Managing Editor - SEO Men's Lifestyle Writer

The Manual.com is looking for a writer/editor with some SEO knowledge or experience. The position will be part time (25 hours/week) to start, with the opportunity to move to full time eventually. The work schedule is very flexible -- you can work 25 hours per week on any days between Monday and Friday, any time between 8:30am and 5:30pm. You will work at our Downtown office in the U.S. Bancorp Tower (Big Pink). 

About The Manual

The Manual is an online men's lifestyle magazine with a distinct sense of style and adventure. We strive to help men be their best selves by dressing sharp, learning new skills, and enjoying life's rich pleasures. We have many gifted contributors who hail from all over the world, and our reach is the same. Our readers are chiefly educated, young-to-middle-aged men, though we like to make all who come to the site feel welcome. 

About the Position

To start, you will research and write two SEO articles a week. These articles can be product round-ups, how-to guides, or really any other type of content that people are likely to search for. Our content tends to fall into the following categories: travel, food and drink, grooming, fashion, and living. Once you get the hang of the job, you will assemble an SEO team of two or three people to help increase SEO content and maintain our search engine performance. You will be working closely with our Editor in Chief making sure daily content is in the style of The Manual while also brainstorming SEO ideas and reaching out to interesting people to interview and brands to cover.

Hours: 25 hours/week, anytime M-F, between 8:30am and 5:30pm 
Compensation: $12.50/hour 

Skills/Qualifications

  • College coursework in English or Journalism 
  • Solid research/writing skills
  • Interest in gentlemanly topics (fashion, whiskey, meat, travel, etc.) 
  • Basic familiarity with SEO
  • Good people skills 
  • Some management experience (you will be assembling a team eventually) 
  • Knowledge of Wordpress 
  • Basic photo editing skills

Duties

  • Writing engaging, well-researched articles on a wide range of topics that appeal to gentlemen
  • Researching keywords and identifying topics that are likely to deliver SEO success
  • Finding, contacting, and interviewing experts who can lend articles legitimacy
  • Updating existing SEO content to boost search performance

  • Updating SEO spreadsheet for weekly meeting

  • Working closely with our Editor in Chief

Advantages

  • Flexible schedule
  • Fun, laid back work environment
  • Increased exposure (you'll get a byline!)
  • Plenty of room for advancement

To get a feel of what we're looking for, we recommend checking out a few of our previous guides. Here are some examples of the types of articles you'll be writing and updating: 

How to Cook Prime Rib
The Manual's 10 Best Beard Oils
How to Smoke a Cigar Like You Know What You're Doing

How to Apply: 

Take a few minutes to review the above articles and familiarize yourself with the site. Once you have a good idea of who we are and what we do, please submit your resume, two writing samples, and a brief summary of why you're interested in this position. Please send to [email protected]


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