Welcome to Email Broadcast—We’re Hiring!
We’re thrilled that you’re considering an opportunity with us, whether it’s a full-time, part-time or contractor role. Each member of our team is extremely important to our success and we love to work with star talent. Our company may be a little different from your typical corporate atmosphere and you should know that coming in. Be sure to look around and get to know us.
Digital Sales and Marketing Assistant - PT Employee
We’re looking for a Digital Sales and Marketing Assistant to help us grow.
This is a remote (or local at our office), part-time employee role working 10 am to 4 pm (Pacific) Monday – Thursday, with occasional overtime needed depending on workload. Yes, we take three day weekends EVERY week.
With an hour for lunch, that’s 20 scheduled hours with potentially another 0-5 when it gets crazeballs, so that’s how we get to 20-25 hours per week.
Most people need a full-time gig to make ends meet and we get that. If you’re looking for a full-time role, or hoping this will grow into one, or want to match this with your other part-time gig, or want to work on this while you grow your company after hours, or want to do this job while continuing to serve your freelance clients—this role is not for you. We’re looking for someone that would be extremely happy with a part-time role only for the long-term (like… years). Still with us? Read on!
What would you do? I’m so glad you asked.
The overall mission of this role is to help us meet our sales goals and you would have a variety of tasks in helping us get there. Many of these tasks will require your competence in various Internet-related applications, which you will either bring to the table or be able to quickly master. If you’re not extremely all-things-Internet savvy, this role is not for you. If you haven’t used any of these applications below, but are a “quick learner,” this role is not for you.
Your Top 10 tasks would include:
1. Creating new sales proposals quickly and accurately using Prezi.
2. Updating sales agreements (Word doc) with client’s info and service level and posting to HelloSign for signatures.
3. Cold calling partner prospects (web development, SEO firms) posing as an admin to set up a business meeting between their CEO and ours.
4. Working inside of Basecamp on assigned tasks, and thoroughly documenting your progress according to our best practices. If you’re more of a pen and paper type person, this probably isn’t for you. We’re more Basecamp and Google Docs people.
4. Updating our WordPress website with new content.
5. Optimizing content on our website and YouTube channel for SEO.
6. Fielding customer/sales inquiries from our website “Can we help you?” popup.
7. Researching tradeshow and speaking opportunities for our CEO.
8. Reaching out to journalists pitching story ideas relevant to our field.
9. Researching and applying for various industry awards.
10. Handling occasional admin tasks when CEO is overwhelmed.
If you have high energy and attention to detail that you can focus on a task until completion, that will serve you well. If you have past experience with most of the applications listed above, that will give you a leg up.
If your relationship with time is somewhat “flexible,” this will be a painful position for you. We eat our Wheaties, show up early, and come to work ready to kick ass for a short, but intense period of time so we can enjoy three day weekends. If you’re used to stretching 4 hours of work into an 8-hour day, you will not be happy here. If you need to set an alarm to get to work by 10 am Pacific, this will not work out. Go-getters only need apply.
Wow. Still here? Awesome.
1. Send an email to sandmasst2018[at]emailbroadcast.com with the exact subject line: Your 2018 Sales and Marketing Assistant (do not get creative here—this is how we auto-sort the incoming mail).
2. Include a couple of paragraphs or a cover letter (PDF) on why you’re the perfect fit for this role.
3. Your cover letter should explain why part-time work is enough for you and what you like to do with your spare time as a human. We like humans.
4. Attach a copy of your current resume. This also should be a PDF—not just for us, but for anyone you send it to. If you don’t know how to convert a Word doc to a PDF, you are disqualified from this role.
5. Look for an email back from us with next steps. You should hear back within 15 minutes or less. Oh yeah, we’re that good.
$20 to $23 per hour DOE.
