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Do you want to help authors achieve their dreams?

Do you really enjoy weaving ideas and stories together to create a written masterpiece?

Are you tired of rote, repetitive writing work that leaves you feeling unfulfilled?

If this sounds like you, we’ve got your perfect career.

If we already captured your attention and this sounds like your dream role, we expect you to read the entire career description before you apply!

At its core, this role is about much more than writing books. What you do is transform an author’s ideas into a compelling, life-changing story in their own voice. You do this by working collaboratively with your book publishing team and writing great content.

This role is different from our Scribe role. If you’ve applied previously to that role and did not move forward for any reason, including not having worked on a published book, don’t let that discourage you from applying for this role! The requirements are different.

Here’s how it works:

Each of our authors works with a Book Coach to draw out their ideas. It is your job to work with the Book Coach to create a manuscript out of those conversations. The Book Coach will gather all the juicy information from the author through a series of interviews, and then hand everything over to you.

Then you take over: spinning gold out of straw, weaving stories together to form a cohesive narrative. Once the manuscript is completed, you’ll get feedback from the Book Coach and guidance on how to revise and polish it into a great book.

From start to finish, you’ll need to be comfortable with these kinds of tasks:

  • Writing excellent content on a variety of subjects from business, to self-help, to memoir
  • Inhabiting the worldview of the author and writing in their voice using their own words
  • Constructing compelling narrative structures from lots of raw, unedited material
  • Working collaboratively with Book Coaches and sticking to writing plans
  • Hitting deadlines and delivering top-quality work on time

Basically, you give authors a cohesive and authoritative voice, and ultimately a book they can feel proud to call their own.

If you can nail that, you’re probably pretty awesome.

Who are we and what do we do?

We’re Scribe Media, and our mission is to help everyone on earth write, publish and market their book.

The problem is that writing and publishing books are, for most people, a painful and difficult process, loaded with uncertainty and aggravation. Our goal is to make it as simple as possible, so that as many people as possible can do it.

We have multiple ways we help people do this. We can edit and publish an already written manuscript (Scribe Publishing), or we can help people write their book using a structured process with our guidance (Scribe Guided Author), or we can do a structured interview process that gets the book out of them in their words and their voice (Scribe Professional).

And if you can't afford our services, that's fine. We give away all of our information for free. Seriously, it's called Scribe Book School, and it's better than any paid course on the internet.

You can see some press about us here.

And you can see some of the books we've already published here.

Why our work matters

Our company was started because a frustrated entrepreneur wanted to put all of her incredible knowledge and ideas into a book, but didn't have the time to write it or the patience to deal with the frustrating publishing process. So we solved her problem. The origin story is here.

Her book became an amazing success, and we realized the world was full of these people--smart people who should write a book, but don’t, because the process is so painful.

These people want to write books, but don't have the time or desire to do it the old way, and that's why Scribe exists: we help people turn their ideas into books that both cement their legacy and impact the world.

Our process has worked for over 1500 authors in six years, and we’re growing fast. Our ultimate goal is to help everyone on earth write and publish a book.

If we do that, we'll help create many thousands of books that would never have otherwise existed, changing the lives of millions of people. That's really exciting to us.

To see what we mean, here are some author success stories and videos of authors talking about what their books mean to them, and to their readers.

But if you really want to see why we do this...just watch this video of an author we worked with, Philip McKernan.

What’s it like working with Scribe?

We're not going to try to pitch you a load of corporate doublespeak bullshit about how great we are. Instead, we’ll just show you proof.

These are all real tribe members, speaking openly and honestly about all aspects of what it's like to be part of this tribe:

The 5 Things Applicants Need to Know

Who Should Not Work At Scribe?

What’s It Like To Work At Scribe?

You can also watch The Power of Vulnerability at Work, for an excellent glimpse into how much we care about each other as people, and how we approach our relationships.

You can see a bunch more videos here, on our YouTube Channel.

This is the operating system for our tribe: The Scribe Culture Bible.

We are consistently ranked the #1 Best Place To Work in Austin.

Also, Entrepreneur Magazine said we have the #1 company culture in America.

You in? Here are the details:

Location

  • Remote

Type of Employment

  • Freelance

Necessary Skills & Qualifications:

Here is the list of skills we believe are necessary for this career:

  • High-quality writing skills: You have honed your ability to write high-quality, engaging, and thoughtful content. You are comfortable taking on various voices, tones, perspectives, and worldviews in your writing.
  • Editorial problem solving: You have the ability to structure a piece of writing from raw transcripts. You know instinctively what makes a good story and how to get readers from Point A to Point B.
  • Attention to detail: Yes, you see the big picture. You see the small picture, too. People who work with you don’t have to look over your shoulder to catch missing items.
  • Perfect record for meeting deadlines: This career is all about getting things done on time. If your record for meeting deadlines is spotless, this is the right job for you!
  • Effective communication: You are clear, concise, kind and direct in the way you communicate with authors and team members. You feel a sense of responsibility around making sure you are holding up your end of things.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive Pay: $50/hr
    Yes, I know what you're thinking—if you are a successful freelance writer this is probably less than your normal rate. But, remember that the reason you have to charge $100-$150 an hour to regular clients is because you have to bake into your fee all the unpaid time you spent finding the client, negotiating your deal, admin work, etc. Working with us, there is none of that unpaid time. What most freelancers find is that though the hourly rate is a little less with us, they actually make more money in total, and their quality of life goes up because they are doing less work that they don't like.
  • Be Part of a Tribe: This role is intended to begin as freelance, but there is real potential to move to full-time, given you want this and you do a great job. We see ourselves as a tribe of people who are working hard together to accomplish a specific mission (help everyone on earth write, publish and market their book), in service of a larger purpose (help people share their story and leave a legacy of impact on others). We also have a pretty cool set of principles that we live by as a tribe, you should check it out because this is the operating system for our tribe.
  • Freedom: You can work from anywhere in the US—we don't care. We only care that you have reliable phone and internet connections and that you do your job well.
  • Fun & Fast-Paced Work: We don’t have boring days. Some are hectic, some are hard, some are incredibly rewarding...but they are never boring and never exactly the same. That's what happens when you're solving real problems for people.
  • Work with Interesting People: Past authors include major company CEOs, famous entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and people with amazing personal stories.

EEO Statement

At Scribe, we don’t just accept differences — we support them, celebrate them, and as a company, we thrive on them. Scribe is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we actively look for and hire people who bring new perspectives and experiences to our tribe.

Everyone has a story to share. Our CEO, JeVon “JT McCormick”, is just one Tribe Member example.

Ready to apply?

Complete the application by clicking on the "Apply To Position" button. Applications will remain open until we find the perfect person for this role.

You can expect to hear back from us either way within 15 business days. Be sure to keep an eye on your spam and promotions boxes in case our emails end up there! To make sure we're able to give your application the careful attention and time it deserves, please do not follow up with us unless you don't hear back from us by then.

Please, no phone calls. Due to the number of applicants we typically receive for our career openings, we are not able to do phone interviews until the later stages of the hiring process. All applicants must submit an application through our portal.

Note: If you're on an external job site, we encourage you to apply directly from our career portal at https://scribe.breezy.hr/

We're only considering candidates located in the United States, and that are authorized to work in the United States. We will not sponsor applicants for work visas.