Skyword Inc.

Skyword moves brands – and their content – forward. By embracing a sustainable, scalable approach to original storytelling, Skyword liberates brands from ineffective marketing practices and inspires them to create deeper connections with their customers. With a powerful combination of enterprise-class technology, authentic voices, and professional services, Skyword propels clients’ content marketing programs to new levels of excellence. Skyword is a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA, with an office in Pittsburgh, PA.

Skyword Inc. Boston, MA, USA
May 11, 2018
Full time
You’ve edited more pieces of content than you could possibly count. You’ve scrapped some almost entirely just in order to hit a surprisingly tight deadline. You’ve also worked with junior editors to make sure this happens almost never, ensuring they are proactive about giving feedback that makes writing more engaging and accurate in a world where eyeballs move anywhere and everywhere in a split second. As an editor with Skyword, you will be responsible for managing the editorial workflow on a handful of projects that speak to different audiences and require a variety of writers who speak different voices. Collaborating with an editorial director, an associate editor and colleagues developing the editorial strategy, you will hone these editorial products to reach wider audiences over time. You have the editorial voice and ability to work within a team to lead these products to where they need to be. This position is located in our  Boston, MA office . Responsibilities Program implementation: Work with clients, program managers, and recruiters to create client editorial guidelines and writer and audience personas. Writer approval: Identify and engage with qualified and appropriate freelance writers to determine suitability for client content marketing programs. Writer quality assessment: Undertake quality assessment of articles written by freelance writers to ensure client standards have been met. Coach and develop freelance writers on brand alignment and voice. Mentorship: Coach copy editors on writer feedback, content requirements and brand alignment, as well as helping them to further develop sound editorial judgement. Quality control: Undertake quality assessment of copy-edited content and provide high level feedback to copy editors and writers. Client communication: Participate on client calls and emails to provide editorial guidance and ensure clients expectations are met. Workflow management: Work with Services Delivery team to ensure consistent and timely delivery of content to clients, adhering to daily, weekly and monthly goals and deadlines. Requirements Excellent editing skills with an exceptional eye for detail Experience working with B2B technology clients  Ability to adapt to multiple editorial styles depending on each client’s needs Experience with online content Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks on deadline Ability to develop strong professional relationships with each client’s editorial contacts Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively deliver constructive feedback Self-starter approach to work with an eagerness to consistently meet and exceed objectives and take on more responsibility Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial culture Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google apps Solid references Experience Bachelors degree in English, journalism, communications, or related field Knowledge of search engine optimization concepts a plus 4-6 years of professional editing experience Track record of success Compensation and Benefits Competitive market-based salary. Medical, dental, life, and disability insurance plans; 401(k) plans with employer matching contribution; three weeks paid vacation; 11 paid holidays; 10 sick days; 2 half day volunteer days; and an open, friendly work environment. About Skyword Skyword moves brands – and their content – forward. By embracing a sustainable, scalable approach to original storytelling, Skyword liberates brands from ineffective marketing practices and inspires them to create deeper connections with their customers. With a powerful combination of enterprise-class technology, authentic voices, and professional services, Skyword propels clients’ content marketing programs to new levels of excellence. Skyword is a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA, with an office in Pittsburgh, PA. Skyword is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.
