Robert Half The Creative Group Proposal Writer in Rutherford, New Jersey

This role is primarily proposal coordination with a strong focus on creative writing / editing in a fast-paced, complex environment. As a member of the Strategy and Development team, this position must work collaboratively across every aspect of the organization. Must be able to write compelling material with an original, persuasive voice that clearly articulates strategic messaging that carries throughout each proposal. Must be adept at editing proposal content from multiple technical writers to develop the desired voice for individual proposals / presentations. Coordinate all aspects of proposal and presentation development as needed, including but not limited to document management, scheduling, and version control. Responsibilities Include

  • Write original proposal content

  • Synthesize proposal messaging in a clear, concise style that conveys a compelling story

  • Write / co-write cover letters and / or executive summaries that clearly articulate strategic messaging using language that differentiates the company and resonates with individual clients / markets

  • Engage strategically with internal teams to create, assemble, and deliver customized responses that differentiate our approach and expertise from the competition

  • Creatively contribute to the continuous improvement of content and processes for proposal development

  • Research targeted client background and business situation; convert insights into opportunity summaries that introduce proposal responses

  • Maintain an active database of content, assets, and submissions of all proposal responses

  • Streamline complex material and industry jargon into linear, engaging stories

  • Work collaboratively, both in-person and remotely, with market leaders, graphic designers, and other client-service professionals, to address all aspects of proposal writing and development

  • Develop, organize and manage content for proposal documents and related collateral.

  • Manage contribution process, maintain version control and take ownership of all components including the executive summary, graphics, bios, and qualifications

  • Participate in pursuit team debriefs; share learning with other team members across the business as appropriate Qualifications Include

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with strong interest in the written word

  • A quasi-journalistic ability to quickly grasp specialist knowledge, then make it clear for external parties

  • Agility and speed in executing strong writing

  • Intellectual curiosity and ability to "get smart quick" on a wide variety of topics

  • Experience and foresight to anticipate potential issues and devise contingency plans

  • Prioritize and multitask within a fast-paced, challenging, deadline-driven environment

  • High social and emotional intelligence; maturity

  • Ability to understand and work within a provided strategic direction, communicating and interacting effectively across all departments and with all levels of management

  • Superior Microsoft Office skills

  • Project management skills

  • Negotiation and presentation skills

  • Flexibility and adaptability required

  • Undergraduate degree in Journalism, Communications, English/Humanities, Marketing, Management, or a related discipline

  • 5+ years of prior relevant experience If interested please contact

The Creative Group, a Robert Half company, specializes in placing highly skilled marketing, advertising, design, interactive and public relations professionals on a project and full-time basis with advertising and public relations agencies, Fortune 500 companies and small to mid-sized firms. We are faster at finding you work because of our strong network. We reach out to over 12,000 creative and marketing hiring managers each week. In addition to our free job search services, we provide our candidates with access to online skills training and a competitive benefits and compensation package.

Our parent company, Robert Half, once again was named to FORTUNEĀ® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" and was the highest-ranked staffing firm. (March 1, 2016)

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Req ID: 02710-0008865981

Functional Role: Mktg/Comm Specialist

Country: USA

State: NJ

City: Rutherford

Postal Code: 07305

Compensation: DOE

Requirements: Writing