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Proposal/Business Writer

By Heather Scott posted 08-16-2021 08:57

  
Job Title: Proposal/Business Writer
Organization: LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors
Location: Houston, TX; Remote; Any LaPorte Office Location

LaPorte CPAs and Business Advisors, one of the region's fastest growing and respected CPA firms is seeking a dynamic
individual to join our team as a Proposal/Business Writer in our Marketing Department. The position may be based remotely or
in any of our five office locations: Metairie, LA; Houston, TX; Baton Rouge, LA; Covington, LA; and Houma, LA. This is an
independent contractor role that will be expected to work approximately 20-40 hours per week.

As a valued member of the marketing team, the independent contractor - writer will manage a variety of functions which are
important to the marketing department, the firm and its affiliated companies. Major responsibilities of the position include:

Proposals
-Meet with appropriate personnel to obtain necessary information
-Research prospects, as needed
-In PowerPoint, Word, or other programs as appropriate, write, assemble and edit proposals
-Create unique and/or prospect-focused content in response to individual situations/requests
-Manage information databases used for proposal creation
-Manage the majority of the written proposal process
-Update proposal report for monthly submission to management

Blogs/Newsletters
-Stay apprised of emerging accounting-related topics
-Using blog questionnaire submissions and supplied background information, compose blogs on various topics for use on the
website, as backflap articles and for eblasts
-Synthesize complex issues and translate industry lingo/jargon into easily understood articles
-Proofread and edit content written by others when applicable

Media Relations
-Compose press releases for applicable media outlets

Personnel Relations
-Develop new consolidated CVs for sales package, website and proposal use and regularly maintain updates

Website
-Create new content for web pages, as needed

Printed Materials
-Create or make content changes to marketing collateral

Awards
-Write, review and/or edit content for nominations and entry submissions, as needed

Events (Internal and External)
-Write content for events (invitations, speeches, follow-up communications, etc.)

Mailings
-Write content for letters to clients and business prospects

General Tasks
-Assist with major marketing department projects or events, as needed or where writing skills are valuable

Qualifications
-Degree in journalism, English, public relations, marketing, business or related field required
-Three to five years plus of professional writing experience (education and/or verifiable skills may be considered for
substitution)
-Previous experience in professional services (accounting, legal, etc.), proposal/business writing, desired
-Strong attention to detail and deadline driven; must be able to multi-task and excel in a diverse and fast-paced atmosphere
with short timelines and multiple priorities
-Knowledge of AP style
-Ideally, would have experience with keyword research as it relates to SEO performance

Skillsets
-Excellent: English; grammar; research; verbal and written communication; strategic thinking
-Basic: math, technology (computer, printer/copier, phone, etc.)
-Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills for gathering input from pursuit team members and executive management
-Ability to manage people, processes, and priorities in order to meet established deadlines
-Ability to use various computer programs, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint; InDesign a plus
-Ability to learn new software packages, as necessary
-Strong time management, proofreading, and grammatical skills are critical

Work Environment and Time Requirements
-Reports To: Marketing Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
-Responsible For: Internal and external marketing communications and business development activities
-Works Closely With: Marketing/business development team members

Other Items
-Must submit writing samples
-Submit salary history/requirements
-References will be required/verified

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