• Temporary Content Writer

    Location US-IA-Des Moines
    Job ID
    Requires Non-Compete?
  • Job Summary

    About Us: We're Wellmark’s Brand Marketing team. We’re strategic storytellers who bring Wellmark’s brand story to life with clarity, creativity and a “can-do” spirit. We deliver full-service creative capabilities in support of a wide range of internal stakeholders across the company — responsible for strategy, integration and execution of brand activities.


    About The Role: We’re searching for a Temporary Content Writer to produce marketing copy for a range of media and formats to promote Wellmark products and services. This individual will create content that results in effective and compelling communication, using Wellmark’s brand voice and commonly used writing style guidelines. Ultimately, this individual will deliver quality writing that appeals to Wellmark audiences, attracts customers and boosts brand awareness.


    About You: You’re a talented writer passionate about crafting attention-grabbing, creative content that can make even health insurance more understandable, memorable and interesting. (Let’s be honest, health insurance is a complex topic.) You’re dedicated to the art of language, and are a stickler for grammar rules. You’re equally great with hot deadlines and strategically paced projects. You are an independent worker, but enjoy collaborating with teams to bring projects to life.


    **Timeframe is subject to change based on business needs, but will not exceed six months.

    **Position is located in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Minimum Qualifications Required (all must be met to be considered)

    • Bachelor’s Degree or direct and applicable work experience.
    • 4+ years of copywriting experience - professional or freelance.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to produce creative, engaging content for varying internal and external audiences.
    • Attentive to details. Experience reviewing communications material to make corrections in errors to grammar, spelling, usage and style guidelines.
    • Effective planning, time management, prioritization, and organization skills. Flexible and adaptable with changing priorities.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate relationships. Ability to give and take feedback in a constructive manner, and to foster cooperation and collaboration across teams.
    • Knowledge of AP Style.
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word.

    Hiring Specifications Preferred

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Prior business-to-business writing or communications experience — e.g., employer-focused advertising, publications, newsletters, marketing to small businesses or employers.
    • Demonstrated experience creating clear, organized content that helps users achieve specific goals.
    • Success developing creative solutions that showcase understanding of the customer and their needs.

    Job Accountabilities

    a. Write creative copy that translates business objectives to ideas and speaks to the end audience. Vary the language and tone of the message based on the audience and medium.

    b. Collaborate with stakeholders to produce high quality writing that reflects Wellmark's strategy and complies with brand guidelines. Think conceptually during brainstorming and idea generation to generate fresh content ideas.

    c. Understand and apply the Wellmark brand and style guidelines as well as the AP Stylebook to any given publication based on purpose and audience. Collaborate with Marketing staff to shape brand vocabulary for Wellmark business segments, products and services.

    e. Serve as backup/secondary proofreader for written Marketing materials to ensure they are accurate and adhere to spelling, usage and style guidelines. Rewrite content, as needed, to tighten up wordy/awkward content.

    d. Use project tracking software to log, track and analyze creative project requests and provide regular reports on the number and nature of copy writing projects.

    i. Perform all writing duties within the time schedule and be able to work fast without compromising on the quality of the written work.

    j. Other duties as assigned.


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