Jilt · Oct 19th 2018
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Jilt is looking for its first full-time writer to join our fully-distributed team and help us create amazing content for our two online publications and elsewhere.
You’ll be the first full-time writer and third member of our growing marketing team. You’ll help shape the direction of our content marketing and help get the word out about our email marketing platform built for eCommerce that’s used by thousands of merchants.
Here are some things you may do on a given day:
We’re all in on content at Jilt, and we’ve committed to making it a centerpiece of our marketing strategy. We’re constantly evolving our strategy, so you’ll never be bored. We’ll be experimenting with lots of different formats and ideas and we’re looking for a writer who has the flexibility and talent to come along with us on that ride.
On your first day, you will:
In your first week, you will:
In your first month, you will:
To succeed in this position, you should have:
You are a talented and creative writer who loves a good challenge. You have knowledge of the eCommerce and/or startup space, and you’re comfortable writing about business topics. You’re just as excited about writing a 600 word list post as you about a 2,500 word in-depth how-to.
You know the basics of SEO and (ideally) you have experience with writing both deeply researched pieces using secondary sources and doing original reporting. Deadlines don’t scare you, and you know how to operate a hydraulic machine press (okay, we just threw that in here to make sure you were still paying attention… don’t worry, we don’t use those). You’re excited to come to work every day and write amazing content that helps eCommerce entrepreneurs solve their biggest problems.
Our team is fully-remote and we communicate primarily through Slack, email, Google Docs, Basecamp, Airtable, and weekly stand-ups via Zoom (a few short meetings) — we believe the best work happens when given lots of uninterrupted time that’s free of distractions.
As a remote team, we believe that regular meetups are invaluable for getting to know each other better, so you should be available for 1-2 company-paid team trips per year. Curious about what those are like? Check out our recap of our last team retreat (SkyTrip), which brought the entire team out to Lake Tahoe, California for a week.
This is a full-time, salaried position, but hours are flexible. We know your work will speak for itself.
After an initial screening, you’ll get an email with a few questions to answer. Following that, you’ll have a few 30 minute phone chats with different people on our team to learn more about you and answer any questions you have about the position and company.
The most qualified candidates will then be invited to complete a short one-day research project where you’ll be asked to draft a detailed outline for a post. If this goes well, we’ll invite you to the final stage of our evaluation process: the trial project. During this 2-3 week period, you’ll work closely with our team as a paid contractor and use the detailed outline you created in the research project to write a full post for our blog. You’ll also be tasked with creating a second post from scratch. This gives you an opportunity to make sure you enjoy the work and the team, and it gives us an opportunity to evaluate your work. We’ll have regular chats each week to share feedback and make sure we’re on the same page. At the end of the project, if all goes well, you’ll be offered a permanent position. 🙂
Who you’ll work with:
Here are some benefits we're happy to offer to our team members:
We support workplace diversity and do not discriminate on any protected class. We believe when we work together as a team of different views, experiences, and ideas, we can build amazing things.
To apply: Please apply directly through this link: . Applications accepted through November 9th.