“I am content; that is a blessing beyond riches.” So said Henry Fielding, and sure, he was using “content” as an adjective, stress on the second syllable. But you? You are Content, stress up front, and that state of being is every bit the same blessing beyond riches — especially given the sweet opportunity which now lies before you. One of the country’s hottest consultancies is looking for someone just like you — someone who is Content in its pure form — to provide specialist expertise around the sharing of information for its clients. It promises to be highly varied, always interesting, and deeply rewarding work. What say you?
The Nitty Gritty
Working on an interdisciplinary team, you’ll be the person everyone looks to when it comes to how best to optimize a client’s use of content. You’ll start out by conducting content analysis and audits, figuring out the lay of the land, seeing what’s been said and unsaid, and assessing what’s being done right and not-so-right, developing your thoughts into recommendations that you put before the client execs. Once your new content goals have been established, you’ll present them clearly to the designers and business analysts on your team. Where there are gaps or improvements to be made, you’ll tuck in and crank out new material that’s targeted beautifully to the client’s and end-user’s needs. You’ll also think about content more strategically: how all the pieces fit together, how to go about implementing and integrating materials on different platforms and environments. You’ll establish taxonomies for the organization, as well as structures and style guides and principles of content governance.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
You’re a word geek, but a special kind of word geek, the kind who also can absorb and synthesize huge amounts of new (and often technical) information, the kind who empathizes with the needs of stakeholders and thinks like a businessperson. You understand overarching strategic goals, along with the importance of leveraging content to meet those goals. You’ve got nice, sharp research skills, meaning not only that you know how to dig up information but you know how to organize it so you can put it to good use. You’re collegial and collaborative, never shy about asking dumb questions to fill in your knowledge gaps, and you’re quite happy to go literally anywhere in an organization to find out what you need to know in order to do the best job possible. Finally, you’re comfortable with — indeed, you enjoy – public speaking and presentations.
Two areas are of particular importance to this client when it comes to assessing candidates: They want to hear true stories about your work on large, complex, multidimensional problems; and they want to hear about your being a thought leader, giving presentations, and all that sort of thing.
This is a great opportunity to join a stellar team doing super-interesting work. Why be content with your current job when you could be Content at this one?
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.