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Upworthy Freelance Curator
Upworthy is currently hiring diverse Freelance Writers — of all ages, ethnicities, professional backgrounds, and walks of life — to help us find meaningful content on the Internet that millions of people should see. *Women and people of color are highly encouraged to apply.*
Upworthy.com was founded by veterans of The Onion, MoveOn, YouTube, and Facebook. Our mission is to make issues that matter go viral in the social media space. Read more about our mission.
We're one of the fastest growing media companies in history, and we're building ways to measure and predict virality that no one's ever done before. Check out this recent article about us in The New York Times.
Freelance Writers at Upworthy will be responsible for scouring the web for amazing content and then repackaging that content to go viral with irresistible headlines and other copy. You must be able to submit 10 amazing links and write up 5 amazing pieces (either originals or found elsewhere on the web) per week that will get published to Upworthy.com. Your job might include testing headlines or working to further the goals of one of our nonprofit partners or helping Upworthy's graphic designers frame an original piece of work. You’ll work directly with Upworthy’s leaders, get the inside scoop about our work on virality, have freedom and flexibility over your own schedule, and will be given sizeable bonuses for big hits.
Professional experience in one or more of the following areas will make you a great addition to Upworthy: humor / improv, advocacy, marketing, non-profit experience, advertising, graphic design, journalism, acting, communications, creative writing, Internet savvy, online community / moderator experience, and general tech savvy.
WHAT YOU'VE GOTTA HAVE:
Your own ergonomic laptop / computer setup
Phone and internet access 24/7
Ability to attend mandatory training in Denver, Sept 19-21, 2012 (we'll cover your expenses)
• Creativity and a sense of humor.
• Clear and precise communication skills.
• Attention to detail—seriously. If you don't have this, you should stop right here.
• Tech skills and Internet savvy.
• Ability to manage projects and hit deadlines.
• Self-manager, self-teacher and self-starter.
• Understanding of and love for social media—if you have a great blog, Twitter feed, or Tumblr with a dedicated following, that’s a good sign.
• Spanish skills are a plus.
LOCATION: Work from home, live anywhere. Hours are flexible and we collaborate online.
COMPENSATION: 2 weeks paid training period, then per-post fee with bonuses for popular and super-popular posts--measured by particularly high reach. (plus great experience).
COMMITMENT: Find 10 links to great content each week. Write up 5 of those links as a piece for the Upworthy site.
START DATE: September 17, 2012. MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR TRAINING SEPTEMBER 19-21. No exceptions. All expenses will be paid.
END DATE: Ongoing (with chances for full-time hire in certain circumstances)
TO APPLY: Send your cover letter, a resume, and three amazing things you found online, using the form below. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Edited by Wendy Norris on Jul 30, 2012 12:41 PM