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Associate Content Strategist (Chicago)United States

Associate Content Strategist (Chicago)

United States

The Associate Content Strategist at NewsCred brings compelling editorial strategies to life for some of the world's most prominent companies. This is a great entry level opportunity for someone interested in a career in tech, startups, or editorial content strategy.

With that in mind, Associate Content Strategists will assist senior members of the team to project manage and create original content for our clients, ensuring it is both high quality and on-brand. They also oversee curation of licensed content (both written and image-driven) for our clients with the most stringent guidelines to ensure that we surface articles that will meet audience needs and pass muster under brand scrutiny.

The ideal candidate is passionate about content in its many forms and excited to tell and share stories. The Associate Content Strategist should have interest in different industries and trends as well as excited to learn about those trends and to use that knowledge to shape stories in both a B2B and B2C format. Helping clients become great content marketers and stemming the tide of bad content drives us, it should drive you too.

A list of detailed responsibilities is below. This list is meant to be as comprehensive as possible at a general level, but is not all inclusive of the tasks an Associate Content Strategist may be asked to perform. The list of common responsibilities will change as NewsCred's software, service offerings, and client needs evolve over time.

Original Content Management

Facilitate writer pitch process
Edit original content for quality and clarity, following brand guidelines
Assist senior strategists in content production
Ensure pitches and content are high quality and on brand
Managing internal/client budget trackers
Manage freelancers and writers
Curating news stories for clients' websites

Utilize subject knowledge and editorial insight to choose a proper mix of content that meets brand and audience needs
Proactively monitor the performance of a client's mix of licensed sources and regularly communicate performance
Review the ongoing curation efforts of our freelance network, providing feedback and approval of articles
Managing trackers of approved/rejected licensed content articles
Image curation
Qualifications

0 - 3 years experience editing and/or writing diversified content
Ability to thrive in a remote work environment
Experience in content or news ideation and production for either a news organization or a brand
Familiarity with digital marketing space and enthusiasm for working with commercial brands
Familiarity with visual content production/curation & imagery best practices
Understanding of tone and voice and ability to adapt to a client's specific tone (e.g. What makes a Buzzfeed story different from a Washington Post story?)
Ability to concisely communicate with managers and colleagues about complex client issues
Additional Information

What we can offer you!

Best in class compensation plans
Great benefits, including medical, vision and dental
Generous vacation policy
Huge variety of snacks and drinks, catered lunches and happy hours
Training and career development

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