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With offices in Chicago and St. Louis, we’re smart, motivated, and casual. Our work environments are relaxed, but we’re serious about doing great work for our clients. If you think you’d be an asset to our team, please submit a letter of interest and your resume. We’re always looking for higher ed rockstars!

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As a Content Specialist at mStoner, you will be our resident content expert. Reporting to the Director of Content Strategy and Services, you’ll be part of an interdisciplinary creative team, collaborating to develop innovative content solutions. You will help identify client’s content needs, and craft clear, persuasive, engaging copy to meet those needs. You’re a great fit for this role if you are passionate about creating great digital experiences and are eager to hone your UX and content strategy skills. This newly created position will contribute to the growth and creativity of a data-informed, user-centered and technology-forward company.

What You’ll Do

  • Research, write, and edit copy for a variety of audiences
  • Help clients organize their content and plan for large scale content migrations
  • Refresh existing client copy for readability, brand alignment, and SEO optimization
  • Write case studies of recent projects for mstoner.com
  • Collaborate with UX designers to determine content and copy for digital experiences
  • Analyze and assess client’s digital content
  • Build user-driven content models and information architecture
  • Inform and validate your findings through competitor analyses, gap analyses, and content audits

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with content for digital products
  • 2+ years of experience as a copywriter, content strategist, or similar role at a digital agency
  • Experience with SEO keyword research
  • Experience with content architecture and structures within CMS-driven websites
  • Familiarity with user-centered design principles and design thinking
  • Ability to work independently and in teams to identify and solve problems effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and perform well under pressure
  • Communicate in a clear, consistent, and transparent manner
  • Previous experience working in higher education communications, a plus
  • Google analytics certification, a plus
  • Possession of a relevant degree (English, creative writing, communications, integrated marketing, advertising, or similar)

About mStoner

We’re a digital agency focused on higher education marketing and communications. We were founded in 2001 and have a distributed team in six states with a home base in Chicago. We specialize in medium- to large-scale website redesigns powered by content management systems.

Adjectives that describe us: bright, verbal, and attractive. Just kidding. Sort of. Let’s go with fun, hard-working, collaborative, casual, curious, client service oriented, and user-centric. We’re also creative and tech savvy experts, thought leaders, strategic thinkers, and problem solvers.

mStoner is an equal opportunity employer. We do not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, national origin or any other basis that is prohibited by applicable law.

To apply for this job email your details to shannon.lanus@mstoner.com

mStoner is looking for an experienced UX specialist who can translate research, analytics, client goals, and customer needs into solutions that deliver results on university and college websites. This newly created position will contribute to the growth and creativity of a data-informed, user-centered and technology-forward company.

As UX Specialist, you’ll join an experienced team of strategists, designers, and technologists bringing higher education brands to life on the web through elegant and immersive experiences. You’ll report to our Creative Director.

Success in this role requires a user-focused approach, ability to analyze complex or vague situations, and strong verbal and written communication skills. In addition, we’re looking for someone who will thrive as a member of a collaborative, casual, and collegial team in multiple locations.

Estimated compensation: $65,000 to $85,000 depending on level of experience.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop UX ideas and solutions and express them in the form of wireframes, user flows, personas, experience maps, design specs and/or lo-fi mock-ups
  • Work with designers and developers to ensure UX solutions are properly translated to design and code
  • Facilitate user research studies and other methods of discovery
  • Conduct moderated usability tests via online tools, synthesizing the findings into client-facing documents with recommended improvements
  • Contribute to reports, presentations, and other client-facing deliverables
  • Partner with content specialists to develop user-centered information architecture

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three or more years of experience in a digital agency
  • Prior experience delivering UX solutions to clients
  • Experience in and passion for designing digital products from ideation to implementation
  • Fluent in UX design tools, such as Sketch, inVision, Optimal Workshop, Lookback, and Slickplan
  • Proven experience with a variety of user testing and UX research methods
  • Previous experience working in Higher Education communications, a plus
  • Previous experience developing solutions for large and complex websites with content management systems/processes, a plus
  • Google analytics certification, a plus

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a good problem solver, and someone who is curious and enjoys learning new skills
  • Must be organized and able to manage and track time effectively
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and negotiate priorities with other team members
  • Must be able to balance multiple projects in a given week
  • Must be versatile and able to contribute and add value to the team on a variety of tasks
  • Must be proactive and self-motivated, this position is not for someone who needs to be told exactly what to do and how to do it
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with clients and co-workers from a variety of professional disciplines and at different levels of authority
  • Strong preference for someone who will work in our downtown Chicago office
  • Must be able to collaborate and work effectively in a remote / distributed environment
  • Must be available to travel two to four days per month for client discovery

About mStoner

We’re a digital agency focused on higher education marketing and communications. We were founded in 2001 and have a distributed team in six states with a home base in Chicago. We specialize in medium- to large-scale website redesigns powered by content management systems.

Adjectives that describe us: bright, verbal, and attractive. Just kidding. Sort of. Let’s go with fun, hard-working, collaborative, casual, curious, client service oriented, and user centric. We’re also experts, thought leaders, strategic thinkers, problem solvers, creative, and tech savvy.

mStoner is an equal opportunity employer. We do not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, national origin or any other basis that is prohibited by applicable law.

To apply for this job email your details to Ben.Bilow@mstoner.com