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Captivating, Research-Savvy Writer Needed for Natural Health Company’s Growth - is that you? (Remote or in-office)

Vancouver, BC Remote
Full Time
7 days ago

Are you a passionate storyteller interested in crafting thought-leading content that has the ability to change lives?

Do you relish the challenge of cutting through the clutter with your words and grabbing the attention of busy readers, and keeping that attention until your closing line?

And do you have what it takes to thoroughly research complex health-based topics and deliver a concise, compelling write up to help our readers make an informed choice about their health?

If you’re nodding your head so far, keep reading. You could be our new Content Writer.

You’ll help us write blog posts, authority articles, email newsletters, and direct response copy to educate, drive traffic, and generate leads— and convert those leads into customers.

It’s a big challenge. But it’s an exciting one. And the challenge comes with ample opportunities.

The opportunity to work alongside and learn from a team of work-hard, play-hard professionals who’ve grown our company 10x in the last 5 years. The opportunity to advance your personal growth by attending conferences and VIP marketing events. And the opportunity to genuinely change people’s lives every single day. Here’s how…

Your Opportunity

AlgaeCal is an online nutritional supplement company, and one of Canada’s fastest growing companies. One of the reasons for that growth? We offer something no other company has: a natural, clinically-supported approach to osteoporosis. Bone scans show we are actually increasing bone density in adults across the world and we need help to spread the word. That’s where you come in!

We’re seeking a top writer who is sincerely keen on changing lives. And, a top writer who’s not afraid to delve into PubMed, scour the research journals and produce content that’s as captivating as it is educational.

We currently have a small team of writers who create all this content and we’re looking to add one more to our elite marketing team!

Our goal for 2020 is to reach more people than we did in 2019 with next level content. So we need consistently gripping, comprehensive copy to fulfill this vision. Are you in?

A Day In The Life

If you dread the sound of your alarm in the morning, you know you’re in the wrong job. But at AlgaeCal, waking up for work won’t be a problem...

Why? Because every day at AlgaeCal presents exciting challenges to test your skills. Every day brings opportunities to work with team members who care as much for you as they do our customers. And every day lets you have the chance to genuinely help people overcome osteoporosis.

Below are a few of the tasks you can look forward to working from our office in Vancouver’s Yaletown:

  • Working closely with our Editorial Lead, Garry, to write blog posts, email newsletters, print assets and more. Test your skills with thorough, research-driven articles, direct newsletters geared at grabbing attention and earning that click, recipe posts, our quarterly snail mail newsletter and much more!
  • Poring over scientific journals to discover exactly what the science (credible science that is) has to say on a number of health topics you’ll be writing about.
  • Collaborating with our close-knit marketing team to organize and work on the big-ticket projects that will drive AlgaeCal to new heights in 2020. For example, National Osteoporosis Day is just around the corner and we’ll need your help with our content campaign.
  • Supporting our SEO team to reach more people than ever before by writing thoroughly-researched, genuinely helpful content the search engines will love.
  • Petting our office weimaraner and valued team member, Buddy (he usually makes his rounds of the office just after lunch.)

Working at AlgaeCal is stimulating, fast-paced, and rewarding. And just like any job, it can have its challenging moments. But one thing it will never be is boring.

What Kind Of Person Will Crush It In This Role?

On top of being a friendly, caring person, our writer needs to have some important skills to excel in this position. If the following sounds like you, please get in touch:

  • Solid, persuasive writing chops that make your words cut through the clutter. You know how to grab your readers’ eyeballs, focus them on your headline, lead them to your first sentence, and keep them hanging on your every word to the very end.
  • Ability to understand scientific papers and summarize the findings for the layperson. We need you to know the difference between causation and correlation, how using absolute risk can skew a study’s findings, and why a double-blind, placebo-controlled study is the gold standard.
  • Organized (you can find every article you’ve written from the past two years in Google Docs) and detail-oriented (you’re a stickler for grammatical errors and proofreading is second-nature).
  • Positive attitude and energy that fits with our company culture. We hire a certain type of teammate so you'll find there are no “cases of the Mondays” here!
  • Excellent communicator whether it’s in-person, on video calls, or through emails and Slack messages.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills (obviously). For example:

i) You know the difference between an em-dash and an en-dash; and when to use them!

