Vaco Senior Content Writer & Strategist in Columbia, South Carolina
Welcome to Vaco – an uncommon company teeming with entrepreneurs and talented innovators. We’re looking for self-starters, creative thinkers, and passionate people to join our team.
A little bit about us… Vaco provides boutique-level services with a global reach in the areas of consulting, talent solutions, and managed services. Since 2002, Vaco has grown to over 50 markets across the globe.
Recognitions we’re proud of:
Named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past 16 years.
Named to Forbes’ lists of America’s Best Recruiting Firms since 2018.
A little bit about who we’re looking for…
As the Senior Content Writer & Strategist for Vaco Holdings’ Global Marketing team, you will create strategic content for various channels (primarily digital and some print). As the Senior Content Writer & Strategist, you will collaborate with colleagues and subject matter experts from across the enterprise, including five distinct companies that make up our family of brands. It will be imperative that you develop a perspective around target audiences for these various brands and that you develop custom content that: drives our target audiences to complete an action, contributes to a great user experience (UX), and elevates our brand, positioning Vaco and the family of brands as sought-after thought leaders.
Job duties & responsibilities
Writes, edits, proofreads, and copyedits content for various channels, including online platforms and print publications.
Researches, validates and develops clear and compelling content that adheres to required branding and style guidelines.
Incorporates search engine optimization best practices in all materials produced.
Ensures that all grammar, spelling, flow, tone, and style are appropriate for the writing project.
Utilizes content management tools to prepare materials.
Desired competencies & skills:
Case Study Writing
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Web Content Development
At Vaco, who you are is more important than what you do. Every team member adheres to the following core values:
A team-first approach, aligning with the core tenets: ‘proud to wear the jersey,’ ‘stay team focused,’ and ‘assume positive intent.
Self-awareness, aligning with the core tenets: ‘outlaws welcome,’ ‘stay coachable,’ and ‘be comfortable with healthy conflict.’
Solutions oriented, aligning with the core tenets: ‘be entrepreneurial,’ ‘be electable,’ ‘fix the problem, not the blame.’
Grit, aligning with the core tenets: ‘work hard, stay free’ and ‘play ‘til the whistle.’
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Education & experience we’re looking for:
5+ years of experience in content writing
3+ years in content strategy roles (either in an agency setting or a variety of in-house roles that cover multiple industries)
Experience owning content strategy deliverables, like content audits, messaging strategies, and UX writing
Strong Microsoft Office Skills, including MS Word and MS PowerPoint
Familiarity with PR/collaboration tools (Microsoft Teams, HARO, Monday.com, or other project management tools and methodologies)
SharePoint experience a plus
Basic skills we need you to have for this role:
Strong attention to detail and superior aptitude for organization and time management; able to manage a large ongoing volume of deliverables.
Self-motivated with an adaptable, positive attitude; able to function effectively in a fast-paced, high-intensity, deadline-driven environment.
Outstanding team-building and interpersonal skills
Solid problem-solving and decision-making abilities
A collaborative teammate who is also comfortable working independently
‘Best Place to Work’ perks:
Generous PTO that increases with tenure
Technology packages that include smartphone coverage, up-to-date equipment, and top tier online resources
Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k, pet insurance, life insurance, disability, and more!
<20% -Occasional travel to Vaco office sites
California residents may also access Vaco’s HR Notice at Collection for California Applicants and Employees (https://www.vaco.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/VACO-Modified-Regs-HR-Notice-at-Collection-Final-1-converted.pdf) .
Vaco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race (including but not limited to traits historically associated with race such as hair texture and hair style), color, sex (includes pregnancy or related conditions), religion or creed, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, status as a veteran, union membership, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristics as required by federal, state or local law.
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