Letterdrop is a content marketing platform + agency backed by Y Combinator and led by an ex-Google Product Manager. We’re looking for an editor to join our team to help us create compelling B2B content for our customers and up-skill a team of junior writers. You'll be reporting to me, the founder and a team of 2 writers (with intent to expand to 10+ in next 6-12 months).
What will you do?
- Ensure clarity and concision and help prevent inaccuracies in content our writers produce for our dozens of customers.
- Help create a curriculum and documentation to teach good business writing. Design a repeatable process that we can run through with new writers and get them producing high-quality and consistent work within 3 months.
- Be willing to read and learn about general business practices so that you can create
- Use our Letterdrop software platform to spend your time effectively. We want you to focus on being creative, editing, and building writing processes to educate the team so that editing new work isn’t as painful as getting your wisdom teeth pulled out.
- We cover a wide variety of B2B industries including marketing, sales, customer support, accounting, etc. You don’t need to know specifics about these industries or be an expert, but you do need to be willing and able to learn about them given material from our customers.
- We are currently producing around 10 articles per week and want to scale up our operations. You’ll be editing these and educating writers so that you can reduce the amount of editing over time.
To get a better idea of the types of content we help our customers create, see below:
If you can go through the above and feel like this is within your wheelhouse, let’s chat!
What skills do you need?
- Bachelors Degree in English, Journalism or similar. Not a strict requirement. We have a writer who studied Biomedical Engineering!
- Experience working as a copy editor in an editorial environment and ability to build one up.
- Must be familiar with AP style, have an understanding of business and technology.
- You’re ok working in a startup environment - we’re figuring things out, trying to build something new from scratch. There will be lots of experimentation.
- An interest in educating other writers and building curriculum and process to make others successful.
- A passion for writing and English. You’re excited to tell stories through quality long-form content.
We expect writing we help our customers produce to be:
- not fluffy: We do not care about hitting word counts and saying empty sentences. If its filler content, it gets edited out.
- reads like you speak: This isn't an academic paper or Shakespeare. Write like you speak.
- follows style guides: Use the jargon of the industry
- written in American or British English (depends on client needs) and is grammatically correct
- Full-time (if you’re open to part-time for 10-20 hrs/week, we can discuss too)
- Remote work is ok.
- Hours are flexible. You should be available in the evenings at least one or two days a week to make timezones work with writers around the world.
How to apply
Send an email to email@example.com with the exact subject line [Apply] Editor and Content Lead (it will get lost if you don’t use this subject line)
In the body, include:
- 3 writing samples of blog posts or other long form content
- If applicable, tell us about your interest/experience building out process or curriculum previously in 2-3 sentences.
You don't need to add any formalities or a cover letter. Keep it short.
We encourage applications from candidates who have succeeded in a startup/small-organization environment and we welcome candidates from non-traditional backgrounds, with experience outside of journalism. We're also open to candidates with different levels of experience. A person with the right attitude is more important.
Thank you for reading! We're excited to work with you. :-)