Skyword Inc. Boston, MA, USA
May 11, 2018
Full time
Skyword is seeking an energetic, experienced self-starter to support many of our clients’ content marketing programs. The Content Strategist will work with their Director to manage client relationships, ensure delivery of all client deliverables and orchestrate other company resources to meet our clients’ goals.  All content marketing programs are managed using Skyword’s Content Marketing software platform.  By joining Skyword, you will have the opportunity to be an integral part of a fast growing organization with significant opportunity for advancement. Key Responsibilities: Work with the Director, Content Services on the delivery of many content marketing programs and content marketing strategies Lead team in conducting market research and competitive analysis; Help clients formulate their content strategy Set up and manage programs using Skyword’s Content Marketing software platform Manage a team of freelance writers that will produce original, exclusive online content for our clients’ websites Manage keywords and topical assignments to writers Review copyedited content to ensure adherence to established content standards and brand voice Support Skyword’s Writer Recruitment team in the recruitment of writers Work with Skyword’s Editorial team to ensure writers are properly trained on the content standards for their programs Identify opportunities to expand the client relationship and drive contract renewals Train clients to use the Skyword platform Provide clients with ongoing reporting, strategic recommendations and advice Ensure delivery of monthly program goals Work internally, across departments, to deliver compelling solutions for our clients Core Competencies: Strong organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills High levels of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation Ability to analyze issues and develop relevant and actionable plans, programs and recommendations Ability to build partnerships and foster teamwork in a fast-paced environment Self-starter approach to work, with an eagerness to take responsibility and consistently exceed objectives Positive attitude, professional demeanor and flexibility to work in a rapidly changing environment Able to thrive in an entrepreneurial culture Comfort with technology and the ability to discuss basic Internet technologies with clients Ability to think strategically and identify and resolve problems, while maintaining a strong customer focus High levels of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation Able to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions to challenges Ability to manage time around unexpected situations and/or requests and prioritize workflow by opportunity Requirements: Position is based in Boston; occasional travel required Bachelors degree or equivalent 2-4 years of digital marketing 1-3 years of search, social and content marketing 2-3 years of client management Experience with online content and SEO is preferred Experience working with digital advertising agencies or consultancies is preferred Experience within a startup, high tech environment is preferred Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint Active in Social Media Solid references Compensation and Benefits Competitive market-based salary. Medical, dental, life, and disability insurance plans; 401(k) plans with employer matching contribution; three weeks paid vacation; 11 paid holidays; 10 sick days; 2 half day volunteer days; and an open, friendly work environment. About Skyword: Skyword moves brands – and their content – forward. By embracing a sustainable, scalable approach to original storytelling, Skyword liberates brands from ineffective marketing practices and inspires them to create deeper connections with their customers. With a powerful combination of enterprise-class technology, authentic voices, and professional services, Skyword propels clients’ content marketing programs to new levels of excellence. Skyword is a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA, with an office in Pittsburgh, PA. Skyword is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.
Skyword Inc. Boston, MA, USA
May 11, 2018
Full time
Does clunky copy make you cranky? Are you one of those people who enjoys — like, really enjoys — editing pieces to make them easier to digest, more fun to read, and more likely to share? Have you worked with writers and offered constructive feedback in the past, happily seeing their content improve over time? Do you enjoy working in a team environment to create engaging content ideas, and can you hit deadlines to execute them? Are you interested in helping brands increase their reach by telling their stories — not selling them products? Awesome. Come join our team. Skyword is seeking an individual with 1–3 years of full-time, professional editing experience to join our Content Services team in support of our clients’ content marketing programs. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, with meticulous copy editing skills, strong research skills, and the ability to edit B2B and B2C topics for a variety of clients. Under the management of an Editorial Manager, the Associate Editor will be responsible for editing articles in a range of programs, using both Chicago and AP styles. Note, while writers with relevant experience as mentioned above are welcomed to apply, this is not a copywriting position. By joining Skyword, you will have the opportunity to be an integral part of a fast-growing organization with significant opportunity for advancement.  This position is located in our Boston, MA, office. This is NOT a remote or freelance role. Responsibilities Using Skyword’s proprietary publishing platform, you will: Edit content produced by Skyword's freelance contributors for style, content, structure, grammar, punctuation, syntax, spelling, and search engine optimization Modify content to clarify meaning, to conform to a client’s editorial style guidelines, and to align with a client’s brand voice Provide editorial feedback and revision requests to writers in order to strengthen each piece and ensure they meet the assignment brief and content guidelines Participate in internal brainstorming sessions to produce engaging topics for clients’ content marketing programs Experience Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or related field Minimum of one to three years of full-time professional experience as a copy editor, line editor, developmental editor, content editor, or similar is required Experience working with remote or freelance writers strongly preferred Experience working in educational publishing, media, or digital/print publications strongly preferred Knowledge of both The Chicago Manual of Style and the AP Stylebook Ability to adapt to specific editorial styles depending on client needs Ability to be flexible with priorities, responsibilities, and deadlines Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively deliver constructive feedback to writers Self-starter approach to work with an eagerness to consistently meet and exceed objectives and take on more responsibility Compensation and Benefits Competitive market-based salary. Medical, dental, life, and disability insurance plans; 401(k) plans with employer matching contribution; three weeks paid vacation; 11 paid holidays; 10 sick days; 2 half day volunteer days; and an open, friendly work environment. About Skyword Skyword moves brands – and their content – forward. By embracing a sustainable, scalable approach to original storytelling, Skyword liberates brands from ineffective marketing practices and inspires them to create deeper connections with their customers. With a powerful combination of enterprise-class technology, authentic voices, and professional services, Skyword propels clients’ content marketing programs to new levels of excellence. Skyword is a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA, with an office in Pittsburgh, PA. Skyword is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.
