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!
This is the right fit for someone interested in PR, marketing, and sharing great stories. We’re looking for someone investigative, independent, and who enjoys storytelling.
This role supports the Author Impact team in providing a critical service to our Author’s by generating a steady cadence of media opportunities to advance our authors’ thought leadership and visibility with key audiences.
Here’s how it works:
Our Author Impact Specialists will create a media outreach plan to secure media coverage and create great connections for our Authors. Then your work begins!
You’ll start by doing your homework on the Author; What’s their story? What’s interesting about them? What’s the heart of their message?
Then it’s time to understand their audience; What kind of people are in this audience? What are they interested in? How could the Author help them?
Now it’s time to do what you do best: write kickass pitches to actually land the opportunity!
This role is NOT for someone who wants to execute the same cookie-cutter service over and over. This is for a motivated person looking for an incredible opportunity to use their invaluable writing and storytelling skills to drive results.
If you can nail that, you're probably pretty awesome, which brings us to an important question:
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.
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 2,000 authors in seven 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.
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 Crew members, speaking openly and honestly about all aspects of what it's like to be part of Scribe Media:
The 3 Things Applicants Need to Know
Who Should Not Work At Scribe?
What’s It Like To Work At Scribe?
You can see a bunch more videos here, on our YouTube Channel.
This is the operating system for our Crew: 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.
And, our President and CEO was named the #1 CEO in Austin and EY Entrepreneur of the Year.
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Salary & Benefits
Yes, I know what you're thinking—if you are a successful freelancer 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.
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 company.
Everyone has a story to share. Our CEO, JeVon “JT McCormick”, is just one Crew Member example.
Complete the application by clicking on the 'Apply To Position' button. Applications will remain open until we find the perfect person for this role.
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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 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.