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Content Strategist (Contract)

At Smashing Ideas, we're digital pioneers who make things that matter. We seek to create the most actively engaging digital experiences possible, and try to have a good time while we're doing it. Smashing Ideas is seeking a skilled Content Strategist for a contract engagement. Primary duties will revolve around developing a content strategy based on our client’s business objectives and their customer’s or end user’s needs. The right person for this job will oversee content requirements and create content strategy deliverables. Work on this project may include conducting content audits (qualitative analyses of all the content on a network of sites and social media accounts) as well as gap analyses.

This is a contract position onsite in our Seattle, WA office.


Pre-Production Duties

  • Conduct thorough Content Research
    • User Analysis / User Needs: Personas, Scenarios, Surveys
    • Content Inventory / Audit
    • Content Gap Analysis
    • Competitor Analysis
    • Search Engine Optimization Research
    • Content Aggregation / Data Sourcing
  • Compose a strong Editorial Strategy
    • Voice / Style / Brand Guidelines
    • Idea / Concept Development
    • Development of Themes / Messages / Topics
    • Content Plan: What, When, How (Short/Long Term)
  • Management
    • Information Architecture
      • Establish Metadata Frameworks
      • Implement Taxonomies and Classification Schemes
      • Develop Site Structures
    • Content Management Tools and Practices
    • Content Migration
    • Content Conversion
    • Analytics Configuration
    • Establish Content Backup / Versioning / Archival Practices

Production Duties

  • Content Creation: Work with content writer to configure copy and content to fit the client’s needs.  
    • Copywriting
    • Asset Production
    • Tagging / Classifying
  • Content Optimization
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Accessibility Optimization
    • Proofreading / Editing / Fact Checking
  • Content Delivery
    • Encoding / Converting for Web
    • Distribution Processes and Tools


  • 2+ years working in Content Strategy - we want strategic thinkers!
  • Collaborative and communicative work style, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to present and exemplify knowledge about best practices in content strategy, current SEO standards, and accessibility
  • Familiarity with developing content strategies for the web, mobile, apps, social media channels and platforms and beyond
  • An unquenchable thirst for knowledge around new technology and trends
  • Experience working with both internal and external clients to manage competing priorities


* Smashing Ideas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

** This is an onsite position in our beautiful Seattle, WA office. This is not a Telecommute/Remote Work position.

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