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OUR VALUES

The Author Incubator exists to reimagine the publishing industry by creating and implementing a publishing model that:

– Produces predictable revenues for publishers –

– Gives authors a fair deal –

– Maximizes the likelihood of positive change for readers –


Our Core Values:

– A servant’s heart is required for success. –

– Discomfort is necessary for growth –

– Results matter most –


We Believe That:

Our most important goal is always to create real change for readers- The best results come from doing one thing really, really well- Setting clear boundaries and holding space for success creates discomfort and delivers results. Authors who seek to effect change can and should leverage their book to make loads of money.


About The Founder

Dr. Angela Lauria

THE AUTHOR INCUBATOR

Dr. Angela E. Lauria is the founder of The Author Incubator™ and creator of the Difference Process™ for writing a book that matters. She is the author of the bestselling book The Difference: 10 Steps to Writing a Book that Matters and The Incubated Author: 10 Steps to Start a Movement with Your Message. She has helped hundreds of coaches and entrepreneurs write, publish and promote best-selling books and has published books including Michael Buckley’s Help! My Kid Wants to Become a YouTuber, Susan Hyatt’s Create your Own Luck and Elizabeth DiAlto’s UnTame Yourself.
She is the author of The Incubated Author: 10 Steps to Start a Movement with Your Message (Difference Press, 2016), The Difference: 10 Steps To Writing A Book That Matters (Difference Press, 2014) and From Medea to Media: Live Performance as a Vehicle for Social Change (Atropos Press, 2009). Her clients can be seen everywhere from O Magazine to NBC. Angela has a PhD in Communications from The European Graduate School (EGS) in Saas Fee, Switzerland and holds a coaching certificates from Martha Beck International and The International Institute of Coaching Studies (IICS). She has spoken before audiences at the events including Archangel Academy, the International Coaching Federation annual event, Which Test Won?, Marketing conference, Blog World, and Lean Start Up DC. In 2011, the IICS named her their Empowerment Coach of the Year. She lives in at The Author Castle in McLean, Virginia with her son Jesse and their ebony and ivory colored Castle cats.

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS

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Accounts Receivable Clerk

If you like NUMBERS & HUMANS, this could be the job you’ve been waiting for.

Currently, we have an immediate opening for an on-site (not-remote) Accounts Receivable Administrator. The person in this role will assist the Director of Finance and Operations and will require an adequate familiarity with basic accounting functions and a comfort with spreadsheets and calculators.

This role is responsible for but not limited to pivotal business functions like working with the customer experience, sales, technical and finance teams to identify and solve client billing needs including creating invoices, switching payment methods, collecting outstanding accounts receivable balances, and making sure we have happy clients in good standing at all times.

Of course, you are going to need to have a good eye for details as it is always annoying to be overcharged or undercharged and have to process payment again as a client, so when we talk we will be looking for your street smarts and ability to empathize with being a client and wanting (and deserving) an amazing customer service experience — including from our billing department.

In addition to a friendly disposition, comfort talking on the phone and video with clients (think FaceTime – we love our clients), and your naturally error-adverse ways; you will need to have a tremendously good sense of judgement about when you can handle an error and when it needs to be escalated.

So let’s review what you need to be awesome at to get this laid-back, well-paid, politics and BS-free gig:

~ COMFORT WITH NUMBERS ~
~ WINNING PERSONALITY ~
~ COMMON-SENSE & GOOD JUDGEMENT ~
~ ATTENTION TO DETAIL ~

If you are into a personality tests, the person we are looking for is probably an:

– MBTI: ESTJ or an ESFJ
– Fascination Advantage: Alert, Trust, Passion (Dormant: Mystique, Innovation)
– Kolbe: Highest Follow THrough
– DISC: C (BLUE)

In addition to ensuring complete and accurate collections for our customers, you will be helping with the accounts payable process, invoicing, calculating freelancer hours, bookkeeping, reviewing recurring invoices to guarantee that our billings are up to date before the close of each month, processing credit cards, responding to disputes, respond to inquiries received from internal leadership, departments, outside attorneys, and auditors.

I would be AWESOME if you had 3-5 years’ experience with bookkeeping, accounts receivable and/or accounts payable – but the right personality and aptitude is even more important. We want to give someone who KNOWS they are smart, capable, and ready to work their butts off for the right company a break through shot.

Preferred Requirements

  • Knowledge of and interest in personal development and the experts industry
  • Comfortable talking on the phone with clients and team members several hours a day
  • An accounting degree is preferred but not a must, along with experience in Accounts Payable, Reconciliation
  • Knowledge of basic bookkeeping and Quick Books
  • Min. 2 – 4 years Bookkeeping experience
  • Pride in accuracy and fastidious attention to detail
  • Upbeat, organized self-starter able to work in a dynamic environment with limited oversight
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and promptly respond to requests
  • Favorably represent the company to customers

THE MOST IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT IS THAT YOU CAN FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS.
THESE ARE THE FIRST INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Email your cover letter and resume with minimum compensation requirements (no BS – just tell us what you need to make for this to be a hell yes) to [email protected].
  2. Include a link to a video on why we should give you a spot and why you will work harder than anyone else should you get this role.
  3. Email subject line should have the secret code number 1111 in it.

Primary Location: Georgetown – Washington DC 20007 (Metro Accessible Foggy Bottom Metro Stop- 8 Blocks GWU and 8 blocks from Georgetown/Free Shuttle/Free Parking Provided). Sweet office with a door and a view plus a rooftop terrace for fresh air and a view of the Potomac and M St.

Hours on-site: Must work onsite during core business hours Monday – Friday

One thing you should know about us. Our organization believes in diversity and equity. You know those 112 women and 117 People of Color in Congress now? Yup, still not nearly enough for us. We put muscle behind our values when it comes to building an inclusive community for staff and clients. We believe EQUITY (not just inclusion) is what really is required to dismantle racism and patriarchy. We are an LGBTQIA-affirming, interfaith-oriented organization that is committed to social justice – including women’s rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, and environmental justice. We believe Black Lives Matter. We encourage candidates to apply who share these commitments and who have a demonstrated capacity for creating inclusive organizations and working effectively across differences to support the success of an increasingly diverse clientele. (In other words, we don’t work with racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic jerks.)

The Author Incubator is a pretty magical place to work. But don’t listen to a job post, listen to our employees’ anonymous reports on Glassdoor: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/The-Author-Incubator-Reviews-E1671563.htm

Here are a few of our favorites:
“I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to work somewhere where the employees legitimately love their jobs. There are no arguments, no gossip, no backstabbing or corporate ladder climbing.”

“This place is beyond incredible. Convention is abhorred, and there’s absolutely every effort to avoid the kind of stifling dehumanization you get at any other job.”

“One thing that sticks out is that this place in accepting of all diversity and is results-oriented! LOVE IT!”

