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Job Type: Interim (W-2)
Location: Mclean, Virginia
Posted: 5/20/2020

Our financial client in Tysons is seeking an accomplished writer with a passion for storytelling and creating compelling content for a variety of audiences to join their PR team. The writer and content strategist will be responsible for both long and short-form content, supporting implementation of strategic digital campaigns and analyzing performance to inform future strategies. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a firm understanding of the digital landscape. This individual must be able to work independently and wear multiple hats to support a variety of projects.

Responsibilities

  • Write content for multiple channels and formats, including blogs, thought leadership articles, web and social content, talking points, video scripts, and presentations
  • Support planning, developing and implementing digital content strategies on a diverse range of topics to meet corporate and business objectives
  • Provide day-to-day support of web and content publishing and monitoring activities
  • Assist with reporting on performance and presenting recommendations based on data insights
  • Provide project management support to ensure all milestones and deadlines are met
  • Assist with other weekly reporting activities and special projects as assigned
  • Ensure work meets editorial, design and brand standards; strong knowledge of AP style
  • Ability to wear multiple hats, work independently, and drive projects forward

Requirements

  • 5-7 years of writing, editing experience in the public relations space
  • Bachelors degree in a communications discipline or equivalent experience
  • Impeccable written and verbal skills, expertise in both long- and short-form writing, and a passion for storytelling
  • Strong understanding of digital content planning, creation, publishing monitoring, and measurement methods and tools
  • Creative thinker who can connect the company’s objectives to compelling content in a variety of formats
  • Ability to understand and translate complex subject matter for multiple audiences.

Preferred Skills

  • PR agency or journalism experience a plus
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Strong creative thinking, presentation, and problem-solving skills
  • Highly organized and flexible with the ability to multi-task and thrive under pressure to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Passionate about communications excellence
  • Solid knowledge of SEO, keyword research and Google Analytics

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