We’re seeking a professional and engaging writer for fixed position with our publishing company.
Sounds like a good fit? Great!
With this writing job you’ll get:
-Consistent weekly work & pay.
-On-time weekly payment.
-Detailed guidance & expectations (enabling you to do a great job).
-Clear & quick communication. Slack, email, and project management tools.
-Join our small team. You’ll be supported by researchers and editors.
We hope you agree that this is a lot more than you’d expect from the average freelance writing gig.
With that in mind, we also expect you to be a cut above the average freelance writer.
--More about the job--
You’ll be required to deliver 3,000 words per day Monday to Friday (15,000 words per week), and the payment is $400/week.
This is based on an expected rate of 750 words per hour, making for 15,000 words in about 20 hours. Our $400/week offer was designed to equate to $20 per hour for 20 hours per week.
Note that there will sometimes be small things you’ll need to change after an editor reviews your articles, and you’ll complete these changes as part of the same weekly payment.
You’ll be working your way through a large content plan made up of articles in the 1000-4000 word range and occasionally longer.
This comes to 15,000 words per week, and each 3,000 words should be submitted before midnight (PST) of each weekday. Or, you could work at a faster rate...
If you did 5,000 words per day, your 15,000 word quota would be hit on Wednesday.
You could also start each weeks work on Saturday or Sunday. Either get a jump on the week, or finish your whole quota before the week ever begins.
Most of your writing will be reviewing products using online resources, but they won’t be “one off” articles.
For example if the overall topic was “snow blowers” we’d have a main buying guide, then “secondary” articles such as feature breakdowns, usage tips, individual product reviews, and so on.
Typically you’ll write 10-15 articles per topic.
This is all well planned, and you’ll be supported by a researcher and editor.
The website you’ll be writing for is about woodworking and DIY, and our audience is mostly men aged 30+.
--More about you--
You should apply for this position if you:
-Are detail oriented
-Have an engaging writing style, and avoid filler content
It’s important that you have an eye for the detail - We have thorough editorial guidelines and content structures that you’ll need to learn and follow.
Speaking of an eye for details, please start your application with the phrase “I’m a true professional, and want to write for you!”
As well as being a good writer, professionalism means you can deliver on time, communicate promptly and clearly, and that you’ll treat this job as seriously as if you were in an office with us.
You’ll be an important part of our content system, and lack of professionalism on your part could cause wide reaching delays.
We don’t necessarily require a native speaker, but your English should at the very least be excellent.
And of course, you should be an experienced writer who’s capable of delivering information in an engaging and entertaining way. We’re not fans of filler content.
--How to apply--
You should create a Google doc (docs.google.com) with title “Writer job application”.
For normal paragraph text, use Arial font with size 11. For section headings use the same font, but bolded, and only capitalize the first letter of the first word.
On the first line of the doc type your name and location, e.g: Sam Samson, United States
Below this you’ll have 4 sections. Each can be as long or short as you choose, but try to be both informative and concise. Keep it readable - paragraphs no more than 2 or 3 lines.
The headings and what you should consider for each section are below. The format below is "-Section heading. What to consider in section."
-Overview. Current employment, personal details, anything you’d like to share.
-Writing career. Your history as a paid writer, websites you’ve written for, jobs similar to this one.
-Communication & project delivery. Are you a reliable communicator, and do you deliver on time? Talk about your attitude towards these two things. Were communication and on-time delivery valued in your previous jobs?
-Writing samples. Pick 2 or 3 of your best pieces that you’d like us to see. Keep our website topic in mind (woodworking and DIY) and also the type of content we focus on (buying guides, product reviews).
When done, click the blue “share” button on the top right of the doc and get a “view only” link.