Whether or not it’s fair to classify WordStream as a startup , we certainly still think of ourselves that way. And one of the challenges of startup life is the rapid growth – meaning our needs often outpace our hiring.
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Lately, that’s the case with content creation, so we’re looking for a few good freelance writers to help us out. So if you love writing, Internet marketing, and extra money, we want to hear from you! Specifically, I’m looking for someone(s) who:
- Has hands-on experience with search marketing – WordStream is very meta in that we market about marketing, do SEO on pages about SEO, create PPC ads for our PPC software and so on. So if you’re going to write for us, you need to have experience with the world of search marketing – preferably both paid search (PPC) and organic search (SEO). General knowledge of other marketing channels, including email marketing, display advertising, webinars, social media, etc., is expected.
- Writes with personality and clarity – A great writer can communicate as clearly on the page as they do in speech, and has a distinct voice that sounds like a person, not the bland amalgam of a hundred voices you find on Wikipedia.
- Has written in a professional setting – I don’t have the capacity to do a lot of training for this position. I’m looking for someone who knows how to write in a professional setting. Ideally, you’ll have experience in writing copy for one or all of the following: websites, blogs, white papers, e-books, press releases, newsletters. Experience with videos or infographics is a bonus!
- Is immersed in the Internet – If you’re going to write about search marketing, you need to be tech-savvy. If you mourned the death of Google Reader, you’re a friend of mine. Being active on social media is pretty much a must.
- Can respond to email quickly – We won’t need your services every day, but we’d love to get a response within 24 hours on weekdays.
Here’s what we're not looking for:
- You don’t have to live in Boston! Heck, I don’t live in Boston. This is something you can do remotely and from home. Of course, it's fine if you do call BOS home.
- You don’t need to make WordStream your full-time job. In fact, you can’t. We’re not hiring a full-time writer right now. We’ll work with you on an hourly or per-project basis.
- This isn’t an internship. Those with no relevant experience need not apply.
If this sounds like you and you’re interested in writing for WordStream, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org  with a brief cover letter, your resume and a few writing samples. I look forward to chatting with you!
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