Copywriter

Why do you write like you’re running out of time? Write day and night like you’re running out of time. Why do you write like you need it to survive?

When you first heard these lyrics, it felt like someone finally understood you.

Writing is who you are. It’s in your blood. It’s in your soul. And even if your next job was as a 6th-grade math teacher, mostly, what you would do, is write.

If you are passionate about it, you can write about it. It’s been that way for as long as you can remember.

Maybe you majored in English or creative writing or journalism, not so much because it seemed like a good career move, but because you knew it would be the most fun way through college – maybe the only way through college. The challenge though has been finding something you love to write about. Defense, IT, non-profits… all the typical DC Jobs just don’t lend themselves to the type of writing you want to do…

You are someone who loves magic and mystery and Harry Potter and Twilight. There is a romantic streak in you and a metaphysical one too and frankly, you are just sick of having to hide 75% of who you are at work because that shit is just exhausting.

The Author Incubator is the premier continuing-education provider for non-fiction authors with classes coverings all aspects of writing, publishing, and promoting books. Our company was named the 275th fastest growing private company in America (INC 5000). We were named the 82nd Best Privately-owned Businesses in America by Entrepreneur Magazine and our CEO was named by EY as a finalist in their Entrepreneur of the Year competition for 2018. The Author Incubator is 100% privately-owned (single owner) with 35 employees.

And at The Author Incubator, we believe magic is real. It’s our mission to amplify the voices of magic-makers by healing them to write, publish, and promote their non-fiction books.

Currently, we have an immediate opening for an on-site Digital Marketing Copywriter. We want a full-time employee, not a contractor or remote worker, who wants to bring their whole self to work. The person in this role will assist the CMO by writing high-engagement copy that fits with our quirky spiritually-infused witchy, new-agey style.

We’re looking for someone with demonstrated experience in writing marketing copy for online direct response marketing. Preferably in the coaching/consulting space, but we are happy to look at ecommerce copy experts with the understanding that the core concepts of copywriting are transferable.

The main things we’ll be looking to you for include:

  • Writing high converting email copy
  • Writing high engagement Facebook ads, working with our digital marketing analyst to optimize our ad performance
  • Constantly monitoring our funnels and improving performance of individual communications
  • Understand the secret code is 54 even though that might not make sense right now
  • Testing new copy concepts, presenting results to management
  • Working with the social media manager to create engaging organic social media posts
  • Rewriting all copy for our current YouTube videos

Background essentials include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in marketing or communications
  • Demonstrated success in creating high-converting marketing copy
  • Experience in producing copy for digital, print, or broadcast channels
  • Exceptional skill with the nuances of social media writing, including the use of hashtags, emojis and acronyms
  • Solid understanding of SEO concepts preferred

Primary Location: Georgetown – Washington DC 20007 (Metro Accessible Foggy Bottom Metro Stop- 8 Blocks GWU and 8 blocks from Georgetown/Free Shuttle/Free Parking Provided). Sweet office with rooftop terrace for fresh air and a view of the Potomac and M St.
Hours on-site: Must work onsite during core business hours Monday – Friday

We will likely get 200+ resumes for this role and we just don’t have time to interview many candidates, so make this stand out if you want a job that will change the entire trajectory of your life.

  1. You can reach us at [email protected]. To get us to open the email, you MUST put the secret code into the email subject line. If you don’t have the secret code, please do not apply. 
  2. Dazzle us with the writing in your cover letter. Make sure it’s clear you custom-wrote it for this job, that you checked out our website and social media, and you tell us why will you work harder than anyone else in this role should you get it? If you believe in soul contracts, give us some evidence that you believe we may have one.
  3. Include your resume… sure… but know our primary focus will be on your cover letter. Resumes without detailed and specific, custom to us cover letters or videos will be thrown out unread.

One more thing you should know about us before you apply. Our organization believes in diversity and equity. You know those 112 women and 117 People of Color in Congress now? Yup, still not nearly enough for us. We put muscle behind our values when it comes to building an inclusive community for staff and clients. We believe EQUITY (not just inclusion) is what really is required to dismantle racism and patriarchy. We are an LGBTQIA-affirming, interfaith-oriented organization that is committed to social justice – including women’s rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, and environmental justice. We believe Black Lives Matter. We encourage candidates to apply who share these commitments and who have a demonstrated capacity for creating inclusive organizations and working effectively across differences to support the success of an increasingly diverse clientele. (In other words, we don’t work with racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic jerks.)

The Author Incubator is a pretty magical place to work. But don’t listen to a job post, listen to our employees’ anonymous reports on Glassdoor: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/The-Author-Incubator-Reviews-E1671563.htm

Here are a few of our favorites:
“I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to work somewhere where the employees legitimately love their jobs. There are no arguments, no gossip, no backstabbing or corporate ladder climbing.”

“This place is beyond incredible. Convention is abhorred, and there’s absolutely every effort to avoid the kind of stifling dehumanization you get at any other job.”

“One thing that sticks out is that this place in accepting of all diversity and is results-oriented! LOVE IT!”

Developmental Editor

Some people create with blocks. Some people create with food. You, though…. you create with words. It’s not just that you can put a good sentence together. You can see the way the reader will process and interpret that sentence. You are a marketer, a copywriter, and a creative visionary. You have a long history of helping others make their ideas better with your words. Does this sound like you?

We’re looking for a Developmental Editor to join The Author Incubator at our Georgetown HQ just a short walk from the Foggy Bottom metro. The Author Incubator is the premier continuing-education provider for non-fiction authors with classes coverings all aspects of writing, publishing, and promoting books. Our company was named the 275th fastest growing private company in America (INC 5000). We were named the 82nd Best Privately-owned Businesses in America by Entrepreneur Magazine and our CEO was named by EY as a finalist in their Entrepreneur of the Year competition for 2018. The Author Incubator is 100% privately-owned (single owner) with 35 employees.

Please stop reading if the following does not sound like you:

  • You know you are too smart and capable to stay in the agency world, but too bored by the idea of working for one product or brand.
  • You haven’t met a power vacuum you couldn’t fill. Tina Fey says she’s the original Bossypants? Ah, hell no, that’s you.
  • There was a point in your life where self-care came second or even third to your career and family. Those days are gone. At least a few birthdays ago you realized if you don’t put the oxygen over your own nose and mouth first, ain’t no way mama can help anyone else. “Back off folx, I’m going to get a massage.” is a sentence you have learned to utter in your advancing years.
  • Your current job may not be perfect, but better the devil you know. You can do the job in your sleep and there is no way you are leaving unless you are 100% your next job is at least twice as aligned with your values, morals and integrity.

Not you? K, bye.

Okay, now that we got rid of those people and it’s just us… Here’s a bit more about the work you’ll do.

