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Aquent's client, a large tech company headquartered in Mountain View, CA, is seeking a Writer for a 3–month assignment at their San Francisco location.

As a writer working with client's Studio team, you will collaborate with leadership and various disciplines to set language standards and drive the creation of brand guidelines. You are an individual with great attention to detail, a passion for words and identity, and a strong portfolio in web and/or product writing.

Specific areas of focus:
-Copy for existing and net new brand guidelines
-Thought leadership and storytelling around key initiatives

Top Daily Responsibilities:
1. Collaborate with brand designers and strategists to define our brand identity
2. Create an outline and framework for distilling the brand into a set of guidelines
3. Edit existing and forthcoming brand guidance into cohesive body of work.
4. Synthesize feedback from multiple sources and iterate rapidly
5. Fulfill several project requests simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines

Required Qualifications:
-BA/BS with strong academic record - English, Journalism, or HCI degree preferred
-Online portfolio of work required
-5+ years of experience in digital copywriting and/or corporate communications, preferably with a focus on brand guidelines/identity
-Product and/or content writing for internal branding department or a reputable branding agency
-Strong command of the English language; a keen eye for detail, meticulous grammar, and proofreading skills
-Strong project management skills to manage multiple work streams on multiple products
-Excellent business acumen, written, and oral communication, and interpersonal skills — with experience interacting with senior-level executives
-Experience with editorial processes, such as style guidelines

Nice to have's:
-Knowledge of defining project schedules, scoping work, and managing stakeholders
-Experience working in agile product development environments; able to adapt quickly and create solutions independently or collaboratively

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