Senior Editor - Flexible, Freelance Opportunity at DC-based Startup

Washington D.C. with some remote work
Please provide us the hourly rate at which you would bill this type of work.
Feb 09, 2017
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
Freelance, Part Time


DC Startup Seeking Senior Editor/ Writing Coach for Content Marketing Team

Flexible opportunity for DC-based freelance journalists

Our Company

Clutch ( is an established and rapidly growing startup based in Dupont Circle, Washington DC. Our goal is to connect small and medium businesses with the agencies and software solutions that can help them accomplish their business goals.

How does this work? We conduct extensive research on agencies and software in an array of categories – advertising and marketing, web design and development, mobile app development, and IT solutions. We interview past clients to learn about the customer’s experience. We rate the agencies and software based on our findings.

In the past year, our website traffic and revenue has more than doubled. And, we are on pace to continue that trend in 2017.

Our Content

Our marketing team currently produces long-form research articles on marketing, IT, and business services topics. We collect original data through survey research and publish articles summarizing the findings on Clutch.

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Our Objectives

Currently, we have the building blocks in place for how we develop our type of content. We have a process for collecting original data to develop stories that will attract some amount of earned media coverage and traffic from business audiences. We have been working through this process for a little over a year.

We have a small team of 5 passionate writers who you would be coaching, all of whom graduated from top universities in the last two years. Everyone has expressed interest in getting help from a coach and improving their personal writing abilities.

We have an aspirational goal and style we would like to achieve but have struggled to execute on it as the team grows. We would like to improve our mechanics, organization, voice, presentation, and storytelling in order to take our skills to the next level and become known for the quality of our content.


Who We’re Looking For

We’re seeking a writing coach / senior editor in the DC area. Candidates should have the following:

  • Experience teaching or coaching others on writing

  • Expertise in grammar and mechanics

  • Experience providing feedback on how to improve analysis, structure, argument, and tone of content

  • Understanding of how to effectively write and present content for the web

  • Experience as a journalist/editor preferred


Scope of the Role

The role would be part-time on an as-needed basis. We estimate 5-10 hours a week to start, and the role could grow based on your interest. Starting out, we would like you to work with us mostly in person at our office in DC (19th and M) to get to know our objectives and help us improve as a group, but could evolve to include some remote activities as well. We would ideally like you to provide ongoing editing work and one-on-one coaching for each content piece (4-8 articles of 1,500-2,000 words published per month), which can take place remotely.


To Apply

Apply through Media Bistro. Please include a short summary of your interest and experience, as well as your hourly rate.

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