XQ empowers digital privacy for all. We provide secure connected services as the foundation for smart cities. We give people and businesses clarity and control of their data. 

XQ is designed to meet today’s need for a lightweight, Internet-scale data protection solution for mobile devices and IoT sensors. XQ is a new security architecture where all data is treated as a Message. From regulated enterprises to Smart City operators, XQ provides a crypto-agile, quantum-safe Data Encryption, Routing, and Management solution. XQ is focused on being a leader in the emerging market for highly distributed, Internet-scale data protection.  

As XQ is increasing in momentum and scale, this is a unique opportunity to join a vibrant and attractive start-up. If you’re excited by resilient energy, smart cities, and the fundamental backbone and services that we believe will drive the future of safe communication, join our team! 

Content Writer

Remote in USA or Canada | Full-time 

XQ is growing and we are looking for an innovative and data-driven Content Writer to join our team.  

Who you are 

You are a self-starter and builder who can create from scratch. You are passionate about creating content that tells a narrative that demonstrates XQ’s position in the market. You will pitch, create, and edit engaging written content for XQ’s blog, website, newsletter, as well as support other marketing initiatives. In this role, no two days are the same; you will enjoy autonomy and feel empowered to implement, test, and iterate solutions based on your results. 

What you’ll be doing  

Reporting to the CEO, you will guide content creation from ideation through execution. You will oversee attracting site traffic, you will create engaging materials for the blog, website, newsletter, and other marketing initiatives, while managing XQ’s social media channels. You will analyze performance to identify insights that drive optimization and improve the performance of marketing efforts at XQ. Your aim is to drive audience growth, engagement, and conversion. You can analyze data to drive actionable strategy and is also a natural-born storyteller who creates engaging action-driving technical content.  

More about the role 

  • Develop, implement, and publish high quality and results-driven content across a variety of channels
  • Manage the content process from idea to execution, including content calendar management, communications across key stakeholders, publishing cycle coordination, and delivery
  • Identify and implement best in class social media tactics that drive performance
  • Manage in house, agency, and freelance partners
  • Work with influencers and affiliate partners to generate click-worthy, shareable content and connections that fuel audience growth
  • Stay on the cutting edge of platform trends, capabilities, and emerging trends/opportunities.
  • Have a passion for working in a fast-paced environment with a high level of teamwork
  • Collaborate with other internal teams, including Customer Success, IT, and sales to improve our user funnel
  • Ensure campaigns work in conjunction with, and compliment, other marketing efforts like advertising and other industry events

What you'll need 

  • 4+ years of design, copywriting, and graphic skills 
  • Have a passion for working in a fast-paced environment with a high level of teamwork
  • Collaborative –fosters cooperation and collaborates with others, supportive and encouraging
  • Communication – good oral and written communication skills. Able to deliver clear and concise information; demonstrates the ability to adapt to the audience
  • Self-motivated – Identifies what needs to be done and acts; contributes new ideas; looks for ways to add value
  • Creative: brings fresh, compelling, and impactful creative ideas to the table that are relevant to brand and opportunity
  • Detail Oriented – able to think and articulate in very simple terms. A keen eye for detail and the ability to identify missing pieces. Organized and able to prioritize multiple responsibilities
  • Agility – able to manage multiple priorities and a complicated schedule; maintains focus and composure
  • Team Player - collaborates with others; genuinely enjoys being a part of a team and shows support and interest towards co-workers

Best if you are/have 

  • Demonstrated success in a similar role/s, shown by growth in company leads and revenue, increase in traffic, click-through rates, and conversions
  • A “jack/jill of all trades” this person sees the story that needs to be told and can tell it via print, short content, graphical style, video, or long-form content
  • World-class writing and editing skills and a love for creating all-things content, and a passion for innovative storytelling techniques, technologies, and programs 
  • A dual minded approach: You’re highly creative and an excellent writer but can also be process-driven, think the scale, and rely on data to make decisions 
  • Flexible and adaptable; you can hand multiple priorities and projects and pivot on the fly 
  • Great organizational skills with high attention to detail  
  • Creative ideas that are relevant to XQ’s brand and opportunity (i.e long-form blogs, video content, ads, social media posts)
  • Content calendar and process from idea to execution experience
  • Photoshop / Illustrator / SEO experience

Our non-negotiables: 

  • You are both independently proactive and a team player who is collaborative in nature 
  • You’re excellent at managing your time with the ability to meet deadlines 
  • You are a clear communicator and great at interacting with multiple stakeholders 
  • You come to work without an ego and value the opinions of others 

What You’ll Get 

  • Opportunity to influence and shape a growing start-up 
  • A fast-paced and energetic work environment with a focus on growth, development, and empowerment 
  • Competitive salary and perks 

 Due to government contracts in place at XQ, all applicants must be a citizen of the United States or Canada.  



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