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Content Strategist

Organization:
Project Evident
Job Title: Content Strategist
Job Type:
Other
City:
Boston
State:
Massachusetts
Job Search Ends:
October 31st, 2019
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About Project Evident 

Project Evident exists to help organizations harness the power of evidence to achieve greater impact. We do this by offering a comprehensive platform of tools, resources, and direct services that not only help nonprofits and funders improve how they measure, evaluate, and report results, but also strengthen their learning and alignment with each other. We are committed to creating an interdisciplinary and practical approach for continuous evidence building—one that ultimately helps foster a healthier ecosystem for the use of evidence in the social sector.  We are committed to the continuous pursuit of best practices across the field and strive to uphold the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in everything we do.

Project Evident intends to build a culture reflective of our work as trusted advisors, co-creators and collaborators of evidence that strengthens nonprofits, informs the field and improves the communities we all serve. We are looking for people who actively demonstrate/practice the following principles: 

  • Seek Partnership – we may bring expertise but we are not the experts, we are all co-learners and co- developers. Actively seeking to bring positive energy, build trust & combine with our team and our partners proving a concept is not possible without co-creation. It’s not track (personal best) it’s soccer (stretch the field). 

  • Check Yourself – acknowledge and actively manage bias, context, self-image and challenges and be transparent to your team and partners. Ask for help. Be authentic. 

  • Add Value, Own the Outcome – regardless of role or position, do what it takes to speak up, engage and advance the work. Make good. 

  • Listen, Learn & Follow Up Rapidly – there is no other way to be a trusted advisor

  • Consistently SWAP – Smart; Warm; Approachable and Productive 

Position Summary

The Content Strategist will work with the product development team and be responsible for managing and creating written content for a variety of products consistent with the brand and in support of Project Evident and the practitioners and funders it supports. The Content Strategist will work with the product managers, Project Evident subject matter experts, advisors and contractors to develop content for products which can include digital tools and resources and support materials for services. The Content Strategist will bring experience building content capacity, producing new content types, developing creative ideas for audience engagement, and demonstrate a commitment to a performance-driven, collaborative and inclusive culture.

Essential Responsibilities 

  • Prioritize and map content across the product portfolio and for individual products in development.

  • Develop and manage a content calendar that is aligned with goals and milestones. outlined in the product development plan. 

  • Collaborate with Product Development team to develop comprehensive content strategy for products and services, from ideation through execution. 

  • Ensure adherence to brand; be a resource to the team on correct brand use including personality and tone of voice. Appreciate and enhance good design.

  • Research, write and distribute long and short form content for blogs and other outlets.

  • Maintain and manage relationships with supporting freelance content writers.

  • Coordinate with communications and design teams to illustrate content as needed.

  • Review and update published content as needed; Identify gaps in content and recommend new topics.

  • Ensure process for proofreading and editing written pieces before publication.

  • Ability to conduct keyword and search engine optimization (SEO) research to understand constituents needs.

  • Implement SEO best practices.  

Other Duties

  • Advise and support team-wide senior level communication needs.

  • Source and manage external vendors, when necessary, including writers and editors.

  • Evaluate and report on related analytics.

 

Required Competencies

The following competencies are required to fulfill this role: 

Core 

  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities; comfortable in startup environment with fast deadlines.

  • Problem solver, active listener who seeks clarification, asks questions, and surfaces solutions 

  • Commitment to high performance culture, participate in giving and receiving feedback and belief in continuous and self improvement.

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, simultaneously lead multiple projects and effectively prioritize time and tasks 

 

Values, Relationships and Influence 

  • Personally aligned with Project Evident’s core values; demonstrates the utmost integrity and engenders trust; engage in a supportive and inclusive culture; consistently smart, warm and approachable. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence, guide, motivate, and support across the team 

  • Experience working effectively with multiple stakeholders who may have evolving priorities including subject matter experts, developers; managing vendors and consultants.

  • Ability to interface with diverse staff and partners in various domains.

  • Be authentic, manage bias and ask for help. 

 

Technical /Role 

  • Excellent written communication skills, with a proven ability to create compelling, audience appropriate content.

  • High level of competence in portraying complex content in a clear, concise, and compelling manner.

  • Understanding of nonprofit evaluation and performance management disciplines from multiple audience perspectives.

  • Experience with analytics tools and reporting across digital channels; understanding of Google Analytics reporting.

  • Portfolio of published articles

  • Demonstrated interview and research experience

  • Experience using social media for business

  • Experience in analytics (web and social media)

  • Familiarity with SEO guidelines and keyword research tools

  • General facility with digital technologies and the ability to learn on the fly

  • Microsoft Office and Google proficient

  • Knowledge of content management systems (CMS), such as WordPress

  • Familiarity with best practices and experience building and implementing content strategy.

  • Excited to find creative ways to build and promote this discipline and the impact it has on this organization and the organizations we serve.

  • Create and catalyze content

  • Solid writing and editing skills in English

 

Education and/or Experience

  • An undergraduate degree and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in development, communication, consulting or policy

  • 2-4 years professional experience, preferably in a rapid-growth, entrepreneurial organization 

  • Proven work experience as a Content Strategist, Content Manager or similar role

  • Experience in project management is a plus

  • BA/BS in Marketing, Journalism or relevant field

 

Organizational Relationship 

  • Reports to Managing Director, Research & Development

  • Dotted line to Communications Director 

Physical Demands

Requires sitting, talking and listening for up to 8 hours per day. Certain situations may require lifting items up to 20 pounds. Position requires the ability to travel by car or plane for any local and national travel.

Work Environment

  • Ability to work with a virtual team and occasionally travel

  • Position preferably based in NYC; exceptional candidates can be based in Boston, or Berkeley, CA

Project Evident, a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.

Reasonable accommodations will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@projectevident.org

 

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