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Content Strategist

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CONTENT STRATEGIST

START DATE: ASAP

CONTRACT: 1 YEAR

LOCATION: CHICAGO, IL

PAY:  DOE

** A FORTUNE 500 TRAVEL COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL CONTENT STRATEGIST! **

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Work collaboratively within an agile product design team made up of product managers, engineers, and fellow UXers to deliver outstanding product experiences through iterative releases
  • Use content frameworks and standards for the creation, curating, publishing and governance of original, licensed, and user-generated content for a range of optimizations and new features of a product or business throughout the entire lifecycle
  • Collaborate with UX product and project teams to craft self-improving and increasingly more relevant and personal customer experiences and systems
  • Partner with UX leads, visual and interaction designers, information architects, researchers, and client-side engineers to optimize the content elements based on usability, intuitiveness, consistency, business metrics, and time to market
  • Communicate use cases, states and detailed content specifications through both collaboration as well as physical deliverables such content matrices, copy style guides, and working within layout comps or lo-fi prototype
  • Assure project content meets standards of quality, measured in terms of persuasion, consistency, delightfulness, and uniqueness
  • Describe and present your methods, content explorations and tradeoff rationale along with a recommendation to peers, team partners, business partners and UX leadership
  • Estimate work effort and help clarify deliverables
  • Review other products and content design approaches to understand emerging standards and innovation
  • Advocate for best content practices within the UX team and the larger product teams.

 

MUST HAVE:

  • You are gifted with words, able to craft, curate, edit and align information, but you should also be a systems-designer with a solid grounding in content organization as well as the art of persuasion and marketing.
  • Knowledge of mobile first and responsive content strategies
  • Knowledge of the development and maintenance of both structured and unstructured content types
  • Experience in writing, revising content, sourcing and aggregating content
  • Concept skills and creative thinking with an eye for distinction
  • A professional and personal portfolio of useful and delightful content solutions in highly dynamic environments
  • Knowledge of Search Engine Marketing and Optimization strategies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (but of course)
  • Experience with the design lexicon and working in the design process
  • Experience in localization workflow and the challenges of writing for a global audience.
  • Experience developing content solutions for large enterprise web sites or applications, especially consumer-facing and transaction-focused interfaces
  • Degree in a relevant field (English, Communications, Journalism, Computer Science)

 

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