Buy Something Awesome is a writing services company with two 40 hour/week Contractors located in Center City, Philadelphia. We are composed of three main writing businesses:
1) Career Consulting (writing and editing resumes, cover letters, and statements of purpose)
2) Travel Blogs (ghostwriting content and negotiating advertising deals for 5+ websites)
3) Apartment Rentals
As a Writer for Buy Something Awesome you will be responsible for the following tasks. You will not necessarily be asked to do all of them, but they are all possible. Your will spend 80% of your time focused on resume writing and editing. This will consist of the following:
Editing and composing an average of 20 resume/CV drafts per day, revising the style and format, rewriting content, performing research to identify more relevant information than a client provided, prioritizing information, tailoring the resume to a specific industry or job, identifying areas that require more information or explanation, and editing for grammar, tenses, and spelling.
20% of your time will then be spent on some combination of the following tasks:
Performing the morning administrative routine, this includes responding to new clients, organizing orders, and answering customer service questions by email and on internet forums.
Writing a monthly career services newsletter sent to clients.
Writing weekly newsletters sent to travel advertising clients.
Ghostwriting both 300-500 word travel advertorials and 500-1500 word travel articles highlighting media trip experiences.
Inside Sales: Negotiating advertisement rates for advertorials and other sponsored content with potential advertisers.
Managing the company Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Business Improvement: You will be expected to contribute to the improvement of company internal processes, including the training manual, wiki, and knowledgebase.
Administrative: You may also be responsible for additional business operations such as bookkeeping, customer service, marketing, and copy writing.
Managing a rental apartment by meeting with the renter, organizing the cleaning service, and dealing with any issues.
Miscellaneous tasks: As this is a small company you can expect us to develop new businesses mostly related to writing. You must be ready to contribute to potential new businesses as you and be willing to take on new responsibilities.
This is a great opportunity to observe and learn from a successful young entrepreneur. As a small company with two employees you will work and report directly to the owner. You will work 40 hours per week in the Philadelphia office. However, I do travel often and you will also be expected to work from home or a café when necessary. You will receive ongoing mentorship and training throughout your experience. Buy Something Awesome is primarily looking to hire a college graduate who majored in English. However, we do look for great candidates from all academic backgrounds. Whether you studied Spanish, History, Economics, or Psychology, we value diversity among our candidates and strive to hire individuals who can think outside the box and work independently. You'll keep the business operations and activities organized and moving forward. You should be a self-starter who can recognize where processes can be improved and who will take the initiative to improve them. Using your strong communication skills, you'll effectively collaborate with the owner and other staff. You're also able to analyze and anticipate the needs of the owner and clients. It is expected that you perform flawlessly and professionally in a fast-paced environment along with the grace and willingness to change direction when circumstances demand. Regardless of your assignment, you'll be expected to demonstrate strong business judgment, professional etiquette, and organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
The Career Consulting Company specializing in writing resumes, curriculum vitae, cover letters, and interviews coaching generates an average of 100 new clients each month. Since 2007, this company has created and revised over 5,000 resumes and curriculum vitae for everyone from recent college graduates looking for their first job to professionals ready to take the next step in their career.
The travel blogs consist of two websites covering popular and off-the-beaten-trail international destinations, and offering advice on long-term, adventure, alternative, and budget travel. In addition to the two travel blogs, we also manage advertising for 5+ other travel related websites. Past clients who have advertised include EuroStar, Gumtree, Lonely Planet, directline-holidays, fly.com/uk, travelzoo.com, and many others. The website also generated press trips for tourist attractions and services such as Duck Tours, London Eye, St. Paul's Cathedral, Churchill War Museum, and the Philadelphia tourism board. The website owner has over 5 years of experience in independent travel, and living and backpacking around the world solo.
The third travel writing business involves international media trips to visit hotels, tourist destinations, restaurants, and other special events. As an employee you are expected to take my ideas and photos to ghostwrite articles about the trips which are then published on other travel websites. Occasionally you have the opportunity to go on a media trip of your own. Past trips include Mexico, Panama, Italy, Hawaii, etc.
The fourth business is an apartment rental business. This is very new with just one apartment.