Head of Content — Careers at Freemius

We are hiring

Head of Content

Freemius is a SaaS startup helping plugin & theme developers around the globe run their businesses with a platform to accept payments, manage subscriptions & software licensing, collect user-data, offer trials and (much) more. We are passionate about the open-source community and helping developers build prosperous, subscription-based businesses while working on projects they love!

 

During the past 4 years, we have managed to establish our blog as THE authority in everything related to the business side of WordPress plugins and themes. “Content is king” for us, and we are looking for a knight – a hands-on Head of Content that can work during European timezone hours.

This job opportunity is unique since we are still a relatively small team with a large customer base. There’s a lot of room to grow, and you get to have a genuine impact on millions of users.

Since the work is remote, trust and communication are essential requirements. We use Slack for day-to-day communications between team members and have weekly Skype meetings to catch up with each other.

We also have a weekly online team chess tournament – yes – we are those kinds of geeks.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Leading Freemius content marketing efforts

  • Writing/proofreading/editing

  • Distributing content (writing posts for social,
 email, ads, and other channels)

  • Continuously expanding our distribution
 channels

  • Conducting customer success stories

  • Guest & ghost blogging

  • Working with our designer to develop visuals for blog posts, ads, promotions, etc

  • Basic keyword research

  • Managing freelancers

  • Building co-marketing partnership to expand our content reach

  • Looking for ways to expand content production

Who Are We Looking For

Storyteller – you’re good at telling stories with a personality

Hard worker – we are a startup and want your ambition and motivation

Experienced writer – you’ve published high-quality online content (e.g. articles, blogs, documentation)

Good communicator

Leader – you’re not afraid to teach others or take initiative on new projects

Quick learner

Requirements & Experience

Blogging/writing (3+ years)

Organized and methodological

Basic keyword research/SEO knowledge (1+ years)

Comfortable working remotely during European timezone hours (9-6 GMT+2)

English fluency

Bonus Points for Familiarity with

Running a WordPress plugin or theme business

Affiliate Marketing

Setting up and managing ad campaigns on FB, Twitter, AdWords, etc

Want to play / start playing chess

Your first 1-3 months on the job

You’ll spend the first few days learning all about our content publishing and distribution process, hopefully providing some good tips and ideas for improvements along the way.

Right away, we’ll have you jump into managing the Content Calendar, getting familiar with the kinds of topics and messaging we use in our blog, and you’ll begin working on all aspects of the blog, including writing articles, guest posts, ghost posts, and distribution. Additionally, you’ll be reviewing/editing scripts and videos for our YouTube channel.

Part of your knowledge building will involve using the platform itself, getting connected with community members in our DEV Slack, and getting a handle on projects like our Release Notes, which we regularly publish and will help you get more familiar with the company.

You’ll be part of our team calls and involved in strategizing about how to move forward and lead our content marketing efforts, and by the time the first few months are over, we’ll have you fully on board.

On a random day, 6 months into the role:

  • Maintain and update the Content Calendar based on the latest released content.

  • Generate a few ideas for the flow/pipeline of blog topics and guest content.

  • Have a call with the Head of Marketing to share your ideas for latest upcoming content.

  • Publish a blog post and distribute it through all the relevant channels.

  • Provide edits to a guest writer’s recent draft or follow up on new content collaboration opportunities with external partners.

  • Give marketing advice or support to our selling partners.

Benefits

Work from anywhere, as long as you have your computer, a strong internet connection and can be productive

Work in a flat organization where your voice is always heard

Opportunities for paid travel to
attend WordCamps and other
industry conferences

Job horizon – we are looking for 
a long term engagement and
would love to see grow with the company

The Application Process

  1. Video interview with the Head of Marketing
  2. eCommerce & CRO focused interview with the CEO
  3. Writing task to see your writing skills in action
  4. Reference check
  5. A 3-month paid trial period, which will give us both the chance to see what it’s like to work together
  6. A formal job offer

Freemius is committed to creating a diverse environment and 
is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
 applicants will receive consideration for employment without 
regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or
 expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, 
disability, age, or veteran status.

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