COMMUNICATION & CONTENT STRATEGIST

Lilacs on York Creative Studios

Must work on EST or CST time zones Remote only

Freelance

$50+ (hourly)

Marketing, Communications + Public Relations

100% Remote

Jun 16

COMMUNICATION & CONTENT STRATEGIST

Location: Remote (must be available during EST)  |   Start date: ASAP

WHO WE ARE AT LILACS ON YORK | Lilacs on York Creative Studios exists to support equity-centered individuals and organizations in telling compelling stories, finding and engaging human connections and generally being their best. Lilacs on York was formed in 2010 as a project focusing solely on graphic design. In the ten years since then, the full-time work of our Founder and Principal Creative Strategist, Alison K. Mason has grown the scope and capacity of this boutique design and communication firm. We cater our work to equity-centered individuals and organizations because it gives us the opportunity to draw the right people into the critical work that the world needs: beauty, access, and justice. We work with clients to craft beautiful, distinctly personal solutions… solutions that move them forward.

We do this via three main avenues:

  1. Graphic design & communication strategy (branding & design, visual & written storytelling and communication strategy)
  2. Creative Retreats for Entrepreneurs
  3. Digital learning products

OUR VISION

We want to live in a world where great stories are toldㅡdrawing the right people into the critical work the world needs: beauty, access and justice.

OUR MISSION

Lilacs on York Creative Studios exists to provide the expertise, tools, and spaces to help equity-centered organizations harness the power of storytelling and move their ideas forward.

OUR CORE VALUES

Equity: We constantly seek unique approaches to leveling the playing field.

Excellence: We pay attention to small details and always work with nuanced thinking.

Storytelling: We embrace the power of narrative language to engage human connections.

Connection: We prioritize personal relationships at every stage of our work.

Strategic Thinking: We are continuous learners who approach problem solving and design thinking expansively.

Authenticity: We foster openness and trust, allowing others to see who we really areㅡinviting them to do the same.

LILACS ON YORK IS FOR YOU IF YOU:

  • Think holistically about an entire scope of work, making sure you understand ALL aspects of a project well enough to think critically throughout
  • Switch into “GO mode” and ramp up creativity when problems arise
  • Are committed to excellence, regularly going the extra mile to get it "right”
  • Communicate well and prioritize being easy to work with
  • Prioritize diversity and constantly have an eye towards equity
  • Value honesty & integrity
  • Care about being open and authentic

WHERE YOU FIT INTO THE PICTURE

We are a small design team that also provides communication strategy (we make the words look AND sound good!) and that’s why we need you! Communication and Content Strategists on our design team provide essential support to the print, web, and storytelling arm of Lilacs on York. Often, we will be given a large chunk of information that needs to be condensed and/or finessed before we can work on the design aspect.

We need you to bring your way with words, your ability to find and tell a good story, your ownership, flexibility and willingness to learn, to this type of work with clients. We want someone who is passionate about great storytelling and who is also willing to apply critical thinking to every step of a project. We are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit who wants to get in on the ground floor of a growing business.

The ideal candidate would be open to working with Lilacs on York for 1+ years. This is a part-time contract role that will report directly to the Founder/Principal.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Study and understand project proposals
  • Conceptualize information to craft a compelling story, based on requirements from the client, no matter the depth of information given to you (asking the right questions to get what you need if you don’t have enough!)
  • Provide strategic communications counsel and create communications content for internal teams, projects, and initiatives
  • Prepare rough drafts and present ideas
  • Amend responses after feedback either from the client or Founder/Principal, and ensure that final responses are captivating and on-brand

REQUIREMENTS

We hope to hear from you if you have at least two years of writing experience and you:

Work well with others:

  • Place a high value on communicating and know how to do it well
  • Prioritize understanding your manager and teammates
  • Know how to build and maintain positive and productive relationships at work
  • Enjoy working on a team and collaborating with others

Manage yourself well:

  • Have strong self-advocacy and are comfortable asking questions and speaking up for your needs
  • Are highly self-aware and self-sufficient
  • Know how to execute from a plan
  • Have a “figure it out” mentality, researching solutions to issues when they arise 

Have strong work habits and orientations:

  • Know how to manage your time to hit deadlines
  • Have a keen attention to detail
  • Are highly innovative, flexible and organized—you think on your feet, can roll with unexpected changes and don’t drop balls/miss emails/overcommit your time
  • Consider problems to be opportunities to be creative but also think ahead to avoid as many problems as you can

Meet these technical requirements:

  • Have access to a computer and reliable high speed internet
  • Expert copy editor and writer

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY

Google Docs

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Knowledge of English writing techniques, tools, and principles
  • Creativity and originality
  • Fluency of ideas
  • Writing/Advanced copy editing
  • Confident in the ability to critique and edit in service of storytelling

COMPENSATION 

The pay rate for this position is $40-50 per hour, depending on experience. The ideal candidate for this position will be hired as a contractor. 

HOW TO APPLY

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will begin interviewing potential candidates immediately!


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