What does a Content Specialist do?

Content specialists create content for digital sites and social media platforms using background research they perform as needed. They create content strategies, research trending topics, and write content for the corporations, companies, and entities where they work. Content specialists work closely with other members of a team, which might include writers, designers, and managers. Many content specialists work in online or digital mediums, but some work in the print field.

Content specialists follow a brand and its style guidelines, and they adhere to a company or project’s submission deadlines. They may also be called upon to monitor website traffic or make sure a site is working properly and to respond to any and all relevant website feedback. Content specialists need a bachelor's degree in computer science or related fields, including marketing or communications, and continued professional education to keep up to speed on technological advances. Some have voluntary certification through a software manufacturer or the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM).

What responsibilities are common for Content Specialist jobs?
  • Ensure that the team is promoting premium products within their content (written, video, audio, etc.).
  • Collaborate with internal teams (e.g., marketing, public relations, finance, operations, etc.).
  • Create and maintain internal site content for organization, content, accuracy, and brand.
  • Leverage data and insights from partner teams to inform content development.
  • Write high-quality, detailed and data-supported content strategy documents which are presented to senior executives.
  • Collaborate with agencies, designers, producers, and project managers.
What are the typical qualifications for Content Specialist jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or computer science.
  • Strong command of English language and good communication skills.
  • Advanced writing and editing abilities.
  • Requires careful attention to detail.
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Content Specialist make?

Confident
$53,727 /yr
Total Pay
$50,380
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$3,347
 /yr

Additional Pay

$53,727

 / yr
$36K$81K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Content Specialist Career Path

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Content Specialist

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
31%
2 - 4
62%
5 - 7
3%
8+
4%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Content Specialist Insights

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PearsonPearson
Senior Content Developer
Sep 17, 2021

“Networking opportunities are limited and career growth opportunities seem to be really only within your department.”

Emapta Versatile ServicesEmapta Versatile Services
Content Developer
Oct 8, 2021

“My boss was an American and he/she was quite demanding especially if I did not meet the expected average "quota".”

Lifeline24Lifeline24
Digital Content Editor
Oct 27, 2021

“I was given great feedback on my work and I picked up skills I never expected to learn.”

DoubtNutDoubtNut
Content Developer
Aug 13, 2020

“there will be no work life balance thing if you join doubtnut....it will be only work work and work.”

TEDxGatewayTEDxGateway
Content Specialist
Nov 21, 2020

“22 year old intern from college for learning at the job was good when I joined.”

PetronasPetronas
Content Specialist
Jun 26, 2022

“Opportunity to work with top talents with digital/tech background (data scientists/solutions architect/etc).”

MaplesoftMaplesoft
Content Developer
Sep 28, 2022

“Only con I can think of is there’s no opportunity for overtime beyond 37.5 hours a week.”

ClickbackClickback
Social Media and Content Specialist
Feb 17, 2022

“I was able to work on a variety of projects that helped progress my skills and allowed me to learn new skills.”

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