  • Lead the development and delivery of prewriting milestones concepts for approx. 30-60 accounts per month
  • Concept and collaborate with talent scouts, customer experience team members, authors, coaches and other experts across the agency
  • Random bullet point inserted to see if you are paying attention. Put the secret code number 11 in your application subject line, k? Thx.
  • Support author’s creative development process by leading live brainstorm sessions and client discussions
  • Develop junior creative talent, providing clear direction, feedback and pushing everyone around you to be better

Collaborate with strategic and creative resources across The Author Incubator

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Someone who swoon over libraries and book stores – especially personal growth and business books
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 5-7ish years of experience working, learning and growing at a creative, digital or experiential agency
  • Are a wordsmith who can interpret insights and strategies to bring ideas to life through compelling and concise copy
  • Have direct response marketing experience
  • Prefer working across several clients, brands and categories, often simultaneously
  • Love pitching ideas to existing clients

The incumbent (that’s a weird word for person who gets the job, isn’t it?) anyway – the person in this role will play a key role in our diversity and equity initiatives. We put muscle behind our values when it comes to building an inclusive community for staff and clients but to be honest, we are nowhere CLOSE to where we want to be when it comes to EQUITY. And EQUITY is what really matters. If you get to the point where you interview with the CEO, you should have a good answer to the difference between INCLUSION and EQUITY and some ideas for how we can do our part to dismantle racism and patriarchy.

Primary Location: Georgetown – Washington DC 20007 (Metro Accessible Foggy Bottom Metro Stop- 8 Blocks GWU and 8 blocks from Georgetown/Free Shuttle/Free Parking Provided). Sweet office with a door and a view plus a rooftop terrace for fresh air and a view of the Potomac and M St.

Hours on-site: Must work onsite during core business hours Monday – Friday

We will likely get 200+ resumes for this role and we just don’t have time to interview many candidates, so make this stand out if you want a job that will change the entire trajectory of your life.

Instructions:

***ONE: Email us at [email protected]. Send us a resume along with a cover letter or video (video is strongly preferred).***

***TWO: In your cover letter or video include your compensation requirements. (Note, be strategic here. If you pick a number in the range we have in mind, and everything else in your application looks good, we will interview you. If you shoot too high and pick a number outside of our range and you would have been happy with a lower number, we won’t get the chance to talk, even if the rest of your application is perfect. And if you don’t provide a number at all, we will completely dismiss your application. We do not provide the range in advance. We want to hear what the lowest number is that would make the job a hell yes for you if all the other conditions were met.)***

***THREE: Tell us how you will fit in THIS job specifically. We know what’s a fit for us and we want to know if this is a fit for YOU. We will NOT be calling you to clarify whether or not you’re a fit. SELL US on why we would be lucky to have you on the team.***

***FOUR: Make sure your email subject line has the secret code in it. If you don’t have the secret code, please do not apply. ***

One more thing you should know about us before you apply. Our organization believes in diversity and equity. You know those 112 women and 117 People of Color in Congress now? Yup, still not nearly enough for us. We put muscle behind our values when it comes to building an inclusive community for staff and clients. We believe EQUITY (not just inclusion) is what really is required to dismantle racism and patriarchy. We are an LGBTQIA-affirming, interfaith-oriented organization that is committed to social justice – including women’s rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, and environmental justice. We believe Black Lives Matter. We encourage candidates to apply who share these commitments and who have a demonstrated capacity for creating inclusive organizations and working effectively across differences to support the success of an increasingly diverse clientele. (In other words, we don’t work with racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic jerks.)

The Author Incubator is a pretty magical place to work. But don’t listen to a job post, listen to our employees’ anonymous reports on Glassdoor: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/The-Author-Incubator-Reviews-E1671563.htm

Here are a few of our favorites:
“I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to work somewhere where the employees legitimately love their jobs. There are no arguments, no gossip, no backstabbing or corporate ladder climbing.”

“This place is beyond incredible. Convention is abhorred, and there’s absolutely every effort to avoid the kind of stifling dehumanization you get at any other job.”

“One thing that sticks out is that this place in accepting of all diversity and is results-oriented! LOVE IT!”

Editor

You are smart. You are capable. AND YOU LOVE BOOKS!

Let’s face it, you have a lot to offer an employer. And you aren’t willing to deal with dumb coworkers, crappy cubicles or having your talent waste away working for someone else on something you don’t care that much about. You know you deserve to be treated with respect and that your age or whatever other identifying characteristic you have should not impact the opportunity you are given.

Our Editors play a key role in bringing books that make a difference into the world. This position is responsible for performing intensive edits for approximately 120 nonfiction e-book titles per year. The aim of this position is to efficiently bring up to 10 manuscripts per month to publication-ready status.

This is a remote role with a concentration in 2.5 weeks of the month where you will work more hours and 1.5 weeks where you will work fewer and can bang out some personal stuff.

We are looking for a book worm like us. Someone with an other-worldly attention-to-detail who is self-motivated because basically, at the end of the day, they just want to sit on their couch and read and edit all day anyway so being self-motivating in this environment doesn’t take much effort.

We want a fellow fairy, witch, magic maker, soul contract sharer who truly cares about our authors and the people who will be changed forever by their books. Our work is deadline-driven, time-sensitive and requires multitasking, but we’ve got Spirit in the co-pilot seat, so as long as you can set strong boundaries, manage multiple projects with overlapping and/or conflicting deadlines, and still remember to breathe and invite the Goddess to co-create, you’ll have no problem getting through the intense but exhilarating work load.

RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:
– Read e-book manuscripts and edit from a “big picture” perspective, considering structure, pacing, tone, and flow of the book
– Proofread and format manuscripts to reach publication-ready status
– Provide authors with clear, friendly instruction on how to improve manuscripts
– Use templates to create clean, visually appealing covers
– Manage schedules and ensure projects are delivered on time and to high-quality standards, including scheduling your resources to meet the volume of workflow and managing client deadlines
– Perform additional functions that may be assigned at the discretion of leadership

We will likely get 200+ resumes for this role and we just don’t have time to interview many candidates, so make this stand out if you want a job that will change the entire trajectory of your life.

