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Content Strategist

NYC, remote, east coast hours


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Position: Freelance Content Strategist

Mode: long term through end of year & possible extension

Team: Communications & Marketing – will be part of a 4-person team


Job Description:    

Our national educational organization client, is conducting a search for a Freelance Content Strategist. This position is fully remote and East Coast hours.


About the role:

As a Freelance Content Strategist in the Communications and Marketing division focused primarily on web content, you will help lead discovery exercises (content audits, market research, etc), collaborate on overall site strategy (information architecture, etc.), and write short- and long-form web content. At times, you will be expected to make your own content updates in the Drupal CMS. The Freelance Content Strategist will report to the Director of Digital Copywriting. When it comes to content, you should be comfortable writing and editing clear, accurate, user-centered digital content that’s consistent with the organization’s brand voice.


Projects: there are two projects in scope for this role:

1. Higher Ed Audience: reimagined/restructured website – strategy, reorganization or rewrite of content and net-new content through various versions.

2. K-12 Audience: completely new site – strategy – writing and light web production (there is a team but expect some work here).


This position requires a well-rounded professional who can multitask with ease, is deadline-oriented, can adapt quickly to changing priorities, and can work well with staff at all levels.


Responsibilities of the role:

  • Works closely with program stakeholders to understand business needs and user needs to ensure that all content meets these requirements.

  • Crafts content through the synthesis of a variety of written sources and other inputs, and writes original content and microcopy, as needed.

  • Generates and maintains detailed content change management documentation, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of materials.

  • Conducts content audits and assists in the creation of content models and content usage rules that enable us to maintain consistent brand standards.

  • Collaborates with experienced designers and IT to determine, define, and document content types and elements that support publishing to the web.

  • Identifies opportunities where CMS enhancements can increase efficiency and effectiveness in content development and maintenance workflows and document those requirements for IT.

  • Contributes to the creation of taxonomies and metadata.

  • Copyediting, proofreading, and content entry, as needed.


Qualifications needed for the role:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Three to five years of experience in creating and managing content for diverse audiences within a digital content management system, Drupal.

  • Exceptional written communication skills

  • Able to provide relevant case studies and a portfolio of your work.

  • A deep understanding of how copy and interaction design support each other

  • Experience in web content management systems, especially Drupal

  • Strong ability to identify content gaps in a user flow

  • Experience synthesizing content created in a variety of formats.

  • Demonstrated project management and time management skills, including ability to accurately gauge project duration, manage expectations, deliver on deadlines, and handle conflicting priorities.

  • Knowledge of how metadata impacts website content and SEO.


Preferred skills and other attributes for the role:

  • Someone with a strong perspective on the relationship between editorial strategy and UX design.

  • A great storyteller both with words and visualizations.

  • Effective, but easy-going; someone who is fun to work with and thrives in a collaborative environment.

  • Someone with a good sense of humor who isn’t afraid to try new ways of doing things.

  • Someone with experience working in agile, or iterative design and delivery environments.


The target hiring compensation range for this role is $60 to $65 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.

About Aquent Talent:

Aquent Talent connects the best talent in marketing, creative, and design with the world’s biggest brands. 

Our eligible talent get access to amazing benefits like subsidized health, vision, and dental plans, paid sick leave, and retirement plans with a match. We also offer free online training through Aquent Gymnasium. More information on our awesome benefits

Aquent is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We’re about creating an inclusive environment—one where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, and everyone can contribute, grow their careers, and thrive.