ii) You understand the difference between active voice and passive voice.

iii) You can point out run-on sentences (like this one) when you see them because run-on sentences are a common problem in most writing that many writers don’t pick up on, and it makes it a real pain for their readers to understand what they’re trying to say when they write that way.

  • Familiarity with analytics tools such as Google Analytics, Search Console/Webmaster Tools and SEO tools (SEMrush, Wordtracker, Majestic, Moz, etc.) is an asset, although not required.

A Little More About AlgaeCal

We’re the real deal…

The first thing you'll notice about AlgaeCal is our unique culture, hard-working but fun office environment, and positive family spirit. In fact, you may find pretty quickly that AlgaeCal is a place you’ll want to spend the rest of your career. After all, we want all our employees to become ‘lifers’... no joke!

Just as we want to serve our customers, we want to serve you, our employees (we call ourselves AlgaeBuds), and make sure that you enjoy your work every. single. day.

But don’t be confused. Being the real deal also means our standards are sky high and we don’t just let anyone into our family. When we say you’ll enjoy every single day you work here, there will surely be some challenging moments— let’s be real here, no job is perfect!

You’ll work alongside, and learn from, top marketing professionals who have helped AlgaeCal double our revenue in the last 12 months. We’re the leader in our rapidly growing niche. And our company has been featured on the Dr. Oz show, PBS television, Fox News, and in several prominent books. Our success comes with high expectations and a healthy amount of pressure. 

But we promise you that every day you’ll have a moment... a moment of clarity or empowerment or a surge of adrenaline that will tell you that you’re doing what you love and are making a difference in this crazy, but beautiful world.

What Will You Earn?

Let’s agree on salary and paid vacation once we know what you offer, but our goal is to pay above market rate for your unique skills.

You will also enjoy the following benefits:

  • $2000 flexible employee health benefits package
  • Family style team lunches on Fridays and birthdays with tasty, home-cooked organic food
  • Annual team trip to Los Cabos, Mexico, and other team trips and events which you are eligible for after one year of employment. This amounts to another week of paid vacation plus we cover hotel, food, flights, and entertainment

How To Apply

So, do you have what it takes to become the next member of team AlgaeCal?

Job opportunities like this don’t come along often, and we’ve got a lot to offer our successful applicant. So, to make sure our future Content Writer is the real-deal, will be a great fit, and will thrive at AlgaeCal, we ask a little more than your run-of-the-mill job application:

If this sounds like a position for you, please respond to this advertisement with your resume and cover letter. Please, read carefully:

1. Write a cover letter addressing:

  1. Why you're the best Content Writer for this role. Give quantifiable examples of related achievements.
  2. Describe why you fit perfectly with our values. Read them here:
  3. What's the toughest challenge you’ve ever overcome in your life? How did you overcome it?
  4. What are the last three books you’ve read?
  5. What do you do for fun?

2. Explain what you’re doing now for a job:

  1. If you don’t have one, explain why.
  2. If you have one, explain why you’re looking elsewhere.

3. Upload your cover letter and resume:

  1. Ensure that your cover letter and resume are saved and sent as one file.

Yes, our hiring process is challenging, but it’s our way of selecting the best--and your way of ensuring your AlgaeCal teammates are tops.

Click the “Apply Now” button on this page and upload your cover letter and resume.

***Note: Please include your cover letter WITH your resume in one document. Applications without a cover letter will not be read!

We are looking to hire as soon as we find the right person, so act quickly and you can also expect a prompt response.

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