Website Empire Flippers
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Empire Flippers has helped people buy and sell over $50 million dollars worth of online businesses. Our buyers and sellers span the globe and we have fine-tuned our process and team to ensure you have a safe, secure buying and selling experience.
The first website we sold was our own. Now we help others around the world do the same. At Empire Flippers, we remove friction from buying and selling online businesses.
Empire Flippers is an Inc. 5000 company and the #1 curated marketplace for buying and selling established, profitable online businesses.
Why We Are Hiring?
Want to be part of something different? You can when you work with us.
We are looking to bring on a Content Manager to join our team! This is a huge opportunity for you to work with one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. and learn the ins and outs of the online business world.
Over the last couple of years, our company has seen explosive growth—and there is no sign of it slowing down.
In order to keep hitting our goals, including our 2019 goal of $42 million worth of businesses sold, we need to expand our horizons and improve our customer experience to a point that makes us the de-facto standard for buying and selling online businesses. Your work will help propel the industry forward to new levels not seen before.
Being a location-independent full-time position is one of the many benefits! You’ll be free to work anywhere in the world that serves your creativity best. The choice is yours.
If this sounds like an exciting opportunity for you, then read on to learn more about our company and how to apply for the position!
What’s the opportunity?
We truly believe in the power of content marketing and love sharing not only our stories but the stories of our customers and other online entrepreneurs as well. Becoming a Content Manager makes you a critical part of Empire Flippers. You will learn skills that will last you a lifetime in the online business world.
You’ll be working closely with us in SE Asia for the first three months as we get you up to speed on our company, our position in the market, and the needs/interests of our community. Eventually, this role will turn into a location independent position, allowing you to work from wherever you’d like.
We’ll teach you the ins and outs of the online business brokerage industry, coming from years of experience. You’ll work on producing content, which will be used for (but not limited to) blog posts both on and off site, email marketing funnels such as actual email workflows or lead magnets, and overseeing various content agencies that are producing content for us at scale.
This is a full-time position – our company is growing at a fast rate, which means excellent opportunities for personal and career growth. We may ask you to attend conferences too, which can help you network with industry leaders.
What’s the Position Like?
The Content Manager position is vital to the success of our company, working within the marketing department to coordinate, produce, and edit content for Empire Flippers. You will need to have strong written and editorial skills, with the ability to produce your own content while also maintaining voice and quality assurance working with other writers.
It’s important to have a basic understanding of SEO and social media marketing principles so you can write content optimized for both. Your job will consist of reading, collecting, and sculpturing data to create engaging pieces of story-driven content.
Overall, the content manager position is a creative growth function for the brand with the goal to increase lead nurturing at every single level of the marketing funnel using content. We want you to be comfortable collaborating within a team and also comfortable managing several different writers and projects at once.
Here’s a look at some of the tasks and processes you’ll be responsible for:
- Outreach to off-site publications and websites with a goal of creating 1 in-depth industry-related blog post per month.
- Managing content flow from outsourced content agencies with the goal of scaling to 10 pieces of content published per month from the agencies
- Optimizing content with best on-page SEO industry practices
- Monitoring mentions and backlinks across the web for potential content opportunities.
- Creating and managing on-going Q&A databases (Quora, Reddit, Facebook groups etc.), including writing answers to be published under DM and CMO’s name.
- Managing and improving the on-going editorial calendar.
What Skills Do I Need?
We believe in hiring people that are a good fit for us culturally.
A good fit is actually more important to us than the skill set since we will teach you everything you need to know.
You need to have immaculate attention to detail. We need to hear you grunting and moaning if a word or grammatical structure doesn’t quite look or feel right, as you’ll be creating two pieces of in-depth written content per month to be published on the blog. Writing, editing, and proofreading is a large part of this role for all content being produced.
Be a good communicator. It sounds very cliche, but you’ll be brainstorming with team members in other departments, developing and collaborating on overall content strategy for both short-term and long-term goals and creating new content ideas. It is absolutely crucial you can take honest, constructive criticism and feedback. It is common for everyone in marketing to work on a single goal together, delivering different portions of that goal, so it is also critical to approach everything with a focus on achieving the team’s overall goals rather than just personal goals. That being said, we are quite flexible in goals and to allow our team to pursue goals they think can benefit Empire Flippers once they’re up to speed.
