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Content Editor

Content Editor

ID 
2017-4554
Job Locations 
US-MD-Lanham
Category 
Marketing

More information about this job

What We're Looking For

The Content Marketing Team is seeking an editor who can work with staff writers to create content for our university partner programs. In this role, you will also find and pitch your own great ideas to research, report and write data-driven stories; work with writers, designers and a multimedia team to usher your own ideas—and those coming from your writers—from light-bulb moment to exceptional final product. The ideal candidate is a news junkie with an eye for great story ideas, who is comfortable shepherding a piece to completion via a variety of tools —  from project and content management systems to social media campaigns.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Work with writers to generate ideas and produce stories (and writes own stories) on deadline
  • Edit stories
  • Manage the project side of each story through publication
  • Create and maintain an editorial calendar and meet that calendar’s deadlines
  • Interface with internal marketing partners on strategy and content goals 
  • Work with design team on compelling infographics, data visualizations and other digital content that attracts readership and encourages sharing
  • Communicate regularly and professionally with school partners

Things That Should Be in Your Background

  • Bachelor's degree with relevant coursework (journalism, communications, English, marketing)
  • At least two years of management experience 
  • At least two years of project management experience 
  • Writing and editing background
  • Experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Advanced understanding of publishing, marketing and PR
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role

  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Experienced in SEO and organic marketing 
  • Thoughtful, concise and persuasive communication skills 
  • Confront any hurdles with 
a calm, positive mindset and a sense of confidence
  • Ability to find creative, unorthodox solutions without close supervision
  • Instinct to identify ways in which processes can be improved
  • Willingness to travel to
 the campuses of our partner schools as needed

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.