The Grow Network is the online home of a global network of people who
are producing their own food and medicine. "Home Grown Food On Every
Table" is our catalyzing statement. The purpose of the organization is
to stop the destruction of the Earth. We offer information via our
online blog, information products (physical and digital), and a
membership area. http://TheGrowNetwork.com
Our company culture is of a team of rugged adventurers out to make a difference in the world. We are a distributed company but the majority of us are in Central Texas. Those with a life-attitude of being on an expedition in the back-country will like working in this environment. This is a full-time work from home position where you determine your own hours and have your own equipment. The ideal candidate for this position lives within 45 miles of Red Rock, TX because we like to get together to party sometimes.
We are looking for a dynamic A+ player to join our crew as we create the most useful, simple, and fun resource on the web for producing, preparing, and preserving your own food and medicine. You’ll do that by finding and posting high quality content, manage our network of writers and JV Bloggers, organize contests and challenges, put together amazing newsletters that get read and are valued, figure out (and implement) features that really serve the purpose, and collaborate on bigger organizational projects.
TGN is currently composed of about 120,000 members and we are scaling up our systems to handle 2 million.
You are a person that knows you can work anywhere, but choose to work with us.
Skills and Attributes Needed (please don’t apply if you don’t meet these criteria).
5-years editorial experience preferably in blogging, online news or magazine, and/or Internet marketing businesses.
A passion for homegrown food and good health (you have a garden, and/or chickens, or you are growing some of your own food in some way).
Great with managing writers, bloggers, and an editorial calendar
A writing style for newsletters that is engaging and personal
Awesome at creating SEO smart headlines
A wizard with WordPress, HTML, Microsoft Office, Infusionsoft, and other Email autoresponders.
You have excellent time-management and communication skills with an ability to balance multiple projects.
You have an entrepreneurial streak in you with the ability to think creatively and focus on opportunities for growth.
You are great at communicating what you are working on with the rest of the team and are very comfortable with working remotely.
You are detailed oriented and a fanatic about making filenames/directories/data organization simple and easy to understand.
Skilled with Wordpress, Infusionsoft, auto-repsonders, funnels, analytics software, HTML coding, and CSS.
Big plusses go for familiarity with MaroPost, Amazon S3, memberium, Highrise, and Basecamp software.
To give you an idea of what is involved with this position, here is the current punch list of items for the Editorial Director to start working on:
create and send newsletters 3x per week for the TGN free membership and 1x per week to the TGN Honors members
select products and write promotional emails for TGN 'Sunday drops"
upload all blog posts and content
manage, encourage, recruit, and inspire TGN writers and JV Bloggers
work at increasing organic search traffic to the blog
monitor and report on blog traffic stats and other KPI's
proof / test / troubleshoot marketing sales funnels
write / edit email follow up sequences that encourage interaction
develop and document editorial procedures that streamline
be an organizational champion for our values (freedom, simplicity,
sustainability, usefulness, soil, sunlight, and water)
implement the business plan designed for the organizations explosive
To apply, send us your resume in word docx format attached to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email use the subject line of “Editorial Director Position Application”. The Grow Network is accepting resumes until mid to late August. There will be a series of phone interviews and then in-person interviews and you'll be starting mid-Sept. or Oct. 1, 2016.
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