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TITILE: Content Strategist

WHAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE

This mid-level position will contribute to the strategy that guides Addgene’s digital content, design content for our products, and coordinate the content needs and goals across the company. This position will directly supervise 1-3 team members.

POSITION REPORTS TO

Director of Content

APPROXIMATE START DATE

August/September 2022

LOCATION & POLICY ON REMOTE WORK

This position can be flexible - onsite (Watertown, MA), hybrid, or remote. We are able to open this position up to residents in MA, VT, ME, RI, NC, FL and OH. For those onsite, our beautiful office space has ample parking with a free shuttle from Harvard Square and is on multiple bus lines, with the cost of public transit covered by Addgene.

Addgene's Covid-19 Safety Measures

At this time, all employees of Addgene are required to have been fully vaccinated (two weeks out from second dose) in order to enter our office space.

Company Description

Addgene is a thriving nonprofit life sciences organization that supports and accelerates research and discovery for scientists all over the world. Since its founding in 2004, Addgene has grown and innovated in order to assist the research community by archiving and sharing useful research materials (such as plasmid DNA, viral vectors, and recombinant antibodies) with scientists worldwide. Broad availability of these research materials promotes the advancement of research in a wide variety of disciplines, including cancer, heart disease, and neurodegenerative disorders, while increasing collaboration within the scientific community.

Job Description

Addgene is seeking a Content Strategist to join our content team. This is a mid-level opportunity to contribute to the strategy that guides our digital content, design content for our products, and coordinate the content needs and goals across the company. This management level role reports to Addgene’s Director of Content and will supervise a team of 1-3 people. 

To Succeed in this Role, You Will

  • Drive the development and adoption of a content style guide.
  • Work with the Director of Content to conduct and manage regular content audits.
  • Edit and review Addgene content to make sure that it supports our content strategy.
  • Develop content strategy for individual projects. 
  • Design, write, edit, and improve content for our products. 
  • Manage and mentor a team of 1-3 specialists that manage our blog, social media, and video production. 
  • Contribute to and oversee the work on our social media, blog, video, and educational content.
  • Manage the strategy of these platforms to make sure they are supporting Addgene’s mission.
  • Coordinate between internal teams to ensure that content needs across the company  are identified and that roadmaps are aligned in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Maintain and improve content governance plans.
  • Engage with users or other Addgene teams to understand their problems/pain points/goals and drive to solutions as they relate to Addgene content. 
  • Contribute to Addgene’s product development process by collaborating as a stakeholder for content design of our products.

Skills and Competencies

  • Proven experience in one or more of the following: content strategy, content design, science writing. Ideally 3-4 years of professional experience.
  • Experience with mentoring and managing the performance of a team.
  • Experience working with collaborative cross-disciplinary teams.  
  • A strong grasp of technical and/or biological concepts, and the ability to simplify and articulate them for others. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and relational skills. 
  • Communicates ideas clearly and enjoys solving problems. 
  • Exceptional writing skills. 
  • Proven ability to drive project work streams and deliverables with little oversight.
  • Working knowledge of tools and applications that support content deliverables, such as JIRA and Miro.
  • Familiarity with designing for inclusivity and accessibility.

Life at Addgene:

Addgene prides itself on being a truly special place to work. We are an inclusive and welcoming group of people from many backgrounds and perspectives, and we believe in flexibility and strong work/life balance. Our staff are engaged in multiple professional development opportunities, and give the company their  ideas and feedback regularly. We also never pass up an opportunity to have a little fun, whether it be popping popcorn for our outdoor movie night, dressing up as Schitt’s Creek characters for our Halloween costume contest, or sharing hilarious pictures of our fur babies on our Slack #pets channel. Whether you’re a bookworm, an athlete, or an interior design connoisseur, there’s a place for you to step away from your daily work and connect with your colleagues.

Addgene also provides very competitive benefits and continuously works to maintain an inclusive culture:

Benefits 

Addgene puts its people first. We offer a comprehensive 100% company-paid benefit package that includes health, dental, life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance. In addition, employees are encouraged to participate in an individual 403(b)(7)-retirement account. The cost of public transportation is fully paid by the company. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Addgene

Addgene is committed to creating and fostering a diverse, supportive, and inclusive working environment. All of our initiatives benefit from the diverse and open worldwide scientific community that we work with, and we believe that the best innovations and discoveries come from diverse teams. Addgene will continue to build these diverse teams, as well as continue to do the hard work of examining how Diversity, Equity and Inclusion can be meaningfully woven into our work life, foremost and always to combat bias of all kinds. We are looking forward to continuing to get to know and celebrate a variety of perspectives and backgrounds as we grow our teams; and in doing so, we will bring more scientists together to share their resources in order to change the world.

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Addgene is a thriving nonprofit life sciences organization that supports and accelerates research and discovery for scientists all over the world. Since its founding in 2004, Addgene has grown and innovated in order to assist the research community by archiving and sharing useful research materials (such as plasmid DNA, viral vectors, and recombinant antibodies) with scientists worldwide. Broad availability of these research materials promotes the advancement of research in a wide variety of disciplines, including cancer, heart disease, and neurodegenerative disorders, while increasing collaboration within the scientific community.
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