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Now Hiring: Food Writer

Good news! We’re hiring a food writer for our growing What Molly Made team.

We’re excited for someone to join our content creation team to share our love and knowledge of food and how it can impact our bodies, families, and more. Let’s get to it! 👇

Who Are We?

We founded What Molly Made in 2015, with a focus on easy, healthy recipes that use natural ingredients, often fitting into special diets like gluten free, paleo or anti-inflammatory. We emphasize personal stories with food,  life, home decor, hormones, and travel, building genuine connection and trust with readers.

Our mission is to share good food that makes people feel good too through easy-to-follow recipes that inspire people to get in the kitchen with real ingredients and share real moments around the table.

We’re a small (and mighty!) team of passionate creators, artists, business minds, and craftspeople who take pride in the work we do and are constantly thinking about how the things we create can help improve someone’s life.

A large part of how we do this is by writing blog posts along with our recipes to arm people with the knowledge and confidence that the recipes will turn out every time. We aim to answer our reader’s questions before they even have a chance to ask them.

We need someone willing to own the content creation and writing for new blog posts, including research, writing, and copy editing.

If you’re excited about healthy food and writing, consider applying to join our team!

Job Overview

This is newly-created, remote (US-based), contracted position will start with 2 blog posts per week, though the role could grow into more over time.

Availability: Weekday, daytime availability

Compensation: Dependent on qualifications ($50 USD/blog post minimum)

Status: You’ll be a subcontractor, set your own hours and pay your own taxes

Location: What Molly Made is based in Columbus, Ohio (Eastern Time), though this can be a remote position done from anywhere in the US.

At What Molly Made, you’ll find we value and create space for diversity, equity, and inclusion. People of all ethnicities, nationalities, genders, races and sexual identities are encouraged to apply.

Who You Are

Do you love food and have a passion for sharing a healthy lifestyle, cooking, or baking with others? Do you have the ability to balance creative and strategic writing? Are you motivated, kind, and easy to work with? Do you have a can-do attitude and a natural ability to adapt to a dynamic environment? If yes, then read on! 

YOU’RE GREAT AT (THE ABSOLUTE MUST-HAVES)

  • Creative and persuasive writing, especially when describing food.
  • Paying attention to detail – accuracy and clarity are your strengths.
  • Balancing creative and strategic writing.
  • Organizing a table of contents and creating an outline that’s easy to read and follow.
  • Communicating clearly and professionally in both verbal and written forms. 
  • Understanding technology and being ready to learn.
  • Staying two steps ahead – recognizing what needs to be done and taking initiative. You take great pride in not needing to be asked to do something!   
  • Maintaining confidentiality of information.
  • Working independently and reliably.

AWESOME / IDEAL, BUT NOT REQUIRED

  • You are a grammar whiz.
  • You have broad knowledge of food, ingredients, knife skills and basic cooking techniques.
  • You have a basic understanding of (or can learn) SEO (search engine optimization).
  • You are able to create and follow easy-to-understand processes around repeatable tasks.
  • Ability to conduct competitive analysis and use the information to inform your writing.

What You’ll Do / Responsibilities 

The weekly responsibilities in this role include, but are not limited to: 

Content Development and Writing (70%)

  • Write a comprehensive blog post about each recipe including ingredient information, expert tips, storage instructions, and FAQs.
  • Strategically incorporate SEO keywords and phrases into the writing using SEO tools.
  • Creatively describe each recipe, using persuasive language.
  • Naturally interlink other WMM recipes into the copy when applicable.
  • Format the outline of blog posts in a clear and easy-to-follow way.
  • Use the Yoast SEO tool and Grammarly to copy edit.

Recipe and SEO Research (20%)

  • Conduct SEO and keyword research using tools like SEM Rush and Google.
  • Assist in the research of recipes and cooking techniques.
  • Conduct a brief competitive analysis of content ranking on google and why.

Formatting and Layout (10%)

  • Format the final blog post in WordPress using headings, bullets, and more.

Tools To Do with This Role

We will train you on how we specifically use the tools listed below.

  • Notion (for project management)
  • RankIQ
  • SemRush
  • Wordpress
  • Google and Google Search Console
  • ChatGPT

What You’ll Need / Education and Experience

  • Required: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Preferred: Associate degree in communications or related field.
  • Preferred: 1-2 years of recent culinary, writing, or content creation.
  • Preferred: Experience working with executives in a rapidly growing environment.

How To Apply

Applications are closed. Applicants will be contacted by February 24 if selected.

If you apply, you will be notified shortly after applications are closed if you have been chosen to move forward into the next phase of the hiring process. We will interview and test the top candidates (depending on how many applicants we have.) If chosen, I’ll invite you to do a test project and video call interview.