compensation: $20.00 per short, edited piece - to start employment type: part-time telecommuting okay
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Who you are: someone with 10-20 hours/week that you can devote to helping us turn ideas into web articles, blog posts, and newsletter articles geared toward providing valuable content to our future and current clients. This job would probably be perfect for an ambitious and intellectually curious high school or college student with some available extra time, or perhaps even a mom with school-aged children with availability during school hours. Most of your work will be remote, but you should plan to visit our office in near Park Avenue in Winter Park several times per month to brainstorm and pick up new assignments.
Who we are: a local, forward-thinking personal injury/wrongful death law firm that utilizes multiple marketing channels (including our website, social media, a monthly newsletter, direct mail, and direct referrals, to name a few) to generate new clients. We are a small, client-focused firm, that never wants to lose sight of why we practice law - to help people.
Quality content is the key to our ability to attract new clients, and inform our current clients and referral sources. We need help turning our ideas and existing marketing materials into a variety of publications -- digital and otherwise. We are looking for someone who is talented and skilled as a writer, who can identify our "voice" from our existing materials, and apply it to all of our future marketing materials.
You need to be smart, reliable, and able to meet deadlines. You MUST have a great command of the English language, and be able to demonstrate that command in your writing. That being said, we are far more interested in working with someone who is sharp, eager, and motivated, than someone who is a "stick in the mud" with a wall full of certificates and credentials.
You need to be comfortable with word processing software like Microsoft Word or Google Docs. Having some experience with graphic arts software will be a distinct advantage, as this will allow you to make your expertly-written direct mail pieces look outstanding, too. Some legal knowledge would be a plus, but is not at all essential for this job. There will also be some phone work, but it will be simple (ex. scheduling lunches for our attorneys from time-to-time, speaking to print vendors, etc.) and infrequent. Willingness to learn is essential for this job. (This job would probably be great for someone who is thinking about law school one day. This job will give the winning candidate a true "behind the scenes", "insider" look at how a law firm and civil legal cases work - from start to finish.) Additionally, the skills you learn and develop working with us can easily be transferred to practically any other small business you can think of.
We understand that good writing is difficult for many, and difficult to master. This is why - in addition to emailing your resume and a short note describing why you think you would be a good fit for this position, we will need you to submit the following:
A 200-250 word article using the information in this video (yes, it is old - it was one of my first) that gives a summary of the issue and demonstrates my viewpoint ("speaks in my voice"). https://youtu.be/lDM1X7G6ZV8
We know this job isn't going to be for everyone. This job is NOT for you if:
* You are or were the kind of student who needed your parents to constantly remind you about your homework assignments (or worse, had them do your assignments for you.)
* You need lots of direction in order to do your work.
* You are afraid to make mistakes or talk to people.
* You are looking for a "safe" and mindless job where you can just show up and collect a regular paycheck for doing the bare minimum of work.
Here's the deal: The job will start out at $20.00 per short, edited piece (ex. blog post, or newsletter article). Once we have both decided that we are perfect fit for each other, we will pay at a rate of $17.00 per hour and introduce you to more involved projects.
Here's how you apply (pay attention to this instruction.) Send me an email to the email embedded in this ad with the subject line: "I am your marketing writer". The body of the email should contain only your contact information, and a short note telling us why you would be a good fit for this job, and when we can expect to receive your mailed writing "assignment." In addition, you can send along with the "assignment" anything else you'd like us to review that shows off your skills. Mail items to:
Cullen & Hemphill, PLC
101 S. New York Ave., Suite 205
Winter Park, FL 32789
The deadline for applications is July 18, 2018, although if the person we like comes along sooner, we might close the opening right then and there.
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