Senior Associate Writer, Performance Content

Creative, Design & Content
New York, New York



Our content team is growing, and we are seeking a Senior Associate Writer, Performance Content to join Essence Mediacom’s Creative Futures SEO & Performance Content team.

As a long-form content writer, you’ll be creating search-driven article content for one to two lines of business for a high-profile financial institution. This role is great for someone sharp with a great sense of grammar, story structure, logic and punctuation. The ideal candidate will already have a proven history of one to five years as a professional content writer focused on long-form work (~1,000-1,500 words).

Reporting to a content editor within a team of nine led by the content strategy director, the senior associate content writer will generate search-driven article ideas, article outlines and article drafts. The expectation is to write a new article every other business day, and we keep a consistent cadence so our writers can learn, grown and thrive. The senior associate will also incorporate edits from the director, editor and client.

The subject matter will be financial services focused. For example: mortgages, credit cards, consumer banking. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a proven, positive, growing team. Please be prepared to show evidence of professional work via a website, PDF or other format.


  • Plan keyword-driven story ideas with SEO partners and editors
  • Conceptualize story outlines based on article briefs
  • Write polished article drafts at a pace of two to three a week, collaborating with SEO partners and editors
  • Incorporate article feedback into article drafts and edits
  • Work with the client to incorporate and anticipate content requests
  • Maintain consistency, reliability and accuracy while meeting frequent, but reasonable, deadlines
  • Learn the ins and outs of your line of business to become a subject matter expert
  • Become an expert practitioner in search-driven content writing
  • Evolve as a support editor and proofer for your peers
  • Be dependable


  • A bachelor’s degree in a writing-intensive major such as journalism, history, English, economics; OR equivalent professional work experience 
  • One to five years of experience in a professional content writing role
  • A strong grasp of grammar, story structure and style
  • An ability to regularly write clear, organized article or blog content between 1,000 and 1,500 words
  • Evidence of previous professional writing experience with ability to show and tell (in PDF, digital portfolio, site or other medium)
  • An ability to prioritize responsibilities and reliably meet daily deadlines
  • Working knowledge of keywording best-practices (on-page)
  • A positive attitude with an ability to absorb feedback, learn and improve
  • A desire to contribute to a team while being able to fly solo when necessary
  • A proficiency with Microsoft tools like Outlook, Word, Teams
  • A familiarity with content and/or project management systems (a plus)
  • A bachelor’s degree in a writing-intensive major such as journalism, history, English, economics or similar


EssenceMediacom challenges conventional thinking to build, propel, and supercharge our clients’ businesses at scale and lead our industry in critical areas such as diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. Our daring global network of 10,000 influencers help our clients breach traditional boundaries in media, uncover novel ideas, and unleash exponential growth. We understand that our people are tasked with big goals: building breakthrough growth for brands and leading with breakthrough thinking in our industry. EssenceMediacom is a place for us to grow our careers and expand our horizons. EssenceMediacom is committed to building an agency culture that supports our people, puts diversity at the forefront of our operations, and creates opportunity for all.

GroupM and all its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the more great work we can create together.


The base salary for this position at the time of this posting may range from $45,000 to $90,000. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including business needs, experience, level of responsibility and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, please visit for more details.


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