Instructions:
***ONE: Email us a resume at [email protected] along with a cover letter or video (video is strongly preferred).***

***TWO: In your cover letter or video include your compensation requirements. (Note, be strategic here. If you pick a number in the range we have in mind, and everything else in your application looks good, we will interview you. If you shoot too high and pick a number outside of our range and you would have been happy with a lower number, we won’t get the chance to talk, even if the rest of your application is perfect. And if you don’t provide a number at all, we will completely dismiss your application. We do not provide the range in advance. We want to hear what the lowest number is that would make the job a hell yes for you if all the other conditions were met.)***

***THREE: Tell us how you will fit in THIS job specifically. We know what’s a fit for us and we want to know if this is a fit for YOU. We will NOT be calling you to clarify whether or not you’re a fit. SELL US on why we would be lucky to have you on the team.***

***FOUR: Make sure your email subject line has the secret code in it. If you don’t have the secret code, please do not apply. ***

One more thing you should know about us before you apply. Our organization believes in diversity and equity. You know those 112 women and 117 People of Color in Congress now? Yup, still not nearly enough for us. We put muscle behind our values when it comes to building an inclusive community for staff and clients. We believe EQUITY (not just inclusion) is what really is required to dismantle racism and patriarchy. We are an LGBTQIA-affirming, interfaith-oriented organization that is committed to social justice – including women’s rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, and environmental justice. We believe Black Lives Matter. We encourage candidates to apply who share these commitments and who have a demonstrated capacity for creating inclusive organizations and working effectively across differences to support the success of an increasingly diverse clientele. (In other words, we don’t work with racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic jerks.)

The Author Incubator is a pretty magical place to work. But don’t listen to a job post, listen to our employees’ anonymous reports on Glassdoor: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/The-Author-Incubator-Reviews-E1671563.htm

Here are a few of our favorites:
“I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to work somewhere where the employees legitimately love their jobs. There are no arguments, no gossip, no backstabbing or corporate ladder climbing.”

“This place is beyond incredible. Convention is abhorred, and there’s absolutely every effort to avoid the kind of stifling dehumanization you get at any other job.”

“One thing that sticks out is that this place in accepting of all diversity and is results-oriented! LOVE IT!”

Editorial Intern/Junior Editor

Every good editor had to get their start somewhere, right? Someone gave them a break or at least a chance to get their hands on manuscripts and show what they could do to improve it. We want to give that chance to our next entry level employee in our growing and dynamic editorial team. 

The Author Incubator is looking for a Junior Editor or an Editorial Intern, to join its growing editorial department. We are open to a full or part-time candidate who is looking to grow into a full-time role. This position will allow the candidate access to the editorial, design, sales, marketing, and administrative teams in order to learn the business from multiple angles, however, the position will primarily focus on working with authors and editing non-fiction manuscripts

We are looking for a team player to assist our talented managing editors with several projects including: 

  • Prepare manuscripts and authors for the editing process
  • Gather, analyze and collate data relevant to our authors for use within the Difference Press book creation process
  • Complete competitive analysis of published books and update and refresh various database listings of titles
  • Random bullet point to see if you are paying attention – secret code: 31
  • Create and share original research from our author community
  • Work with the existing editorial team to help with developmental editing as well as line edits.
  • Provide strategic support for authors and authors-in-transformation as needed

The successful candidate has a:

  • Strong desire to learn the publishing industry
  • Interest in different business models and the changing landscape of publishing
  • Desire to grow their career with a quickly moving company
  • Experience in social media, marketing, and project management
  • Can do /motivated / entrepreneurial attitude
  • Commitment to making a difference
  • Experience with life coaching or positive psychology

Must be passionate about at least 1 of Difference Press’ 5 non-fiction editorial focuses:

  1. Self Help/ Personal Growth
  2. How to
  3. Business
  4. Memoir
  5. Spiritual

One thing you should know about us. Our organization believes in diversity and equity. You know those 112 women and 117 People of Color in Congress now? Yup, still not nearly enough for us. We put muscle behind our values when it comes to building an inclusive community for staff and clients. We believe EQUITY (not just inclusion) is what really is required to dismantle racism and patriarchy. We are an LGBTQIA-affirming, interfaith-oriented organization that is committed to social justice – including women’s rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, and environmental justice. We believe Black Lives Matter. We encourage candidates to apply who share these commitments and who have a demonstrated capacity for creating inclusive organizations and working effectively across differences to support the success of an increasingly diverse clientele. (In other words, we don’t work with racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic jerks.)

The Author Incubator is a pretty magical place to work. But don’t listen to a job post, listen to our employees’ anonymous reports on Glassdoor: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/The-Author-Incubator-Reviews-E1671563.htm

Here are a few of our favorites:
“I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to work somewhere where the employees legitimately love their jobs. There are no arguments, no gossip, no backstabbing or corporate ladder climbing.”

“This place is beyond incredible. Convention is abhorred, and there’s absolutely every effort to avoid the kind of stifling dehumanization you get at any other job.”

“One thing that sticks out is that this place in accepting of all diversity and is results-oriented! LOVE IT!”

I’m not gonna lie, we will likely get 200+ resumes for this role and we just don’t have time to interview all those candidates, so fair or not, we are going to cut almost everyone based on their application. If you don’t follow these instructions – we won’t even LOOK at your submission. The email gets deleted unread. So if you are going to bother to apply, don’t fuck this up. We only want someone awesome in this role who thinks we are awesome too – awesome enough to put in real effort in their application.

1. Reach us at [email protected] To get us to open the email, you MUST put the secret code into the email subject line. If you don’t have the secret code, please do not apply. 

2. You can send a cover letter OR video – whatever is easier for you – but it must include answers to the following question: 

  • What non-fiction book has had the biggest impact in your life and what was the impact?
  • Which book in our catalog (www.DifferencePress.com) do you most wish you edited and why?
  • Why will you work harder than anyone else in this role should you get the opportunity?

3. Include your resume… sure… but know our primary focus will be on your cover letter or intro video. Resumes without detailed and specific, custom to us cover letters or videos will be thrown out.

Please review our website and www.DifferencePress.com before applying.

Graphic Designer

“Uh, this is great but could you make the logo bigger?”

“I like it! But could we see what a friendlier font might look like?”

“Are we liking the color combination here?”

If you are sick and tired of spending all day fielding stupid questions like this from people with no design experience or training and you have to compromise on your design to make people happy who don’t even understand the most fundamentals of a good layout or visual appearance, then we want to hear from you.

Masters of the written word, we have consistently missed the boat when it comes to design and we know there is so much more we can do to shine in this area.

The Author Incubator is the premier continuing-education provider for non-fiction authors with classes coverings all aspects of writing, publishing, and promoting books. Our company was named the 275th fastest growing private company in America (INC 5000). We were named the 82nd Best Privately-owned Businesses in America by Entrepreneur Magazine and our CEO was named by EY as a finalist in their Entrepreneur of the Year competition for 2018. The Author Incubator is 100% privately-owned (single owner) with 35 employees.

Currently, we have an immediate opening for an Graphic Designer. We want a full-time employee, not a contractor or remote worker. The person in this role will assist the CMO by taking our offers, brand standards, photography, VSLs, and copy and turning them into high converting, responsive offer pages that drive conversions.

We’re looking for someone with a solid web design portfolio. We’re especially interested if you’ve helped entrepreneurs in the coaching/consulting space, but we will also look at ecommerce and general B2B and B2C web design with the understanding that we’ll fill in any understanding gaps that you need.

