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[Long Term, Big Impact] Blog editor for innovative project at established language education company

Parrot Published: January 12, 2023
Location
Anywhere
Work can be done remotely
Job Type
Company Type
Studio

Description

This is an opportunity to be on the ground floor of building the next big language learning site and mobile app: https://parrotlanguages.com/. Parrot helps people learn through immersive first-person video and speech recognition.

Parrot is a new project started by the same company behind FluentU, a popular language learning app and website. We’re a profitable, stable company (started in 2011) with a long-term focus – proudly self-funded. Many people know us through our blog, which is visited millions of times every month.

In this role, you will:
- grow the Parrot blog (https://blog.parrotlanguages.com/), which is still in the early stages.
- work closely with the founder of FluentU (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alancpark/)
- learn from best practices of the FluentU blog, but not be restricted by them
- be one of several editors working with managing freelance writers
- own the responsibility of growing the blog to millions of visitors per month

How we work

- We’re a 100% distributed/remote team and always have been.
- Most of our communication is text-based (mostly Asana) and we have a low-stress environment.
- We also have a flat, collaborative environment.
- We make decisions based on logic/reason. We prioritize communicating clearly: https://app.tettra.co/teams/fluentu/pages/communication-guidelines

I'm looking for someone who:
- knows blog editing backwards and forwards (note: experience with academic editing, technical content editing, fiction editing, news editing, doesn’t necessarily translate to blog editing. Same goes for editing your own writing work)
- knows at least the basics of SEO
- is proficient at managing a team of writers
- is practical, action oriented, and gets things done
- has project management skills and can get things going
creates and improves effective processes and documentation
- is data oriented and not afraid of numbers
- has a growth mindset and is dedicated to continuous improvement
- can work 25+ hours per week on a regular basis
- is tech-savvy (Experience with WordPress preferred. Knowing Asana wins bonus points.)
- Has some meaningful experience with language learning.

Please note that this initial job is a fully paid trial project to see if there's a mutual fit.  Details about the trial project will be provided later.

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