Strength Running is one of the largest running blogs in the United States, with about 200,000 monthly visitors and nearly 23,000 email subscribers.
SR and Jason Fitzgerald regularly appear in major media like Runner’s World, Lifehacker, Active, Shape Magazine, and others. To expand our reach and help more runners, we’re hiring talented running geeks to join the team.
Hiring: Content Editor
I’m looking for a Content Editor to help draft, edit, and coordinate this content who has these skills:
- Ability to grasp the “SR voice”
- Excellent communication and writing skills
- Ability to meet deadlines, every time.
- Knowledgeable about running (must be familiar with effective training methods)
- Familiar with current SR content and resources. I.e., if I say “draft an article about strength exercises for runners” you should know which material to use
Tasks & Responsibilities:
- Research, draft, and edit articles for the SR community (blog, guest articles, email, and paid programs)
- Edit video (like Q&A with Coach)
- Produce content that maintains the voice, narrative, and high quality associated with Strength Running
- Draft social media content
- Comfortable with rush assignments on short notice
This is an evolving role and applicants should be comfortable with evolving responsibilities. Successful applicants must have an online portfolio of work (not necessarily related to running).
This is a paid, part-time contract position. You will not technically be an employee, but a contractor who works on your own time.
The position is virtual so you can work from anywhere (like your living room couch in your underwear) though I will give preference for applicants in North America. You should be comfortable giving about 5 hours per week to this position.
To apply, fill out this application.
Because I’m only looking for standout applicants, you must also submit a writing sample. This will test your ability to grasp the SR voice and distill a large amount of existing content into a unique, engaging article.
1. Draft an article about injury prevention that will run as a guest post for another website (800 – 1200 words)
2. Use existing SR content for ideas, but this must be unique writing
3. Choose an engaging title and angle that will get readers interested in learning more about this subject
4. Email your draft to email@example.com by Friday, 12/12
I can’t get back to every applicant but those I’m interested in will hear back in about two weeks from the deadline.