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Senior Content Editor - Contract-to-Hire

| Bellevue
System1 is looking for a hardworking digital content specialist to help lead the creation of quality content and improve the processes through which we distribute those creations. The ideal candidate has a real passion for the written word, appreciates all things pop culture, is a savvy consumer of digital content and can easily identify the elements required to successfully market that content through advertising. Applicants should be highly motivated, collaborative, accustomed to a dynamic environment, and have a deep understanding of evolving business needs. This role will report directly to the Content Manager and will work with a team that takes pride in its state of the art understanding of all things content, including but not limited to production at scale, monetization, freelance management, and content marketing. 

The Role You Will Have

  • Build, manage and maintain a network of freelance copywriters
  • Create strategic editorial calendar on a weekly basis
  • Provide insight and guidance to content associates regarding quality measures of content
  • Always be data-curious and quick to pivot based on the stories data is telling us.
  • Understand the end user experience in order to guide freelancers in creating the most engaging, entertaining content possible
  • Identify seasonal trends and current events around which to generate new content
  • Use data to brainstorm for content across a broad range of topic areas intended for varied demographics
  • Play a leadership role in helping to manage the day-to-day editorial tasks to ensure deadlines are met, content quality is maintained, and freelancers are operating
  • efficiently
  • Ensure ad copy adheres to strict requirements of multiple online advertising platforms

What You Will Bring

  • BA in Journalism, English or a related field of communication
  • Exceptionally skilled in written and verbal communication
  • Experience in content strategy and content marketing
  • Strong writing, editing, and grammatical skills
  • Able to write on-brand, trending content
  • Skilled in project management and prioritization
  • Experience managing content production processes
  • 5 years experience writing or editing content for a variety of audiences on the web
  • Experience managing freelancers
  • Highly proficient in Excel and Google Sheets
  • Self-motivated
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Able to thrive in a dynamic, highly collaborative environment with a team that communicates remotely across multiple offices and locations
  • General sense of curiosity about the world around us and enjoyment in sharing that with co-workers and users of our content

What We Have to Offer

  • Paid parking or ORCA card
  • Cross-team lunches and tech demos to foster learning
  • Twice weekly catered lunches and fully stocked kitchen
  • Happy Hours at various bars, restaurants, and venues across Bellevue
  • Weekly yoga and fitness classes with private trainer
  • Company parties and outings
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • PythonLanguages
    • SparkFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • JIRAManagement


We're located in the heart of downtown Bellevue, near the area's most popular bars, restaurants and shopping. Easily accessible via public transport.

What are System1 Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
We volunteer monthly at Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah, WA, and this year we participated in Food Lifeline's Food Frenzy program for the first time. We're pushing strong for Rookie of the Year 2019!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Fun Committee is responsible for driving extracurricular activities ranging from company parties to smaller team-building events to happy hours. We're always considering new ideas of fun events!
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
The majority of our teams benefit from structured performance-based bonuses. We are a data-driven company that rewards data-driven goals!
Match charitable contributions
We match employee's contributions to causes of the choice 1:1.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunch on Monday & Wednesday.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Cross functional training encouraged
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $3000 annually for continuing education.
Paid industry certifications
We support efforts toward industry certifications with our continuing education stipend
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