• Lead Editor

    Job ID
    8525
    Job Location
    US-WA-Bellevue | US-OR-Portland
    Location
    United States-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Content
  • Overview

    The Lead Editor collaborates closely with the wider Integrated Services team and other WE account-side stakeholders to ensure delivery of first-rate custom content across a variety of subjects, types and clients. Job duties span a range of editorial exercises -- from helping shape content approaches and commissioning/managing optimal writing and editorial talent for each project to fine-tuning content spanning a healthy range of topics and types. Output includes, but is not limited to, short- and long-form articles, messaging narratives, speeches, marketing demand-gen content such as nurture mail, landing pages, eBooks and more; videos and motion graphics, blogs, website copy, infographics, data visualizations, email newsletters, social ads and organic posts, and more.

    Responsibilities

    Job Functions:

    • Edit, rewrite, copyedit and/or proofread (based on project need) various types of journalistic, branded and/or sponsored content on a wide range of topics and fields (eg: PR, marketing, advertising, sales).
    • Apply editorial and strategic guidance; incorporate editorial, account and client feedback to meet audience needs and project objectives; and otherwise ensure content deliverables meet style, brand, quality, tone/voice and project requirements.
    • Oversee content creation: Commission and manage freelance talent; conduct research and/or study provided materials to make content approach recommendations; shape content brief and workback schedule; support writer in crafting interview questions; conduct or participate in project meetings and interviews; provide editorial review; and/or otherwise ensure final content aligns with client needs and audience interests.
    • Apply a keen eye for story to connect the specificity of individual content pieces to broader themes, ideas and strategies.
    • Other job duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    Minimum/Preferred Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, Communications or applicable field is required.
    • 8 + years’ experience writing, editing, copyediting and/or commissioning journalistic, branded and/or sponsored content.
    • Exceptional editorial and writing skills, and deftness enforcing the style, tone, and voice appropriate to any given project.
    • Familiarity with the rhythms and tools of a digital newsroom (including AP and Chicago style).
    • Experience collaborating on marketing demand-generation campaigns that boost customer engagement build and nurture key prospect and customer relationships throughout the sales cycle.
    • A solid understanding of the technology industry and drive to stay fresh on outlooks and trends in tech’s intersection with healthcare, social-good and consumer companies.
    • Proficiency with Mac OS, Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint especially), Adobe (Acrobat, InDesign), WordPress and/or other CMSs, Project-tracking and project management tools such as BaseCamp, Wrike, etc.

    Equal Opportunity: WE provides equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or other legally protected class status.

     

    Diversity and Inclusion: WE values a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to creating a workplace where everyone thrives. We promote an atmosphere in which diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and valued. Diversity includes differences in race, religion, gender, age, lifestyle, ethnic background and sexual orientation as well as differences in experiences and ideas.

     

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