Trending Writer

| Pasadena

Who We're Looking For

Brainjolt is on the hunt for writers who will make it their mission to keep us at the forefront of the viral web with breaking stories, hilarious galleries, engaging quizzes, and more.

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.

This position is full-time and is located in our Pasadena headquarters. We offer competitive salaries, benefit packages, and a vibrant, collaborative workplace. We are a thriving, growing company seeking like-minded entrepreneurs to help us keep the world in good spirits through fun, inspiring, and heartfelt content.

Responsibilities

  • Rigorously watch the internet in order to find breaking stories that our audience will love and then write, edit, and publish them 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 content — topics, headlines, formatting, genres, word-count, images, videos, etc.
  • Be available evenings and weekends. This is not a 9-5 job. This is a whenever-a-story-needs-to-get-posted job.
  • Happily work across a number of genres — articles, galleries, quizzes, etc

Requirements

  • You have a clear, casual, punchy writing style.
  • You have a keen eye for content. You see viral stories where everyone else sees...nothing. It’s all about how the story is pitched. And you know how to pitch it.
  • 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’re data-driven.
  • You are familiar with the tools of this trade — at bare minimum Wordpress, HTML, Facebook, YouTube, and a photo editor of some variety.
  • You work well with a team.
  • You have experience. You’ve done this before, and you’ve done it well.
  • You know the internet never sleeps, so you’re willing to work odd hours as needed to make sure we don’t fall behind.
  • You work fast and you’re clever as hell.
  • You're funny.
  • You're a sideways thinker.
  • No drama.

Benefits

Since early on, our tagline at 22 Words has been Fight boredom, spread happiness. We strive to do this not just for our audience there, but for our team, too. So, in addition to offering basic benefits, here are some additional ways we support our team’s continued personal success and happiness.

  • Unlimited PTO
  • Home internet & mobile phone assistance
  • Gym membership assistance
  • 2 tickets to a concert of your choice per year
  • Spotify, Netflix, and Audible subscriptions.
  • Monthly Personal and business-related book budgets
  • Coffee and beer

And more…

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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

Insider's spotlight

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Brainjolt is very supportive of the work I do from home, trusting me to strike my own balance and providing wonderful benefits like Netflix, book budgets, and event reimbursement to make sure I have plenty of great ways to unwind after work.

Robyn

Social Content Designer

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

Content Strategist

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

Sr. Manager of Partnerships

Perks of working here

Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Dental Benefits
Fitness Subsidy
Flex Work Hours
Game Room
Health Benefits
Some Meals Provided
Unlimited Vacation
Vision Benefits
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