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Resilient Writers works with women writers to help them finish their books and create a writing life they love.
We do this with our monthly membership program, The Writer’s Flow Studio, which helps writers go from a state of fear to a state of flow in their writing lives so that they can sustain a consistent and rewarding writing practice.
We also support writers who’ve started a book but struggled to finish it on their own through our signature 12-week group coaching program, First Book Finish, which teaches them the First Book Finish Framework and provides the mindset and writing craft support they need to finish their draft and/or revise it and submit for publication. We have a 90% success rate for the writers entering this program.
We also do some limited 1-on-1 developmental editing support, primarily for clients in our existing programs.
Due to the rate at which we are growing, we are always engaging with new writers who need our support. We understand COMMUNITY to be a key part of how writers achieve their writing goals.
This is where you come in…
The purpose of this role is to help provide clarity about our offers and the community writers need as they engage with Resilient Writers to achieve their writing goals and create a writing life they love.
With the resources we will provide, you will have everything you need to help guide clients along the way, and you too will have support when you need it to assist when issues arise.
This position is part-time (starting off at 10-15 hours/week, with the potential for more time down the road as we grow) and virtual, meaning you can work from anywhere in the world. With some scheduled time each week as you serve our community, you’ll also set your own hours so you can fit this role around your own writing and/or other commitments.
You will be responsible for supporting writers as they join our community, via the Writer’s Flow Studio membership, First Book Finish and occasional Book Finish Bootcamps. This includes:
We’ll set Quarterly Outcomes together and create the mechanisms for tracking our progress. There is some room for this role to evolve, depending on the experience and skills of the successful candidate.
We will provide access to training on the specific software you need to fulfill your responsibilities.
The main tasks you’ll be responsible for are:
This role is best suited for someone who is a writer themselves, so that they understand the psychology and habits that help writers be productive. We ask for "published" writers and are open about what that looks like.
Your personality must be suited to the role, which will require you to be positive, engaging and supportive with other writers working in different genres, with different publishing goals and at different stages of their careers.
You’d be suited for this role if you’re a coachable person who loves to learn new things and grow in the process.
Some formal training in writing craft (e.g. B.A, college-level program, MFA or consistent workshop attendance) is a definite asset.
Experience with different online software platforms is an advantage as well, but the primary requirement is an ease with trying out and learning new software as needed.
We work in English, across different countries and time zones, so some cross-cultural understanding and excellent fluency in English are required.
So if this describes you, feel free to apply below!
This will be a part-time self-employed contract role. The individual will set their own hours, provide their own equipment, and work from home providing their own internet access.
After an initial 2-month “get-to-know-each-other” period, we’ll offer a longer-term contract.
We’ll begin with 10 hours/week in the first two months and then move to 15 hours/week. After the first six months, we’ll review the role and determine if more hours are required. There’s room for growth and evolution in this role for the ideal candidate.
Rate of pay will vary somewhat depending on location and experience, but will be in the range of $20-$25 US per hour to start. For those who are invited to an interview, we’ll discuss compensation and benefits in more detail.
Resilient Writers Ltd is a small team consisting of the founder, Rhonda Douglas, and some contractors who support marketing and operations.
Resilient Writers is dedicated to ensuring that more women can finish their books and get them out into the world, while creating and sustaining a writing life they love.
We have an inclusive perspective and seek to be part of building a better world. For us, this means we are always learning how to improve as allies for marginalized communities. Black Lives Matter. When we say woman, that term always includes trans women.
We’ve made some progress in ensuring accessibility of our programs and services, but frankly need to learn and do more. If you need accommodations in any respect, please do say so during the application and interview process so that we can meet these needs as a willing but possibly imperfect ally.
We are profoundly committed to supporting our writers to believe in themselves and their work. It’s our dream to help thousands of women to finish and publish their books! We are here for them as they work towards achieving their writing dreams.
Our company core values are: Compassion & Commitment, Inspiration & Creativity, Happiness & Growth, Flexibility & Freedom, Efficiency & Results.
We have weekly team meetings and stay connected often throughout the week, which increases the connection and productivity with our team. Most times it doesn’t even feel like we are working remotely!
Our company is new. We’re small at the moment but in a period of growth. We want to work with people who exercise a high level of personal accountability and ownership within a small team. People joining us at this stage will also help shape our culture and systems.
We are continually growing in both the training materials and resources we can provide to our students, but also for our team as well. We want to make sure everyone is fully supported in their roles and have access to everything they need to help our writers achieve their goals.
Everyone on our team works remotely. We value results over hours worked and while we don’t believe in “face-time” for its own sake, we do want to be accountable to one another.
We believe in bringing our full selves to work and being real about life’s challenges, while also staying optimistic and always present to our objective to support more writers to write, finish and publish more and better books.
Step 1: Submit An Application
Please send us your CV and a one-page cover letter outlining why you’d be a good fit for this role. The deadline for all applications is Friday, October 7th at 5pm Eastern. Applications should be sent to: [email protected]. IMPORTANT: Put CSO Application in the email subject line, please.
Step 2: Review
We’ll take one week to review all applications and shortlist 3-5 people for interviews via Zoom.
Step 3: Interview
We’ll have an initial interview so that we can get to know a bit more about each other. If it’s hard for us to select an ideal candidate, we may ask for a follow-up interview.
Step 3: References
We’ll ask you for two references to whom we can speak over the phone to hear about your previous work and how we can best support you as a member of our team.
Step 4: Training Period
For the successful candidate, we’ll proceed to a contract. We’ll want an initial test or “get-to-know-each-other” period of 8 weeks before moving to a longer-term contract. This will include some shadowing of community calls and going through training materials, as well as some initial goal-setting for the role.