Contract Content Writer
37signals is hiring a Writer to create content for our website and other media channels. This is a contract position, paid hourly. The initial contract will be for 6 months of work, but we may decide to extend at the end of 6 months.
About the Work
We’re looking for a professional writer who has experience translating big ideas into simple and compelling stories. You'll work with our Content Marketing Manager to conceptualize, research, and write educational articles on topics near and dear to the 37signals heart, like project management, remote work, leadership, marketing, and entrepreneurship.
We've spent decades refining our brand voice and building a loyal following. You must be able to capture this unique voice and hone in on subjects and viewpoints that resonate with our audience. Your content will do more than just educate our readers - it will empower them with a new frame of mind.
You're a seasoned freelancer. You can work independently, prioritize assignments, nail deadlines and welcome feedback. Your love for writing shines through in your work.
- The 37signals voice resonates with you, and it's easy for you to adopt.
- You've written for technology companies, or you've published content in the technology or start-up space.
- You have strong research skills, and can quickly bring yourself up to speed on unfamiliar topics.
- You’re a stickler for style, grammar, and finding words and phrases that best capture an idea or feeling.
- You have the capacity to produce 5 articles per week (1,000-2,500 words each).
- You have 3 years professional experience writing and editing, in American English, for different types of channels.
- You're familiar with SEO and keyword strategy.
You’re comfortable as a manager of one.
This is a remote position, but we’re only considering candidates who live in North or South America. Since you'll be working so closely with our Content Marketing Manager, your work schedules need to overlap significantly.
We respect everyone's right to participate in political expression and activism, but avoid having political debates on our internal communication systems. 37signals as a company also does not weigh in on politics publicly, outside of topics directly related to our business. You should be at peace with both of these stances.
Pay and benefits
This is a contract position that pays $50/hour, with an anticipated workload of 10-15 hours per week. We'll ask you for a 6-month commitment to start, but we may decide to extend the contract. There are no employee benefits offered for this contract position.
How to apply
Submit your resume and a cover letter tailored to this position. Introduce yourself to us as a colleague. Please include 3 writing samples that have a technology focus and showcase the quality of your writing.
Also send us one new article (1,000 words or less) that takes no more than an hour or two to research and write. Article should answer the following prompt: What is the future of remote work? You can reference our articles, podcast, and remote guide to get a sense of our existing opinions and voice, but make this your own and tell us a story.
**No Agencies Please**
Go for it!
We are accepting applications until Monday September 19, at 5:00PM US-Central time.
You should not expect to hear for a few weeks, while we review all applications. Please note that we’re unable to offer individual feedback during the screening process. Our small hiring teams simply don't have the bandwidth to offer personalized feedback before the interview stage.
Interviews will take place in late September, and we hope to start our contract in October.
We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!
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