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Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

The Digital Content Designer works cross-functionally with Product Owners, UX/UI Designers and Front-End Engineers to implement modern experiences that delight customers on WM.com and other digital channels that receive millions of visits per month. The role crafts content for WM.com, the new My WM mobile app and additional digital properties to meet customer acquisition and retention objectives across WM’s key lines of business.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other minor duties may be assigned. Works with stakeholders from market areas and various corporate functions to conceptualize and implement new pages on WM.com, including visual direction and content strategy

  • Collaborates with brand team to ensure visual and content standards are consistently upheld on WM.com
  • Participates in daily stand-ups and grooming sessions with technical teams to discuss the implementation of new features and functionality on WM.com
  • Reviews and approves content provided by content analysts and outside agencies to ensure relevance, clarity and accuracy
  • Plans research initiatives in collaboration with the User Experience team to ensure customer needs are consistently met through WM.com content
  • Ensures WM.com content is optimized for maximum SEO value in collaboration with Digital Marketing team
  • Optimizes site performance and technical architecture in collaboration with design and development teams; finding ways to improve content taxonomy and regularly documenting new processes and procedures related to content optimization

Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.   

Education: 

Bachelor’s Degree (accredited) in Communications, Marketing, Writing or similar area of study, or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and 4 years of relevant work experience.

Experience: 

Three (3) years relevant work experience (in addition to education requirements)   

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements 

None required  

Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

Technically advanced or in-depth knowledge or skills in one or more of the following required:

Excellent grammar, writing and communication skills, including the ability to adapt writing style across various mediums – e.g. video scripts, UX copy, etc.

  • Knowledge of UX heuristics and best practices; willingness to challenge assumptions and conduct a research-led and customer first approach to content creation
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Experience Manager
  • Knowledge of best practices related to the optimization of images, videos and other assets for the web
  • Experience working with digital marketers, SEO and SEM professionals; able to optimize content for search while maintain authenticity and brand voice
  • Genuine passion for providing an excellent user experience and well-versed in current best practices in digital content and experiences
  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a fast-paced environment to ensure alignment, growth and continued success
  • Equally comfortable working in creative, collaborative settings and going “heads down” to complete content production work when required
  • Highly detail oriented and willing to take initiative to work across the organization to solve problems
  • Experience working with multiple content reviewers and incorporating feedback from various teams
  • Familiarity with customer support content
  • Experience collaborating with other writers as well as UX designers, visual designers and digital marketers
  • Experience working in an Agile / Scrum environment

Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities that Contribute to Success

Experience using Adobe Experience Manager or similar enterprise content management systems.

  • Experience handling content in multiple languages is a plus.

Work Environment and Essential Functions   

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. [Note: the following is defaulted for office setting position] Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc) most of the work day;

  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds rarely;
  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc) rarely;
  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements rarely;
  • Normal setting for this job is office setting.

Benefits

At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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