We are looking for someone to:

  • Design high converting, aesthetically beautiful designs that comply with brand standards and guidelines
  • Develop graphics for multiple channels including social media, email, web and print
  • Create new web pages and updates website(s) in WordPress
  • Continually optimize all our web offers performance and assist in evolving our website strategy
  • Manage and maintain digital asset library using shared services like Box and Basecamp.
  • Create compelling PowerPoint presentations that communicate mood, emphasis, insight, viewpoint, and similar visual impressions, that convey ideas and information clearly

To be successful you will need to:

  • Work under tight deadlines to produce quality digital design materials that support marketing and sales efforts
  • Collaborate with Marketing team and internal clients to execute informative and engaging designs and branding across all creative
  • Uphold company branding across all our digital communications
  • Pay attention to details, like the fact our secret code for this job is 15

Keys to Success

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or related discipline (or equivalent work experience)
  • Extensive experience with Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Advanced PowerPoint or Keynote skills
  • Working knowledge of HTML5
  • 2+ years in professional commercial design, preferably with a marketing or creative agency
  • Experience working with WordPress templates
  • Adaptive design eye and skill
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from peers and clients

It would also be nice if you had:

  • Demonstrated success in creating high-converting digital marketing webpages and websites
  • Ability to operate within wordpress, leadpages, clickfunnels, and other platforms we use for designing and deploying our offer pages
  • Experience working with email platforms like infusionsoft a major plus

Office Location: 
Georgetown – Washington DC 20007 (Metro Accessible Foggy Bottom Metro Stop- 8 Blocks GWU and 8 blocks from Georgetown/Free Shuttle/Free Parking Provided). Sweet office with a rooftop terrace for fresh air and a view of the Potomac and M St.

On-site or remote options are available for the right candidate.

We will likely get 200+ resumes for this role and we just don’t have time to interview many candidates, so make this stand out if you want a job that will change the entire trajectory of your life. 

One thing you should know about us. Our organization believes in diversity and equity. You know those 112 women and 117 People of Color in Congress now? Yup, still not nearly enough for us. We put muscle behind our values when it comes to building an inclusive community for staff and clients. We believe EQUITY (not just inclusion) is what really is required to dismantle racism and patriarchy. We are an LGBTQIA-affirming, interfaith-oriented organization that is committed to social justice – including women’s rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, and environmental justice. We believe Black Lives Matter. We encourage candidates to apply who share these commitments and who have a demonstrated capacity for creating inclusive organizations and working effectively across differences to support the success of an increasingly diverse clientele. (In other words, we don’t work with racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic jerks.)

The Author Incubator is a pretty magical place to work. But don’t listen to a job post, listen to our employees’ anonymous reports on Glassdoor: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/The-Author-Incubator-Reviews-E1671563.htm

Here are a few of our favorites:
“I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to work somewhere where the employees legitimately love their jobs. There are no arguments, no gossip, no backstabbing or corporate ladder climbing.”

“This place is beyond incredible. Convention is abhorred, and there’s absolutely every effort to avoid the kind of stifling dehumanization you get at any other job.”

“One thing that sticks out is that this place in accepting of all diversity and is results-oriented! LOVE IT!”

I’m not gonna lie, we will likely get 200+ resumes for this role and we just don’t have time to interview all those candidates, so fair or not, we are going to cut almost everyone based on their application. If you don’t follow these instructions – we won’t even LOOK at your submission. The email gets deleted unread. So if you are going to bother to apply, don’t fuck this up. We only want someone awesome in this role who thinks we are awesome too – awesome enough to put in real effort in their application.

1. To get us to open the email, you MUST put the secret code into the email subject line. If you don’t have the secret code, please do not apply. 

2. You can send a cover letter OR video – whatever is easier for you – to [email protected]. But it must include answers to the following question: 

  • What brand is killing it with their design and why?
  • Why will you work harder than anyone else in this role should you get the opportunity? (We are looking for a personal reason why this job fits with you and your life right now not something cookie cutter or corporate bullshit speak)
  • What compensation package would make this a hell yes for you if all the other conditions were right? (Note, be strategic here. If you pick a number in the range we have in mind, and everything else in your application looks good, we will interview you. If you shoot too high and pick a number outside of our range and you would have been happy with a lower number, we won’t get the chance to talk, even if the rest of your application is perfect. And if you don’t provide a number at all, we will completely dismiss your application. We do not provide the range in advance. We want to hear what the lowest number is that would make the job a hell yes for you if all the other conditions were met.)

3. Include your resume… sure… but know our primary focus will be on your cover letter or intro video. Resumes without detailed and specific, custom to us cover letters or videos will be thrown out.

Please review our website before applying.

IT Specialist

At this point, you would think the technically-gifted would get more respect in society considering how much we all rely on our phones, computers, and online systems these days; but, alas, the nerdy computer-geek stereotype persists. Maybe you fit the part and own your place behind a hand-assembled Windows OS PC, or maybe you are a little different – the chocolate of your skin or the curve of your waist betraying the typical mold. While you are happy to hide behind the glow of high-frequency electromagnetic waves, you are also ready to be seen and recognized for the full and complete human you are. Yes, naturally-gifted with technology, but so much more than a computer geek. The Author Incubator waiting for you to come shine in your own quirky way over here.

We are the premier continuing-education provider for non-fiction authors with classes coverings all aspects of writing, publishing, and promoting books. Our company was named the 275th fastest growing private company in America (INC 5000). We were named the 260th Best Privately-owned Businesses in America by Entrepreneur Magazine and our CEO was named by EY as a finalist in their Entrepreneur of the Year competition for 2018.

The IT Specialist is in a unique, cross-team facing role at The Author Incubator. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the person we put into this critical role will be well-organized, have an exceptional attention to detail, and be a natural helper. Our team is pretty good with technology, but the time has come for us to get more hands on help. We’ve been winging it on our own for a couple years now, though we do bow down to our Tech Lord (though sadly he lives in Poland!) Here’s the type of stuff you will be doing in this role:

  • Install and configure (or manage vendors who install and configure) computer hardware, software, systems, networks, cloud services, virtual technologies, and printers and scanners. Immediate needs include: – Manage set-up and migration of company email and calendaring to Google’s G-Suite – Manage company-wide rollout of Zoom communications platform – Oversee User Admin role migration to IT Specialist for all marketing systems that operate outside of password management service (e.g., Infusionsoft, FaceBook Business, AdWords) – Determine best mechanism to set up and maintain secure company data backup and ensure smooth and continuous backup of all on-site company machines and data; monitor for compliance and review for enhancements as needed
  • Repair/oversee repair and replacement of equipment as necessary
  • Manage all relationship with technology vendors – computers, mobile phones, virtual technology, cloud services, etc.
  • Respond in a timely manner to service issues and requests across the company
  • Provide technical support and training to individual users across the company
  • Random bullet point inserted to see if you are paying attention. Put the secret code number 23 in your application subject line, k? Thx.
  • Set up accounts for new employees before and during the onboarding process and for new users (computers, specific online technologies, accounts, applications, mobile phones, etc.)
  • Perform necessary equipment re-sets and comprehensive account-access removal for exiting employees
  • Monitor inventory of and secure leases for new laptops and other computer equipment as new employees are hired; arrange for all peripherals as needed.
  • Train new employees and new users to use equipment, applications, technologies, and resources
  • Identify the need for, test, and evaluate new technologies and services not specifically listed above and manage the company-wide roll-out of all new technologies, systems, applications, and services.
  • Maintain up-to- date inventory/serial #s, warranties, service contracts, etc. for all company equipment
  • Document all undocumented IT/Ops procedures and continually update procedure and process documentation as needed.
  • Periodically audit all IT process, procedures, and security measures for compliance and recommend required enhancements.

