CFYL Digital Editor - SEO and Content

Job ID
Regular Part-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Communications and Marketing


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   



We seek a media-savvy, health-and-food-focused part-time Digital Editor to join the Cook for Your Life team at Fred Hutch in the Public Health Sciences Division.


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 nutrition advice. In order to reach a broad global audience, the website is published in English and Spanish. Multiple research studies are testing the impact of digital content on improving nutrition in cancer survivors and their families. This position is part of the research team led by Dr. Heather Greenlee.



Application instructions:

Please submit a cover letter with your application to be considered for this opportunity. A writing sample or online portfolio will be requested during the interview process.


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

  • Writing and editing SEO-friendly articles and more content
  • Optimizing existing content for SEO (titles, meta descriptions, h1s, alts, anchor text, etc.)
  • Analyzing site performance to help inform content and SEO strategies
  • Writing and editing weekly newsletters
  • Reviewing and editing social media content
  • Co-managing editorial calendar and site updates
  • Managing content partnerships and contributors programs
  • Managing customer service program
  • Ideating and contributing to culinary and nutrition video projects
  • Other content duties, as assigned


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (BA) in communications, marketing, English, or related field
  • Minimum of two years experience in a professional writing role
  • A deep understanding of SEO strategy and analytics tools
  • Effective writing skills, including grammar and spelling
  • Exemplary attention to detail


Preferred qualifications:

  • Spanish language skills
  • A passion for food, nutrition, and transforming lives


Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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 HR Operations at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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