We’re looking for a Content Marketer or an experienced digital publisher to fill the role of Content Editor in our Maryland office. The Content Editor will work with various internal teams and 3rd party vendors to deliver weekly content goals. The role of the Content Editor is to create and source content that is deployed across the various web properties and social media platforms of our university partner programs. In addition to sourcing content, the Content Editor ensures that high quality standards are met and content both engages and attracts audiences. The Content Editor will be responsible for the quality, timeliness and visibility of content to interested users while maintaining a monthly editorial calendar.
In sourcing content, the Editor will rely on a network of freelance writers, interns, internal resources. Diligent documentation and management of these resources are paramount to success within an editorial position. The Content Editor will also work with our SEO team to ensure that strategies and best practices are stringently followed.
The Content Editor will also be expected to contribute original and interesting content strategies of his/her own on a weekly basis.
Things That Should Be in Your Background:
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in English or Journalism.
1-3 years of professional experience
Digitally enabled; Experience and/or familiarity with Wordpress (or similar blogging software) and Google Analytics (or similar analytics software), Social Media
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience with web 2.0 technologies and social media tools
Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization
Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role:
Solid interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work on cross functional teams in both leadership and member roles
Strong presentation, writing and research skills
Ability to think out of the box and find creative, unorthodox solutions when needed
Experience or willingness to work with team members remotely
Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple assignments
Founded in 2008 by a unique team of education veterans with unparalleled experience, 2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with preeminent institutions of higher education to deliver rigorous, selective degree programs online to students globally.
2U supplies universities with the tools, expertise, capital, and global recruiting needed to build and support programs of quality and scale.
Technology: 2U develops state-of-the-art technology platforms that give universities the ability to deliver traditional offline curricula in a unique online learning environment.
Instructional Design: Our instructional designers work closely with faculty to translate classroom courses into a compelling combination of synchronous and asynchronous online and real-world experiences, using the best educational and social technologies available. We work side-by-side with professors to evolve those courses. We make improvements as usage and learning patterns emerge and new technologies become available.
Infrastructure: 2U provides the support infrastructure and the logistical components of our partners’ online programs. This includes comprehensive student support services from enrollment through graduation and beyond, as well as practical learning experiences in communities around the world.
Resources: 2U makes an upfront investment of over $10 million in each of our partner programs. By supplying capital and global marketing capabilities, we enable universities to give high-performing students around the world a transformational educational experience.
Since our founding, 2U has partnered with some of the most prestigious research universities to deliver groundbreaking online degree programs. You can read about our partners here (www.2U.com/partners ).
Why It’s Great to Join Our Team
There are plenty of reasons, but here are a few:
Benefits – at 2U we offer a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and 401k. We also offer paid time off and company holidays. That’s not all! Admissions Counselors receive a 100% paid tuition benefit for themselves, their spouse and their legal dependants.
Our Culture – We are a highly energetic, innovative start-up company with room to grow. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and strive to maintain a casual, professional and highly productive work environment for our team. 2U employees enjoy many perks, including the ability to wear jeans to work every day.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time-to-time, as needed.
2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans' status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay, and dismissal.