20-25 hours per week
Unpaid holiday for the week of 4th of July
Unpaid holiday for two weeks at end of year
Performance and year-end bonuses
Marketing Account Coordinator - Contractor
What if you could control your own schedule, work from home, participate in strategic and creative marketing campaigns, and be a valued member of a kick-ass remotely connected team? Oh—you’ll also never be expected to work on Fridays. Yep. That’s right. Three-day weekends, every weekend. Sound like a dream? Pinch yourself. Email Broadcast is looking to hire a part-time, long-term Account Coordinator (and general marketing rockstar). Our Account Coordinators play a vital role here. They’re the connection between us and our clients; they’re in charge of keeping those clients happy; they’re the makers of amazing monthly email campaigns. This job is a permanent contractor role within our company. You’ll have plenty of flexibility to get your work done, but that comes with accountability. You should be generally available from 10 to 4, Monday through Thursday. This is when client meetings, team meetings, communication, and collaboration happen. If you have other commitments during this time, this isn’t a good fit. As an Account Coordinator, you’re going to be responsible for a handful of diverse clients (i.e., your accounts could include a high-end dermatology office or a remote fishing lodge). You’ll work on creating a monthly email campaign for them from start to send. This includes coming up with creative concepts, writing compelling copy, coordinating graphic requirements with our designer, A/B testing, requesting and tracking client approval, scheduling, reporting, and everything else in between. You’ll also attend weekly team meetings and occasional client calls, where you’ll share your ideas and contribute to discussions. To be successful, you need a blend of some specific skills:
- Client wrangling. Whether you’re getting buy-in on a content idea, or tracking someone down for an approval; you should be a perfect balance of persuasive, professional, persistent, and personable.
- Project tracking. I.e., Can you juggle? More importantly: Can you focus? You’ll be working on several email campaigns for different clients all at the same time. You have to be able to transition from one project to the next without dropping the ball but disciplined enough to focus on each task and ensure high-quality completion.
- Marketing wizardry. You have experience and know-how to hook an audience with a headline, dazzle them with compelling copy, and persuade them to click, buy, sign up, stay tuned, or whatever else your campaign calls for!
Still interested? See if the following describes you: WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR
- 12-20 hours per week of work. That’s about how much you’ll be working with a typical client load. Want more? Once you prove your marketing prowess, there’s plenty of internal projects we can add you to that will increase your hours. This job can grow into what you make it, but those 12-20 hours will be your primary priority. If what you really need is a full-time job to pay the bills, that’s cool, but this isn’t the right role for you.
- A long-term role. To be clear: This isn’t a freelance opportunity. If you’re used to piecing together one-off projects and short-term gigs, we’re not a good fit. The Account Coordinator is a permanent contractor role within our company.
- To be part of a team. Yes, you’ll do a lot of work on your own. But lone wolves need not apply. Each month you’ll be working with me, her, him, and them.
- Get paid more for efficiency. Your hourly rate will range from $20-$25. There is also a year-end bonus.
YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- 2+ years of hands-on marketing experience (email marketing is a huge plus!)
- You write good. (Or is it “write well”? You should know the difference.)
- Proven ability to meet and beat deadlines.
- Basic graphic design skills (resizing and text on images, an eye for colors and layouts, etc.)
YOU’LL GET BONUS POINTS FOR
- Knowledge of email marketing best practices
- Familiarity with email platforms (MailChimp, Constant Contact, etc.)
- Experience with Basecamp, Highrise, and Google Docs
NEXT STEPS So, how does that sound? If you think you’re the person we’re looking for, send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please use the subject line “Your 2018 Account Coordinator.” Do not get creative here. This is how we sort the incoming mail. Consider your cover letter to be an example of your marketing skills—pitch yourself to us! Make sure you explain why you’re the perfect person for this position, why you’re interested, and how this part-time role will fit with your lifestyle.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO WORK FOR EMAIL BROADCAST?
Working for Email Broadcast as an independent contractor—yes, work from my home—score!
So I had this need…typical stay-at-home-mom that needed to make some additional money to pay for the extras that come with kids: shoes, toys, never-ending school fundraisers, and maybe even braces at some point. My husband works full time, but with the high cost of living it just wasn’t quite enough to cover those “extras.” It was simple: I wanted a part-time job, wielding my copywriting and client wrangling skills, and yet I didn’t want to shell out for daycare while I toiled away in some corporate office.
Enter Email Broadcast…the perfect solution that met these very exact needs. I seriously love my job with an amazing set of badass peeps, great clients, and I can even work in my pj’s if I so wish while I suck down as much coffee as I can take in.
Dara Gibbs, Account Coordinator Team Lead
IT Specialist with API Experience
We’re looking for an IT Specialist to provide technical support to our organization’s kickass team of email marketers.
This is a remote, independent contractor role working approximately 5-15 hours per month. Our office hours are 10 am to 4 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Thursday (yes, we take three-day weekends EVERY week!)
Mainly the work is about connecting our clients’ internal systems (website, CRM, e-commerce platform, SQL database) to Mail Chimp. Usually, it’s via API, but we also go old school having them export spreadsheets and upload to a server using SFTP where we then grab the data and import it into their MailChimp list.
