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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Content Specialist in Kansas City, Missouri


This Assistant Content Strategy/Specialist position (within the Content Group) will create relevant, appealing and distinct content in support of making our brand the most remarkable voice in the AEC industry. Working as an extension of our global practices and regional offices, you’ll help execute our content strategy and propel our mission to make our clients successful. You’ll fulfill content generation needs, creating thought-provoking, compelling material to spur interest and draw powerful connections.

Boredom is not in the vocabulary here. Much like our business, our content is diverse in topic and format—and we constantly strive to make our clients, each other and ourselves smarter. On any given day, you’ll work on a variety of content marketing campaign materials, from creative ads and video scripts to rich content such as articles and white papers or sales collateral or event communication. As an integral part of a team dedicated to delivering quality, timely and effective content, you’ll take initiative to provide quality, timely deliverables.

Job Duties:

  • Develop and edit written marketing and communication materials independently with a high level of creativity, expertise and attention to detail

  • Write compelling copy for assigned projects.

  • Demonstrate a high-level on competency in content marketing framework and best practices.

  • Apply AP and corporate style rules, brand guidelines and taxonomy.

  • Correct inconsistencies between related campaign materials, in text, typography and graphics.

  • Collaborate with project editor, designer and manager to correct errors.

  • Propose and present story ideas and articles

  • Work independently to manage and prioritize multiple projects, adhere to schedules and meet deadlines.

  • Monitor success metrics and adjusting plans accordingly to ensure optimization

  • Stay up to date on content marketing, including digital publishing and content creation best practices, as well as activities from other influential publishers.

  • Demonstrate curiosity and interest in understanding the challenges faced by the industries as well as our response.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or related field.

  • Excellent aptitude for accurate proofreading.

  • Extensive knowledge of AP Style, grammar, spelling and punctuation.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and adhere to schedules and meet key deadlines.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Experience working in key software: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat; familiarity with InDesign and HTML coding a plus.


Job Writer/Editor

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: No

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 190826



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