Freelance Writers – Mid-Level and Senior-Level

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Jul 19, 2013
Closes
Aug 18, 2013
Contact
Ms. HNW Human Resources
Duration
Freelance
HNW is looking for freelance writers, at both the mid and senior level, with financial services industry experience for project and contract-based work. We are looking for established practitioners who can “speak the language” on a wide range of wealth management and investment strategies and products and can craft compelling, needs-based and promotional content for use across a range of mediums.

Experience & Responsibilities:
Conceptualization
•Experience & prior knowledge in wealth management, investment, and retirement topics, including common products & basic strategies
•Practical comprehension of how content is consumed and what engages in different mediums (e.g. e-mail, vs. print, vs. social, etc.)
•Can grasp a client’s brand & business objectives and translate them into a compelling audience experience
•Can develop new ideas, participate in brainstorming sessions, give input into a creative brief and ask the right questions
•Able to contribute a range of innovative options to client problems (conservative as well as testing or outside the limits) while developing further knowledge and understanding of a client’s business
•Crafts a compelling story using both content and visual elements including graphics (charts, illustrations, etc.)

Execution
•Organizes and present concepts and rationale in a clear manner
•Excellent writing and editing skills, particularly in web and digital communications
•Creates multiple types of copy: email campaigns, newsletters, site content, educational or instructional copy, long-form creative copy, and online media including Web pages, social media, slide shows and animations.
•Able to adapt tone and language to reflect the brand identity of each client
•Eye for detail that includes editing, proofing and ensuring adherence to brand guidelines/voice (varies by client) and editorial policy
•Understands usability issues enough to work with design to achieve optimal experience
•Knowledge of current marketing best practices and trends to drive end user behavior and results
•Results-oriented; seeks out and is able to take feedback and incorporate learning’s to improve creative performance/skills


Qualifications
•Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communication or a related field
•Writing experience for the Financial Services category (Wealth Management, Investment, Mass Affluent), B2B or B2C
-- Mid-Level: 3+ years
-- Senior Level: 10+ years
•Provide examples of work that illustrate types and depth of experience and projects
•Advertising or interactive agency experience preferred
•Experience with online and offline media preferred
•Strong experience on cross-channel and/or direct marketing initiatives
•Experience managing content development and publishing
•Experience in social media marketing and building social media engagement (i.e., Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
•Proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint required; Photoshop, WordPress or HootSuite a plus
•Strong team player and positive thinker who can effectively collaborate with internal team members and clients
•Sees other people's points of view and absorbs client/team feedback
•Shows a high level of initiative to manage multiple projects simultaneously without compromising quality of work
•Reliable, dependable, resourceful
•Keeps self current in the category as well as in new marketing and advertising techniques/trends


To Apply:
If interested in freelancing with HNW, please submit the following information via email to jobs@hnw.com, with “Freelance Writer – Your Name” in the subject:
•Resume
•Online portfolio or samples
•Availability and desired work arrangement (e.g. hours, long term, as needed/project based, onsite, offsite, etc.)
•Rate requirements (per hour, per day, per project)


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