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Managing Editor

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Vitamin T has an exciting contract to hire position available at one of Seattle's outstanding digital agencies. We’re looking for someone to wrangle a talented herd of writers and content creators to help make their work as effective and camera-ready as humanly possible. When the going gets tricky because of competing priorities, your cool head and calm hand on the reigns will help ensure a top-notch customer experience (as well as help you build a strong relationship with your colleagues). Your excellent judgment and understanding of the market and our clients (and their customers) is critical for you to help content generators create content that will serve client needs.

Responsibilities
• Operate as air-traffic control and quality assurance for a team of in-house and freelance writers and editors to ensure that work product is completed on time and in accordance with company standards of quality.
• Manage the monthly copy and content strategy deliverable planning process to match client needs with our in-house and available freelance resources.
• Recruit, retain and manage work product from our team of freelance writers and editors.
• Operate as a quality coach for colleagues, to help them improve the quality of their written deliverables and learn how to reduce the edits necessary on future projects. • Ensure consistency of voice and tone in written marketing deliverables, working with cross-divisional partners in marketing and creative (and beyond).
• Maintain the company blog calendar and ensure all blog posts.
• Develop governance guidelines for ensuring consistent, useful and relevant creation, maintenance and expiration of content on the company website.

Competencies
• Impeccable organizational and project management skills
• Excellent attention to detail, copyediting, and writing skills, and the ability to generate polished, publishable, client-ready copy on tight schedules
•A working knowledge of and interest in content marketing performance metrics and content performance analysis
• Experience working in online marketing in-house with brands and in an agency setting
• Comfort operating within a rapidly growing and changing organization, especially in a role where you’ll be juggling multiple stakeholders
• Ability to manage and coach a team of freelance and in-house writers to ensure delivery of top-notch work product
• Ability to mediate constructive solutions to conflicts that arise.

Qualifications
• 2+ years of experience as an integrated marketing copywriter and / or editor
• 2+ years of experience working with Wordpress-based blogs
• 1+ year of experience coordinating writers
• Familiarity with SEO best practices in content and copy

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