Hi! I’m Talia Koren, the founder of Workweek Lunch, and I’m looking for two creative, prolific, food-loving freelance writers to support our content strategy for the end of 2021 and into 2022.
This role is ideal for content writers who want to help and reach thousands of readers, know how to produce blogs for the internet landscape of 2021 and have a general understanding of SEO basics.
You will work directly with me and our Content Manager, Alyssa, on producing practical meal prep resources every week for the Workweeklunch.com blog. Right now, we have ideas lined up that we are working on publishing, but there will be room for pitches down the line.
You’ll be crucial to the success of the Workweeklunch.com blog, which is one of the main ways we reach new readers and grow our subscription product, The Workweek Lunch Meal Prep Program. Are you ready to write and learn a ton along the way?
About Workweek Lunch:
WWL is an online meal plan subscription and food blog dedicated to helping people all over the world meal prep to save time, money and eat more homecooked meals.
I started WWL in 2016 as a food blog and Instagram account and we launched the subscription in 2018. The subscription includes weekly meal plans, tested meal prep recipes, a meal planning tool and access to a private community.
The Workweek Lunch blog is home to all of our free content. We publish new content and update older posts frequently while paying attention to SEO best practices and making sure our content stays as practical as possible. At this time, the Workweek Lunch blog reaches 150,000 people per month.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to read more about our company culture and mission.
WWL has big plans to scale up in 2022 and the years to come. We’re always striving to help our members get more creative and confident in the kitchen by serving up fresh, fun recipes and airtight meal plans. Outside of our core business (the subscription), we’re looking to grow our blog to reach even more people and eventually launch new digital platforms to help our community even more. Want to be a part of the action?
Summary of the Recipe Team Assistant role:
- Part-time contractor position – expect to write 2-4 articles per month.
- Compensation is per article.
- We are looking to hire two people for this role and you will be joining one other writer on our team.
- You can be based anywhere in the world for this role.
- You will be working directly with our content manager, Alyssa and me.
- Primary responsibilities include providing copy for 2-4 articles per month based on our researched ideas. We aren’t taking pitches right now, but can in the future.
- There’s room in this role to grow based on what you’re interested in and the needs of our team!
Here’s a more in-depth breakdown of what you’ll be working on to start.
Note that part of the application is doing a short paid test for this role (you’d write us a sample piece).
Please read everything below carefully before applying! Hint, hint, this job is all about details.
Producing 2-4 blog posts per month
- You will choose from topics we have already come up with in collaboration with an SEO agency we’re working with. We have dozens to choose from – all related to meal prep, cooking and recipes.
- You will be writing some posts for workweeklunch.com under your own name/byline and some posts for guests posting under the Workweek Lunch brand.
- Posts will be at least 750 words and will be written in Google Docs.
- Depending on the post, you may be required to help source images and add links to other websites and products when approrpriate.
- You’ll do research as needed for each post.
- SEO keywords and direction will be provided for each post.
- Some posts are roundups/listicles, while others are more step-by-step.
- We encourage you writing in your own voice. Your posts will be edited for the basic stuff (grammar, spelling etc).
- You’ll be required to meet deadlines for posts and to communicate with us as soon as you know you may not be able to meet deadlines. Life happens! We just want to be in the know.
- Opportunity for extra tasks to be assigned based on your interests!
- You will not be cooking or testing recipes in this role.
Communication & Expectations For Deadlines
- You’ll communicate with the team via Slack and email for the most part.
- You’ll work closely with Alyssa, our Content Manager, and me.
- Once we’re in the swing of things, we will develop our own system and timing for deadlines.
The best candidates for this role will…
- Have some experience writing posts and articles for various online outlets/blogs.
- Have strong writing skills in English (English as first language preferred)
- Love food and be familiar with meal prep – candidates who actively use meal prep in some form are preferred, as some posts require this knowledge and expertise!
- Have a desire to learn more about SEO and writing for the internet
- Have the time to dedicate to producing 2-4 high-quality posts per month
- Be meticulous, detail-oriented and enjoy writing
- Be tech-savvy and able to learn new systems quickly
- Be honest about the ability to hit deadlines
- Enjoy talking and interacting with people virtually/online
- Have strong writing and communication skills
- Cook, meal prep and read recipes often for fun
- Get fully on board with the mission behind Workweek Lunch, which is to help people create their own systems around food to get more out of life
- Get on board with writing about meal prep in the context of intuitive eating, and understand that some changes to posts written may be made to better aling with Intuitive Eating values
- Listen openly to feedback on their work and strive to implement it
- Use Google and resources available when they get stuck (we highly value resourcefulness as all cooking questions have already been answered online!)
- Be honest, open, positive and trustworthy with strong personal integrity
- Demonstrate follow-through on all tasks and projects (I am not a micromanager)
- Have a can-do/get-it-done attitude
- Be ready to learn a lot and ask questions along the way!
- $200/post (2-4 posts per month)
- This is a part-time freelance role
- Remote only
- No health/retirement benefits
Please read everything above carefully before applying, thanks! Be prepared to drop links or files to your work in the application below.
This application is easier to do on desktop. I recommend copying the link to this applicaton and sending it to yourself if you’re reading this on mobile to fill out later.
Please do not email us your resume, samples or Dm us on Instagram about this application. Thanks!
Workweek Lunch is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Workweek Lunch does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
Our Culture & Mission
The mission behind Workweek Lunch is to help people create their own systems around food that allow them to live a more full life. It’s easy to feel bogged down by worrying about every meal. Our content and services help busy folks with meal planning, recipe searching, grocery list making, food budgeting and learning how to streamline the cooking process so they can spend less time in the kitchen and more time doing what’s important to them.
We currently have a small entirely remote team of four employees (including me) and a handful of contractors. Everyone on our team is friendly, inclusive and we’re all self-starters. We’re passionate about serving our community and customers, learning more about the ins and outs of our industry and having fun while working, of course!
At WWL, we work hard and we get it all done, but it’s important to us that work is never a source of stress. We’re making meal plans, not saving lives. We value our work and having a life outside it, which is parallel to our philosophy around meal prep and food.