Wide Open Country Content Writer
Content | Remote, TX | Contract
Wide Open Country is a growing online community of people who appreciate country music from George Jones to the Turnpike Troubadours and know that it’s more than just music—it’s country life. We’re looking for a Content Writer who will help us grow our social and organic presence with resonant and engaging articles, interviews, and more. Our ideal candidate can take a list of SEO-based insights, and craft a cohesive, brand-forward collection of excellent evergreen content. They also know the words to “Jolene” and why Southern couples bury bourbon before their wedding day.
The Content Writer will work closely with the Wide Open Country Associate Editor and Editorial Director to transform data into personable content that has multi-channel appeal. The most successful candidate will be technically proficient, detail-focused, and mindful of tight deadlines.
The Wide Open Media Group offices are located in Austin, Texas, but we're considering candidates from all areas and the search is not limited to Austin. This is a contract position.
At least 1 year of fast-paced web writing experience for web publishers
At least 1 year of hands-on SEO writing experience
Knowledge of/experience with WordPress
Strong understanding of quality and engaging content with excellent writing skills across a range of verticals
Ability to consistently source, conceptualize, and pitch new article ideas
Ability to craft articles in a timely manner
Detailed experience using SEO insights, Google Analytics, and editorial calendars
Previous experience writing on country music, American culture, and home and garden topics are a huge plus, but not required
Previous writing experience in a strong research and analytical role
Apply with a copy of your most recent resume, links to writing samples, and a short statement telling us why you'd make the perfect Wide Open Country Content Writer.
If this sounds like you, we look forward to your application!