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Content Marketing Senior Specialist, IDEO U - Contract

Content Marketing Senior Specialist, IDEO U (Contract)


IDEO U is IDEO’s consumer education brand that supports learning innovation, creativity, and skills for the modern workplace among learners all over the world. Though IDEO U is primarily a B2C business, we partner with a portfolio of existing and new clients who utilize IDEO U to build creative capacities within their teams and workplaces. 

The Role

IDEO U is seeking a part-time, contract Content Marketing Senior Specialist who will play an important role in IDEO U, one of IDEO’s key ventures, and be part of a team expanding marketing across IDEO U. You’ll shape messaging and experiences to build awareness of and to drive engagement, enrollments, and retention for IDEO U’s online learning platform. Working across marketing teams throughout IDEO, you’ll gather, write, and produce content that will cultivate the thought leadership that distinguishes IDEO U from other learning experiences. A writer and storyteller who is part-marketer and part-producer, you’ll work seamlessly across channels both internally and externally to create and execute our content marketing programs.

Contract Details

This is a part-time contract position for 6-7 months. We estimate 30 hours per week depending on workstream variability. This is a fully remote position, accountable to working California/Pacific Time business hours.

In This Role, You Will

  • Lead the development of content marketing for IDEO U including articles, emails, ads, social, and videos with the goal of inspiring creative leaders and supporting the business objectives of IDEO U. 
  • Serve as the primary editor for IDEO U, and guide prioritization of projects for a Junior content writer.
  • Work with Sr. Marketing Lead on the strategy and execution of internal and external marketing campaigns. Summarize results of content marketing programs as appropriate.
  • Manage IDEO U’s editorial calendar.
  • Produce emails, blog posts, social posts, and website updates including organizing timing and production. Work across teams on web site architecture and user experience. 
  • Work with the product team to align in-course communications and produce content as appropriate.

Relevant Experience

We’re looking for someone who has at least five years experience in a content marketing role. You will need:

Must haves:

  • A passion for storytelling with strong writing and editing skills including long form (articles) vs. short form (advertising copy)  
  • Solid experience developing content for a variety of mediums including social, email, web, and video  
  • Skilled at writing and shaping briefs 
  • Experience managing/overseeing writers and designers
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly collaborative and have proven success working across teams and functions 
  • Excellent project management skills, ability to multitask effectively
  • Ability to think quickly on your feet, change scope and focus with ease, and thrive in a fast-paced creative environment with a culture of experimentation 

Nice to haves: 

  • To be digitally savvy with experience managing social channels including being fluent in using CMS platforms 
  • Production skills including visual design (e.g. Photoshop) and video editing are a plus 
  • SEO experience is a plus

Learn about IDEO U

What does IDEO offer you?

IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.

How to Apply

For your application to be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples. In your cover letter, please share with us why you’re interested in IDEO U, and the education and learning space. For the two writing samples, please submit one long form article and one short form (e.g. advertising copy). We’re looking forward to reading your application!

Commitment to Diversity

At IDEO, we are committed to the work of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization and in the world. Our purpose of having disproportionate, world-changing impact through design is directly connected to our ability to bring many different perspectives to the table. This applies to our candidates, the people we hire, the clients and customers we serve, and the communities we learn from in our research.

As a human-centered organization, we are committed to working with and designing for people of every race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, physical ability or attribute, religion, national origin, or political belief. We recognize that this commitment requires ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights and best practices.

Equal Opportunity Employer

IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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