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Content Writer (Freelance)

FreelanceContent writer$5-$75 per day Remote
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Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. On Skillshare, millions of members come together to find inspiration and take the next step in their creative journey.

In this role you will work closely with the Content Strategist for Growth and SEO to craft high-quality, detailed content for the Skillshare blog with the goal of improving its quality and performance.  Online learning is an extremely competitive space, so you must be able to write content that will stand out, compete & convert, and be interesting and helpful to our readers. 

This is a long-term engagement with guaranteed work every week, provided you meet all of the requirements below. 

What you'll do:

  • Write how-to content; explaining topics thoroughly in a casual & friendly, yet professional & authoritative voice. 
  • Write blog posts in a way that encourages conversion.
  • Optimize content with keywords that will be provided to you (no keyword research necessary)
  • Write post titles that are optimized, unique, interesting and eye-catching, and meta descriptions that grab searchers’ attention and encourage click through.

Why we're excited about you

  • You have 4+ years' experience writing web content.
  • You are detail-oriented. Producing content is extremely detailed work; every single word counts.
  • You have the ability to empathize and relate to our readers, and an excellent understanding of grammar and mechanics. 
  • You can consistently meet deadlines and create content in a fast-paced environment without compromising quality.
  • You have a working knowledge of SEO, specifically as it pertains to content, including writing optimized content with keywords and a clear understanding of relevance and intent to optimize anchor text for internal links. 
  • Bonus points if you have experience writing in the online learning space or for enterprise-level clients.
  • Super Bonus points if you can write fluently in Spanish, French, Portuguese or German.

Compensation

  • $.25 per word starting rate
  • $75 per hour for training and meetings
  • $5 per image added to each post (not to buy images, but to compensate for time finding them)
  • One-year membership to Skillshare’s learning platform

Why you are excited about us:

  • Impact: You will have both support and autonomy to drive results. 
  • Growth: You’ll have a key role on a high-visibility team. There will be opportunities to shine professionally and reach new milestones in your career.
  • Our team: We are a passionate, high-performance team that is a lot of fun to work with. Our culture has been consciously designed to encourage transparency, curiosity, creativity, and impact.
  • Our mission: We’re doing work that matters – connecting lifelong learners around the world and empowering them to pursue their creativity.
  • Flexibility: We believe that doing your best work means living a full life. That means different things for everyone, so we optimize for trust, invest to support remote team
About Skillshare

Skillshare is an online learning community whose mission is to connect curious, lifelong learners everywhere – and, in so doing, build a more creative, more generous, and more prosperous world. Today, our community has grown to millions of members who come to Skillshare to learn creative and entrepreneurial skills, network with peers, and even teach a class themselves. We are backed by OMERS Growth Equity, Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Amasia, Spero Ventures, and Burda Principal Investments. 

Skillshare is committed to building a diverse team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We work to ensure a consistent interview process, and inclusive work environment for all.


IMPORTANT: Skillshare is among several companies recently made aware of a phishing scam involving con artists posing as hiring managers recruiting via email, text and Skype. Please note, Skillshare employees will only use @Skillshare.com email addresses to communicate with you, will have video interviews with you, and will never ask you for money or for you to email your personal identification information to us.
Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Freelance contract
  • What's the salary range for the Content Writer (Freelance) position?
    The suggested salary for this position is $5-$75 per day
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    Yes, telecommuting is possible for this position
About Skillshare
Skillshare is an online learning community based in the United States for people who want to learn from educational videos.
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Industry
E-Learning, EdTech
Founded
2010
Size
51-250 employees

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