We are aThemes, a leading seller of WordPress themes (you might have heard of our Sydney theme). We also run a popular blog (https://athemes.com/blog) which now has over 300 published articles. Keeping all of these articles up to date is a challenge that we need help with - that's where you come in. You will be working alongside a technical editor, a handful of freelance writers and me, Charlie, the CEO (I still like to be quite involved with the blog).
We blog mainly about WordPress, so theme/plugin reviews, round ups, how-to tutorials etc. Because we are writing about software, which is always changing, we have to regularly update our content or it will become out of date. We are currently trying to review each post once per year (at least).
Your main job will be to help us review our already published posts to make sure that a) the themes/plugins in the post are still worth recommending (e.g. maybe a product has been abandoned and we should remove it), b) whether there have been any significant updates to the themes/plugins that are worth mentioning, and c) whether there are any new themes/plugins worth adding (from e.g. WordPress.org or Codecanyon) to the list (and if there are, co-ordinating with our writers to add descriptions for them).
If you can identify other improvements that can be made to the article (e.g. to the structure or the conclusion, anything), then all the better. For example, maybe you notice that a competitor article on the same topic is more comprehensive or is more useful or more up to date - how can we elevate our content to their level or beyond?
In time, we might also ask you to work on new article submissions.
You will also be responsible for dealing with blog advertising requests which come in via email. This process boils down to evaluating whether the product is one we are happy to promote, where it might fit in our content library, fee negotiation, and assigning the work to one of our writers (and editing their output).
In short, there are two aspects to this role: updating existing posts (this is where you will spend the majority of your time) and handling blog advertising requests.
- 2+ years experience as an editor or writer
- excellent English
- familiar with WordPress and the ecosystem of WordPress products (themes, plugins, hosting, etc)
- interest in WordPress and web technology generally
- the ability to improve any article
- impeccable grammar
Nice to haves
- you've written about WordPress for an online publication
- you run your personal blog (if you have one) on WordPress
- experience giving feedback to writers
- SEO knowledge (e.g. keyword research, basic on-page SEO)
You will not necessarily have to write any content yourself for this position but if you have writing skills that would be a huge bonus and we may ask you to write articles too.
This is a remote position meaning you can work from anywhere in the world. Ideally, however, your working hours will overlap at least to some extent (let's say 4 hours a day) with Central European Time (CET). Note that this isn't necessarily a deal-breaker for exceptional candidates who are comfortable working asynchronously.
We expect this role will take around 20 hours per week but it could be a bit more or less. We will take a flexible approach.
To apply, please click the button below and include the following:
- a link to your resume
- a few samples of your editing or writing, preferably about WordPress or another related topic
- a cover letter that tells us a bit about you, your relevant work history and why you'd make a good editor for the aThemes blog
- your expected hourly rate