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Content Specialists

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Content Specialists

We’re hiring!

Want to be part of something different? You can when you work with us.

We are looking to bring on two Content Specialists to join our team! This is a huge opportunity for you to work with one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. and learn the ins and outs of the online business world. Over the last couple of years, our company has seen explosive growth—and there is no sign of it slowing down. 

In order to keep hitting our goals, which include having the largest number of high quality deals in the market, we need to expand our horizons and improve our customer experience to a point that makes us the de-facto standard for buying and selling online businesses. Your work will help propel the industry forward to new levels not seen before.

Being a location-independent full time position is one of the many benefits. You’ll be free to work anywhere in the world outside of the USA (with the exception of Colorado or Texas). Be it the beaches in Thailand – which does have superb 4G connectivity and cheaper cost of living – or in a mountain resort in the Swiss Alps – the choice is yours. *see USA resident requirements below.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity for you, then read on to learn more about our company and how to apply for the position!

What’s the Opportunity?

What’s The Opportunity?

We truly believe in the power of content marketing and love sharing not only our stories, but the stories of our customers and other online entrepreneurs as well. Becoming a Content Specialist makes you a critical part of Empire Flippers. You will learn skills that will last you a lifetime in the online business world.

You’ll be working closely with us in Saigon, Vietnam for the first month as we get you up to speed on our company, our position in the market, and the needs/interests of our community. The dates for this training will be March 10th – April 10th, 2020, and you will be responsible for your ticket to Saigon. However, once you arrive, we will pay your rent for the month. From there, we will buy you a ticket to our bi-annual meetup to be held in Budapest, Hungary in April. We will also cover your accommodations. After Budapest, this role will turn into a location independent position, allowing you to work from wherever you’d like.

We’ll teach you the ins and outs of the online business brokerage industry, coming from years of experience. You’ll work on producing content, which will be used for (but not limited to) blog posts both on and off site, email marketing funnels such as actual email workflows or lead magnets, video and audio content and more. 

This is a full-time position. Our company is growing at a fast rate – 24% in 2019 – which means excellent opportunities for personal and career growth. We may ask you to attend conferences too, which can help you network with industry leaders.

What’s the Content Specialist Position Like?

What’s the Position Like?

The Content Specialist position is vital to the success of our company, working within the marketing department to coordinate, produce, and edit content for Empire Flippers. You will need to have strong written and editorial skills, with the ability to produce your own content while also maintaining voice and quality assurance working with other writers. 

It’s important to have a basic understanding of SEO and social media marketing principles so you can write content optimized for both. Your job will consist of reading, collecting, and sculpturing data to create engaging pieces of story-driven content.

Overall, the content specialist position is a creative growth function for the brand with the goal to increase lead nurturing at every single level of the marketing funnel using content. We want you to be comfortable collaborating within a team and also comfortable managing several different writers and projects at once. 

Here’s a look at some of the tasks and processes you’ll be responsible for:

  • Outreach to off-site publications and websites with a goal of creating 1 in-depth industry-related blog post per month.
  • Manage content flow from outsourced content agencies.
  • Optimize content with best SEO industry practices.
  • Monitor mentions and backlinks across the web for potential content opportunities.
  • Create and manage on-going Q&A database (Quora, Reddit, Facebook groups etc.), including writing answers to be published under DM and CMO’s name.
  • Manage and improve the on-going editorial calendar.

What Skills Are Needed?

What Skills Do I Need?

We believe in hiring people that are a good fit for us culturally.

A good fit is actually more important to us than the skill set since we will teach you everything you need to know.

You need to have immaculate attention to detail. We need to hear you grunting and moaning if a word or grammatical structure doesn’t quite look or feel right, as you’ll be creating two pieces of in-depth written content per month to be published on the blog. Writing, editing and proofreading is a large part of this role for all content being produced.

Be a good communicator. It sounds very cliché, but you’ll be brainstorming with team members in other departments, developing and collaborating on overall content strategy for both short-term and long-term goals and creating new content ideas.

A self-starter. We need to see some evidence that you’re able to get up every morning, bite the bullet and just get on with it, even if you’ve tried four coffee shops and none have decent wifi. You won’t have eyes looking over your shoulder on a day to day basis, you’ll be working in almost full autonomy, we’ll need to trust you to deliver the goods. In a nutshell: you must be highly motivated, goal-driven and coachable.