I’m not gonna lie, we will likely get 200+ resumes for this role and we just don’t have time to interview all those candidates, so fair or not, we are going to cut almost everyone based on their application. If you don’t follow these instructions – we won’t even LOOK at your submission. The email gets deleted unread. So if you are going to bother to apply, don’t fuck this up.

  1. Send the following information to: [email protected]. To get us to open the email, you MUST put the secret code into the email subject line. If you don’t have the secret code, please do not apply.
  2. You can send a cover letter OR video – whatever is easier for you – but it must include the answer to the question: Why will you work harder than anyone else in this role should you get it. It also MUST include your minimum compensation requirements (no BS/no hedging/). Just be straight forward and tell us what you need to make – saves us all time and lets us know if you are the kind of straight shooter we like to work with.
  3. Include your resume… sure… but know our primary focus will be on your cover letter or intro video. Resumes are only vaguely interesting.

One thing you should know about us. Our organization believes in diversity and equity. You know those 112 women and 117 People of Color in Congress now? Yup, still not nearly enough for us. We put muscle behind our values when it comes to building an inclusive community for staff and clients. We believe EQUITY (not just inclusion) is what really is required to dismantle racism and patriarchy. We are an LGBTQIA-affirming, interfaith-oriented organization that is committed to social justice – including women’s rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, and environmental justice. We believe Black Lives Matter.

We encourage candidates to apply who share these commitments and who have a demonstrated capacity for creating inclusive organizations and working effectively across differences to support the success of an increasingly diverse clientele. (In other words, we don’t work with racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic jerks.)

About Our Location: Georgetown – Washington DC 20007 (Metro Accessible Foggy Bottom Metro Stop- 8 Blocks GWU and 8 blocks from Georgetown/Free Shuttle/Free Parking Provided). Sweet office with a door and a view plus a rooftop terrace for fresh air and a view of the Potomac and M St. Office hours: On-site in Georgetown office daily, regular business hours within the 8a-5p and 9a-6p range – 8 working hours daily.

Managing Editor

GET PAID TO READ NON-FICTION BOOKS! (Really!)

If that sounds like a “too good to be true” dream job for you, keep reading.

Most editors only get paid to read half the time. They spend most of the time managing clients, trying to find clients, dealing with unhappy clients, invoicing clients, and a ton of other administrivia that would drive anyone to reconsider their career choice if their real passion was reading books.

You probably started editing because you enjoyed helping people turn their ideas into impactful words–but how much time do you spend doing that? And when you DO actually get to do that, do you find your feedback isn’t always met with appreciation?

Most editors say that all too often their clients question their expertise and pile on irrational request after irrational request, all while being treating them like they are barely human. Of course as the editor, you have to sit there and take it because “the customer is always right.”

What if you didn’t have these problems? What if you actually could get paid to read? What if every single client was grateful for your advice, had perfect boundaries with you, respected your time and talent, and never tried to barter or bargain.

That is the role of Managing Editor for The Author Incubator.

As Managing Editor, you’ll work closely with 10-15 authors at a time. You’ll really get into their topic, become a mini-expert, and create substantial books – that are almost certain to hit the Amazon Bestseller lists.

The Managing Editor sees books through from idea to print, including but not limited to giving writing advice and direction, coaching and drama reduction as well as managing a team of editors and a budget to making sure each author gets what they need during the process.

This full-time position is responsible for guiding authors through The Author Incubator book-writing program, ebook publication, and then monitoring the print publication. The person in this role will take ownership of managing the book through the process, being one of the author’s main points of contact, and coordinating with team members, freelancers, and service providers.

The managing editor is a unique, author-centric role at The Author Incubator, reporting to the editor-in-chief. The Author Incubator is the premier continuing-education provider for non-fiction authors with classes coverings all aspects of writing, publishing, and promoting books. Our company was named the 275th fastest growing private company in America (INC 5000). We were named the 87th Best Privately-owned Businesses in America by Entrepreneur Magazine and our CEO was named by EY as a finalist in their Entrepreneur of the Year competition for 2018.

We are looking for someone to handle the following responsibilities alongside our talented team; responsibilities may include:

  • Hold healthy boundaries for authors around The Author Incubator’s process and our goal of getting authors a published book that serves their business and their ideal reader
  • Review the quality of writing during the manuscript-creation phase of the program and touch base with authors as needed
  • Provide writing advice and coaching to authors, as needed, and thumbs-up/confidence that they should proceed, when warranted – all within the parameters of the program
  • Random bullet point inserted to see if you are paying attention. Put the secret code number 71 in your application subject line, k? Thx.
  • Coach authors to smoothly and efficiently move through the book creation process
  • Proactively coordinate with the rest of the Customer Experience team to provide authors the best experience possible
  • Oversee KDP category and keywords choices for ebooks.
  • Participate in a panel discussion and photoshoot with other editors— taking questions from and pictures with our authors
  • Make sure the author’s writing process is supported and the quality of the books are the best they can be within the time allowed.

Salary & Benefits 
* Competitive Pay: 50k-60k + up to 10% bonus for personal performance (bonus determined by an anonymous vote of your peers.)
* MANDATORY 4 weeks of vacation
* Real profit sharing – we split 10% of our annual profits among team members in addition to your salary and bonus.
* 401K with a 4% match 
* Health care and dental coverage (We cover 50%.)
* Option to buy vision and life insurance at your cost 
* HAS/FSA/pre-tax metro cards/paid parking
* Flexibility & Freedom: Have wi-fi, will travel. You can work from home, work while you travel, work in our office, make your own hours-we don’t care as long as the work gets done. You can wear a ball gown (like our CEO), yoga pants, or whatever you want to work 

What we aren’t negotiable about are our principles. So here they are: (pay attention, there is a quiz)

Core Values

  • A servant’s heart is required for success.
  • Discomfort is necessary for growth.
  • Results matter most.

Key Beliefs

  • Magic is real.
  • Love is the only strategy.
  • The prize never chases.

