Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation Washington, DC, USA
Oct 22, 2018Part time
The Fourth Estate has a new and exciting part-time job opportunity for a Marketing Content Specialist who’s eager to join a mission-driven organization. You’ll join a new team with exceptionally high editorial standards that’s committed to improving and helping journalists and news people with job and career choices and challenges. You’ll play a key and pivotal role in the future of our content roadmap and you’ll be expected to quickly take ownership of content that matters to a growing audience. Your Profile and Qualifications: Demonstrated success in persuasive and informative communications Excellent writing, storytelling, proofreading, and editing skills Organized with a high level of accuracy and strong attention to detail in your work Experienced at creating, editing and publishing digital content that moves users in a real and tangible way You have a positive, confident, and flexible personality, and love to learn You’re intuitive, proactive and possess an agile mindset when approaching projects A strong desire to learn, ask questions, develop your skills, and are comfortable working independently as well as part of a team What The Job Entails: Pitch and create a steady flow fresh content for editorial, marketing, and SEO purposes Collaborate to develop compelling content and meaningful messaging based on target audience needs and product positioning Ensure content reflects our brand in voice, design, messaging and quality, and maintains consistency of style and tone Leverage, refresh and maximize use of existing content, and identify/evaluate new content and industry trends that will meet business goals and target audience needs Monitor for hot and new topics, resources and blogs that target audience reads, and incorporate such content to meet goals and customer needs Lend your well-researched content ideas to a robust editorial calendar Our Expectations: Experience creating content and editing in a newsroom or digital-first environment The ability to write as well as you edit and a willingness to use this skill as needed An empathetic understanding of the needs of journalists and news people as it relates to their career goals and economic security Experience publishing content using a CMS A willingness to learn, grow and lead as our team expands An excellent grasp of English grammar that’s balanced by an understanding of how people actually communicate Be flexible and understand that this is a new team and new position. Able to effectively work remotely and telecommute Our Ideal Candidate: 3+ years of of writing and editing experience A bachelor’s degree that emphasizes an affinity for communication (that might be Journalism, English, Communications / Marketing, Public Relations or something similarly relevant) Comfortable creating text, image and video content A well-above-average proficiency in written English Basic SEO/SEM knowledge Familiarity with an analytics platforms (we use Matamo) Knows AP Style in and out Prior experience in human resources journalism or content creation How to Apply: To apply for this job, submit your application by clicking on the Apply Now button on this page. Be sure to include a cover letter, complete resume and links to recent work/article samples. Notes: This position reports to our Washington, DC office, however since most of our work is conducted remotely/virtually, applicants will be considered from locations worldwide.