Digital Content Editor

Employer
Launch That
Location
Orlando, Florida
Salary
Negotiable and commensurate with experience
Posted
Aug 23, 2021
Closes
Oct 22, 2021
Category
Marketing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

At Launch That, we celebrate our success and offer a vibrant and fun culture that focuses on relationships and collaboration! In addition to a full suite of benefits, our team members enjoy a unique break room with complimentary Xbox, arcade games, hot beverages on demand, fountain drinks, and a robust snack bar! We volunteer in our community and we have exciting company events. We work hard and appreciate work/life balance, so all of our team members enjoy a paid company-wide Holiday Break from December 24th - January 1st each year!  

How would you like to be part of an award-winning writing team that produces consistently excellent content, embraces collaboration, celebrates wins and enjoys being part of a fun, modern company culture?

Launch That is an established leader in the world of digital marketing. We have a track record of creating vibrant, successful digital brands. Our core competencies are SEO and SEM -- inbound marketing -- and we are known for building websites that have excellent content. We invest in our writers, editors and content strategists. We have a history of hiring journalists, technical writers, researchers and other word-centric creatives.

The health and safety of our team is our highest priority. We embrace a fluid, hybrid working model that consists of work-from-home opportunities with in-office days to maximize team collaboration and flexibility.

About Us:

Our mission is to connect people to extraordinary resources.

Launch That was founded in 2007 as an entrepreneurial digital marketing startup that's grown from 2 founders in a garage to almost 100 digital, tech, creative and content professionals in the heart of downtown Orlando. We’re on the cutting edge of digital marketing with a vision to build the most valuable digital brands. We believe we will achieve this by connecting people to extraordinary resources. Launch That's core talent is exceptional. Many team members have 10+ years of experience in digital industries across extremely competitive business lines. However, it's our culture that distinguishes us. We're a close-knit, interactive company with a passion to build something special. This is exemplified by our state-of-the-art workplace which we designed and own ourselves. It is also demonstrated in our unique, fun events where we celebrate our successes. We believe that our work starts and ends with our team - and it's that focus that makes us one of the best places to work, not just in Orlando, but in the country.

About this Role:

The Digital Content Editor is the primary line editor for the majority of the content featured on our financial websites, including Annuity.org. In this role, you will edit and fact-check webpages, blog posts, news articles, features, guides and graphics for style and accuracy. You will be the last read on writing, the last listen on podcasts and the last view on videos before they are published. 

Our ideal candidate is a dynamic, resourceful editor with a passion for learning new topics. You will thrive in this position if you are agile and adaptive to a digital environment that changes daily, believe in helping those around you and strive for excellence in everything you do. 

This is a creative position that will involve original journalism and collaborative work. This role is expected to reflect expertise, autonomy and self-direction in its approach to the responsibilities assigned below. 

Please note, that in an effort to mitigate unconscious bias in our recruiting processes, we are utilizing Career.Place as part of our application process. Please look for an email after you submit this application that will direct you on how to proceed in the application process. Please note that we do not see your name or resume until after you have successfully passed the Homework stage of that process and have been chosen to be interviewed by the Hiring Manager. Thank you!

The Day-to-Day:

  • Edit web copy using AP style and SEO best practices
  • Serve as quality controller — identify, correct and educate the team on content quality issues
  • Shape the content direction for articles, guides and features with prominent readership
  • Use modern tools to craft strategies and topics that grow high-traffic websites
  • Take a lead role in creating accessible content that will engage, rank and convert
  • Participate in a highly entrepreneurial environment where new ideas are welcomed
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to meet the needs of our target market
  • Strategize with the design and development team to innovate ways to better serve our audiences
  • Manage freelancers and external partnerships
  • Facilitate new ideas, tactics and strategies related to storytelling, content presentation and outreach
  • Upskill yourself and others through webinars, internal conferences and external training opportunities
  • Mentor staff in creative and innovative digital content practices
  • Develop leaders and inspire others to achieve excellence

What you bring to the role:

  • 5+ years of experience in the content field
  • Desire to make an impact
  • Passion for helping our audiences
  • Curiosity, innovation and solution-oriented thinking
  • Creative and collaborative work style
  • Precise and extreme attention to detail
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Strong editorial judgment and mastery of journalistic ethics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced copyediting and copywriting skills
  • Knack for coaching and mentoring writers
  • Proficiency in AP style
  • Working knowledge of SEO and how it applies to content marketing
  • Experience working in a CMS such as WordPress
  • Proven ability to work in MS Word, Google docs and other G Suite apps

Bonus factors: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, Advertising, Marketing or related field 
  • Experience as an assigning editor, copy editor or website/publication editor
  • Professional journalism experience
  • Personnel management experience
  • Experience editing financial content
  • Financial certifications, designations and/or licenses

Why Work @ Launch That?

  • In 2020, we became a best place to work!
  • We invest in ourselves and our community (read more about How We Give Back)
  • We value ideas, creativity, and productivity. People who succeed at Launch That are those who are passionate about their roles and our mission.
  • We know benefits are an important part of a Rocketeer’s professional life, and we evaluate and update them on a recurring basis. We offer employer paid short and long-term disability insurance, 401K, an Employee Assistance Plan, generous PTO including Maternity and Paternity leave, as well as career growth opportunities, and more!