The following skills/experience would be a bonus:

  • A deep understanding of crafting written, story-driven content marketing pieces
  • Strong emphasis on editing skills across various writing styles to ensure overall brand messaging remains top of mind
  • Basic to intermediate social media knowledge
  • Basic to intermediate SEO knowledge
  • Basic to intermediate email marketing automation knowledge

What’s the Lifestyle Like?

What’s the Lifestyle Like?

Our company culture is built on the idea of travel, remote work, and living life on your terms.

We’re not looking to put you in a cubicle and waste your time in traffic. You’ll be working hard, playing hard, and learning all about our company and what we stand for during this time.

Apart from meeting us in person every now and then, you’re free to work and live anywhere you’d like and join the new class of digital nomads – we’re homeless but have a passport, credit card, and a laptop.

You’ll become friends with people who will be able to give you massive insights into how digital businesses work, how they scale, and, of course, how to invest in them or sell them.

Love It. What’s the Catch?

Love It. What’s the Catch?

This isn’t a gap year experience. This is not a temporary contract.

If you’re applying just because you want something to fund your travels before you start seeking out a “serious” job, then you probably shouldn’t apply.

We’re looking for career-minded people who share our vision and see where we’re going. We want you to be part of that vision and help us get there over the long haul.

And while we play hard and sometimes really do work next to the pool all day, we work even harder. Sometimes you will be putting in a 10-12 hour day as business demands arise. You’ll be working weird hours to match other team members time zones, and you’ll sometimes have to face some critical feedback. 

You will be expected to perform to our expectations and really help us grow our business to the next level. We’re counting on you.

If you can see yourself growing into a profitable and meaningful career with us and love what we do, we want you to be part of our team.

Details to Keep in Mind

Details to Keep in Mind

When you first start off, you will fly to Saigon, Vietnam in March. You will need to pay your way to Saigon, but once there, we will cover your rent for the month. During the first six month period, your role will be probationary and your training and performance will be evaluated. 

You can expect to be making $30K in salary, but that will increase as you move up in the company. In year two, you should expect to earn $35-40k. If your plan is to grow with us and become a critical member of our team, you can eventually expect to earn upwards of $70-80k on the marketing team.

This entry level salary is enough to live a high-quality life (within reason) in Southeast Asia — or most of the world outside of the USA, for that matter. We also offer international healthcare coverage that you will receive once you’re out of the probationary period. We offer a stellar unlimited PTO (paid time off)  policy as well. 

We’re going to start you off slow. You’ll first learn about our company and what each department does; then you will be given some low-level tasks to ease you into the position. Over time, your skills will grow and you’ll be making a lot of decisions on your own. However, you will always have our support and knowledge to lean on. We aren’t going to throw you to the wolves — you’ll be part of a high-functioning team that is here to help wherever we can.

After those first month to month and a half you’ll be location-independent and able to work from anywhere you want — as long as that place has a good Wifi connection, of course.

*see US resident requirements below.

Our Director of Marketing and CMO will be reviewing every application. If we think you’re a good fit, we will reach out to you to do a video call interview. After the first interviews are done, our final candidates will be brought back for a final second interview before we make our decision.

*US resident requirements: we will accept candidates residing in Texas or Colorado, as we are registered for payroll in these states. Otherwise, US candidates should plan to live abroad or have plans to relocate to Texas or Colorado.

We have a no side project policy: we do not allow any ownership, association, or affiliations with online businesses or websites. If you are the owner of an online business, then you will be expected to either sell the business before you join us or sunset it upon accepting a job offer from us. If you are not comfortable with this, please do not apply.

A background check is required. 

How Do I Apply?

Here is the sequence of events we use when hiring our Content Specialists:

  • You record a YouTube video* explaining who you are and why you’re a good fit for the position, fill out an application, and submit it ASAP.
  • The deadline is February 21, 2020. 
  • We review submissions and schedule interviews in mid February. 
  • The chosen candidate will begin March 10, 2020 in Saigon Vietnam. You will need to pay for your initial ticket to come out to the training, but we will cover your ticket from Saigon to our Budapest meetup happening the following month, as well as room and board both in Vietnam and Hungary, and then your return ticket to where you plan to live and work remotely.

*YouTube Video Requirements:

We will only accept submissions that include a YouTube URL. Please leave the video “unlisted” in preferences and share the link with us. The quality of the video doesn’t matter, and there are no bonus points for editing. We just want (up to) three minutes of you explaining (based on your previous experience) why this Content Specialist position is an excellent fit for you and us.

If you’re thinking about applying but are worried you might not have enough (insert excuse here) — don’t worry. If you want to build something more than just a 9-to-5 job, then click the “apply” button below.

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