One thing you should know about us. Our organization believes in diversity and equity. You know those 112 women and 117 People of Color in Congress now? Yup, still not nearly enough for us. We put muscle behind our values when it comes to building an inclusive community for staff and clients. We believe EQUITY (not just inclusion) is what really is required to dismantle racism and patriarchy. We are an LGBTQIA-affirming, interfaith-oriented organization that is committed to social justice – including women’s rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, and environmental justice. We believe Black Lives Matter. We encourage candidates to apply who share these commitments and who have a demonstrated capacity for creating inclusive organizations and working effectively across differences to support the success of an increasingly diverse clientele. (In other words, we don’t work with racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic jerks.)

The Author Incubator is a pretty magical place to work. But don’t listen to a job post, listen to our employees’ anonymous reports on Glassdoor: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/The-Author-Incubator-Reviews-E1671563.htm

Here are a few of our favorites:
“I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to work somewhere where the employees legitimately love their jobs. There are no arguments, no gossip, no backstabbing or corporate ladder climbing.”

“This place is beyond incredible. Convention is abhorred, and there’s absolutely every effort to avoid the kind of stifling dehumanization you get at any other job.”

“One thing that sticks out is that this place in accepting of all diversity and is results-oriented! LOVE IT!”

I’m not gonna lie, we will likely get 200+ resumes for this role and we just don’t have time to interview all those candidates, so fair or not, we are going to cut almost everyone based on their application. If you don’t follow these instructions – we won’t even LOOK at your submission. The email gets deleted unread. So if you are going to bother to apply, don’t fuck this up. We only want someone awesome in this role who thinks we are awesome too – awesome enough to put in real effort in their application.

1. To get us to open the email, you MUST put the secret code into the email subject line. If you don’t have the secret code, please do not apply. Email us at [email protected] 

2. You can send a cover letter OR video – whatever is easier for you – but it must include answers to the following question:

  • What non-fiction book has had the biggest impact in your life and what was the impact?
  • Which book in our catalog (www.DifferencePress.com) do you most wish you edited and why?
  • Which of our principals is scariest, most confusing, or hardest for you to wrap your head around?
  • Why will you work harder than anyone else in this role should you get it?

3. Include your resume… sure… but know our primary focus will be on your cover letter or intro video. Resumes without detailed and specific, custom to us cover letters or videos will be thrown out.

About Our Location: 30th & M in Georgetown – Washington DC 20007 (Metro Accessible Foggy Bottom Metro Stop- 8 Blocks GWU and 8 blocks from Georgetown/Free Shuttle/Free Parking Provided). Sweet office with a rooftop terrace for fresh air and a view of the Potomac and M St.

Project Manager

Our Publishing Director is the key role in bringing electronic and print books that make a difference into the world. This full-time, virtual position is responsible for project management for approximately 240 titles per year. Your tasks will include author tracking, correspondence, coordinating with our design, production, and marketing departments during development from manuscript completion through to publication, production and distribution.

This is a full-time on-site role in Georgetown (in Washington DC). You will oversee contracts, royalties, internal and external trafficking, confirm approvals and manage the workload of your team members as needed to complete ebook publishing, covers, print books and audio books. We seek a detail-oriented project manager with excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. You must be comfortable working in a deadline-driven time sensitive work environment and capable of managing multiple projects with overlapping and/or conflicting deadlines. RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Manage the strategic development and workload of the publishing department, including electronic, audio and print book production. This may include becoming familiar with a variety of the company’s business concepts, practices, and procedures to ensure service to the authors is in line with management goals.
  • Take overall responsibility for project management of the publishing process including design and production schedules.
  • Oversee quality control for both e-book, audio book and print publishing.
  • Coordinate and oversee a freelance proofreaders, designers, and project managers.
  • Manage schedules and ensure projects are delivered on time and to high-quality standards, including scheduling your resources to meet the volume of workflow and managing client deadlines.
  • Liaise with designers on design and artwork. This may include reviewing design specifications and troubleshooting any issues, such as font and image alignment.
  • Perform additional functions that may be assigned at the discretion of leadership.

REQUIRED SKILLS: 

  • Solid background in project management.
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects under pressure and match work to management priorities.
  • Knowledge of print design and production.
  • Understand graphics files, file formats, graphics programs.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Adobe inDesign, Microsoft Excel, Word and Email.
  • An excellent eye for detail and strong copy-editing and proof-reading skills.
  • A proven knowledge and understanding of self-help books is highly desirable.
  • Must have great customer service skills with attention to detail.
  • Works well in an entrepreneurial environment; willing to roll up sleeves and work with limited direction.
  • Excellent collaboration and listening skills.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal and self-management skills.
  • Pre-press/Printing knowledge.
  • Willing to go the extra mile; Travel sometimes required

EXPERIENCE DESIRED:

  • Qualified in project management or on-the-job experience.
  • Professional leader with excellent communication, interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Experience with journalism, publishing, life coaching or personal development.
  • Proven track record of ability to manage projects and achieve results.
  • Other key attributes: strategic planning, critical thinking, problem solving & team oriented.

To apply, send the following information to [email protected]:

  1. Tell us how you will fit in THIS job! We know what’s a fit for us and we want to know if this is a fit for you. We will NOT be calling you to clarify whether or not you’re a fit. SELL US on why we would be lucky to have you on the team.
  2. Tell us your EXACT income expectations (hourly or salary is fine). You’ll be working closely with our CEO and when you do, it’s important to that you are VERY precise in your communications so this is one way you will demonstrate your ability to be specific and to follow directions. Being vague in this area just sets up a concern that you’re not going to be able to ask for what you really want later if you come on board. Our philosophy is if it’s not a win-win, then there’s no deal.
  3. Specifically share the at least 1 non-fiction book that has changed your life and how.
  4. We’re glad to see your resume, so please do attach it, but note that without an accompanying document (letter, rant, attachment, video, podcast, series of tweets) addressing the above, your resume will not be reviewed.

Social Media Coordinator

GAHHH! Doesn’t it drive you crazy when you see what a mess most companies are making of their Instagram presence? It’s like they just don’t get how the internet actually works.If you find yourself cringing about how most companies handle their social media presence, you and your bossy self are exactly what we need.

We need a social media dominatrix to come in and kick our outdated, old-thinking asses. We clearly do not get what is possible with Instagram, YouTube or other social media channels where we could be having a much bigger impact.Our business was built on Facebook, but times have moved on and we have not kept up. We need someone highly opinionated and totally irritated by such stupidity to set us straight. Wallflowers need not apply.

Are you the kind of person who has been told over and over again to put your hand down and let others have a chance? Screw that noise. We want you and your loud-ass self to come in swinging and take the leadership role you have had to beg and scratch for in the past. We want to be lead by you – so lead us through the process to bring you on our team.

