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Writer needed for longform consumer product testing & review website - writing / editing / translation - job employment

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City: Orange county
Date: 10 Oct 2017
Category: Writing / Editing

Your Best Digs is a fun product testing and product review company and we're expanding! YourBestDigs.com is a subsidiary of Siege Media, a content marketing agency named one of the Fastest Growing Companies in San Diego in 2017, Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America and San Diego's Best Places to Work. We're looking to add a motivated freelance writer to help write superb content solely for YourBestDigs.com.

Responsibilities:

-Write 4,500-6,000 word in-depth reviews on specific types of home products after TESTING them. Categories will likely span small appliances, electronics, bed, bath, yard, etc.
-Research and determine what makes a good product
-Methodically and thoroughly test a group of products for all the features and details the average and not-so-average consumer would care about
-You'll work from home but must be local. You'll need a car/transportation to regularly meet up to transfer / return products that you test to our office in Santa Ana/Tustin in Orange County.

The *perfect* candidate will:

-Have experience writing product reviews or technical content, with a touch of personality
-Have discerning tastes and strong attention to detail when it comes to using and buying products
-Be experienced with the internet, social media, and have effective communication skills
-Be able to quickly and accurately type, to write reviews and e-mails
-Have excellent command of the English language, not requiring grammar edits
-Have experience publishing web content on WordPress or similar CMSs
-Have an existing social presence to help distribute written reviews and also establish credibility as a reviewer
-Be organized and have a superb attention to detail
-Be familiar with webmail, gmail
-Get along well with our team members. We're a relaxed, yet "get stuff done" type of group.
-Have photography or videography skills (bonus skill, not required)

This position would require you be near Tustin/Santa Ana for regular handing off of products to test. There will be rigid due dates to finish writing reviews.

This is a freelance, telecommuting, contractor position, and we prefer that you're able to commit at least 15-20 hours a week to this as we can provide as much work as you can handle. We are looking for people who plan to have at least 6 months of availability on this project to make the training time worth it for both of us. Pay rate is DOE. We are looking to hire as soon as you're ready.

To apply: E-mail your CV, examples of writing you've done, a cover letter with 'nougat' in the subject line, address why you would be a fit for each of the "responsibilities" section above, and why you'd want this position. Do NOT send short product reviews you've written about books/products/services you didn't actually use.
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