Contract Senior Content Editor

Marketing

Full-time
Job Location: Venice, CA, or Bellevue, WA

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Description

System1 is looking for a talented and experienced digital content professional to help drive the content roadmap for our many sites. This is a contract role with the potential to move into a full-time position. We are a fast-growing and profitable company looking to scale our internal technology to keep pace with the business. The ideal person is highly motivated, accustomed to a fast-paced environment, and has a strong understanding of evolving business needs. This role will report directly to the Director of Content Management and will work with a team that takes pride in its cutting edge understanding of all things content, including but not limited to content production at scale, monetization, freelance management, and content marketing.

Who We Are

System1 was founded in Venice, CA with a simple mission — use technology to make advertising better for consumers and advertisers. System1 is led by a team of passionate and experienced entrepreneurs who have built multiple billion dollar companies.

Since our founding, we have become a profitable adtech and digital media company, with many successful websites, including leading how-to site HowStuffWorks.com.

Seniority Level - Associate

Responsibilities

  • Supporting the content team with planning and executing the content strategy and editorial calendar
  • Managing day-to-day editorial tasks to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Ensuring all content quality standards are maintained through guidelines, freelance management, and content review
  • Working with a team to manage creative assets to be used on social media and in email campaigns
  • Identifying and executing seasonal trends or current events
  • Using analytics to inform content ideation, targeting, and strategy

Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years experience in digital media either as an editor, journalist or content strategist
  • Exceptionally skilled in communication, as well as writing, editing and grammatical skills
  • Understanding of project management for content production at scale
  • Excellent knowledge/understanding of various content production and distribution and data analysis platforms
  • Proficiency in Excel and Google Sheets
  • Self-motivated with organizational skills and a flexible outlook, with a general sense of curiosity about the world around us
  • Strong understanding of how to craft content to achieve several content KPIs — from compelling headline copy to best-in-class photography
  • Solid understanding of major content distribution networks, including but not limited to Facebook, Outbrain, Taboola, and Snapchat
  • If writing samples are available, that would be a plus

What We Have To Offer

  • Free Uber/Lyft to and from work ( Venice) Paid Parking or an ORCA Card ( Bellevue)
  • Collegial and collaborative team with highly intelligent and motivated coworkers
  • Cross-team lunches and demos to foster learning
  • Daily catered meals and fully stocked kitchen
  • Bi-weekly happy hour at various bars, restaurants, and venues across Los Angeles
  • Bi-weekly onsite happy hour
  • Weekly fitness class with private trainer: high intensity training, yoga, beach volleyball, beach soccer, ultimate frisbee
  • Company parties and outings: Skyzone indoor skydiving, Medieval Times, Karaoke, etc.
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