Additionally, we’ll ask you to serve as our internal IT resource checking on server health, backups, failover/redundancy, google analytics, etc. Right now we have an external resource that manages our WP site (updates, new pages, etc) but you may have some overlap here.
This role is important to our organization, so it’s critical there is a good fit for both of us. Because of its very nature, there are times when your immediate attention will be required (site goes down, forms aren’t working, client’s API is broken, etc) during which time we’ll need to reach you live, but we’re not launching space shuttles so it will rarely be an emergency that can’t wait till daylight hours.
The following is a good guideline for who is and who is not a good fit for this role:
YOU ARE NOT A GOOD FIT FOR THIS ROLE IF:
–You have a full-time job and are looking to moonlight to make some extra money and if anything urgent comes up you’ll duck out of your job and work on your laptop in your car.
–You have a part-time on-site job and hope you can dovetail this role and that role together.
–You work outside of the US time zones and hope to work with us before or after your real job and are just fine if you never have a day off ever.
–You’ve always wanted to be a freelancer and this sounds like your ticket to leave.
–You’re looking for something to do between the last full-time job and your next full-time job.
–You love to travel the world and work remotely over shitty Internet and from loud cafes pretending to be productive at 3 am local time.
–English is not your native language.
–You love starting businesses and you need cash for your next one.
YOU MIGHT BE RIGHT FOR THIS ROLE IF:
–You have been an independent IT contractor for years.
–You have several long term clients with a predictable workload and would value us as an important client.
–You have worked your way out of a role with your last part-time contract and are looking for your next company for another long-term (like years) stint.
–You have extremely low overhead and/or a supportive spouse and this gig is all you’d need to be happy.
Still with us? Awesome. Please keep reading.
–You have a proactive attitude and work ethic and actively look for ways to drive projects to completion. (You do not wait around for someone to tell you what to do, but rather assess what appears to be a priority, check that it actually is a priority, and get to work.)
–Your able to successfully lead projects that include IT people outside our organization, with diverse skill levels, with a positive get-er-done approach that might feel like spoon feeding at times.
–You look for solutions to problems on how something COULD work instead of looking for reasons it won’t.
–Your not a primadonna that thinks if you didn’t build it, it must suck and needs to be rebuilt in your preferred language/code/sandbox.
–Assess new client technical needs
–Maintain ongoing documentation of client technical connections, issues, and solutions
–API, CRM, & Database integrations for new clients
–Setup or assist with SPF & DKIM records for new clients
–Troubleshoot internal and client-related technical problems, as needed
–Monitor server health, ping for uptime, instantly reporting downtime
–Maintain website backups and perform restores when needed
—-Mailchimp/Email Platform and/or API experience..or…
Use of REST API’s with PHP and… use of .CSV over SFTP with cron jobs
–Security first mindset and skills including management of SSL certs, backups, etc.
–Working knowledge of MySQL databases
–Wordpress maintenance and some development (PHP, HTML, Forms)
–Testing and validation
–Ability to be a generalist in the IT field (i.e., can’t specialize in just one technology because our customer environments vary)
–Calm under pressure and exudes confidence
–Ability to define and document requirements
–React quickly as new requirements become available
–Platform agnostic mindset (don’t insist in windows only solutions, or linux only, or mac only)
–Able to explain sometimes complex technologies (rest API’s, database design) in general terms to non-technology experts
–Advanced understanding of Web Development Best Practices
–Advanced understanding of Email Best Practices
- Send an email to IT2019@emailbroadcast.com with the exact subject line: Your 2019 IT Specialist (do not get creative here–this is how we auto-sort the incoming mail).
- Include a couple of paragraphs or a cover letter (PDF) on why you’re the perfect fit for this role, as well as your hourly rate.
- Attach a copy of your current resume in PDF format.
- Look for an email back from us with the next steps. You should hear back within 15 minutes or less.
Applicants to submit their hourly rate, as stated in Step 2 above.
Approx. 5-15 hours per month
We work M-TH from 10-4 pm and require that we can reach you during that time. Unless we’re under a deadline, you can choose to do your work for us around your own schedule.
We don’t work on Fridays so you can expect not to hear from us or ask you to schedule any meetings on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or major holidays.
We’re also closed for the week of 4th of July, and the last two weeks of the year covering Christmas and New Year’s holidays.