Staff Writer

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
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# of Openings
Salaried Full-Time

About Us



Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries! 

Job Description

America’s leading supplier of domestic steel products is looking for a passionate and driven journalistic Staff Writer, located at our headquarters in Chicago, IL. This role will report to the Creative Marketing Manager and will create stories educate, inform, and inspire a diverse set of audiences about our teammates, products, services on the importance of U.S. manufacturing.


  • Leads and promotes healthy and safe work practices as required by regulatory agencies and Company policy.
  • Writes informative, clear, and focused stories that support marketing initiatives while maintaining the strong, proud brand voice and identity.
  • Collaborates with company management and teammates, creative teams, designers, agencies, and communications professionals to help create content.
  • Conducts interviews with a wide range of teammates to inform content development.
  • Takes large amounts of information and distills it into engaging and inspirational blog and social media content.
  • Creates content to help position Zekelman as an employer of choice.
  • Supports ideation and then execution of engaging internal and external communications that may include print collateral, website copy, email and video.
  • Assists in the development of executive and sales presentations.
  • Works well with a dynamic team of the industry's most passionate, goal-oriented, and fun people!
  • Performs other duties as they might be assigned.
  • Regular, full-time predictable onsite attendance is an essential function of this role.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must provide link to a portfolio in resume, cover letter or as an attachment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, PR/Communication or a related field
  • 3+ year writing experience at an agency or internal marketing team


  • Strong grammatical and editorial skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Dynamic blog and social media writing skills
  • Proficiency in AP and MLA style
  • Ability to alter messaging based on audience and content
  • Ability to translate technical information into clear, concise, and meaningful language



  • Typical administrative / office environment: no exposure to adverse environmental conditions



  • Sedentary work: exerting up to 10 lb of force occasionally

Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting, and much more.


We are Zekelman Industries.


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products, and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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