• Digital Content Editor, Cook for Your LIFE

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Communications and Marketing
  • 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. Careers Start Here.


    We are seeking a media-minded, health-and-food focused Digital Content Editor to join the Cook for Your LIFE team in the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Cook for Your Life is a free online resource that strives to teach healthy cooking and eating to people affected by cancer. For every stage of the cancer journey – prevention, survivorship, in-treatment symptom management – Cook for Your Life turns science-based nutrition guidelines and recommendations into easy, tasty recipes while also offering more cooking tips and helpful advice. The website is published in English and Spanish in order to reach a broad global audience. Multiple research studies are testing the impact of the website content on improving healthy eating in cancer survivors and their families. This position is part of the research team led by Dr. Heather Greenlee.


    Under the direction of the Director of Content, Liza Schattenkerk, the Digital Content Editor will help drive the content strategy and editorial program forward by creating, editing and managing smart and engaging mixed-media content. Responsibilities include:

    • Updating and maintaining the editorial calendar
    • Creating mixed-media landing pages
    • Writing and editing external and internal blog articles and newsletters
    • Ideating and developing culinary videos
    • Social media editing and posting


    • Bachelor’s degree or higher (BA) in communications, marketing, English or a related field.
    • Fluency in Spanish, including reading, writing and verbal
    • Minimum of one years’ experience in a professional writing or editing role
    • Food writing experience preferred, a love of food and cooking a must
    • An understanding of digital strategy, trends, and tools
    • Exceptional writing skills, including grammar and spelling
    • Exemplary organizational skills and attention to detail
    • A passion for transforming lives and mission driven work

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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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