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Full-time Email Us Content Writer

at Balsam International in Metro Manila

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Company Description
Balsam Brands is a multi-brand e-Commerce retailer with roots in holiday and home décor. Based in Silicon Valley, the company operates market-leading website such as www.BalsamHill.com. We strive for excellence in everything we do and have been honored to receive the following awards as a result:

Forbes: America’s Best Small Companies (2016)
Inc. 5000: America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
San Francisco Business Times: Fast 100 – Fastest Growing Bay Area Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Silicon Valley Business Journal: 75 Fastest Growing Private Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
The company’s outward focus on building trusted consumer brands along with its internal focus on excellence and being a great place to work have propelled it to consistent, rapid growth.

Balsam International is our Regional Operating Headquarters in the Philippines functioning remotely with a team of hard-working, passionate professionals who contribute significantly to the company’s success. The team in the Philippines enjoy full employee benefits including mandatories (SSS, PAG-IBIG, PhilHealth), 13th month pay, healthcare coverage + 2 dependents, internet subsidy (after regularization), holiday breaks, meal subsidies, company trips and other perks on top of the work-from-home setup.

Job Description
Balsam International is looking for Content Writers to communicate daily with our Manila and US-based teams, and play a key role in the development of our projects. They are responsible for writing content for our e-Commerce websites.

What you'll be doing:

Write product descriptions, blog posts, promotional copy, and other content to support e-Commerce and Marketing needs.
Write SEO-optimized copy, blog posts, and other articles according to the company’s branding and style guides.
Work closely with the Content Team and other cross-functional teams to carry out initiatives including content creation and marketing campaigns.
Pitch topics for editorial blog calendars, Resource Center articles, etc.
Participate or lead brainstorming sessions to determine themes and ideas for editorial calendar and other content initiatives.
Provide support for cross-functional teams (Social Media, Reputation Management, SEO, etc.)

What you bring to the table:

Excellent command of the English language, with high level of American English reading, writing, and speaking skills.
Minimum 2 years of writing experience (either print or online in the last 3-5 years).
Passion for writing and ability to write engaging and informative copy on various subjects.
Experience in a variety of writing formats (ad copy, long-form, blog posts, social, etc.)
Must be proficient in basic MS Office applications and comfortable performing online research as required.
Outstanding organizational, time management, and communication skills.
Proactive, efficient, quick to learn, and has strong work ethic.
Comfortable in working through a task via electronic means (email, chat and task management applications).

Our must-haves:

Experience working in an advertising or digital marketing agency and writing ad copy.
Must live within Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan or certain parts of Laguna only (Biñan, Cabuyao, Calamba, Los Baños, San Pedro and Santa Rosa).
Must be willing to join occasional in-person meetings.
Must have a dedicated, functional laptop that meets the following specifications:

For Windows users:

OS: Windows 7 – 64 bit or better
Processor: Intel Core i3 or better
RAM/Memory: 4GB or higher
Hard Drive: 500GB or higher

For Mac users:

Processor: 2GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Start-up Disk Macintosh HD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536MB
Must have a backup laptop or desktop for use, if primary laptop encounters issues.
Must have a fast, reliable DSL, Fiber or Broadband connection (not mobile or broadband stick) as the primary internet connection with a minimum actual speed of 5MBPS.
Must have a backup internet connection of the same speed, if the primary connection becomes spotty.
Must have licensed MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) including Outlook.

Note: An online assessment will also be part of the recruitment process.

Status: Full Time.

Location: Our corporate offices are based in Northern California with a Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQ) in the Philippines. The Content Writer is a remote working position in Manila. Team members in the Philippines are ideally located within easy driving distance to Metro Manila for team outings. They have a great working environment at home with at least 5MBPS internet connection speed. Company executives visit the Philippines regularly so team members attend in-person meetings from time to time.


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