We are looking to bring on a Content Specialist 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.
The industry is growing at record speeds and it doesn’t look like it will be slowing down anytime soon. This is the perfect time to get into space where you can make a real impact and be heard. You’ll also benefit from being in an industry that is vibrant and maturing with rapid speed.
Jump into the fast-moving current that is Empire Flippers and the online business industry as a whole and you’ll go places, likely surprised by where you end up. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to curate who you want to be as a content creator and marketer.
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?
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 and work to coordinate, produce, and edit content for Empire Flippers. Your goal is to increase lead nurturing at every single level of the marketing funnel using content.
This is a full-time position and great for those who are curious and love to expand their knowledge. The online business industry is vast. You’ll cover everything from eCommerce, SaaS, private equity, affiliate marketing, SEO, to entrepreneurship, just to name a few. In this role, you’ll become a powerhouse creator who can deliver content on just about every topic in online business.
What’s the Position Like?
The Content Specialist position is vital to the success of our company.
To excel in this role you should be a strong communicator, writer, and storyteller. You have a sense of what is most compelling to an audience and understand what they might need to hear/read to walk away feeling like they got value from a piece of content. You should be able to deliver on the voice and quality standards of Empire Flippers content alone and in collaboration with our marketing team.
Speaking of collaboration – you should feel excited about really nesting into our marketing team. We work closely together to meet our quarterly and yearly goals and you’ll regularly meet with the team to make sure you’re on track. But outside of a few regular meetings, for the most part, you’re independent and working on your own time to craft great content. The ability to be self-sufficient and thrive in an independent environment will be important.
Here’s a look at some of the tasks and processes you’ll be responsible for:
Routine Job Duties
- Writing listing descriptions for new businesses going live on our marketplace
- Outreach to off-site publications and websites with a goal of creating 1 in-depth industry-related blog post per month.
- Optimize content with best SEO industry practices.
- Publishing story and data-driven blog content twice a month.
- Monitor mentions and backlinks across the web for potential content opportunities.
- Manage and improve the ongoing editorial calendar.
- Interviewing sellers for the RMRB podcast
Big projects content specialists could collaborate on:
- Content repurposing
- Creating graphics for content
- Data-driven content
- Customized email marketing campaigns
- Collaboration on large marketing campaigns i.e Season of the Seller
- Launching new podcasts and YouTube shows
What Skills Do I Need?
We train you for every facet of the job and believe cultural fit is most important when we are hiring. So you’ll learn everything on the job but you should come to the table with these qualities and skills.
Affinity for writing. You either have a portfolio of published work or are actively learning about how to be a better writer. Maybe you’re passionate about writing and creating content and you naturally gravitate towards anything related to that sphere. You’ll be writing a lot in this role so being able to show an interest or foundation in writing will be helpful.
A can-do attitude. You understand resilience and being able to power through obstacles that come your way. You’re open to collaboration to get things done and you try to bring your best to everything you do.
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.
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 are a large part of this role for all content being produced.
- 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
- Basic to intermediate graphic design skills
- Podcast and video production knowledge
- Journalism background
- Especially in Amazon FBA, DTC e-commerce or SaaS related
What’s the Lifestyle Like?
Empire Flippers has grown tremendously in the past few years and we are now a team of 80 people dispersed across the entire globe.
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.
The marketing team is where you’ll call home. We are a close-knit team of eight currently and are expanding to a team of 10-14 very soon. Currently, we’re located in Vietnam, Malaysia, South Korea, The Philippines, United Kingdom, Croatia, and Mexico. Though that location often changes, thanks to all that remote work freedom.
We work hard together, support each other, and have a good sense of humor. We want to see each other win because we know that creates a winning scenario for our customers and Empire Flippers as a whole. Our new hires will be an important part of our team and will be working closely with the entirety of our marketing team and will regularly connect with Empire Flippers’ other departments.
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
This position is a fully remote role. During the first six month period, your role will be probationary and your training and performance will be evaluated. You can expect to be earning $2,000/month base rate. Following probation, you will join our lucrative bonus sharing plan. Should company performance hit 100% of on target earnings, this role has a very good opportunity to earn between $50,000-$60,000 annually.
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.
*US resident requirements: If you’re in the US, we will accept candidates residing in Texas, Florida, 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, Florida, 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.
Here is the sequence of events we use when hiring our Content Specialist:
- You record a YouTube video* explaining who you are and why you’re a good fit for the position.
- The deadline is February 11, 2022.
- We review submissions and schedule interviews in mid February.
- The chosen candidate will begin March 16, 2022.
*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 position is an excellent fit for you and us.
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We look forward to working with you soon!
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