Hi – I’m Adam and I manage the marketing and communications program for Vista Projects, a mid-sized engineering firm based in Calgary, Alberta. I’m looking for a content writer to ghostwrite blog posts, service and product pages, white papers, brochures, job descriptions and potentially internal communications.
My preference is to agree to a price per word, however, I would also consider an hourly rate for the right candidate. I am not seeking a team of writers. Instead, I would like to hire one person who can write intelligently on a range of topics for a mature audience. I will commission jobs as they arise.
As many assignments will need to cover fairly dense, technical topics, I envision most content coming from our internal SMEs. The successful writer will need to sift through notes and technical documents and conduct interviews and follow-up communications. Technical training is not required but you will need to be able to understand what you write about. A background in oil & gas or energy engineering would suit you well in this role.
We are flexible and open to finding a workflow that makes sense for everyone. The quality of the final product will matter most. This is a remote position and you will be free to work on your own schedule as long as deadlines are met.
Vista has operated a successful engineering business in Western Canada’s oil and gas sector for over thirty years and has received multiple corporate awards for being a well-managed company and top employer. We are revamping our blog and developing new product offerings. Content marketing will be a key focus moving forward and we are hoping to forge a long-lasting relationship with a quality writer.
Please email adam.singfield[at]vistaprojects.com with the subject line: “Problogger Content Writer Application” and provide the following information.
1) Your name, contact information, and at least two social profiles
2) Why you are interested in this position
3) Samples of your writing, preference is for technical topics
4) Three blogs or news sites you follow that you deem relevant to this position
5) Two references from people who have hired you to write
6) 300 words about Canada’s oil industry
7) Your requested rate per word (preferred) or hourly
Thank you to everyone who applies. Please note we will review all applications but will only respond to a select few.