Freelance Writers/Editors

Location
Working from home
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 23, 2018
Metro Area
San Francisco
Duration
Freelance

Great Place to Work® is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. We serve businesses, non-profits and government agencies in almost 50 countries on six continents. Our clients are those companies and organizations that wish to maintain Best Company environments, those that are ready to dramatically improve the culture within their workplaces, and those in between the two. Organizations that build trust and create a rewarding cycle of personal contribution and appreciation create workplace cultures that deliver outstanding business performance.

Position Summary

We are seeking highly-motivated writers and editors to work with other members of our content team to tell the stories of our clients and help tell the world why every company should focus on becoming a Great Place to Work For All. This role reports to the Chief Content Officer and will be a hybrid of editing and writing with a strong emphasis on co-authoring research reports and frequent contributions to the Great Place to Work website.

The ideal candidate should have a deep understanding of workplace culture, possess a discerning eye with meticulous attention to detail, and honor the golden rules of fact-checking. An understanding of the world of corporate human resources is beneficial but not required. This position may be based in our headquarters in Oakland, California, or can be remote.

A high degree of collaboration is required with other members across the organization, including the brand, demand gen, marketing, and data/list teams. The candidate should think and act like a journalist, have fluency with business and financial data, possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and be able to manage multiple projects concurrently.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Interview executives and other sources to tell the story of their company’s culture
  • Write frequent thought pieces and articles for the website and social channels
  • Develop story ideas from our internal research database and Best Workplaces lists and write contributed articles to be published by our media partners
  • Contribute to brand newsletters and marketing campaigns
  • Edit contributed pieces submitted by our network of industry thought leaders and C-suite executives
  • Write press releases for our list and research team
  • Collaborate with our Events team to develop content for the annual Great Place to Work For All Summit

Experience Requirements

  • Education/Formal Training: BA degree required
  • 5+ years as a journalist, writer, or editor
  • Prior background in workplace culture or human resources
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of how to link employee survey data to HR and business metrics in order to demonstrate the relationship between great workplaces and superior business performance

Skills and Abilities Required for Success

  •  Proven project management experience
  •  Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  •  Proven ability to manage virtual project teams
  •  Ability to work independently
  •  Expert in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  •  Strong collaborative relationship-building skills
  •  Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
  •  High energy and sense of humor  

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