Be a self-starter. We need to see some evidence that you’re able to get up every morning, bite the bullet and just get on with it, even if you’ve tried four coffee shops and none have decent WiFi. You won’t have eyes looking over your shoulder on a day to day basis, you’ll be working in almost full autonomy, we’ll need to trust you to deliver the goods. In a nutshell: you must be highly motivated, goal-driven and coachable.
The following skills/experience would be a bonus:
- A deep understanding of crafting written, story-driven content marketing pieces
- Strong emphasis on editing skills across various writing styles to ensure overall brand messaging remains top of mind
- Basic to intermediate social media knowledge
- Basic to intermediate SEO knowledge
- Basic to intermediate email marketing automation knowledge
What’s the Lifestyle Like?
Our company culture is built on the idea of travel and remote work.
We’re not looking to put you in a cubicle and waste your time in traffic. You’ll be working hard, playing hard, and learning all about our company and what we stand for during this time.
Apart from meeting us in person every now and then, you’re free to work and live anywhere you’d like and join the new class of digital nomads – we’re homeless but have a passport, credit card, and a laptop.
Love it. What’s the Catch?
This isn’t a gap year experience. This is not a temporary contract.
If you’re applying just because you want something to fund your travels before you start seeking out a “serious” job, then you probably shouldn’t apply.
We’re looking for career-minded people who share our vision and see where we’re going. We want you to be part of that vision and help us get there over the long haul.
And while we play hard and sometimes really do work next to the pool all day, we work even harder. Sometimes you will be putting in a 10-12 hour day as business demands arise. You’ll be working weird hours to match other team members time zones, and you’ll sometimes have to face some critical feedback.
You will be expected to perform to our expectations and really help us grow our business to the next level. We’re counting on you.
Details to Keep in Mind
When you first start off, you will fly to Saigon, Vietnam. You will need to pay your way to Saigon, but once there, you’ll receive a $700/month housing allowance for the first six months. During this period, your role will be probationary and your training and performance will be evaluated.
You can expect to be making between $30 – 35K in salary in the first year with advancement opportunities in the second. This kind of salary is enough to live a high-quality life (within reason) in Southeast Asia. We also offer international healthcare coverage as long as you’re outside of the USA that you will receive once you’re out of the probationary period. We offer a stellar unlimited vacation policy as well.
We’re going to start you off slow. You’ll first learn about our company and what each department does; then you will be given some low-level tasks to ease you into the position. Over time, your skills will grow and you’ll be making a lot of decisions on your own. However, you will always have our support and knowledge to lean on. We aren’t going to throw you to the wolves — you’ll be part of a high-functioning team that is here to help you every step of the way.
After those first three to six months, you’ll be location-independent and able to work from anywhere you want — as long as that place has a good Wifi connection, of course.
Our Director of Marketing and CMO will be reviewing every application. If we think you’re a good fit, we will reach out to you to do a video call interview. After the first interviews are done, our final candidates will be brought back for a final second interview before we make our decision.
If this all sounds overwhelming yet exciting to you, then apply! You might be surprised how perfect you are for this role.
How Do I Apply?
Here is the sequence of events we use when hiring our Content Manager:
- You record a YouTube video* explaining who you are and why you’re a good fit for the position, fill out an application, and submit it ASAP.
- The deadline is June 15th 2019.
- We review submissions and schedule interviews in mid June.
- Second interviews are conducted, and a final decision is made by early July.
- The chosen candidate will come out for training by July 30th
*YouTube Video Requirements:
We will only accept submissions that include a YouTube URL. Please leave the video “unlisted” in preferences and share the link with us. The quality of the video doesn’t matter, and there are no bonus points for editing. We just want (up to) three minutes of you explaining (based on your previous experience) why this Content Manager position is an excellent fit for you and us.
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