We believe people's lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Niche is the best place to research U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. Every month millions of people use our easy-to-read and comprehensive reports cards, rankings, and reviews to choose the right schools or neighborhoods for them.
Niche is all about finding where you fit in, and that mission inspires how we operate every day in our office. On top of that, we want Niche to be a place people truly enjoy working.
About the Role
We're looking for a highly motivated Content Writer / Editor to join our Product team. The Content Writer / Editor at Niche is responsible for creating, commissioning, and managing external-facing content. This is done in alignment with Niche's product vision and overall content strategy. User-facing content includes but is not limited to the Niche Blog (www.niche.com/blog/), on-site in context guidance content, as well as supporting email, social media posts, and other product marketing communications. The Content Writer / Editor is responsible for building and maintaining our content efforts and should be passionate about helping Niche users navigate their school search. Critical to success in this role is an ability to work collaboratively and a drive to get things done.
What You Will Do
During the 1st Month:Collaborate with various team members to learn about the companyWork with Product, Design, and Brand Marketing teams to learn tools, workflow, and process for content creation. Shadow team members to learn more about this role can collaborate with other areas of the business and how your role fits with external stakeholders and teamsBegin to understand the basics of the data available internally and how to get the necessary data to create data-driven content. Begin taking over relationships with freelance content contributorsStart writing, editing, and posting content aligned to the editorial calendar and content strategy.
Within 3 Months:Gain a deep understanding of our organization and how different teams workOwn and foster relationships with freelancers. This includes taking over the freelance contributor budget, communication, and assignment of work. Collaborate with members of the team to gain expertise in our current content strategy and dynamically contribute ideas aligned to strategic initiatives. Begin to use data and SEO metrics to inform and optimize content creation
Within 6 Months:Perform self-directed research to identify opportunities for content aligned to the overall strategyContribute to content strategy conversations and alignment.Own and prioritize the content backlog; work to get buy and alignment from necessary stakeholders. Ability to find data for content creation independently; this is both from internal Niche data as well as sourcing externally
Within 12 months:You will have a deep knowledge of our content strategy and actively contribute to future strategic planningYou will use data-driven and user insights from published content to inform future content and initiativesYou will actively advocate for user needs in relation to content and overall marketing strategy
What We Are Looking For2+ years of writing and editing experience for a web-based audience Bachelor's degree, preferably marketing, communications, or a related fieldExperience pitching story ideas, as well as researching, writing, and editing. Experience creating data-driven content using data from multiple sourcesStrong written and verbal communication skills; able to effectively present your workA clear understanding of tone and the ability to quickly adapt your writing styleProven track record of working with others to get things done
Useful ExperienceManaging remote freelance writersExperience in multiple digital and social platforms (e.g. Wordpress, Google Analytics, etc.)Experience sourcing or querying databases to gather and clean data
Why Niche?Full time, salaried position with competitive compensationComprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee.20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays and 3 Volunteer Days Off per yearParental leaveStock options and 401(k)Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users
Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.
Candidates only. No recruiters or agencies, please. All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.
Niche is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.
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