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Freelance Quiz Writer

| Pasadena

Brainjolt is on the hunt for quiz writers who will make it their mission to make MagiQuiz the best quiz site on the internet by writing engaging, insightful, shareable, and funny quizzes. We’re already in the top 30 mobile sites in the whole country. Will your work help us get into the top 10?

We’re looking for innovative writers who already gravitate toward what’s trending online and who have a proven awareness of what people like to read and share. They’re incredibly driven to get content out first; they work quickly and accurately, requiring minimal editorial oversight; they love to experiment until they find what works; and they’re naturally inclined to go to the data to see whether their content is effective.

We are a thriving, growing company seeking like-minded freelancers to help us keep the world in good spirits through fun, inspiring, and heartfelt content.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Rigorously watch the internet in order to find fun topics that our audience will love and then write, edit, and publish related quizzes on our sites as close to first as possible.
  • Create all content with an eye for evoking emotions and motivating shares.
  • Continually test inventive ways to improve quizzes — topics, headlines, formatting, genres, word-count, images, videos, etc.
  • Happily work across a number of genres if necessary — trivia, personality, video etc.

Requirements

  • You have a clear, casual, punchy writing style.
  • You have a keen eye for content.
  • You are extremely familiar with the viral web.
  • You write irresistible titles and compelling stories. You never stop asking Is this clickable? and Is this shareable? When the answer is No, you know how to fix it or nix it.
  • You are familiar with the tools of this trade — at bare minimum WordPress, HTML, Facebook, and a photo editor of some variety.
  • You work well with a team but are also successful when working independently
  • You have experience. You’ve written for the internet before, and you’ve done it well.
  • You work fast and you’re clever as hell.
  • You’re funny.
  • You’re a sideways thinker.
  • No drama.
  • COMPENSATION

    • Quiz writers are paid a flat rate of $80 per quiz .

    HOW TO APPLY

    • Please send your work experience, along with any writing samples you feel are relevant.
    • Include 4 quiz pitches along with 3 possible results for each quiz. Check out MagiQuiz.com for examples.
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Location

Brainjolt is located in the heart of Pasadena's Old Town, a bustling but peaceful hub for shopping, dining, and happy meandering.
45 S Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105

An Insider's view of Brainjolt

What are some social events your company does?

+ Thirsty Thursday
Grab a beer and learn something! We riff on topics like cryptocurrency, the history of beer, Sun Tzu, etc.

+ Book Clubs
#geekchic. We love to learn, and share what we're learning in a club format!

+ Lunch & Learn
Topics range from UTMs to Supermetrics and Big Data to who is Gen Z. Catered lunch of the presenter's choice!

Cassandra

Managing Director

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration At Brainjolt is not just a function of teamwork, it’s what makes our team work. We have a mix of staff who work at HQ and remotely and with tools like Asana and Slack everyone is able to stay connected and in-the-know. We have formal ways we work, but our spirit fosters brainstorming outside the box and often over food and drink.

Brennan

Social Video Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Success at Brainjolt requires a true passion for your work and love for the company; when you have that, the motivation to take full ownership of your area comes naturally, and leads to all sorts of creative experiments and side projects that take your work to the next level.

Stephanie

Director of Content

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

True accessibility is more than an open door policy. Often, it requires you going to the team instead of waiting for them to come to you. This accessibility is a must on a lean team. Not only do multiple people wear multiple hats but we even trade hats sometimes! We take time to understand the work that is being done, so we can dive in and help.

Jeff

SVP of Finance and Data

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Fun and casual! depending on the day it could be everyone quietly working heads down, or extremely energetic with a lot of collaboration going on. You never know what you're going to get, which keeps things exciting.

Kim

Director of Audience Development

What are Brainjolt Perks + Benefits

Brainjolt Benefits Overview

In addition to your salary, here are a few of the ways that we’ll fight boredom and spread happiness to you personally if you join the team...
+ Unlimited PTO
+ Generous company health insurance plan
+ Home internet coverage
+ Cell phone coverage
+ Gym Membership Assistance
+ Discretionary Work-related Book Budget
+ Monthly Personal Book Budget
+ 2 Tickets to One Concert a Year
+ Audible Subscription
+ Spotify Subscription
+ Netflix Subscription
+ Dog Friendly Office; Cat Friendly Slack Channel

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

...What else?
+ Thirsty Thursday Happy Hours + Learning Sessions
+ Lunch + Learns with Catered Lunch for the Full Team
+ Book Clubs #geekchic
+ Surprise Catered Lunches
+ Team Off Sites
+ Puppies welcome in house; cat photos welcome in our very active #cats Slack channel

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