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Content Strategist


1 month ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (UK Only)

Hiring from: UK Only

Category: Marketing

At a glance
Us: Profitable and funded startup of ~50 people. Remote team, mainly based in the UK. YC alumni (summer 2019). 4x yearly growth, all driven by word-of-mouth.
We’re on a mission to connect people around the world to make trustworthy data more accessible and facilitate world-changing research.
You: Content Strategist in the Tech or Education sector with a passion for shaping external communications strategies.
£45-55k depending on skills and experience.
The Company
At Prolific, we're changing how research on the internet is done. Our co-founders Katia and Phelim started by building a marketplace that connects researchers from both Academia and industry with instant, high quality, global research participants. Now, as a growing team, our bigger vision is to build the most powerful and trusted platform for behavioural research.
We were in Y Combinator's Summer 2019 batch, we've recently closed a $1.4M seed round, we've been growing 4x a year purely through word-of-mouth, we're already profitable, and we have very ambitious plans.
The Role
As the Content Strategist working on our growing Marketing team, you'll be in charge of the content strategy, editing and promoting the Prolific blog and other website content, working with in-house and freelance writers and keeping all our external communications to a high standard.
We're just starting our Marketing efforts and have an ambitious plan of becoming the go-to online hub for researchers worldwide. You'll be a crucial part of shaping the story of Prolific, influencing how we talk to customers and acquire new ones to do groundbreaking research on the platform.
We want to create meaningful and compelling content for researchers and you'll be the main driver behind that, in charge of procuring and editing content written by our team, our users and freelance writers from the Prolific community.

What you will be doing:
  • You'll be in charge of managing our Content strategy and editing the Prolific blog.
  • You'll work with our team and freelance writers from our community to produce and distribute meaningful content for researchers worldwide.
  • You'll be on top of our external communications making sure our emails, website and social media follow the Prolific Tone of Voice.
  • You'll work closely with our Senior Marketing Manager on developing and executing new content marketing projects.
  • You'll work on promoting and distributing our content marketing efforts.
  • You'll stay close to our users and conduct interviews and create case studies to help them thrive with Prolific.
  • You'll own our website and landing pages and create new website content with other team members.

You should apply if
  • Have worked in content marketing in technology or education for at least 3 years
  • Have a proven track record of managing content marketing for a B2B company
  • Have run and edited a company blog before
  • Are a decent writer and an exceptional editor
  • Have basic SEO skills needed to make sure our content is optimized for discovery.
  • Have a good understanding of analytics, and are able to use data to inform decisions
  • Have experience with email marketing, marketing automation and website copywriting

Nice to have
  • Experience working with agencies and freelancers before.
  • Experience running studies and doing research.
  • Experience of working remotely.

What we offer
  • Competitive salaries (£45,000 - £55,000) - depending on skills and experience.
  • Meaningful share option allocation.
  • £3,000 equipment budget that can be spent on laptop, peripherals, and furniture if needed (e.g. standing desks).
  • Flexible hours: We have core hours of 10am - 3pm (with an hour for lunch), but the rest is up to you.
  • Childcare flexibility: Need to pick your child up from school? No problem.
  • 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays (which you can switch with your religious holiday if preferred).
  • Budget for education, growth, and training.
  • Personal growth opportunities and career progression (e.g. learning about the startup ecosystem; mentoring from the executive team; gaining insight into psychological science and research methods).
  • Personal carbon offsettings via Mossy Earth.
  • Generous maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave.

The interview process
  • We'll invite successful applicants for a short introduction interview with Dunja, our Senior Marketing Manager
  • Applicants who pass this stage will do a paid (we offer £50 Amazon vouchers) test drive based on the day-to-day tasks the Content strategist will have. You'll be asked to present your work in an interview with our team.
  • Finally, short-listed candidates will have final interviews with members of our team to assess culture fit and experience.

Before you apply, please check if any restrictions apply in terms of time zone or country.

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