Content Specialist

in Abbott Park, IL

Content Specialist Job

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  • Job Location

    Abbott Park, IL, US

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  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Lake Bluff, IL or Willis Tower location in the PA Public Affairs division.   

Abbott is seeking a full-time communications specialist to support social media employee advocacy program and other communications and engagement efforts for Abbott’s global employees.

The Content Specialist must be a strong communicator – able to incorporate the brand story and communications strategy into engaging and impactful social content, including text, imagery and video. This role requires understanding of social media best practices, community management and social listening, metrics and insights, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

This role reports to the Employee Communications team, a group within the Company’s global marketing and external affairs team. It will also collaborate with the Content (social media) team.

What You’ll Work On

  • Manage and update editorial calendar
  • Identify/organize content to be uploaded
  • Manage advocacy platforms where the content is shared to employees
  • Develop creative copy and curates imagery to go along with posts
  • Ensures strategic content cadence is executed
  • Review and send user-submitted content for approval following the established protocol
  • Manage intake of user (employees’) questions and inquiries, escalating relevant inquiries
  • Analyze and report on metrics
  • Occasional travel, up to weekly visits to other Abbott sites in the Chicagoland area

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred in Marketing, Communications, Digital or Public Relations, or related field).
  • 2+ years of experience in Digital/Social media Marketing, Communications or Public Relations
  • Excellent writing skills, with an eye for proofreading and grammar
  • Passionate about Abbott’s mission and interest in working with a globally diverse workforce

Preferred Qualifications

  • A creative, critical and original thinker
  • Strong analytical skills and superior judgment
  • Strong Project Management skills and attention to detail

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

The base pay for this position is $57,300.00 – $114,700.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • social media marketing
  • grammar
  • project management
  • healthcare


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Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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