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Content Strategist

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Vitamin T's client is looking for a content strategist to join their team. The Content Strategist will be part of a team conducting an extensive content audit of roughly 16,000 URLs. The goal of the project is to make recommendations for retiring, synthesizing, and rewriting content in order to bring together several distinct educational websites into one cohesive experience. This phase of the project is expected to take several months. The work will be done in their New York City office. This is not a remote position.
Depending on the results of the audit, there may be further phases of work: content modeling; content strategy work on new IA/content organization (in collaboration with our UX and IT teams); developmental editing/rewriting; content entry. The ideal candidate would be able to contribute to all phases of the project.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Evaluates roughly 16,000 webpages, PDFs, and other digital assets for a variety of factors in order to make informed organizational recommendations for an eventual large-scale redesign.
• Collaborates with program leads, other content strategists, and UX/IA designers to determine appropriate content attributes to analyze in order to get the most valuable data out of the audit.
• The content audit will be conducted in Excel. The candidate will need strong Excel skills, and the ability to maintain version control between team members and iterations.
• Works with fellow content strategists and other editorial leads to periodically report out on the findings of the audit, so that stakeholders from across the organization can stay apprised of the progress of the audit. This requires the ability to translate sometimes technical/complex information into plain language that can be understood by laypeople.

Required Skills:*
• Bachelor's degree
• Three to five years of experience in a content strategy role with proven experience conducting content audits
• Proven experience in digital content management systems, including experience, understanding of, and comfort with, the technical and workflow issues surrounding large-scale digital content projects
• Expertise in Excel required
• Experience in Drupal strongly preferred
• Experience in education-related industries strongly preferred
• Familiarity with publishing standards including HTML and XML is desired

Preferred Skills:*
• Familiarity with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and how to implement their best practices and standards
• Excellent communication skills for technical and non-technical personnel
• Skilled in taking complex ideas and creating templates and other documentation to clearly communicate ideas and gain support

If you're interested and available please share your resume, portfolio and hourly rate expectations at your earliest convenience. Thank you!

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