Skyword Inc. Boston, MA, USA
May 11, 2018
Full time
Skyword is seeking an experienced content editor and strategist to serve in a key role that’s part of a content marketing machine - managing content production for the Mobile Device division of our client’s B2B tech portfolio. The Content Strategist will partner with key client stakeholders to learn the ins and outs of the business and develop content plans that align with business objectives. You will work directly with a select group of writers to produce content and ensure it’s of the highest quality.  Strong candidates have no problem asking questions and diving into data to develop innovative content strategies that achieve content goals. We want someone who isn’t afraid to think creatively! By joining Skyword, you will have the opportunity to be an integral part of a fast growing organization with opportunity for advancement. Key Responsibilities: Spearhead the development and delivery of content marketing plans for the Mobile Devices division to support always-on publishing needs, campaigns and product launches. Schedule and lead briefings with client business leads to inform regular content plan development. Lead ideation, topic pitching and assignment creation in collaboration with freelance writers. Provide strategy, insights and ideas to fuel enhanced content production (videos, infographics, etc.) Schedule and manage assignments using Skyword’s Content Marketing platform. Manage and serve as a resource for freelance writers as they work through the content creation process. Review content to ensure adherence to content standards and brand POV. Provide direct, substantive feedback to writers when revisions are required. Conduct keyword research, market research and competitive analysis as needed in development of content plans. Ensure SEO best practices are integral to content planning and content execution by writers. Support Skyword’s Community Management team in the recruitment of new writers as needed. Work with Skyword’s Editorial team to ensure writers are properly trained on the content standards for the program. Contribute to regular status calls with client stakeholders to report on content production progress. Provide clients with ongoing strategic recommendations and advice. Ensure delivery of monthly program goals. Core Competencies: Strong content writing/editing background. B2B Tech experience preferred. Ability to grasp new topics quickly and communicate professionally with technology experts. Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to manage time and prioritize work autonomously. Ability to analyze performance in the development of actionable plans and recommendations. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment. Self-starter approach to work, with an eagerness to take responsibility and consistently exceed objectives. Positive attitude, professional demeanor and adaptable to a changing environment. Direct client communication and freelancer management. Ability to grasp new technology platforms quickly. Comfort discussing SEO and Google Analytics best practices. Ability to think strategically and identify and resolve problems, while maintaining a strong customer focus. Ability to come up with creative solutions to challenges. Requirements: Position is based in Boston; 10-15% travel to New Jersey Bachelors degree in English, Journalism, Marketing or equivalent 3-5 years of B2B digital publishing or digital marketing 2-3 years of client management Experience utilizing keyword research and SEO tools Experience working in Excel and PowerPoint Solid references Compensation and Benefits Competitive market-based salary. Medical, dental, life, and disability insurance plans; 401(k) plans with employer matching contribution; three weeks paid vacation; 11 paid holidays; 10 sick days; 2 half day volunteer days; and an open, friendly work environment. About Skyword Skyword moves brands – and their content – forward. By embracing a sustainable, scalable approach to original storytelling, Skyword liberates brands from ineffective marketing practices and inspires them to create deeper connections with their customers. With a powerful combination of enterprise-class technology, authentic voices, and professional services, Skyword propels clients’ content marketing programs to new levels of excellence. Skyword is a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA, with an office in Pittsburgh, PA. Skyword is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.