Content Strategist - (Mid - Level)

Austin, Texas 78758 - REMOTE
Job Terms:
$45-55/hour W2 (DOE) + benefits
Start date:
3 weeks from offer
Posted By:
Chelsea Caudill

Job Description:

AQUENT is seeking a Content Strategist who will be on the Digital Services User Experience Design team that will help our Charles Schwab client find the information and services they need through improved discoverability. A key member of a small team that evaluates and updates/creates the metadata for a large number of web pages in Client Center S.com (includes title, keywords and description). 

Content Strategist candidates must have significant experience with user-centered design. They should know how to gather and integrate data and user feedback throughout the discovery, design, and post-launch cycles​

Content Strategist - Skills you have 
1. The candidate should have at least 3 years of experience with the title Content Strategist, Product Content Strategist, Content Designer, or UX Writer. While roles as a marketer, social media strategist, copywriter, writer, or editor may seem relevant, we’re looking for someone who has additional skills. Our Content Strategists promote a highly collaborative and inherently iterative approach so we design the right thing, design things right, and design something that works (i.e., something that can be developed and deployed in multiple environments, including mobile). 

2. We want someone who can create multistep, interactive experiences. We typically design task-oriented experiences, such as buying or selling securities, transferring money, opening a new account, checking a routing number, or filling out forms. Throughout these experiences, users are entering information, selecting options, and making decisions. We want to see examples of this type of work in a Content Strategist’s portfolio. Frequently, we see candidate portfolios focused on public site pages or advertising. These examples may demonstrate a candidate’s writing skills, but they have limited value during our evaluation.

3. Financial services experience is a plus. Other experience that may be helpful would be experience from a highly-matrixed enterprise environment or highly-regulated corporate environment. 

Content Strategist - What you’ll do
• Consider content from a holistic standpoint—systems, platforms, and channels—to create a unified user experience
• Demonstrate that mix of strategic vision and tactical focus that delivers a great content strategy
• Seek out and use data and customer insights to inform content recommendations
• Collaborate effectively with interaction designers, visual designers, user researchers, product managers, engineers, and legal, risk, and compliance and subject matter experts as needed
• Transform poorly organized pages into rich, easily discoverable pages through improved metadata.
• Persuasively communicate content plans to UX partners and key stakeholders
• Iterate on content with a goal of continuous improvement
• Create copy that helps people in the moment, and resonates with our brand voice Job requirements
• 3+ years as a strong user interface writer and/or content strategist
• Exceptional written and verbal communication, presentation, and cross-functional negotiation skills
• Ability to advocate for user experience and content strategy and facilitate alignment on content solutions with various partners (e.g., product, engineering, marketing, legal, risk, and compliance)
• Positive and proactive approach to addressing a project’s unique needs and challenges
• Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite and, ideally, familiarity with one or more design tools, such as Adobe InDesign, Sketch, InVision, and Axure Preferred skills: leadership of UX cross-functional teams, knowledge of accessibility, working in an Agile environment, and comfort with content workflow processes and delivery tools

Client Description:

It’s not often that we get to say “yeah, but just listen to what they offer…” about our larger clients. Most people look at the awesome job description, then read “Financial Services Industry” and move on. We’ve heard it a thousand times! Know what else we’ve heard at this client just as much? “Wow! I’m so glad I took this job! This is not your father’s financial services company!”

Work here and experience:

- Opportunities to work with cutting-edge digital business strategies & projects

- Huge work-life balance culture

- Diversity-focused workplace

- Strong potential for temp-to-perm conversion (almost half of the people we've placed here have converted to a permanent position, either the one they're working in, or in a related department)

- Great Aquent community to work with onsite, including our bi-annual talent recognition program, which stems from the client managers’ own feedback (read: they’re engaged and interested in your future!)

- Don’t forget the massive points on your resume for being part of a cutting-edge team, leading the way in breathing fresh air into the financial services industry

With a customer experience focus in mind, our client is leading the way in the financial industry with their digital marketing & technology platforms. They recognize that today’s customers are technically savvy & independent as well as highly creative, and they’re working to be the best at serving them. We see this through how they are building platforms that allow customers to take ownership of their financial future, using video, animation, and social media to market to the end user. Their in-house digital agency has won numerous IHAF awards for their tools and cutting-edge technology. Working with this company, you would be working with groups and/or department such as an IHAF awarded digital agency, user experience, product development, communication strategy team and much more talented professionals like yourself. Come join us!