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Content Marketing Writer

Content Marketing Writer

ID 
2017-4552
Job Locations 
US-MD-Lanham
Category 
Marketing

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What We're Looking For

The Content Marketing Team is seeking a deadline-oriented writer to pitch, report and write education stories for our university partners based on their core values and their faculty’s research – turning academic research into comprehensive storytelling for the general public. In this role, you will find and pitch great ideas; research, report and write data-driven stories; and work with editors, designers and a multimedia team to usher your ideas from light-bulb moment to exceptional final product. The ideal candidate is a news junkie and idea machine who loves puzzles and can build a great story from scratch. This is not a 24-hour news cycle — you are able to create long-form stories, are free from story counts and have plenty of room to hone and refine your work.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Hunt down, report and write exceptional stories with ambitious content goals 
  • Pitch content ideas to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop compelling infographics, data visualizations and other digital content that attracts readership and encourages sharing
  • Collaborate seamlessly with editors, graphic designers, video producers and social media editors to brainstorm and produce content

Things That Should Be in Your Background

  • Bachelor's degree with relevant coursework in journalism, communications, English, or similar 
  • At least two years of experience researching and writing in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role

  • Ability to find creative, unorthodox solutions without close supervision
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Willingness to travel to
 the campuses of our partner schools as needed
  • Experience in SEO and organic marketing

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs. Our Platform, a fusion services and technology, enables schools to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students around the world. Our company culture is united by our No Back Row® philosophy; the idea that when we each lean in and do our part, we are better individually and collectively.

 

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.

 

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U
2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.

 

Benefits
2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Generous paid leave policies including a PTO allowance for your vacation, personal, or sick days
  • Additional time off benefits include:
    • time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
    • parental leave after 12 months of employment
    • holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Year and more!
  • Tuition reimbursement program

EEO statement:
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.


Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and 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.