Book Writer

Jump Associates | San Francisco, CA | Standing Offer

Calling all creative writers: Do you love writing stories with suspense and intrigue?

We are looking for someone with a passion for writing, reading, and research to be a ghostwriter for our CEO’s next book. The idea is to write a business book that captivates readers, much like a novel by Dan Brown, Tom Clancy, or Suzanne Collins.

Use your love for storytelling to help bring our CEO’s vision to life. We already have an outline. We’d love your help to turn it into a book that reads like a movie.

This is a short term contract position. Must be available to work on site at our office in San Mateo

Responsibilities

  • Work together with the CEO to write a book.
  • Read books and other secondary research.
  • Travel with the CEO to interviews and take detailed notes.
  • Interview the CEO to understand key points.
  • Write to a pre-established outline that already has characters and a plot.
  • Make edits based on CEO’s revisions and feedback.

Desired Skills

  • Superior written and verbal communication
  • Ability to take and clarify directions
  • Strong skills in effective listening
  • Perceptively conduct interviews with the ability to ask detailed questions that help clarify key points and purpose
  • Clear personal initiative
  • Strong ability to meet deadlines

Desired Experience

  • Completed or pursuing a Bachelor's and/or Master’s degree in Liberal Arts; Communications, Creative Writing, English, or Journalism, preferred
  • Business experience is a plus
  • Journalism experience is a plus

Remuneration

$50,000 for 5-7 months

  • $5,000 for sample chapter
  • $15,000 when hired
  • $15,000 midpoint milestone
  • $15,000 completion

Working Relationship

The writer will report to the CEO.

The Company

Jump Associates is a strategy and innovation firm. We work with some of the world’s most admired companies to create new businesses and reinvent existing ones. By defining a clear strategy for growth, we help committed leaders unleash the talent of their organizations. Our clients include Target, Nike, Virgin, GE and Procter & Gamble.

Founded in 1998, Jump has fifty associates in two offices, one in San Mateo, California and one in New York City. Jump’s unique culture has been central to our success. The Wall Street Journal named Jump one of the best small companies to work for in America.

Job Type: Contract

Job Location:

  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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