Northcutt is a Chicago-based inbound marketing agency that works primarily with major managed hosting companies. We cover everything from WordPress to cloud to Internet politics to domaining to Linux. Think content that could appear in one of: SitePoint, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, NetworkWorld, Data Center Knowledge.
We're seeking to expand our Content team with skilled tech journalists on a contract basis to begin. However, a full-time opportunity is currently available once we find somebody that we're totally satisfied with. Until then, we'd like to contract work on a per ~500-word basis.
Responsibilities include developing engaging content for corporate blog posts, as well as ghostwriting guest editorial pieces to be custom fit to major tech publications (see above). Skill in building a strategic content calendar and writing effective headlines is as important as the content itself.
Flawless American English
Online writing samples (especially published guest posts)
Fundamental understanding of topical technical issues involving the Internet
An ability to make otherwise dry topics seem interesting.
WE LOVE TO SEE:
Existing relationships with tech journalists/peers
Any passion you've shown towards blogging & geeky topics outside of work
A sense of humor
A "yes, and" approach to collaborating with other marketers/subject experts