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  • Date posted
    March 9, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (US)
  • Salary
    $20 - $20
  • Apply before
    May 8, 2024
  • Career Level
    Entry-Level

Job Description

Blavity, Inc. is a venture-funded technology and news media company, founded in 2014 around a simple idea: enable Black millennials to tell their own stories. Today, we are home to the largest network of platforms and lifestyle brands serving the multifaceted lives of Black millennials & Gen Z through original content, video, and unique experiences. The company has grown into a market leader for Black media, reaching 250 million users per month through our growing brand portfolio, including Blavity News, Blavity Politics, 21Ninety, AfroTech, Travel Noire, and Shadow & Act. Assembled of passionate, high-energy, and focused rock-stars, our Blavity, Inc. Team executes our values at the forefront of mind: Love of Community, Transparency and Communication, Collective Responsibility, and 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.

Job Summary: 

Blavity Inc. is looking for an SEO writer to help execute on our SEO content strategy. This position is a (1099) contractor who will be responsible for expanding our library of evergreen content by writing articles based on SEO keywords provided. The ideal candidate has some SEO and digital publishing experience, great writing skills and the ability to come up with great SEO story ideas (in addition to whatever is assigned to them)

This role will report directly to the Associate Director of SEO. 

Contractors will be responsible for providing their own equipment, including but not limited to laptop computers, cell phones, or any other electronic equipment required to perform their role.

Responsibilities: 

  • Pitch, report, and write compelling, SEO stories aligned with Blavity’s brand voice and tone.

  • Check articles for  grammatical and factual accuracy, readability, as well as, expertise, authority, and trust (EAT).

  • Publish articles in our content management system following best practices for online content formatting.

  • Ensure that content follows basic SEO best practices, is structured and well optimized for performance.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with industry experts by finding sources and conducting interviews as needed.

Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree

  • Required Experience: 

    • 1-2+ years experience writing for a digital publisher.

    • 1+ years experience using WordPress (or other content management systems) to author, publish, and edit content.

    • Knowledge of the latest AP Style guidelines, best practices for writing online and a basic understanding of core SEO concepts.

    • An online writing portfolio demonstrating exemplary writing and content creation skills.

  • Preferred Experience:

    • 2+ years writing to acquire customers via Google Search.

    • Proficient with keyword research, on-page SEO, and content marketing best practices.

  • Technologies: Fluent in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Asana, and WordPress CMS 

  • Additional Qualifications:

    • Excellent organization and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

    • Ability to work collaboratively with a positive and can-do approach.

    • Comfortable performing research to ensure our information is accurate and as useful to readers as possible.

    • Independent, entrepreneurial self-starter who is comfortable taking on a high level of responsibility.

    • Motivated to work hard in a fast-paced environment.

    • Excellent communication and analytical skills; willing to wear multiple hats. 

    • A healthy appreciation of GIFs and Black culture.

Details: 

  • This is a fully remote role, occasional travel may be required. 

  • Candidates must be available to work at least 80% in alignment with the Eastern Time Zone. 

  • The pay rate for this role is $20 per hour.

Blavity is committed to creating a diverse environment free of discrimination and harassment, and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.  

Blavity is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, HIV Status, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.