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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 

We are a network of online communities for technology companies and startups. We connect talent to startups, cover local tech news and host events. Headquartered in Chicago, we currently operate in seven markets: Chicago, LA, NYC, Colorado, Austin, Boston and Seattle.

 

By working at Built In, you’ll have the chance to work directly with the latest and fastest-growing technology companies all around the country. We help other companies solve their biggest pain points — talent and awareness — with our employer branding and recruitment solutions. 

Your Job

As a staff writer, you will be joining our Brand Studio team of writers, editors, strategists and project managers collaborating each day to develop high-quality content in support of the tech and startup community. We are looking for a startup loving, analytical, tech-crazy writer with a fresh voice and style. 

Primary Job Responsibilities 
  1. Write and edit multiple pieces of branded content weekly across our full product suite
  2. Assist with all stages of editorial production as assigned
  3. Submit editorial packages that meet Built In quality standards and live up to content mission
  4. Effectively communicate with internal and external teams to ensure all deadlines are met
  5. Write compelling social media copy for internal and external channels
  6. Cooperatively take on other duties, roles, or responsibilities as assigned
What you’ll need 
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Communications, Journalism, English, or a related field
  • At least three years of writing experience at a publication
  • At least 1 year of client-facing experience 
  • Robust research and interviewing skills
  • Comprehension of AP Style and ability to write using custom style guides 
  • Literacy in technology, product and innovation 
  • Eagerness to produce in a data-driven environment
  • Previous experience at an agency or tech publication preferred 
 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, 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 take 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.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • PHPLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • CircleCIFrameworks
    • JestFrameworks
    • PlaywrightFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
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    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • FigmaDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ZeplinDesign
    • InDesignDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • Google DocsManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • DrupalCMS
    • WordpressCMS
    • Chorus.AICRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen
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What are Built In Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We pay a really nice chunk of the cost of premiums for medical, dental, vision and disability.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home- work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Come in your sweatshirt, jeans, college jersey. We don't care. We focus on the quality of your work and your collegiality more than on your apparel.
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Built In has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, cold brew on tap, tea and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
$10 towards lunch is provided Monday thru Thursday
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $500 annually for continuing education.
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We operate as a flat organization where everyone is responsible to self-manage and take 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.

An Insider's view of Built In

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Good vibes are a top priority around here. You'll hear music played from our playlist that the entire company co-builds, you'll see a movie streaming on TV and, if you catch us at lunch, you'll see the entire office sitting at our communal table. We work hard every day but we always make time to spend together.

Adam

VP, Growth

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Working at Built In is a digital marketer's dream (It is for me anyway). Each day I leverage relationships across the organization to solve complex problems with creative solutions, support our diverse team of content creators, and collaborate with data & analytics to find insights that will make Built In's online presence even more engaging.

Daniel

Digital Marketing Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Success means more here. It not only is being noticed by my team but it positively impacts Built In’s overall results. Our team is made of strong individuals working together to build our revolutionary platform.

Samantha

Enterprise Account Executive

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The new business team has a big impact on strategy, so it’s important to cultivate creativity and innovation. In our “Idea Friday" meetings, we share new ways to sell — and “anything goes.” The ideas can be great or totally unrealistic, because it’s about sparking creativity. The best part is that some of these ideas have shaped our strategy.

Emma

VP, Sales

What does your typical day look like?

My days start with a quick team sync in the morning. There are usually some calls scheduled with others to collaborate on the CI/CD pipelines or another project. My time is split between management work and implementation work. It’s so encouraging when everybody is willing to pair to sort out a problem or get on a quick call to provide context.

Sam

Lead Site Reliability Engineer

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