The We Company is seeking a writer to join the editorial team to write and report stories about the company; its business lines and initiatives; and the impact of the We community for our Newsroom. The role reports to the head of editorial.
This position offers a unique opportunity to bring The We Company to life for an audience of employees and potential employees, members and potential members, and the broader public. As a member of the content and campaigns team, the role is responsible for brainstorming, pitching, reporting, and writing stories that cover the world of We. He or she will help shape corporate storytelling, and will assist with executive thought leadership and other corporate narratives, always ensuring that our voice and tone are on brand. He or she will generate creative ways to feature team members and participate in other editorial initiatives, including assigning and editing stories when the opportunity arises. And he or she has facility with a WordPress CMS and can comfortably produce stories.
The writer will collaborate with members of the public affairs team on priorities and key campaigns; with the design research and data visualization teams to glean data; with the internal communications team to align on employee narratives; and with the social media and video production teams to package and produce stories, among other departments. In addition, this role will be responsible for defining and providing editorial services for the company's content needs.
The right candidate must have proven journalism experience, comfort working with data, relationship management skills, and sound news judgment. He or she will bring an entrepreneurial approach to the role as a natural networker and self-starter, and a high level of comfort with navigating personalities and team dynamics in a fast-moving and fluid environment.
Report and write stories about The We Company, its business lines and initiatives; employees; and the impact of the We community for the company's Newsroom, delivering clean copy and consistently compelling content on a frequent cadence
Define and maintain the company voice and tone in corporate storytelling
Brainstorm and pitch ideas for stories and new types of features and formats, and assign and edit them when the opportunity arises
Identify employees and creative ways to feature them in the service of interesting stories, and serve as a point of contact between internal teams and the editorial team
Write engaging and creative display copy, and produce stories in a WordPress CMS
Work with content producers to come up with the best way to visually execute stories, and liaise with the social media team to package stories effectively
Collaborate with other members of the Public Affairs team as well as with other departments, and draft executive thought leadership pieces and other corporate narratives when the opportunity arises
Define and provide editorial services for internal teams that need content
Attend company events outside of regular work hours when necessary
Monitor and maintain editorial tracker for all owned projects
Minimum of 3 years of experience as a digital staff writer or freelance contributor, ideally in business, design, and/or technology, or for a brand
Outstanding writing, editing, analysis, and presentation skills; a nose for news, and excellent judgment; ability to creatively conceptualize new, big ideas and frame stories in compelling ways; and experience with data journalism a plus
Facility with WordPress CMS
Proactive, driven, curious, and organized, with strong time management skills and attention to detail, and a people person, skilled at building and nurturing relationships, and balancing many priorities
Able to multitask and work cross-functionally across multiple teams, and comfortable in a fast-moving and fluid environment
Must be able and willing to work at our New York HQ full time