I see a lot of job descriptions. But really, it's just the same one every time that's been snipped and pasted again and again and again...customized a little bit every time (kinda like the bible was!). I just wish that somebody would write a new one because the same ol' same 'ol is starting to need an English back translation.
Skills & Qualifications:
You must have
Minimum 5 years experience writing online content for a retail website. Experience within the financial services industry a plus.
We're dreaming. And here's how our dream goes: we want one of the earliest entrants into the online retail craze. We're also dreaming that the person will be unemployed and coincidentally know a lot about mutual funds and what a interest rate hike means. It's a lovely lovely dream and we're not looking forward to waking up.
Experience producing content for both functional interfaces (applications, tools, forms, Help, etc.) and for advertising/marketing environments.
If you've ever helped customers navigate a confusing interface to the point where they would actually hand over their cash, that is something we desperatively need. Now, if you've also created ads and stuff, well, that would be a coup.
Passion for creating crisp, clear, compelling online content.
You have to care about the selling....
Strong team player; focused on solutions; good collaborative skills.
...but not argue as much as the last guy we had.
Well organized and resourceful, with an eye for detail.
We can't be held responsible for someone else's fuck ups and you cannot and will not embarress us.
Familiarity with business requirements documents, and comfort in translating raw requirements into content.
Oh, and was your father an engineer perchance?
Time management skills, including prioritizing tasks and communicate issues and resolutions to larger project teams.
No farting around. No video games at work. We are way, way too busy to manage you.
Strong written and oral communication skills as well as the ability to support rationale with user testing data.
We're very suspicious of writing and we have no idea what we're looking for. So please be able to convince us that you're right. Preferably using some kind of fact or facts.
Willing and able to contribute to the creative spirit and teamwork of the organization.
You must at least pretend to drink the coolaid.
All applicants must be prepared to provide references and work samples.
Send us your work and we'll gladly spit on it.