Thank you for your interest in joining the GILI team!
A bit about my agency and myself - My name is Jay Regan & I own an e-commerce product business in the paddle board space called GILI Sports. We have over 1000 positive product reviews, and we strive make the most killer SUPs and accessories out there.
One of our writers recently left, and we’re looking for an amazing writer to replace her.
Your role as a content writer includes research, outlining, and writing full length blog posts following our own, unique framework. We use several tools that make the outlining and writing easier, and they also provide strong content and set guidelines.
To give you some context, the articles you write will be posted on an e-commerce site & sent to our email subscribers as content. The goal is to keep subscribers engaged and interested with content in the paddle board space. We strive to create the best content out there, and create content that Google likes (ex: content that ranks!).
The articles can range from complex and long (2500+ words) to shorter articles in the 1000 word range. I will provide the topics and strategy. However, if you have any ideas, I'm totally open to it!
Here is an example of one of our blog posts: https://www.gilisports.com/blogs/sup-expert-advice/how-to-paddle-board-the-beginners-guide-to-sup-basics
For this job posting, I will be screening 3-5 candidates by having them write one article (paid). I will either choose one candidate for 2-4 articles per week or multiple candidates. I’m looking to hire someone within one week of this job post.
We’re looking for a writer who takes price in their work and want to work with us on a consistent, on-going basis.
We’re looking for a candidate who:
- Never misses deadlines
- Listens to direction
- Has excellent grammar and sentence structure
- Knows on Page SEO and Keyword Research
- Proven experience as a content writer
- Can communicate ideas effectively
- Is an excellent researcher
- Graciously accepts construct feedback
- Are very familiar with Google Drive
- Posses the ability to deal with changes in procedures
- Has the capability to take on more hours
- Is reasonably responsive to messaging
Don't let that scare you - I'm very easy going! There's just a lot of moving parts to this operation and a lot of team members, so one missed deadline can throw a whole line of people off.
When applying, please send an example of your work via Google Docs with edit access enabled (and/or work that you written that’s live on the internet).
Please also answer these questions in this order:
1. What is hyperlink?
2. Which sentence has the proper usage of they’re, there, or their:
- Look at the dinosaur over they’re!
- Look at the dinosaur over there!
- Look at the dinosaur over their!
3. Is it possible to make an image clickable?
4. If you have published any blog posts in the past, please include a link as your answer. If you have not or can not provide a link, please answer with "I can not provide an example of my work.”
5. Is bolding and italicizing important in blog articles? Why?
6. How do you determine if a piece of writing is good?
7. Describe a time when you were fact-checking and found conflicting information. How do you determine which source to trust?
8. Have you ever received negative feedback on a piece of writing that you have written? What was your response?
9. How do you plan and prioritize your work?
10. What do you charge per word/per article?
11. Please provide 5 examples of your work, preferably live on the web.
12. What is your best email address?
We will be reviewing applications this week and will reach out beginning January 24.
Thank you for your interest in joining our team. I’m looking forward to meeting you!
Any applicants who skip any questions above will not be considered for the position.