, products and thought leaders across the country — and share those stories with the talent a growing tech company needs to thrive. 

We’re on the prowl for a tech-savvy, customer-obsessed and big-picture content strategist with a singular style and a never-ending hunger to do more. We’re growing — fast — and need your help to get us to the next level.  

How you’ll contribute

  • Develop and maintain a robust paid content calendar based on user and market research, with new creative submitted on a weekly basis 
  • Improve user acquisition/retention and client experience through sophisticated editorial strategy
  • Track publication success rates and own the feedback loop around topic and angles
  • Synthesize ongoing research and performance metrics into monthly reports to inform content planning and production 
  • Partner with account-facing teams to develop customer-friendly communications that increase engagement
  • Act as Built In’s in-house expert on technical topics and industry trends 
  • Develop training to educate writers and editors on up-and-coming, hard-to-parse tech topics
  • Do it all with an awesome attitude. We’re a collaborative, easy-going and down-to-earth team who likes to have fun together. There’s no room for ego at our table. 

What you need

  • You should have a minimum of 5 years of producing high-quality, paid content in support of brands.
  • You should have 3+ years of experience in content calendar development or editorial planning, with working knowledge of Google Analytics, competitive analysis and user testing to inform strategy. 
  • You should be enthusiastic about the tech industry and demonstrate higher-than-average technical proficiency.
  • You should be detail-oriented as well as be able to see the big picture.

What We Value

Lead with Solutions.

Question everything. But offer solutions as you do. Raise issues. But propose a few answers. For every hole you poke, offer a way to patch it up.

Be Unreasonably Passionate.

Our passion is borderline obsessive, and we’re ok with that. No one ever built anything great on a “meh.” We work with outsized passion to fulfill our mission.

Own the Result.  

We have no time for blame or shame. When you stumble, own it, learn from it + get back to business.  

Be Humble.

You don’t have all the answers. Luckily, you don’t have to. Don’t worry about being right. Be humble instead.

Stay Curious.

Curiosity is a springboard to the future. It can transform the wisp of an idea into a full-blown breakthrough. We ask “what if.” We work with wonder. It’s how we innovate.

Do More.

Do more than your job description. Take initiative. Take charge. No job is beneath you, and no job is too big. Be a leader and do more — do whatever it takes.

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive compensation, 401(k), stock options and benefits.
  • We pay a really nice chunk of the cost of premiums for medical, dental, vision and disability.
  • Casual dress and flexible work hours. Come in your sweatshirt, jeans, and college jersey. We don't care. We focus on the quality of your work and your collegiality more than on your apparel.
  • Free food! Yes, you read that correctly. We keep our kitchen stocked with free healthy snack foods. We also have cold brew coffee on tap and provide catered lunch (Monday through Thursday). We eat lunch together most days, which means you’ll quickly feel like part of the team.
  • Fun work environment. We operate as a flat organization where everyone is responsible to self-manage and taking ownership of their work. We are humble, hardworking, honest and fun. And we regularly debate office pets, take turns DJing and find time to celebrate our wins as a company.
  • We offer unlimited vacation and sick time. We let you take time away from work for vacation, personal or short-term sickness, as your good judgment and workload allow.
  • Built In is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. 

Built In is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

Be Inclusive, Always

Research shows that women and other marginalized groups tend to apply to roles only when they check every point on a job description. We encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of qualifications and this role is aligned with your career trajectory. 

Built In is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Built In is guided by principles of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). We are committed to this work over the long term, but here’s some of what’s in place today:

  • We have five thriving ERG groups: Built In For The People, BuiltOut, United We Parent, Women United in Tech and Built In Tribe. 
  • We have a dedicated Director, HR + Inclusion who oversees our DEI roadmap, which provides our annual metrics, goals and initiatives. 
  • We are proud to be led by a woman CEO and founder, and that more than half of our managers and employees identify as women 


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