I’m looking for a content curator to help me creating new articles for StrongLifts.com.
I’ve just finished updating the StrongLifts website and StrongLifts 5×5 guide. I’m now working on the Squat article, then want to update BP, DL, Row, OP, and so on.
The goal is to create complete guides covering every question people have about these topics. Guides people can use as a reference, come back to, and recommend their friends to read. The new StrongLIfts 5×5 guide is a good example of what I want to achieve.
The writing is actually easy. The hard part is research – why do we do what we do? People new to this need to understand why. We can’t just say “shut up and do it”. So if we tell people they need to Squat, why is that? Why is it such an important exercise?
It’s this kind of research that takes up most of my time when creating articles. It’s what slows me down.
So I’m looking for a content curator to help me out with this so we get these new guides done faster. Here’s some tasks I’m thinking of:
* Find research, theory, citations behind what we do
* Explain concepts with examples, stories, metaphors, …
* Create organized summaries that are easy to digest
* Update content based on all the feedback we get
* Write in simple, easy to understand English
I’m looking for somebody who has experience lifting weights. You should be Squatting 100kg at the very least, with proper form. You should know what proper form is and why. You should know how StrongLifts 5×5 works and why it works.
You must also like to read, learn and understand why we do what we do. You must be able to simplify difficult ideas and express them effeciently to the average person. And you must have solid knowledge of English (better than mine lol) in understanding and writing.
Why apply? Easy – more than a million of people visit the StrongLIfts website each month. That’s a ton of people who will be impacted by your work. A ton of people whose body and life will change by it. If you want to make a difference, this is it.
Plus, if you love to lift weights, this is your opportunity to deepen your knowledge, become a better lifter as a result, and GET PAID for it. Full-time, 35+ hours a week. With flexible schedules – you can work whenever you want, from anywhere you want, you take days off when you want. As long as we get the work done, I’m happy :)
If you’re interested to join the StrongLifts team, and you’re the person I’m looking for, then I’d love to hear from you.
Here’s how to apply:
* Email mehdi (AT) stronglifts.com – subject line “I’m your content curator!”
* Tell me why you’re applying for this job, how much you Squat, and how you got your Squat to that level (keep it brief, 300 words max)
* Include a doc file attachment with the 10 reasons why you should Squat
Make it 10 bullets, each bullet is one reason, three words per bullet max
For each bullet, explain the theory behind that particular point
Article must be 300 words minimum, max 500
I will accept applications until April 25th at midnight Brussels time. Any application I receive after that I won’t open. When you apply, write what you ate this morning at the bottom of your email. Don’t ask why, just do it. If you qualify for this job, you’ll hear back from me by email. If you don’t hear back from me, that means you’re not selected (I can’t reply to everybody because I usually just get too many applications).
If you’re selected, we’ll start with a couple of small content assignments so I can get a better idea of how you work and if you’d fit in the team. You’ll be paid for these assignments. If I’m happy with the quality and speed of your work, we’ll get on the phone for an interview and take things from there.
This is important work we’re doing. I want StrongLifts to be THE definitive resource for people who want to get stronger. I want it to answer every possible question people have. If you’d like to help me achieve this goal, I really look forward to hear from you.