Expert Content Writer for Educational Guides

Employer
PrepScholar
Location
Remote
Salary
45,000 - 55,000
Posted
Oct 08, 2018
Specialty
Academic, Writer
Metro Area
Other
Duration
Full Time

PrepScholar (https://www.prepscholar.com) is the leading online test prep program for the SAT/ACT. We differentiate ourselves from other companies through educational customization — we believe that all students need customized study plans catering to their individual strengths and weaknesses. As a result, we show dramatically better results and amazing customer satisfaction. 

To help students and families through the test prep and admissions processes, we produce the internet's best informational and strategy guides. Our blog supports thousands of articles and millions of monthly views, and we empower students worldwide to achieve their educational goals. We’re expanding our content efforts in the college admissions space and beyond, and we’re looking for talented writers to create top-notch posts on a wide range of topics. 

As a writer at PrepScholar, you’ll create the world's leading guides in your domain. You’ll research unfamiliar and complex topics and distill them into clear, actionable guides for your readers to make better decisions. You’ll have an impact on millions of readers worldwide, using our growing national brand to expand your influence.


Your Responsibilities:
+ Write helpful, detailed articles with the goal of educating and empowering readers. Example topics include, "Complete Guide to the University of Chicago Essay Prompts," “GRE Math Tips: 9 Top Strategies," and "How to Apply to Medical School: Step-by-Step Guide."

+ Given a topic, conduct thorough research to produce a helpful resource containing novel information. You will need to produce content that is above and beyond what is already currently available — this is where your personal experience and research expertise can be uniquely useful.

+ Prepare and edit blog posts to publication-ready state in the CMS, including formatting text  and sourcing images.

+ Research promising topics and propose articles that would help readers.


Qualifications:
+ Bachelor’s degree

+ 1+ years of experience writing for an online publication and working with an editor to hone ideas

+ Demonstrated interest in education and track record of effectively sharing knowledge with others

+ Self-motivated and enjoys working independently

+ Clear, engaging writing style and impeccable grammar

+ Excellent research skills and excitement for learning about a wide range of topics 

+ Teaching or tutoring experience preferred

+ Knowledge of college admissions, SAT/ACT/AP tests, and/or graduate exams preferred

+ Experience with SEO, Wordpress, HTML, or fact-checking a plus 


About the Position:
+ The position is designed as full-time freelance (40 hrs/wk), but could be part-time (20+ hrs/wk) for the right candidate.

+ We expect the contract to last 6 months to 1 year, with possibility of renewal at the end.

+ You'll have a great level of independence to direct your own work.

+ Expected compensation is $20-25/hour, depending on skill and expertise.

+ Our office is in Boston, and you will work remotely with video chat meetings.


How to Apply:
Please send an email with your resume, a cover letter, and links to 2-3 published clips. Applications without all three will not be considered.

If relevant, also include your SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, or MCAT scores. We understand these may not be reflective of your current skills. 

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