Visual Content Assistant (Writer) Job at Aquent, Boston, MA

  • Aquent
  • Boston, MA

Job Description


Placement Type:


Salary (USD):

$30.00 to $33.13 / hr. + great benefits

Start Date:


Our well known retail client's Physical Retail team is seeking a Visual Content Assistant (Writer) to support the Visual Communications Department for a 6 month+, 40 hours per week contractor role. The Visual Content Assistant will work across the Visual Team and with cross-functional partners (e.g., Merchandising, Store Operations, Technology) to gather and write content for visual direction.

This is a primarily onsite role based out of our client's Norton, MA design lab but that also requires frequent travel to another design lab in Taunton, MA.

A typical week in this role will include working onsite 4 days and WFH on Fridays.

Our client would love to see someone with a retail store background plus some professional writing experience in this role. Someone with a training background or instore content writing experience could be a very good fit as well.

What You'll Do:

  • Write visual communication for all of our clients retail brands regardless of format.
  • Types include, but are not limited to SOP's, training materials, seasonal floorset documents, weekly communication updates, and training videos.
  • Topics include visual merchandising, presentation standards, printed & digital signage, Visual tech, props, store design and promotions.
  • Gather all relevant information from cross-functional teams in order to write cohesive communication.
  • Maintain the "visual voice" for every brand to ensure a consistent associate experience.
  • In partnership with the Visual Production team, support each type of visual communication to ensure that direction is easy to understand, efficient to execute and fun to read for the associate.
  • Partner with Visual Presentation team on overall seasonal merchandising vision to ensure content adheres to strategies aligned to at the Retail Lab.
  • Ensure that all visuals (photos, illustrations, planograms, video) support visual content.
  • Support photography needs for floorset and training documents, including posing in photos and/or videos to illustrate how to perform specific merchandising tasks and taking photos.
  • Support with production layout/designs in Google Slides, InDesign or Google Sites as needed.
  • Meet all communication deadlines, ensuring everything is reviewed and submitted properly to stores.
  • Attend new store openings as needed to support store setup and training sessions. This may require regional travel.

What You'll Need:

  • Physical retail, in-store experience preferred.
  • General understanding of Visual Merchandising and store's needs.
  • 1+ years of content writing experience, preferably in a retail-related field.
  • Writing/communication examples required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask while keeping organized
  • Ability to travel to different working locations as needed (local and regional travel)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud and Google Workspace/Microsoft Office
  • Able to collaborate across multiple cross-functional teams to achieve objectives
  • Adaptability to organizational changes and complex structures

The target hiring compensation range for this role is $30.00 to $33.13 hourly. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.

About Aquent Talent:

Aquent Talent connects the best talent in marketing, creative, and design with the world's biggest brands.

Our eligible talent get access to amazing benefits like subsidized health, vision, and dental plans, paid sick leave, and retirement plans with a match. We also offer free online training through Aquent Gymnasium . More information on our awesome benefits !

Aquent is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We're about creating an inclusive environment-one where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, and everyone can contribute, grow their careers, and thrive.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Temporary work, For contractors, Work experience placement, Seasonal work, Local area,

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