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Copywriter 🔥

Do you want to help authors achieve their dreams?

Do you really enjoy writing effective, snappy copy?

Are you tired of scrambling for work? 

If this sounds like you, we've got your perfect career.

If we already captured your attention and this sounds like your dream role, we expect you to read the entire career description before you apply!

We call this role Freelance Copywriter. 

At its core, you are helping our authors capture the attention of potential readers so that they become actual readers. You do this by:

  • Writing what we call “back cover copy.” That's just what it sounds like—the tight, compelling text that goes on the back of a book or its Amazon page, plus a brief bio of the author. 
  • Synthesizing the information about the book that we provide to you, and you working your word magic to create sales copy that sells without selling and delights the reader.

This role is for a motivated self-starter who can hit the ground running with mastery of the language, a determination to be a team player, and a growth mindset.

If you can nail that, you're probably pretty awesome, which brings us to an important question: 

Who are we and what do we do?


Scribe Media

, and our mission is to help everyone on earth write, publish and market their book.

The problem is that writing and publishing books are, for most people, a painful and difficult process, loaded with uncertainty and aggravation. Our goal is to make it as simple as possible, so that as many people as possible can do it. 

We have multiple ways we help people do this. We can edit and publish an already written manuscript (Scribe Publishing [1]), or we can help people write their book using a structured process with our guidance (Scribe Guided Author [2]), or we can do a structured interview process that gets the book out of them in their words and their voice (Scribe Professional [3]). 

And if you can't afford our services, that's fine. We give away all of our information for free. Seriously, it's called Scribe Book School [4], and it's better than any paid course on the internet. 

You can see some press about us here [5]

And you can see some of the books we've already published here [6].

Why our work matters

Our company was started because a frustrated entrepreneur wanted to put all of her incredible knowledge and ideas into a book, but didn't have the time to write it or the patience to deal with the frustrating publishing process. So we solved her problem. The origin story is here [7].

Her book became an amazing success, and we realized the world was full of these people--

smart people who should write a book, but don't, because the process is so painful. 

These people want to write books, but don't have the time or desire to do it the old way, and that's why Scribe exists:

 we help people turn their ideas into books that both cement their legacy and impact the world.

Our process has worked for over 2,000 authors in seven years [8], and we're growing fast. Our ultimate goal is to 

help everyone on earth write and publish a book. 

If we do that, we'll help create many thousands of books that would never have otherwise existed, changing the lives of millions of people. That's really exciting to us. 

To see what we mean, here are some author success stories [9] and videos of authors talking [10] about what their books mean to them, and to their readers.

But if you really want to see why we do this...just watch this video of an author we worked with, Philip McKernan [11].

What's it like working with Scribe?

We're not going to try to pitch you a load of corporate doublespeak bullshit about how great we are. Instead, we'll just show you proof. 

These are all real tribe members, speaking openly and honestly about all aspects of what it's like to be part of this tribe: 

The 5 Things Applicants Need to Know [12]

Who Should Not Work At Scribe? [13] 

What's It Like To Work At Scribe? [14]

You can see a bunch more videos here, on our YouTube Channel [15].

This is the operating system for our tribe: The Scribe Culture Bible [16].

We are consistently ranked the #1 Best Place To Work in Austin [17].

Also, Entrepreneur Magazine said we have the #1 company culture in America [18]

And, our President and CEO was named the #1 CEO in Austin [19] and EY Entrepreneur of the Year. [20]

You In? Awesome, here's the details:



  • Remote

Type of Employment

  • Freelance

Necessary Skills & Qualifications

Here is the list of skills we believe are necessary for this career. 

