Friday, July 8, 2016

We need a VA! Could this be you?

WriteCulture needs a virtual assistant. 

If you know someone who might be interested in this part-time contract position, please kindly pass along this post!

Details below:
Lauren Edwards
WriteCulture Founder

WriteCulture brings innovative writing workshops to public relations agencies and companies nationwide with a focus on Silicon Valley and the tech industry. We offer a range of classes using a hands-on, highly adaptive format designed to get the right business and media results. WriteCulture was founded by Lauren Edwards in 2000. Find out more at

What we’re looking for: A self-motivated problem-solver and social media enthusiast with the creativity and initiative to manage clients and make things happen. If outsmarting challenges, using your own judgment to get results and learning about building a thriving small business appeals to you, keep reading!

What you’ll do: Reporting to the founder and CEO, the Virtual Assistant will play an active role in shaping and executing a wide range of activities, including client management, social media marketing and outreach, special projects research, and shepherding the day-to-day operations of the business. The right candidate will be able to juggle competing priorities, foster close relationships with clients, and have a high attention to detail and follow-through.   

What you’ll do
·       Client management
o   Serve as the primary point of contact for new and ongoing clients
o   Communicate with clients around class scheduling and materials
o   Organize and send materials to class participants
o   Gather feedback from participants following each class
§  Email surveys and quizzes, along with reminder emails
§  Conduct follow-up interviews with class participants to feedback
·       Social media outreach and marketing
o   Schedule blog posts and newsletter e-blasts
o   Post on company Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts
o   Edit/proofread bi-monthly newsletter and weekly blog posts
o   Manage and update email-marketing lists  
o   Research and recommend ways to increase company’s social media engagement
·       Administrative Assistance
o   Maintain calendars and attendance records
o   Perform general clerical duties
·       Special projects, as time and interest permit
o   Write or revise blog posts
o   Conduct new client outreach calls and prospective client research

What you’ll bring:
  • ·       At least 2-4 years of work experience, preferably in communications, sales, marketing or public relations
  • ·       Very strong organizational skills
  • ·       Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • ·       Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • ·       Able to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed
  • ·       Proficiency in the use of Google docs, Microsoft Office suite, social media platforms and virtual meeting platforms
  • ·       Energy and enthusiasm for quickly learning Hubspot/Infusionsoft (email-marketing and sales platform for small businesses) and for helping to conceive and modify campaigns
  • ·       Some knowledge of MailChimp, Infusionsoft, WordPress and iMovie preferred

Personal Attributes:
  • ·       Upbeat, positive and professional
  • ·       Goal-oriented with a growth mindset
  • ·       Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment; flexible
  • ·       Compassionate, service-oriented

What we offer:
  • ·       Opportunities to learn about the PR industry and small business development
  • ·       Room to innovate and grow in the position
  • ·       A small agile team

Salary: $20 to $35 per hour, depending on experience

Hours: Part time, hours will vary (8-20 hours per week depending on season and projects)        

Please send resume and cover letter to and please indicate in the subject line “Virtual Assistant Applicant.”