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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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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!”

Executive Assistant

Let’s face it. We are all a little co-dependent at the end of the day? And who doesn’t want a support person to make sure the den is all safe, secure and snuggled up?

Our (ridiculously, effing, gorgeous) office at the corner of 30th and M in Georgetown is filled with some of the cities most spectacular humans doing some of the world’s most important work. Our mission is to amplify the voices of magic-makers by helping them write, publish, and promote their non-fiction books. We are particularly interested in voices that are often suppressed or overlooked.

To do this work, we need an assistant who thrives on being needed and has an innate desire to serve.

Have you ever read the book The Five Love Languages? (If not, you can take the quiz right here – https://www.5lovelanguages.com/quizzes/) We are looking for someone whose love language is ACTS OF SERVICE.

* Manage the calendar for Vice President ensuring that it remains up to date and liaising with team members when requests are made.
* Be the point of contact for all expense related requests from the team. Send employees expense reimbursement forms as requested.
* Help manage VP’s email
* Help with on the spot problem solving
* Help book travel so that it doesn’t interfere with VP’s duties
* Organize and manage team files
* Ensuring VP is on time and prepared for meetings – this includes collecting information on specifications / agenda for meetings; identifying who needs to be there, office space, etc.
* The secret code is 430
* Ensure VP is prepared with appropriate and pertinent material for every meeting.
* Support Events Manager for timely completion of schedules, budgets, and tasks related to TAI events
* Lend support, including system training, to personnel to help resolve any problems they may encounter
* Order and pick up meals as needed for Vice President.
* Set up self care and other personal appointments for Vice President.
* Be available to run errands (or hire someone to do them) for Vice President as needed. This could include helping with a last minute errand during event weeks, supporting the team on request of the Vice President, or any other tasks (personal or professional) as assigned.
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. 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.

Here’s what we are looking for (see, this really CAN be easy!)

(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. Specifically, share at least 3 aspects of the job you feel you can do best.

(2) Tell us your EXACT income expectations (What hourly rate will work for you?). This is an entry-level job with a ton of room for super fast growth. (We grew 1583% in the last 3 years and all of our employees have gotten raises and promotions every year but your salary request here will help us to understand your expectations and if this is a place you would be happy. Before you answer – try to think like a CEO what would work for you and be a fair market price for this role. 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.)

(3) Share at least one personality test results. We’d like to know your Myers Briggs score but impress us and also include StrengthsFinder, DiSC, Ennegram, Kolbe, Fascination Advantage or any others. If you have to ask us what this means or how to take them, we’ll know you aren’t the right candidate. See what you can figure out.

(4) Include your resume and a cover letter, 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.

IF YOU’VE READ THIS FAR!!!!
…how awesome are you?!

Congratulations – you’re possibly a fit for this pretty cool job. Just reading a job posting this long is an accomplishment. We love what we do and we are excited to meet the person who is going to help us manage some things going forward.

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!”

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.

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.