Are you genuinely funny with an active passion for anything health, fitness and gym related?
No, I mean I'm looking for the type of people that are GENUINELY funny, not just those people who think they are.
The 'soon-to-be-launched' Training Buddy is for the person who has already come to the conclusion that they need to get into shape but isn’t quite sure where to start or how to go about it.
We are witty, opinionated, full of personality, we don't mind rustling a few feathers, we are passionate and we are relentless in our pursuit of evergreen, highly educational and engaging content. There's plenty of mediocre content out there...that's not what we are about. The goal is to be seen as experts. We don't want somebody to read the article and say "oh, that's kinda interesting." We want them to read it and say "Wow, what a great article...here, read this Stephen."
We inform and motivate, but at the same maintain engagement and share-ability with our wicked sense of humour.
As explained above, we are looking for people who have an active passion in the subjects and consequently have experience writing on them (samples required).
This post is just for one paid, test article but we are looking to produce a backlog of content (30+) ready for launch and then this will be followed by ongoing weekly requirements over the long term. Depending on the number of writers, we will require a commitment to regular posts.
A minimum of 1000+ words per article. The more you write, the more you get...obviously. It will need to be visually engaging too so you will be required to supply relevant stock photography. Good spelling and grammar goes without saying - ideally a native English speaker. There will be opportunities for guide writing as well as working on larger information products.
We want people to look forward to you, personally. You will become a known face within our community which will grow thanks to the editor's extensive digital marketing experience. This is an opportunity for you to show your personality and write about things that you enjoy. Above all you will be having fun.
Our pillars are muscle, fitness, weight loss, nutrition, health and motivation. Ideally, I would be looking to have a specialist resident for each category but some people will be more than capable of covering more than one. We are targeting both genders of the species.
The first caveat is having a good knowledge, expertise or background in at least one of the above topics. The second caveat is then being able to write in a humorous and engaging tone of voice. If you tick those boxes, get in touch.
I will be looking to see:
- Examples of you writing on the subjects explained above.
- Examples of you being funny.
- 5 links to your favourite blog posts on these subjects that you DIDN'T write.
TOP TIP: if you can make the editor (Adam) laugh then you're going to be off to a great start. The standards are going to be very high.
When you respond, please start your message with "BANANA" so that I know you've actually ready through this.