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Monday, May 14, 2012

F/T - Content Strategist - LDS (NJ)

Content Strategist

We seek an effective content strategist who:
  • Deeply cares about online content – behind the firewall, on the public Web, and in other key venues – and is passionate about its value to the enterprise
  • Can design elegant, impactful online content solutions that support a client’s business objectives
  • Considers the many dimensions of online content: from messaging strategy to content production, and from informational structure to metadata management
  • Is sensitive to the operational impacts of content scope and strives for efficiency and sustainability
  • Knows that content is king and will go that extra mile to ensure that our clients’ content solutions have both “steak and sizzle”
Your Role at LDS
  • LDS’s Content Strategists occupy a critical role on LDS projects, working with usability experts, business strategists and technologists to envision and design breakthrough innovations that deliver true business value
  • As a Senior Content Strategist, you are primarily responsible for providing informed leadership in the following core areas:
  • Content requirements identification
  • Content solution design and implementation
  • Editorial standards definition and content authoring
  • Content migration planning and execution
  • Content publishing and operational support
  • You will join a highly collaborative environment of innovative, success-driven professionals who seek and rely on your expertise, open-mindedness, and creative problem-solving abilities
  • You will provide expert consultation to senior executives and high-level project sponsors and should be comfortable and confident providing guidance within a complex, challenging project landscape
  • This position reports to the Managing Director of Content Strategy from a discipline perspective and the Project Manager from an engagement perspective.
You must be able to:
  • Define content scope and approach in alignment with business objectives, editorial best practices, and operational realities
  • Position the online content solution within the context of complex enterprise information ecosystems
  • Analyze clients’ current-state online channels and discern implications for content migration, transformation and maintenance efforts
  • Design informational structures that align with brand and messaging strategies
  • Produce content page “instances” and author web content that works
  • Align the content solution with the operational and systems environment
  • Evolve best practices for content strategy
A particularly strong candidate can also:
  • Contribute deep knowledge and leadership in Knowledge Management, with expertise in taxonomy, SEO and metadata strategy
Consulting Requirements:
  • Minimum ten years in a consulting role addressing large-scale online content initiatives
  • Display exceptional communication skills: presentation, facilitation, oral, written, listening and conflict resolution.
  • Provide solution leadership that effects influence with clients, team members, stakeholders and LDS leadership for successful outcomes.
  • Minimum – Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Communications, other liberal arts major
  • Preferred – Master of Arts degree in Communications, Media, Journalism, or Library/Information Sciences
Location: NYC (lower Manhattan) or Florham Park, NJ
Travel: Travel to client sites expected (approximately 30%), trade shows and sales prospects as needed.