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Content Writer

ABOUT THIS ROLE

We ask our writers is to produce clean, accurate copy, to work with editors to make the writing more concise and to turn out consistent evergreen web pages, blog posts and news articles. We have a history of hiring journalists (or former journalists) for this role because they come in with a strong work ethic and a solid foundation of story structure. We're not as worried about SEO because that's something we can teach you. This is not a management position but one that is creative and part of a team. We have a strong community of writers at the company.

EXPECTATIONS

  • Firm dedication to the company values (I Am EPIC – Integrity, Agility, Excellence, Passion, Innovation, Community)
  • Continuing education in all aspects of content curation and development, creative storytelling, SEO and digital marketing.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To research and write evergreen pages, blog posts and news articles on medical topics for our websites and for affiliates
  • To stay abreast of the latest drug addiction and treatment developments and trends by finding, reading and understanding studies, news articles and press releases
  • To connect with industry experts, people in recovery and local and federal drug awareness and prevention groups
  • To interview experts and other sources for unique web pages, news and feature stories
  • To promote our content across a variety of social media platforms
  • To solicit and write guest posts for related outside blogs and websites
  • To ghostwrite content for outside blogs and websites
  • To provide regular content ideas for yourself and others, including ideas for infographics and for content in other mediums
  • To learn the intricacies of inbound digital marketing – what we do and how we do it
  • To work with other departments to ensure that the content on our websites is excellent for our business purposes

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To work an eight-hour work day, Monday through Friday, in an office setting
  • To communicate and work collaboratively
  • To self-manage, drive initiatives and execute tasks to completion
  • To have a talent for prioritizing
  • To be willing to embrace change

REQUIREMENTS

  • Four-year degree in Journalism, English, Fine Arts, Advertising, Marketing or related field
  • At least 4 years of experience in a professional writing environment
  • An ability to tell a great story through your writing (writing samples needed)
  • An understanding of Internet search and an ability to learn more about it
  • An ability to work in a CMS such as WordPress
  • An ability sit at a computer for an eight-hour shift with breaks
  • Willingness to take direction but also to find creative ways to improve on that direction – initiative
  • Time-management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A desire to be epic

BONUS QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professional journalism experience
  • Editing experience
  • Owning a personal website or blog
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS

Benefits and Perks

HEALTH CARE:  Nothing is more important than our health. That’s why we offer generous medical, dental and vision benefits, plus an Employee Assistance Plan, to all full-time employees.

GENEROUS PTO: We allocate PTO at the start of the year and let folks use it how they desire. We celebrate all major holidays (and Black Friday!) — and also give everyone the end of the year off (paid), starting Dec. 24!

CASUAL WORKPLACE: From flip-flops, blue jeans, t-shirts and ball caps to Xbox, video games, card games and Nerf guns, we like to keep our collaboration loose and fun-loving. Just don’t mistake us for lazy.

FREE PARKING: Launch That pays for 24/7 covered parking in The Plaza garage below our offices. This perk is especially convenient for Orlando Magic and Orlando City games — and on weekends.

SNACKS & GAMES:  Our snack bar has plenty of chips, cookies, gum and fruit, and we have unlimited soda and coffee in the kitchen. Our rec room features an Xbox, video arcade, foosball and shuffleboard.

MATCHING 401(K):  Employees who work here one year are eligible to join a matching 401(k) retirement plan, which has immediate 100-percent vesting. Your savings add up fast!

The Fine Print: This is a regular, on-site, full-time position. For consideration, please submit resume and salary requirements.

ABOUT LAUNCH THAT

Launch That is a young, privately held company based in downtown Orlando, Florida. Not long ago, we were 10 people with a dream and desire. Now we’re an established digital marketing firm with a quest to seek out new business opportunities that match our strengths. We are a group of digital strategists and creative types with a grasp of web trends and audiences. We leverage all of these strategies to produce and market strong brands that perform well in all sorts of digital/internet channels. Although we’re rather laid-back, we value efficient people, hard work, and a diverse work environment.

 

Thank you for your interest in Launch That!

We are an EEO company.

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