What we are:
We are an advertising company that operates a gallery slideshow website. Articles are typically written in list form (10 Celebrity Secrets, 20 Shocking Facts, etc.) and presented with each item on its own slide (page). Users navigate with the Next button to see each new item which generates a new pageview and ad impressions to advertisers.
What we need:
I am looking for a few freelance content writers who can see the vision on how to take an ordinary news story and transform it into a sensational viral masterpiece.
Take the following example:
Actual news story: Vet tells women, who sleeps with her snake, that it is planning to eat her in her sleep
How we need it presented: http://www.lifebuzz.com/snake-sleeper/
1. Build up some history/facts. xx% of people love sleeping with their pets, blah blah
2. Evoke some emotions for people who do own and love their pets
3. Begin transitioning into actual story
4. Try to shock reader (strong emotions increase rate of sharing)
Notes: High word count is not required. Main body is usually around a paragraph with each slide containing just enough of the necessary information, typically 1-3 sentences.
Attention engagement is key. Majority of our audience are people who are taking a break during the day or back home after work and want to consume something quick and entertaining that requires minimal mental processing.
Ideally, each post should be at least 10 images/slides. However you are free to use your own judgement if the article would be best with fewer or more slides.
Titles should be sensational but still realistic and not over the top. We do employ many tricks to get users to visit but when they do, they should be engaged when reading the content and satisfied afterwards rather than feeling like they were tricked to click another boring article.
We are a very early stage but funded company so if an article "clicks" with the right audience, you will receive hundreds of thousands to millions of views over a few days. Your compensation will be a fixed pay per post + percentage of profit generated from readers.
This should be a rather fun position for the right person. Do not upload your resume or CV, it will not be read. Like the people you will be writing for, get creative with ways to engage the reader (or me in this case). Feel free to send examples of past writings or you can find a news article and do a very brief overview of what you would write.
-If you are a millennial who knows what people share and talk about.
-Active and very familiar in online communities where news breaks out first (reddit, others).
-Have a fascination with social experimenting to see how people react and interact with certain text and images.
-Ambitious and self driven (we are open to offer equity to the right writer as well)
Thank you for your interest and we hope you would join us in world domination, together.