It’s that time again to grow my amazing group of talented writers, designers, editors, and marketers, and I’m looking to add a very specialized team member to join Good Story Company!
Copy that compels and sells! Please note that copywriting is a very different skill set from creative writing. I am looking for a candidate that can bring a certain understanding of marketing and sales writing to the table.
Your primary copywriting responsibilities will be Facebook/Instagram ads, web copy for our websites, sales pages, and email newsletters. Our primary revenue drivers are editorial services, webinars, and online courses. There are new initiatives in the pipeline, including a marketing challenge for writers.
It will help if you’re already comfortable with, proficient in, or (at least) very driven to learn:
- Google Suite: Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms
- Trello: a project management interface
- Dropbox: a file management system
- Facebook Ads Manager: where we set up and manage our advertisements
- MailChimp: an email newsletter and mailing list management software
- ActiveCampaign: same
- ClickFunnels: a landing page software that hosts our sales pages
- Member Vault: our logged in student software (very easy to learn)
Fluent and engaging written communication skills are a must, as you’ll be representing a company that is for writers, by writers. From a personality perspective, excellent accountability is my top priority. You need to be driven enough to motivate yourself and communicate about any potential problems (like missing a deadline) way ahead of time.
I don’t have the bandwidth or energy to chase a copywriter around and constantly check in, nor do I want to set up that kind of overbearing dynamic. I want you to be very excited to kick butt independently!
This is a remote position. You can work from anywhere, but for tax reasons, you will need to be based in the US and legally eligible to work. This is a contractor position, so tax withholding is not provided. You are responsible for withholding your own income taxes and reporting your earnings to the IRS. You will receive a 1099 instead of a W2 each year.
Since we do not provide benefits like health care or a 401k, I make it a point to provide learning, growth, personal, and professional development opportunities. I’ve enrolled members of my team in about $10,000+ worth of online classes. Before the COVID pandemic, I hosted an all expense paid four-day retreat in Arizona for my entire team.
This work is paid hourly and wages are based on qualifications. Time commitment will be on a project-by-project basis, though I am looking to revamp a lot of my copy right away. I am also looking for someone who can be dedicated to this job and this company for the long haul. I love my team to bits. I hate making changes to my team or suddenly being left with a position to fill. If you’re committed to us, we will be 100% committed to you.
We welcome the opportunity to hear from diverse applicants!
I’m Mary and I have been in the publishing business for 10+ years. I started Kidlit in 2009, published my book Writing Irresistible Kidlit in 2012, founded Mary Kole Editorial in 2013, and Good Story Company in 2019.
At Mary Kole Editorial and Good Story Company, we believe in helping all writers unlock their potential. We’re also passionate about doing good. This year, I launched the Good Story Grant and gave away an award of $2,000 to one writer to enable them to make an amazing dream come true for her project, and $500 so a runner up could take a very important trip. I can’t wait to see what kind of creativity the Good Story Grant facilitates in the future!
I’m a female founder working my way up in the business world and building a company that makes a difference. My team is a fun and motivated crew of writers, creatives, nerds (said with so much love!) and more. Our work, from the editorial team to the marketing team, is highly creative. But we’re successful, too, and only working to become more so!
More than anything, I want to inspire my future executive assistant and give you the tools and firsthand experience of what it means to run an amazing independent business. My dream for you is that you stay with me for a long time, but then maybe go on to build something yourself, using what you’ve learned!
How to Apply
If this sounds good to you, please drop me a line at:
I’d love to hear from you by Friday, June 5th, at midnight CST with a personalized cover letter and resume attached to an email. I’m looking for an immediate start, so don’t delay! (How you follow these directions will be a part of my assessment of your application.)
Thanks so much!