Content Curator in Austin, TX at Vaco

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

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(6AM-3PM) or (3PM-12AM)

Description:
Vaco is seeking experienced writers and/or editors to curate, create and top-edit brief
descriptions covering a wide range of topics, from breaking news and politics to popular
culture and entertainment. This position is on-site at the Austin, TX offices of our client, a major
technology company.
Candidates can expect a fast-paced, high-energy environment working on a team that delivers
high-impact content in a timely manner. Successful candidates will be able to work well under
deadline pressure and maintain a high level of quality while adhering to a well defined editorial
style. Strong communication skills and ease working multiple tools, including a
content-management system and fast-evolving technology, are essential for this position.
Headline writing experience is required.
The team operates on extended workday hours, as well as over weekends and on holidays, so
flexibility is necessary.
Candidates will be required to complete an editorial exercise to determine aptitude for the
work.
Required skills and expertise:
● BA/BS degree. The ideal candidate will have majored in journalism, digital media or a
related field.
● 1 years' experience in journalism, specifically reporting on hard news.
● Excellent editorial judgment and a keen editorial eye.
● Able to write succinctly, objectively and accurately under deadline pressure.
● Able to handle a variety of subject areas in an effective, efficient manner.
● Able to adjust to a tight, well-defined editorial style & tone of voice.
● Technically savvy, including comfort working within a content management system.
● Comfortable juggling multiple projects at once.
● Exceptional attention to detail
● Good communicator, experience in a workplace/office environment
● Ability to work with tight daily deadlines
● Flexible and adaptable to shifting priorities

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