  • Demonstrated Experience as an Advertising or Marketing Copywriter:

    In order to be considered for this role, you'll need to have proven experience in consumer reviews for major outlets, sponsored ads for digital platforms, or pitch construction for major syndication at publishers, journals, or newspapers. Or, you've done back-cover copy work at another publisher. 
  • Mastery of Chicago Manual of Style:

    Excellent grasp of the English language and editorial practices. You have lived and breathed reading and writing for a long time. You have deep experience in excellent written communication. You understand CMS (and when to break it), copyright law, and standard book creation practices. Nobody who reads what you write is confused or unclear. 
  • Impeccable Attention to Detail:

    Yes, big-picture editorial work is important. So are the little things. People who work with you don't have to look over your shoulder to catch things. Our focus on impeccable attention to detail is so important that when you find a question on this application that asks you, “What is your favorite animal,” we want you to write “Attention to detail is my middle name.”
  • Deeply Professional:

    No one needs to teach you what it means to show up as a professional, for your authors and for Scribe.
  • Effective Communicator:

    You are clear, concise, kind and direct in the way you communicate with authors and team members. You feel a sense of responsibility around making sure you are holding up your end of things.

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive Pay:

    $250 per assignment: 50% paid upfront, 50% paid on author approval.
  • Be Part of a Tribe: 

    This role is intended to begin as freelance, but there is real potential to move to full-time, given you want this and you do a great job. We see ourselves as a tribe of people who are working hard together to accomplish a specific mission (help everyone on earth write, publish and market their book), in service of a larger purpose (help people share their story and leave a legacy of impact on others). We also have a pretty cool set of principles that we live by as a tribe, you should check it out, because this is the operating system for our tribe [21].
  • Freedom: 

    You can work from anywhere—we don't care. We only care that you have reliable phone and internet connections and that you do your job well.
  • Fun & Fast-Paced Work:

     We don't have boring days. Some are hectic, some are hard, some are incredibly rewarding...but they are never boring and never exactly the same. That's what happens when you're solving real problems for people.
  • Work with Interesting People:

     Past authors include major company CEOs, famous entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and people with amazing personal stories.

EEO Statement

At Scribe, we don't just accept differences — we support them, celebrate them, and as a company, we thrive on them. Scribe is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we actively look for and hire people who bring new perspectives and experiences to our tribe.

Everyone has a story to share. Our CEO, JeVon “JT McCormick”, is just one Tribe Member example [22]

Ready to apply?

Complete the application by clicking on the 'Apply To Position' button. Applications will remain open until we find the perfect person for this role.

You can expect to hear back from us either way within 15 business days. 

Be sure to keep an eye on your spam and promotions boxes in case our emails end up there!

 To make sure we're able to give your application the careful attention and time it deserves, please do not follow up with us unless you don't hear back from us by then.

Please, no phone calls. Due to the number of applicants we typically receive for our career openings, we are not able to do phone interviews until later stages of the hiring process. All applicants must submit an application through our portal. 

Note: If you're on an external job site, we encourage you to apply directly from our career portal at https://scribe.breezy.hr/ [23]

We're only considering candidates that are authorized to work in the United States and we will not sponsor applicants for work visas. 

  1. https://scribemedia.com/service/publishing/
  2. https://scribemedia.com/service/guided-author/
  3. https://scribemedia.com/service/professional/
  4. https://scribewriting.com/book-school/
  5. https://scribemedia.com/newsroom/
  6. https://scribemedia.com/published-books/
  7. https://scribemedia.com/our-origin/
  8. https://scribemedia.com/published-books/
  9. https://scribemedia.com/success-stories/
  10. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiCh0P5qRQ-Dj76_GsgIB1gAiJiFYdiAd
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixQHOH9wXRg&feature=youtu.be
  12. https://scribe.wistia.com/medias/9jbpzvizmf
  13. https://scribe.wistia.com/medias/yk11z7bmbv
  14. https://scribe.wistia.com/medias/56y9kvotdk
  15. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCen_O0dVTbVAK-XF9IjPitQ
  16. https://scribemedia.com/culture-bible/
  17. https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2019/06/21/austins-best-places-to-work-scribe-media.html
  18. https://www.entrepreneur.com/top-company-culture
  19. https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2021/10/06/2021-best-ceo-awards-jevon-mccormick-scribe-media.html
  20. https://www.ey.com/en_us/news/2022/06/ey-announces-award-winners-for-the-eoy-2022-central-south-award
  21. https://scribemedia.com/culture-bible/
  22. https://youtu.be/TPxquyHYCCg
  23. https://scribe.breezy.hr/

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