We are aThemes and we create well-designed and easy to use WordPress themes. We also run a high-traffic blog about WordPress and online marketing: https://athemes.com/blog/
We now have 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) to review our blog posts and keep them up to date.
We blog mainly about WordPress, so theme/plugin reviews, round ups, how-to tutorials etc. We are currently trying to review each post once per year.
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, 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.
What you'll do
- Edit and improve content
- Regularly review existing blog content to ensure it is up to date and competitive compared with the rest of the SERPs
- Format posts in WordPress
- Create and update our content SOPs
- Carry out competitor analysis
- Give feedback to writers to help them improve their craft
- 3+ 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
- you know your way around WordPress
- the ability to improve any article
- impeccable grammar
- strong research skills
Nice to haves
- technical knowledge (HTML, CSS etc)
We are ideally looking for someone who can commit at least 20 hours a week to this role. You can live anywhere in the world, but you must be available on weekdays between our core working hours of 10am-2pm CET (Central European Time) so you can interact with the rest of the team.
In your application please include a resume and answer the follow questions.
Why are you interested in working for aThemes as an Editor? What excites you most about this role?
Tell us, briefly, about your writing/editing experience, particularly as it relates to technical (software) content.