Writer/Editor (Remote, Washington)

Job description

Optimal’s mission is to help students make informed decisions about their education by providing transparent, data-driven, and user-focused products. We embrace a culture of growth, experimentation, and creativity. Our small and agile team allows all members to exercise great responsibility and freedom, allowing each person to have a measurable impact on our business and experience continual growth.

Note: Optimal was formerly known as SR Education Group until January of 2020, when the company rebranded.

We are looking for a full-time writer/editor to join our team. This position will be flexible; hours can vary as needed and work can be done remotely. However, employees must live in Washington State and be available during normal business hours (PST) for monthly company meetings, when training for new projects, or when otherwise requested by their managers (with notice given).


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support content managers and product managers to execute content initiatives
  • Write clear, original copy about various education topics
  • Conduct competitive research to inform your tone and voice
  • Help to ensure all content is consistent in terms of style and optimized for search and user experience
  • Edit and optimize existing content as well as writing from other writers


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and work independently
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills, with a mastery of grammar and tone
  • Comfortable with repetitive tasks
  • Technically proficient with experience in Microsoft Office
  • SEO experience a plus



Job Requirements:

  • Resident of Washington State
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Legally allowed to work in the United States
  • 1-2 years of professional experience in writing or online content creation/management
  • A good home office set-up and access to reliable internet (or co-working space or other adequate set-up for remote work)

Title: Writer/Editor

Position Type: Full-time hourly, remote

Hours per week: 32 to 40

Pay: $22-$25/hour DOE

Benefits: Performance-based bonuses; retirement contributions; 3 weeks of paid time off for vacation and sick leave; 11 paid holidays