Content Syndication Writer

| New York, NY, USA
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Blavity, Inc. is a venture-funded media and technology company, founded in 2014 around a simple idea: enable Black millennials to tell their own stories. Today, we are home to the largest network of platforms and lifestyle brands serving the multifaceted lives of Black millennials & Gen Z through original content, video, unique experiences, and product solutions. Blavity Inc. has evolved into a market leader for Black media, reaching 250 million users per month through our growing brand portfolio, including Blavity, Blavity360º, AfroTech, Talent Infusion, 21Ninety, Travel Noire, Home & Texture, and Blavity House Party. Our Blavity, Inc. employee community is composed of passionate, energetic, and culturally conscious individuals working together to deliver value to each other, the company, and our clients. We are always searching for new additions to our community that will help us continue to scale, contribute meaningfully to our culture, and advance our strategic direction.

Job Summary: 

Blavity Inc. seeks a Content Syndication Writer to create impactful, original content for our Owned & Operated Brands as it relates to syndicating content to third-party partners. This role requires an experienced writer who can convey complex ideas concisely to engage our target audience.

This position is a (1099) contractor.
This role will report directly to the Head of Audience Operations and Growth.

Contractors will be responsible for providing their own equipment, including but not limited to laptop computers, cell phones, or any other electronic equipment required to perform their role.

Responsibilities: 

  • Research topics and keywords to create on-brand and compelling content
  • Write content to attract and educate website visitors
  • Ideate new content ideas in conjunction with the Audience Development and Editorial teams
  • Meet writing quotas and deadlines consistently
  • Employ AI assistants for rapid information discovery and context-building on assigned topics
  • Ensure that content follows basic SEO best practices, is structured, and is well optimized for performance

Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Required Experience
    • 1+ years experience using WordPress (or comparable Content Management System) to author, publish, and edit content
    • Knowledge of the latest AP Style guidelines, best practices for writing online, and a basic understanding of core SEO concepts
    • An online writing portfolio demonstrating exemplary writing and content creation skills
  • Preferred Experience:
    • 2+ years of writing experience
    • Prior experience updating content or working with a digital publisher
  • Technologies: Fluent in Google Suite, Asana (or comparable project management suite), and WordPress CMS (or comparable Content Management System)
  • Additional Qualifications:
    • Command balancing automation efficiencies with human creativity and oversight
    • Diligence vetting AI usage against misinformation and plagiarism risks
    • Excellent writing, editing, and research skills
    • Excellent organization and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Ability to work collaboratively with a positive and can-do approach
    • Comfort performing research to ensure our information is accurate and as useful to readers as possible
    • Independent, entrepreneurial mindset and comfort taking on a high level of responsibility
    • Motivation to work hard in a fast-paced environment
    • A healthy appreciation of GIFs and Black culture

Details: 

  • This is a fully remote role.
  • Candidates must be available to work at least 80% in alignment with the Eastern Time Zone. 
  • The hourly rate for this role is $18-20.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online at BlavityInc.com/Careers.

Blavity is committed to creating a diverse environment free of discrimination and harassment, and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

Blavity is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, HIV Status, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

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The Content Syndication Writer is responsible for creating impactful, original content for Blavity’s Owned & Operated Brands as it relates to syndicating content to third-party partners.


 

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Blavity Inc. operates in the Digital Media industry. Blavity Inc. was founded in 2014. It has 217 total employees. To see all 8 open jobs at Blavity Inc., click here.
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