About Ivan Irakoze
Academic Level Degree Bachelor
Age 25 - 35 Years
I’m an award-winning performing poet and interactive storyteller in English and French, with a strong belief in creative self-expression. I love creating different types of content and seeing others express themselves freely.
I’m also a TEDx fellow, having given a talk on what I’m passionate about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al0H3c8bzkU
At my current job, I’ve gone from Content Writer writing an article a day consistently, to Content Coach reviewing other writers’ work and creating training, and finally, Creative Content Lead liaising with clients on a daily basis. And I’ve achieved this all in the space of one year.
2010 - 2014
United States International University
Inter-club Coordinator for the French Club in charge of relaying information between the club and the Student Affairs Council.
2020 - Present
Interacting with the firm’s clients and leads in different niches. The role entails: - Emailing leads and answering enquiries through all the stages of buyer’s journey, and converting them into clients. - Segmenting recipients according to buyer’s journey and niche. - Presenting the firm’s content creation process through screencasts. - Explaining detailed information of the steps required to order, ideate, receive, review, and publish content. - Updating clients on a weekly basis on the progress of their content. - Conducting keyword research for each content batch according to the needs of new and returning clients. - Briefing the team on specific requirements for new content. - Reviewing content before sharing it with clients for approval and publishing.
2020 - 2020
Coached a group of 30+ content writers who create articles, pillar pages, product pages, visual content, and more for international client websites. The role entailed: - Managing the entire content production process from ideation to publication. Ensuring that content is published continuously at a consistently high level. - Creating training for writers on SEO and every aspect of the content writing process. - Ideating article topics, finding keywords, and providing unique briefs for writers to work on. - Reviewing writers’ work. - Approving payments for writers, subeditors, and web developers. - Onboarding new writers. - Tracking keywords and content ranking on SERPs.
2019 - 2021
Produced content for multiple clients. The role entailed: - Creating SEO-optimized and brand-specific content. - Creating unique and compelling calls-to-action in all content. - Writing 1200+ word blog articles with visual content on a daily basis.
2018 - 2018
AFEX Test Prep Center
Tutored 17 students, preparing to sit Verbal section of SSAT and SAT exams. 3 of the SAT-taking students were accepted into Ivy League schools on scholarships.
2017 - 2019
Wrote various types of content for different clients. Highlights include writing: - A biography and a manifesto for a politician vying for election. - A brochure for a new mall. - Content for a clothing brand.
2014 - 2020
Started a social enterprise focused on Arts & Entertainment, where I: - Grew the organization\'s online community through content creation with 2,000+ followers across mainstream social media platforms. - Published content on the organization’s blog and social media channels. - Successfully planned, marketed & organized creative events. - Facilitated creative workshops for high school students in Nairobi.
Honors & awards
Winner of the Slam Africa spoken word competition in its 58th edition.