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Publication or Company Sprout Social Insights
Job Title Contributing Writer
Industry Internet/Online/New Media, Social Media
Salary Very Competitive
Benefits
Job Duration Freelance
Job Location Chicago, IL
Job Requirements Sprout Insights is looking for knowledgeable and personable bloggers to write articles about business and brands that use social media and other digital tools to reach customers. The position is highly flexible. Bloggers will be expected to produce a few articles per month to our specifications, and there are plenty of opportunities to get creative.

This is a paid-per-article, freelance, work-from-home position. Pay is very competitive. Previous experience as a professional writer is required, and you must reside in the United States.

Responsibilities

We're looking for people who will hit the digital pavement to research and write feature-length narratives about social media teams or publishers' struggles and successes, as well as trend pieces that involve speaking with sources and drawing conclusions from data. You should also be able to closely follow a style guide and our established processes for formatting and editing work — basic professional writer stuff.

*Write timely, engaging narratives and profiles about current trends, strategies, and stories that are setting the tone for the social media marketing and digital business spaces.
*Complete 2-4 articles of around 800 to 1,000 words monthly.
*Learn and follow best practices and editorial style.
*Respond to comments on both social networks and the site itself.

Desired Skills and Experience

* Previously published writer with professional experience in the social media or tech industries, especially as they pertain to business and marketing
* Strong writing skills, including an ability to write bullet-proof, intellectually stimulating content while adhering unfailingly to style guidelines and editorial processes
* Experience and comfort interacting with notable industry professionals, ideally with a roster of existing contacts
* Knowledge of social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and more as they relate to marketing and business
* Work well with deadlines

Compensation

This is a part-time freelance work agreement and a work-from-home position. The accepted applicants will be paid per article at a very competitive rate.

How to apply

Email grow@sproutsocial.com a cover letter describing your experience, knowledge, and whatever else you bring to the table. Also include three professional writing samples on the web — personal blogs won't cut it. Please include “Contributing Writer, Sprout Insights” in the subject line.
About Our Company Sprout Social is a social media management platform used by leading companies across the globe to increase the efficiency of their social marketing efforts, community building and customer support via social channels such as Facebook and Twitter. Sprout is known for its remarkable usability and industry leading feature-set on both Web and Mobile platforms. Sprout Social is headquartered in Chicago, IL, where our team of passionate and talented employees work tirelessly for our customers to continue to set the pace in the market. Sprout Social was founded in 2010 and is backed by the venture funds of Lightbank and NEA.
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