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Media, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Monday, March 07, 2022
 
   
 
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theSkimm

Were hiring a Branded Content Writer.

About our team & what well build together

We are hiring a full-time Branded Content Writer to communicate our partners messaging to our audience in multiple formats. Reporting to the Senior Branded Content Editor, youll join our growing Creative Studios unit & work closely with the client services team to execute best-in-class campaigns across a variety of platforms including our newsletters, social products, web, & audio. Youll be a guardian of theSkimms voice & tone while playing a critical role in helping the business develop.

How youll contribute to our mission

  • Strategize, brainstorm, & create content for branded partnerships with upstarts, Fortune 500 companies, & everything in between
  • Craft copy for a variety of platforms (including newsletter, web, audio, social, & video) through the post-sale process using assets provided by our brand partners & what youll soon know about our target audience
  • Partner with the client services, sales, & cross-functional teams on campaigns to create effective content while maintaining theSkimm's brand & editorial standards

Youre ready for this! Heres a bit more about what were looking for

Must-have's: 

  • 35 years of experience working in digital media or advertising, with experience writing articles of varying length 
  • Excellent (copy)writing skills with the ability to write in the voice of a character
  • Experience creating social media content
  • Ability to translate a brand's story for theSkimm's unique platforms
  • Knowledge of web, social, video, & audio trends 
  • Passion for theSkimm & its mission
  • A self-starter & a team player
  • Attention to detail

Nice to have's:

  • Interest in, knowledge of, & experience within the branded content industry 
  • A strong pulse on news & pop culture 
  • The perfect blend of creativity & journalistic instinct
  • Experience scripting & producing audio or video 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Experience creating content for a variety of client categories including finance, food & bev, entertainment, tech, retail, health & wellness, auto, & beauty

Why we love working here

We are mission driven & values driven:

We are collectively building an impactful brand for millennial women by helping them maneuver through lifes necessities. We are providing this community with information & resources so they have the ability, agency, & confidence to live their smartest lives. Every role has a purpose & allows us to equip & enable women to make their best decisions, feel more educated & have the right knowledge at the right time.  

We are values driven at every point - how we work, the way we work & our culture come straight from our core values. Each of us supports this incredible brand & takes part in its continued growth, fulfilling the needs of our audience each & every day.

We put you & your personal lives first - we have a generous benefits policy that demonstrates we are listening to what our employees need:

  • Unlimited vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • A hybrid working model with flexibility for remote work
  • Comprehensive insurance plans & commuter benefits
  • Auto-enrollment into a MassMutual 401(k) plan starting on your first day
  • Access to family building & fertility benefits
  • Rewards for every work anniversary
  • One month paid sabbatical after your five year anniversary as a full-time employee

We support our parents at all points on their journey: 

  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Access to family building & fertility benefits
  • Flexible & broad-scale child support program

Your well being is our priority: 

  • We honor Sacred Time in our workplace
  • We have aligned company time off during the summer to truly allow for us all to break from our work at the same time
  • We offer fitness membership reimbursement
  • One Medical Membership is included with our benefits

We have a vibrant, collaborative, & supportive culture (we celebrate & have fun!):

  • Weekly company updates led by our co-founders/co-CEOs
  • Weekly lunch stipend for HQ employees
  • Two opportunities each year for our entire organization to come together IRL in NYC
  • Employee awards ceremonies to celebrate individual accomplishments
  • Clubs & activities designed to meet other employees like book clubs, new hire buddy programs, rooftop lunches, off-sites, & wellness focused classes
  • Numerous culture events that enable our workforce, in the office & remote, to connect & have fun

Your career & development are a priority: 

  • Annual learning & development stipend
  • LEAD@theSkimm, our leadership development program
  • DEI initiatives to ensure we are the best partners & colleagues to each other
  • Career development guidance & planning

And more

  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms suite of membership products & swag
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking, & diverse group of people building a media company that makes it easier to live smarter

Our story, Skimmd

Were a mission-driven digital media company giving millennial women the information they need to live their smartest lives. 

At our core, we are writers, editors, producers, designers, marketers, engineers, analysts, sellers, creatives, & strategists all working together to achieve this goal.

Since launching in 2012, we have become a trusted source for a community of millions of Skimmrs by seamlessly integrating into their existing routines, fundamentally changing the way our audience consumes news & makes decisions. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, remains the fastest-growing newsletter on the market, & we continue to innovate, find new ways to Skimm everything from finance & careers to voting, wellness & downtime. Our product suite has expanded to include three top-rated podcasts, Skimm This'', Pop Cultured, & 9 to 5ish, theSkimm mobile app, Skimm Money & Skimm Your Life newsletters, a new virtual course series called SkimmU, & Skimm Studios for innovative in-house video & audio content. Our first book, How to Skimm Your Life, was released in June 2019 & debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. 

And were not done! We continue to grow the breadth of our offerings in lifes necessary categories & by expanding our products across events, commerce, customized content, & audio, our ecosystem will become the go-to resource for this generation - & the ones that follow -  in the most critical areas of their lives. 

Come join us!

Learn more about us & our other opportunities here.

What about the office?

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY with flexibility for remote work.

Our office is available to use three days a week - Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. We have a hybrid environment & ask that employees within the New York Metro area come together in person a minimum of three days per month. All other days are up to the discretion of the employees during the three days a week that the office will be open. We are continuing to closely monitor the state of COVID-19 in New York & will adjust this plan accordingly.

We will require COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone coming to our office. We are following CDC recommendations & will also require additional boosters, & will always follow CDC & NY state guidance on wearing masks in the office.

 
 
 
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