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Content Writer Questionnaire

Thank you for submitting your application to EmoryDay.  Please take a moment to complete this questionnaire. It should only take 3 - 5 minutes and will provide valuable insight into your experience and fit for the Content Writer role.
Content Writer's Role

Companies engage EmoryDay on a monthly retainer basis to manage all aspects of their Internet Marketing. 

Each company (account) is assigned an EmoryDay team to manage the day-to-day activities. This team consists of a Senior Strategist, an Account Manager (overall point person responsible for the account), Graphic Designer/Web Developer, SEO specialist, Paid Search specialist and a Content Writer. 

The Content Writer will work at the direction of the Account Manager to provide content material per the account requirements.
2. Are you a full-time freelance writer? *This question is required.
3. How many years of experience do you have writing content for established companies? *This question is required.
1 Year
5 Years
10 Years
4. Where has your experience as a content writer been? (Please select all that apply) *This question is required.
Experience

At EmoryDay, our content writers excel at developing captivating content that adheres to standard SEO optimization practices whenever applicable. The Account Manager provides direction in terms of the tonality and the overall structure of the requested content pieces, but it’s the content writer’s responsibility to have a firm grasp on the subject matter and to provide compelling content that is fully proofed and error free.
5. Please rate your experience with the following writing styles:
  *This question is required.
1 Entry Level
 
5 Advanced
Blogging
Social Media
Website Content
Email (lead gen)
Subject Lines
Press Releases
Technical
Whitepapers
6. Please rate your proof reading and editing skills. *This question is required.
1 Entry Level
5 Accounts
10 Expert
7. Do you optimize your content so that it adheres to SEO best practices? *This question is required.
8. Are you able to develop Keywords and Metatags? *This question is required.
Independent Contractor vs Employee

EmoryDay employs both Independent Contractors and Full Time Employees.
9. Are you available to work as an independent contractor and or full time employee? *This question is required.
10. Do you have other clients or commitments that you will be managing in addition to EmoryDay?
Compensation

The Content Writer compensation is based on a word count rate for written content and an hourly rate for attending internal and external (client) conference calls as well as research time.

Cost Per Word: $0.06

Hourly Rate: $25.00
11. Does this meet or exceed your requirements? *This question is required.
Virtual Environment

EmoryDay Content Writers work from home or remotely in a virtual environment.
12. Have you ever worked virtually? *This question is required.
13. Is your home office equipped with the following? *This question is required.
14. EmoryDay team members work from all over the US. What time zone are you in?
Virtual Tools

EmoryDay utilizes a number of virtual tools to support client deliverables and as a platform for reporting (meeting agendas, analytics, completed action item updates, creative briefs, etc.). It’s important that the Content Writer have the ability to use these tools. It’s not required that you be an expert, but having general knowledge will be very beneficial to this role.
15. Please rate your experience with Google Spreadsheets. *This question is required.
1 Entry Level
5 Accounts
10 Expert
16. Please rate your experience with WordPress administration (page content development, posting). *This question is required.
1 Entry Level
5 Accounts
10 Expert
17. Please rate your experience with posting content on the following social media applications.
  *This question is required.
1 Entry Level
 
5 Advanced
Facebook
LinkedIN
Pinterest
Twitter
18. EmoryDay uses the email marketing automation tool SharpSpring. Please select the marketing automation tool(s) that you have experience using. *This question is required.
19. Please select the project management systems that you have have experience with.
20. Please rate your knowledge and experience with GoTo Meeting or other screen sharing technology. *This question is required.
1
5
Client Meetings

EmoryDay account managers meet with their assigned clients once a week for one hour. Occasionally it will be required that the content writer attend these meetings to discuss content needs and strategy.
21. Are you comfortable speaking with clients?  *This question is required.
22. Are you available during Eastern Standard business hours (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST) for the occasional client call as well as internal calls with Account Managers?
23. Work Samples

Please provide at least four of your writing samples. Ideally, we'd like to see examples of Blog content, Website content, Landing Page content and Email Content.
Next Steps

Hopefully, this questionnaire has given you a little more insight into EmoryDay.
24. Would you like to continue the process and be considered for the Content Writer role? *This question is required.