• Food and Nutrition Content Strategist/Writer (part-time)

    Job ID
    Regular Part-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Project Management
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Fred Hutch is an active partner in the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), which brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine. Join us and make a difference! Careers Start Here.


    Position Overview

    The Food and Nutrition Content Strategist/Writer is responsible for developing and approving written and visual content for a new bilingual website at Fred Hutch focused on healthy eating, cooking and nutrition for cancer survivors. This role will strategize the direction and themes for website content, identify and perform outreach for guest contributors, and write and edit engaging nutritional content for the public website (cookforyourlife.org), weekly blogs and newsletters, video demonstrations, donor communications, and social media channels.


    The Content Strategist/Writer will be inspired by the challenge of balancing evidence-based nutritional guidelines with engaging and accessible recipes and cooking tips informed by the needs of cancer patients and caregivers. Reporting to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Heather Greenlee, the Content Strategist/Writer will also collaborate with partners within Fred Hutch, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and outside institutions and national organizations. This position is part-time 60%.  


    Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

    • Research latest trends in cooking, healthy food, cancer topics, and other related health issues.
    • Develop an integrated content strategy based on strategic goals and an understanding of audience needs to build Cook for Your Life’s national presence and drive engagement.
    • Apply a strategic, audience-focused approach to identifying storytelling opportunities and planning, writing and adapting clear and accurate content that showcases CFYL mission, values and impact.
    • Write and edit weekly blogposts and newsletters, recipes, and other website content.
    • Strategize with multimedia partners and oversee visual content, including videography and photography.
    • Strategize with social media coordinator and oversee social media.
    • Coordinate with research team to test various aspects of nutrition education delivered via online platform.
    • Coordinate with web design team.
    • Partner with analysts to track website metrics and use insights gleaned from data to refine content strategy.
    • Proactively develop strong, collaborative relationships with colleagues within and outside of Fred Hutch to inform content development.
    • Assign and edit guest contributors as needed.
    • Implement and help maintain content and style guidelines.
    • Manage newsletter subscribers and email and donor subscriber lists; and respond to email queries.
    • Attend weekly meetings.
    • Perform other tasks as assigned.
    • Assist in developing and coordinating with sponsorship opportunities.



    • Bachelor’s degree and 6+ years of writing/editing, product/content marketing, and/or content strategy experience, preferably working in nutrition, food, and health-related topics.
    • Proven track record of shaping and executing on an integrated content strategy.
    • Experience collaborating and leading within a multifunctional organization.
    • Ability to ideate and execute quickly.
    • Experience leading teams.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • A passion for storytelling in all formats.
    • Ability to envision and articulate how content can be presented and distributed for a variety of audiences in diverse formats and across channels; deep understanding of best content and approaches for different audiences.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage, adapt and deliver engaging contextual content.
    • Proven ability to translate complex source material into compelling stories for a variety of audiences, including a lay audience.
    • Experience applying data analytics to improve content discoverability, readability and engagement.
    • Experience editing, reporting and writing in a fast-paced environment; knowledge of AP Style.
    • Proficiency in search engine optimization best practices.
    • Demonstrated ability to set and meet deadlines.
    • Understanding of and experience in nonprofit research or health sciences preferred.
    • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
    • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

    Please include a cover letter and at least three writing samples with your application.  

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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