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Content Specialist at CovalentCareers

San Diego, California


CovalentCareers is a rapidly growing media company in the heart of Hillcrest in beautiful San Diego, CA. Our values as a team lie on a foundation of learning, growing, and exceeding goals every day!

Our team's growth and happiness are our top priority and will forever receive our fullest attention. When everyone is excited about what they do and where they work, we are able to build a team of A-players who are ready for anything. That's where you come in.

Learn More About Our Amazing Team

Who are we? 

Join one of California’s fastest growing marketing & media companies in the healthcare space, located right in the heart of Hillcrest in San Diego!

Our user base consists of healthcare professionals and healthcare employers across the U.S. and is fueled by a suite of online media tailored specifically for new graduates in eyecare and allied health fields.

Our purpose as a company is to empower new healthcare professionals to create happy and successful careers, and we're achieving this every day through world-class technology, marketing, and talent acquisition solutions.

Where are we? 

Having an office in the heart of Hillcrest has its perks: walk to local coffee shops and breweries, collaborate with teammates over some of the best fish tacos in San Diego, or take a stroll right over to Balboa Park!

What does it mean to be a Content Specialist for CovalentCareers?

The Content Specialist will be responsible for managing the content pipelines for our two publications, CovalentCareers Resources and NewGradOptometry. We have a core marketing team of five full-time members and 4 part-time industry experts, but we work with over forty freelance writers—healthcare practitioners all—per month.

This position is for a person who wants to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to grow and advance in their position extremely quickly. Interested in exploring or furthering your career in marketing? Looking for a job that challenges you to expand your skills in data analytics as well as your skills in writing and editing? Excited about managing your own projects all the way from idea to publication? This might just be the perfect job for you.

We are looking specifically for someone who has experience with:

  • Writing and editing in a variety of genres and for specific and distinct audiences
  • Managing teams for both short-term and long-term projects

Our ideal candidate for this role is someone who loves words, data, and people.  This position isn't about blindly churning out content; it's about being creative and helping CovalentCareers members and readers. It's about supporting the career development of healthcare professionals, and giving them the tools and resources to create their dream careers. It's about pitching wild ideas because the only way to be the best is to aim high!  

What are the core job duties?

Strategy & Reporting:

  • perform weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting to help brief the team and the Managing Editor on your content pipeline
  • track content data and analytics using Google Analytics, Google Data Studio, and Google Sheets and draw conclusions from this data to produce better outcomes
  • operate with a "growth hacker" mentality, and an agile work strategy of build, measure, learn
  • develop creative ideas, new initiatives, and new marketing strategies that push the boundaries of innovation on what CovalentCareers can offer new and existing users.

Inbound & Content Marketing:

  • strategize, develop, and release up to 10 pieces of content per week, with the full support of the marketing team including industry experts and a team of content writers
  • work with our Managing Editor to develop inbound marketing campaigns that utilize social, video, ebooks, audio, photography, and of course written content
  • work with independent writers (industry influencers) to help create the best content possible
  • work with our graphic designer to create amazing images and designs that tell the story you want to communicate and leverage these designs in a variety of different channels
  • perform advanced SEO analysis on an ongoing basis to better construct content that converts users (we use Ahrefs)
  • collaborate with the marketing team to use our in-house film studio to plan and execute video media production for our inbound campaigns, which can involve creating storyboards, dictating the flow of film, handling edits and revisions with our editor, exporting the right files to a variety of platforms that match the channel, medium, size, and demographic of that platform (no need to have film production or post-production skills, but that of course is a plus!)
  • work directly with our CEO (who is an optometrist) and our COO (who is a physical therapist) to create regular written and video content that will be utilized in various campaigns
 Who will I get to work with? 

At the time of writing this, we’ve got 15 team members here at CovalentCareers and will be at 18-ish by the end of  2019. You’ll get to work with everyone, but most closely with our Managing Editor, Graphic Designer, and team of industry experts. You’ll report directly to our Managing Editor, but you'll be responsible for driving your own projects. You’ll get to work with tons of industry influencers and with a cinematography team as well.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in an editorial role
  • Incredible work ethic
  • A strong motivation to help others improve their writing
  • A critical attention to data and ROI

Like what you’ve read so far? 

The greatest benefit we offer is the freedom to define your role, and the ability to make key decisions that have a direct impact on the success of the company.

We expect everyone here to work incredibly hard, and we reward people for results. If you've achieved your goals early, then you can go bigger, or take the time to enjoy some of the sweet perks of working here like:

  • Paid time off and flex days
  • Endless drinks and snacks in the office 
  • Team happy hours to celebrate small wins 
  • Company-wide parties to celebrate big wins 
  • or Kindle membership 
  • Quarterly team social events
  • Meetings around Hillcrest and Balboa park

Plus you can expect some pretty great benefits like:

  • Health Insurance
  • 401K
  • PTO
  • VTO (Volunteering Time Off)
  • Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Rad welcome package
  • Standing desks (or sitting desks, if you prefer)

Core Skills

  • Writing & Editing
  • Content marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Social media
  • Project management
  • Experience with film (an added bonus)


  • Hubspot
  • Asana
  • Datastudio
  • Google Analytics
  • Airtable
  • Ahrefs
  • Typeform
  • Search Console
  • Trello
  • Wagtail
  • Wordpress


  • $40k-$50k
  • Full Benefits
  • Visa Sponsorship not available