The Author Incubator is seeking a social media expert to join our team. We are a $10m online brand that is turning the publishing industry on its head while empowering experts including life coaches, healers, consultants, alternative medical professionals, movement leaders, professional speakers and others who have a genuine interest in amplifying their message of hope and healing and making a positive difference in thousands of lives. Our mission is to amplify the voices of the world’s magic-makers by helping them write, publish, and promote their non-fiction books.

Right now we’re doing an OK job of managing our social media presences. Which sucks, because we hate doing an “OK job” in any part of our business. We’ve enjoyed one of the most successful companies triple-digit revenue growth for the last 3 years because we’ve made a real impact in thousands of lives, and because we get outstanding results for our clients that far exceed those of our competitors. It’s time our social media presences adequately reflect this.

Who We Want:
Someone who has the understanding, creativity, and the cojones to develop and implement ambitious social media strategies that stand out, and deliver a large organic growth in our base in the increasingly saturated self-help market. Someone who revels in a challenge like getting us from 70,000 followers built over the last 3 years to over 300,000 engaged followers who love our content and desperately want to work with us by December 2019.

Who We Do NOT Want:
An inside the box social media manager who develops a social media calendar and posts humdrum content that amounts to the same boring corporate crap that everyone else puts out and nobody reads, and considers themselves successful if they deliver double-digit growth.

If you are who we want we’ll make sure to put resources behind you. You’ll have the help of our full-time copywriter, our full-time videographer, and our digital marketing analyst as you script and shoot webisodes, transform our youtube channel, create an outstanding IG presence, completely refresh our approach to FB, create and implement a viable Linkedin strategy, and launch an IGTV channel.

Here are our non-negotiable requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience building large, engaged social media followings
  • A passion for making a positive difference in the world, and for topics related to The Author Incubator’s mission and clientele (check out the books at TheAuthorIncubator.com/The-Library)
  • Someone who understands the secret code is 39 even if they don’t know why that is important right now.

Office Location:
Georgetown – Washington DC 20007 (Metro Accessible Foggy Bottom Metro Stop- 8 Blocks GWU and 8 blocks from Georgetown/Free Shuttle/Free Parking Provided). Sweet office with a rooftop terrace for fresh air and a view of the Potomac and M St. On-site or remote options are available for the right candidate.

We will likely get 200+ resumes for this role and we just don’t have time to interview many candidates, so make this stand out if you want a job that will change the entire trajectory of your life.

One thing you should know about us. Our organization believes in diversity and equity. You know those 112 women and 117 People of Color in Congress now? Yup, still not nearly enough for us. We put muscle behind our values when it comes to building an inclusive community for staff and clients. We believe EQUITY (not just inclusion) is what really is required to dismantle racism and patriarchy. We are an LGBTQIA-affirming, interfaith-oriented organization that is committed to social justice – including women’s rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, and environmental justice. We believe Black Lives Matter. We encourage candidates to apply who share these commitments and who have a demonstrated capacity for creating inclusive organizations and working effectively across differences to support the success of an increasingly diverse clientele. (In other words, we don’t work with racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic jerks.)

The Author Incubator is a pretty magical place to work. But don’t listen to a job post, listen to our employees’ anonymous reports on Glassdoor:https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/The-Author-Incubator-Reviews-E1671563.htm. Here are a few of our favorites:

“I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to work somewhere where the employees legitimately love their jobs. There are no arguments, no gossip, no backstabbing or corporate ladder climbing.”

“This place is beyond incredible. Convention is abhorred, and there’s absolutely every effort to avoid the kind of stifling dehumanization you get at any other job.”

“One thing that sticks out is that this place in accepting of all diversity and is results-oriented! LOVE IT!”

I’m not gonna lie, we will likely get 200+ resumes for this role and we just don’t have time to interview all those candidates, so fair or not, we are going to cut almost everyone based on their application. If you don’t follow these instructions – we won’t even LOOK at your submission. The email gets deleted unread. So if you are going to bother to apply, don’t fuck this up. We only want someone awesome in this role who thinks we are awesome too – awesome enough to put in real effort in their application.

1. Email us at [email protected]. To get us to open the email, you MUST put the secret code into the email subject line. If you don’t have the secret code, please do not apply.

2. You can send a cover letter OR video – whatever is easier for you – but it must include answers to the following question:

  • What brand is killing it in social media and why?
  • What is something you saw on one of our social media pages that you think is a massively wasted opportunity?
  • Why will you work harder than anyone else in this role should you get the opportunity?
  • What compensation package would make this a hell yes for you if all the other conditions were right? (Note, be strategic here. If you pick a number in the range we have in mind, and everything else in your application looks good, we will interview you. If you shoot too high and pick a number outside of our range and you would have been happy with a lower number, we won’t get the chance to talk, even if the rest of your application is perfect. And if you don’t provide a number at all, we will completely dismiss your application. We do not provide the range in advance. We want to hear what the lowest number is that would make the job a hell yes for you if all the other conditions were met.

3. Include your resume… sure… but know our primary focus will be on your cover letter or intro video. Resumes without detailed and specific, custom to us cover letters or videos will be thrown out.

Please review our website and our FB, Instagram and LinkedIn social media presence before applying.

Why Work With Us?

You’ll get to go to work every day knowing that you are helping to impact millions of lives around the globe. Be on the forefront of the publishing industry – where your creativity and passion are valued and expected.

FLEXIBILITY

You will not be “clocking in and out” when you work for The Author Incubator. We believe in taking personal responsibility for managing your own time, workload and results. Most of our positions are remote, meaning that you get to work from whatever location suits you. Some of our positions may require visiting The Author Castle on a more regular basis. But come on – who doesn’t want to visit a castle in one of the nicest locations in the Washington DC area?

GROWTH

You will be challenged here. We take risks and pivot quickly rather than waiting to put out less risky plans. That means you get the opportunity to make big things happen and really shine. We are growing so fast that your opportunities are only limited by your imagination.

WORK WITH DRIVEN, SMART PEOPLE

Everyone who works here could probably be making as much or more money doing something else. But, we all choose to be here. We leave our egos out of it and work toward the same end goal. We are committed to not being unhappy as individuals or as an organization.

LEARN

Our CEO was just named by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top 10 most inspiring entrepreneurs to watch in 2017. Beyond just developing your job skills, you will be getting paid to observe and learn about a variety of industries ranging from publishing to marketing to setting up a successful coaching business.

FOCUS ON ACTION

This is a work place where you will get to create. We love big new ideas, but nothing exists until its live. We believe in making things live as quickly as possible, then working to improve. We have a strong focus on being decisive and remembering that no decision is irreversible.

HELP HEAL THE WORLD

Our clients are the foremost experts in their industries. They are impacting the lives of millions by sharing their message. Be a part of the team that is creating change and healing the world, one reader at a time.

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Apply now to write your book.