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Freelance Content Writer – hardware, design innovation, adv manufacturing

  • Contract
  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Overview

Make.Work.Space. seeks a freelance writer to source original article ideas based on industry news and informed by independent research, in order to create unique, high-quality content for digital media channels.

The writer will work with our team to create, edit, and post content for our e-news, website and blog around themes including hardware startups, design innovation, physical product design, advanced manufacturing ecosystems, biomaterials and advanced sustainable materials, and more.

The ideal candidate has a background with similar content, and is a self-starter, highly collaborative, flexible and accustomed to working in a team environment. This individual should exemplify creativity, strong writing/editing and project management skills.

Project Budget & Duration

  • Compensation: $50/hour, up to 25-hours/month
  • Project Start-date: ASAP
  • Project Duration: Initial 3-mo contract term, ability to extend
  • Payment Schedule & Terms:
    • Net-15 from date of invoice received
    • Invoices should be submitted to MWS on the 1st and 16th of the month for the previous two-week period

Scope of Work

  • Write 2-3 news articles and blog posts per month for MWS digital properties
  • Meet monthly with MWS team to determine inflection points and priorities
  • Pitch news and blog content aligned with MWS inflection points and priorities
  • Create monthly editorial calendar
  • Source imagery for articles

Application Instructions 

Candidates should submit a PDF package, including:

  • Cover letter outlining previous relevant experience and preferred approach to client engagement
  • Resume/CV
  • Relevant writing samples
  • (2) Professional References (Name, Email, Phone, Summary of relationship & engagement)

Background & Context

Who we are

Make.Work.Space. is a membership community for the people and companies that are bringing new tangible products and innovations into the world. Our first location is 1.5-blocks from the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland, CA, directly adjacent to Red Bay Coffee, Ale Industries (brewery), Norton Factory Studios (artist studios), food trucks & local eateries.

Who we serve

  • Solopreneurs with a hardware and/or ‘physical product’ idea
  • Early-stage hardware & ‘physical product’ startups (founders & teams)
  • Corporate hardware, engineering, R&D teams (Head of Hardware, etc)
  • Advanced material companies

Our space 

We’ve designed our space with everything needed to design, prototype, fabricate, and bring tangible ideas to market: thoughtfully designed workspaces, industrial-scale machinery and equipment, robust business support services, and an engaged ecosystem.

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