Evergreen Updates Writer

  • Contract
  • Freelance
  • Remote (Remote)
  • 15 – $20 per hour USD / Hour

Blavity

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 meticulous Evergreen Updates Writer to refresh popular evergreen stories through continuous enhancements that help legacy content endure and stay aligned with shifting reader and platform interests. The Evergreen Updates Writer will sustain authoritative articles by including emerging statistics, timely examples, and new and/or related facts for sustained relevance. Please note that this is not a byline role but rather one focused “behind the scenes” to elevate existing content with additional info that provides value.

This position is a (1099) contractor.
This role will report directly to the SEO Editor and the Associate Director of SEO.

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:

  • Assess the competitive landscape through SERP analysis to identify update needs
  • Incorporate immersive new research, interviews, multimedia, and new information seamlessly without altering the established voice
  • Ensure that content is structured and well optimized for performance and adheres to SEO best practices

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Required Experience:
    • 1+ years experience using WordPress (or other Content Management Systems) to author, publish, and edit content
    • Knowledge of the latest AP Style guidelines and best practices for writing online
    • Basic understanding of core SEO concepts
    • Exemplary writing and content creation skills as demonstrated by an online portfolio
  • Preferred Experience:
    • 2+ years of writing
    • Prior experience updating content or working with a digital publisher
  • Technologies: Fluent in Google Suite, Asana, and WordPress CMS or comparable Content Management System
  • Additional Qualifications:
    • Excellent organization and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a positive, can-do approach
    • Comfort performing research to ensure our information is accurate and highly useful to readers
    • Entrepreneurial self-starter who is comfortable taking on a high level of responsibility
    • Motivated to work hard in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent communication and analytical skills; willing to wear multiple hats
    • A healthy appreciation of GIFs and Black culture

Details:

  • This is a fully remote role; occasional travel may be required.
  • Candidates must be available to work at least 80% in alignment with the Eastern Time Zone.
  • The hourly rate for this role is $15 – $20.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter

To apply for this job please visit blavity.applytojob.com.


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