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Sponsored Content Marketer (Contract, up to 32 hours)

About Blavity, Inc.

 

Blavity, Inc. is a venture-funded technology and new media company, which was founded in 2014 with the simple idea of enabling Millennials of Color to tell their own stories. Today, we are home to the largest network of news platforms and lifestyle brands focusing on Black culture through original content, video and unique experiences. The company has grown into a market leader for black media, reaching 30 million millennial per month through its growing brand portfolio; Blavity News, 21Ninety, AfroTech, Travel Noire, and Shadow And Act. We are 5 brands with one vision and limitless opportunity!

 

Assembled of passionate, high-energy, and focused rock-stars, our Blavity Team creates and executes with our values at the forefront of mind: 

 

  • Love of Community

  • Transparency and Communication

  • Collective Responsibility

  • Fail Fast

Blavity, Inc. is continuously looking for new team members to help us continue to scale, cultivate our community, and advance our strategic direction. We are headquartered in Downtown LA, and have a satellite work space in Atlanta. Join us!

 

What you will do 

 

The Sponsored Content Marketer is a contract (1099) position which sources and creates engaging, impactul social media posts and associated copy for sponsored campaigns across all five Blavity brands. In collaboration with the creative and video teams, you will coordinate the editing of assets. Additionally, you will partner with the Associate Director of Creative Services to ensure all client and brand requirements are met and up to standard; deadlines and quality of work.

The ideal candidate has experience working with branded marketing and/or branded copywriting, and has published content across all social channels. Additionally, you have dabbled in graphic design. 

This contract role is remote, but you may be required to attend meetings in our DTLA office. 

Job Responsibilities:

Content Development

  • Develop and source content for social media (IG,FB,Twitter) and newsletter platforms.

  • Draft engaging and authentic copy for client brands.

  • Ensure content meets established client requirements and brand safety guidelines.

  • Ensure content meets Blavity brand guidelines and requirements, and is consistent with our voice, style and tone.

  • Create content to support SEO optimization goals.

  • Execute the Blavity marketing review process prior to finalizing and posting content.

  • Expert knowledge of posting sponsored content on all social channels.

  • Work with marketing managers and editors to execute edits and changes quickly

Content Execution

  • Manage Blavity‚Äôs posting schedule across all social platforms for sponsored content.

  • Post all required content according to the agreed upon schedule.

  • Collect and report engagement and performance data of Blavity social media posts and newsletters, as requested.

Team Coordination

  • Submit asset requests to the creative and video teams for social and newsletter platforms, as needed.

  • Coordinate with the editorial team as needed to complete content marketing responsibilities.

  • Submit cross-promotion requests to other Blavity content marketers, as needed.

  • Cross-promote content from other Blavity brands, as requested.

Qualifications

  • Years of Experience: 2-3 years of experience in a similar digital content marketing role;

  • Education: Preferred BA/BS or equivalent working experience

  • Competencies:

    • Editorial and creative mindset that seeks to understand what audiences consume and how to create it

    • Ability to collect and understand marketing performance data

    • Organized and detail-oriented project management style

    • The ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines

  • Location: Remote + ad-hoc meetings in the DTLA office

  • Preferred Interests: Love for black music, politics and pop culture, and community

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