Staff Writer

Remote, North America

Job Brief

We are looking to hire a talented writer with experience producing SEO-driven articles and reviews across a variety of niche topics who is passionate about making excellent and informative content for highly engaged communities!

About the Role

As staff writer, you’ll be covering topics across a variety of industries and disciplines, producing authoritative and engaging articles and reviews for our growing portfolio of blogs. Your work will not only help our readers excel in their careers, but play an instrumental role in helping to significantly grow our audiences through organic search. 

 

Our blogs are independent publications—educational, authoritative, and trustworthy spaces that serve as both an educational hub and online community for professionals in various fields. 

 

You, along with the digital media publishing team at Black & White Zebra, will bring your research and writing skills to help uplift our content as it’s developed, with the end goal of making awesome content that helps people succeed in their work.

You're a great fit if you...

Are never not researching — You are a pro at producing in-depth content on topics you are well-versed in and deeply knowledgeable about, but you are just as comfortable digging into and thoroughly researching subjects you are unfamiliar with. You are a stickler for details, and know how to communicate a big picture idea or topic clearly and thoroughly—well beyond just scratching the surface.

 

Have the drive to maintain high standards of quality — We care deeply about our audiences and want to publish best-in-class content that they will absolutely love. You will be responsible for writing A-list articles and reviews that hit the mark and require minimal editing. 

 

Are production-oriented — You have never met an output goal you couldn’t meet. You are at your best when you’re working on multiple projects simultaneously, and do whatever it takes to meet your deadlines. 

 

Have experience covering SaaS tools (or just love software!)— A big part of this role involves writing about the software and SaaS tools that our audience might be looking for to make their teams and organizations run more smoothly. We pride ourselves on delivering best-in-class insights and reviews on SaaS tools that professionals instantly recognize as honest, authoritative, and accurate—to make their busy lives and tough jobs easier. 

Must-haves

  • Professional copywriting experience: 2+ years
  • On-page SEO and SEO writing: 1+ years
  • Intermediate WordPress skills (1 year experience)
  • Grin-worthy English writing skills
  • Command over voice and tone, with the ability to adapt
  • The ability to breathe life and inject humor into traditionally dry topics 
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Self-motivated and self-starter
  • Solid understanding of content KPIs

Success will look like...

  • Researching and writing multiple pieces of new content per week across multiple sites
  • Significantly increasing organic traffic to the site(s) through well-researched, authoritative, and engaging articles and reviews
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders across the organization to seize new opportunities and address challenges
  • Remaining unflappable and driven to deliver success in a dynamic environment with shifting priorities
  • A great attitude and convivial nature

Ready to become the next Zebra?!

Working at Black & White Zebra

We’re a fast-growing indie media company who excel at creating exceptional content and community.

We are an international team of 35+ with a home base in Vancouver, Canada. We got our start in 2011 as The Digital Project Manager blog, founded by our CEO Ben Aston. Since then, we’ve grown our team and our portfolio with a number of burgeoning online communities. We’re serious about being truthful, authentic and having a good time!

As a company we value and prioritize a flexible work environment. Our employees are entitled to lots of paid vacation per year and are encouraged to use all of it! We also offer opportunities for personal development so you can grow and develop your career. We have monthly team events to build a cohesive and FUN team! Some of our past events have included ropes courses, snowmobiling, go-karts and more! We believe that it is truly important to have a job that is not only rewarding, but one where you can enjoy the ride!

Are we a good fit?