Communications & Content Contractor

  • New York, NY, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Contract
  • Hiring Start Time: Immediate Start (Home Office)
  • HO Team: Marketing

Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 55 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income backgrounds for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission every day, with a college graduation rate that is well above the national average and thousands of stories of our students and alumni achieving their dreams.

Job Description

Communications & Content Contractor

Remote Work (New York City area preferred)

Hiring Start Time: Immediate

20 hours/week

Paid Hourly

This role is responsible for supporting Marketing’s internal and external communications work and strategy. This individual will build and write content for major channels such as social media, email, website, leadership communications and other important mediums. The role will aim to develop stronger, impactful messaging to support an array of stakeholders throughout the network from the Executive Team to Enrollment and Recruitment functions. Additionally, the person will serve as a subject matter expert, partner and consultant for campaign communications within and outside the department. Role reports to the Director of Marketing. 


Core Duties & Responsibilities

  • Write and create branded content for a myriad of communications across Marketing’s scoped work, core channels and associated mediums including anything from presentations and ads to emails and newsletters. 

  • Serve as content creator and support for select executive team communications and network addresses.

  • Support content editing and provide guidance on building effective storytelling and communications for other content creators. 


Required Skills & Abilities

  • 4-5+ years prior work experience in communications, branding or marketing. 

  • BA in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or other relevant field required

  • Exceptional writing skills: Ability to use and define a brand voice, ability to tell human-interest and create engaging content, excellent editing and proofreading abilities. 

  • Self-motivated and able to multi-task in a dynamic environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong time management and attention to detail skills. 

  • Knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) preferred

Additional Information

Uncommon Schools offer salaries commensurate with experience and generous benefits and vacation package. All staff members receive extensive professional development, a laptop computer, and all necessary supplies.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a hardworking team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.