Thumbtack is looking for very reliable snippet writers with impeccable English writing skills for an ongoing work.
Thumbtack is one of San Francisco’s hottest start-ups, with more than $15M in funding from some of the world’s most respected investors. We are changing the way people find and book services in the U.S. – from handymen and electricians, to DJs and wedding photographers – you’ll find it all on Thumbtack. We are introducing hundreds of thousands of consumers to service professionals every month and we’re just getting started.
We have a large amount of posts that need snippets, so we are looking for someone who can work full time.
What are snippets?
Snippets are very short keyword-rich summaries of service listings. They're about 180 to 200 characters (NOT words) long. Here's an example.
I am a Hollywood hair dresser and makeup artist. I worked as a department head for a TV show called "Touched By An Angel" for 9 years. I was able to work in other movies and TV shows as well. My services include hair, makeup, waxing, lash extensions, OPI gel nails, CND Shellac facials and energy work.
Look like a celebrity with Ken Johnson's salon services. He is a Hollywood beauty expert and hair dresser who does hair, makeup, lash extensions, facials and waxing services.
Note: A list of keywords will be provided as you work on each task.
We want to hire writers who can write at least 250 snippets each week in an ongoing basis. But you can always do more, if you wish. The more you write, the more you earn.
An average snippet writer produces 15 to 30 snippets per hour, and earns $100 to $200 a week (inclusive of incentives).
We’d like to find someone who can stay with us for at least a year, or even longer. Most of our staff have been with us for years, and we want to hire writers who are willing to stay that long.
You will need to be confident and comfortable about writing snippets of service listings on various categories in the site.
* Excellent English writing skills; must have coherence in writing
* Superior grammar and punctuation usage
* Ability to strictly follow our guidelines in writing snippets and editing snippet titles
* Fast and accurate encoding/typing skills
* Can work full time and would want to stay longer with us
* Positive and open to constructive criticisms
* Owns a fully functioning work equipment with webcam and very stable internet connection
* Good character (follows company policies, embodies our values, honest, etc.)
* Prior experience writing snippets or articles with SEO guidelines is a good plus
(Please DON'T send them attachments.)
* Unique and original cover letter. Please don’t send a general cover letter, as this is one way for us to evaluate your writing skills.
* 200-character summary of this selection below. Please write in third person.
Service Title: Writer, Producer, & Copy Editor
Service Provider: Michelle Blackwell
Business Name: Red Diva
I am a writer/producer and copy editor. I specialize in marketing and special event (arranging photography and/or video recording) with over 10 years of experience under my belt. I can proof read your script (manuscript, screenplay, teleplay, stage play, proposal, etc.).
Some of my specialities are:
- Business plan creation (writing)
- Show outlining/writing/producing
- Script writing
- Special Event Planning & Coordination
Applicants will be screened thoroughly. New oDesk contractors are welcome to apply, but must be oDesk ready.
Again, I stress that your writing should be natural sounding when read and of high quality. It must be 100% error-free, so your grammar, punctuation, capitalization and spelling must be perfect.
Since this is an ongoing position, we would prefer someone who is does not have any full-time job (online or offline). If we decide to move forward with your application, we'll give you a one-time paid test worth $10.
Once hired, you’ll be put on a two-month probation period, and will be paid $0.16 per snippet written. If after the probation period you’ve shown excellence in your performance and work ethics, we’ll increase your rate to $0.18 per snippet. Depending on your performance, you could get a maximum increase of $0.25 per snippet. We also have three incentive programs which you’ll know more about once hired full time.
PLEASE NOTE: This job pays a per-task rate of $0.16 per snippet (exclusive of oDesk fee). Those who will bid higher will be rejected right away.
We look forward to working closely with the qualified candidates.
We're a fun, small (but GROWING) company. Check us out:
Company Website - www.thumbtack.com
Team Philippines FB Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/thumbtackphilippines/