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Content Writer/Editor

Content Writer/Editor

Firm dedication to the company values (PACE – Passion, Agility, Community,
Excellence)
Continuing education in all aspects of content curation and development, creative
storytelling, SEO and digital marketing
Firm dedication to the company values (PACE – Passion, Agility, Community,
Excellence)
Continuing education in all aspects of content curation and development, creative
storytelling, SEO adigital marketing

Launch That is an established leader in the world of digital marketing. We have a track record of creating vibrant, successful digital brands. Our core competencies are SEO and SEM -- inbound marketing -- and we are known for building websites that have excellent content. We invest in our writers, editors and content strategists. We have a history of hiring journalists, technical writers, researchers and other word-centric creatives.

Our new office is in downtown Orlando, and it's an engaging, collaborative environment that combines high tech with an industrial look and a monster kitchen/break room. Mostly, though, we focus on hiring and developing great people.

Expectations

  • Firm dedication to the company values (Set the PACE – Passion, Agility, Community, Excellence)
  • Continuing education in all aspects of content curation and development, creative storytelling, SEO and digital marketing

Job Summary

The Content Writer/Editor primarily creates and edits cancer-related content for one or more branded websites, including Asbestos.com. In this blended role, the person alternately writes, edits and fact-checks evergreen content, blog posts, news articles and graphics for style and accuracy. Some days are dedicated to researching medical and scientific journals, and writing original pages, blog posts and news articles about health care and legal topics. This is not a management position and will report to the Content Lead.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Edit evergreen web pages, blog posts, news articles, social media posts and PR pitches for one or more branded, lead-generating websites
  • Edit content for related affiliate websites
  • Create and manage an editorial calendar
  • Edit guest blogs written by staffer and freelancers for affiliate sites
  • Facilitate new ideas, tactics and strategies related to storytelling, content presentation and outreach
  • Research evergreen pages, blog posts and news articles for a variety of excellent, lead-generating websites that support business objectives
  • Write evergreen pages, blog posts and news articles that digest cancer and other medical topics into easier-to-understand concepts
  • Write occasional feature stories about people, businesses, etc.
  • Curate content and ensure an efficient process for getting that content onto one or more of our websites
  • Fact-check and edit with accuracy and efficiency
  • Uphold company’s high content SEO standards
  • Work with digital marketers (Marketing Lead, SEOs, Public Relations) by executing content and outreach strategies that align with company goals
  • Work across departments with web designers and SEO specialists about the content you produce

Additional Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ghostwrite occasional content for external blogs and websites
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the latest cancer developments and trends by finding, reading and understanding medical and scientific studies, news articles and press releases
  • Work with other departments to ensure that the content on our websites is excellent for our business purposes
  • Connect with cancer and other industry experts and develop sources for original and unique content
  • Provide regular content ideas and quarterly goals for yourself and others, including ideas for infographics and for content in other mediums
  • Provide basic SEO to all that you write, including title tags, meta descriptions, hyperlinks to related pages and blog posts, and sources
  • Promote (y)our content across a variety of social media platforms
  • Participate in bi-monthly content meetings and in monthly team meetings
  • Prioritize projects and tasks set forth by the Project Lead
  • Work in a project management system (Wrike)
  • Work professionally and effectively within a team environment that includes a content lead, an editor and a project manager
  • Solicit and write guest posts for related outside blogs and websites
  • Communicate and work collaboratively
  • Self-manage, drive initiatives and execute tasks to completion
  • Have a talent for prioritizing
  • Hold high standards for self and for others on the team
  • Work an eight-hour workday, Monday through Friday, in an office setting with occasional work-from-home days
  • Embrace change

Requirements

  • Four-year degree in Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field
  • At least 5 years of experience in writing-related field, including at least 3 years as assigning editor, copy editor or website/publication editor 
  • A basic knowledge of SEO (title tags, meta data, keywords)
  • Demonstrated experience working in a CMS such as WordPress
  • Knowledge of AP and APA styles
  • Knowledge of Google Gmail and Google apps
  • Time-management skills
  • Proven ability to work in MS Word, Google docs and other G Suite apps
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to self-edit and apply editorial feedback
  • Ability to sit at a computer for an eight-hour shift with breaks

Preferred

  • Experience writing about health or cancer-related topics
  • Professional journalism experience
  • Owning a personal website or blog
  • A familiarity with Google or other website analytics
  • An intimate knowledge of WordPress
  • Having a positive social media footprint
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS

Benefits and Perks

Healthcare: 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 refresh PTO banks at the start of the calendar year and let folks use it how they desire. We open up full access to PTO at 90 days and provide our new rocketeers early access to some of their PTO from day one!

Paid Holidays: We celebrate most major holidays (and Black Friday!) — and also give everyone the end of the year off (paid), starting Dec. 24!

Working from Home: Launch That has a robust work from home policy that encourages you to work with your manager on what works for you and your role, without negatively impacting your productivity!

Casual workplace: From flip-flops, blue jeans, t-shirts and ball caps to air hockey, ping pong, video games, card games and Nerf guns. We aim to produce the best work, we collaborate in a fun way, and celebrate when it pays off.

Quarterly Culture Bonus: As a thank you to our employees - we provide a quarterly bonus as a perk that can be used any way desired!

Snacks and Games: Our snack bar has plenty of chips, cookies, gum and fruit, and we have unlimited soda and coffee in the kitchen. Our break rooms feature an Xbox, video arcade, air hockey, ping pong, shuffleboard and more.

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!

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