I’m hiring an assistant for What Should I Read Next!

Over the past 9 months (behind the scenes) and 6 months (in public) I’ve been working on my new podcast What Should I Read Next.

It’s been so much fun. It’s also a lot of work, and that’s where you come in.

I’m looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented book-lover who can be my right hand for all the behind-the-scenes action for the podcast.

I believe the best candidate for this position will be someone who is already in this little community in some way—and is already a WSIRN listener and all-around podcast fan. I’m looking for someone who already “gets” what we do around here, and would love to help bring the vision of MMD and WSIRN to fruition.

This is work, yeah, but it’s also a lot of fun. (Because books! Podcasts! Books!) I’m looking for someone who works hard but enjoys the process.

job description

Position: Production Assistant

Hours: 5-10 hours/week

Schedule: We can develop a schedule that works for you, although days/times will be pretty consistent from week to week.

Location: Louisville, Kentucky. Much of the work can and will be done remotely, but I’m crossing my fingers that the perfect person is reading this right now from the Louisville area.

Starting date: August or September 2016

Looking for someone who is:

  • A bibliophile
  • Very organized: good with systems, great at getting things done
  • A self-starter who works well independently
  • An excellent communicator
  • Already comfortable with or comfortable with learning: WordPress, Canva or other photo editor, Dropbox, Google Drive, Audacity/Garage Band, Libsyn, Trello, IFTTT.

Examples of responsibilities:

  • Listen: Listen to raw tape to flag content that needs editing and awesome clips that would be great for sharing; list all books for show notes.
  • Write: Prep show notes for the blog and iTunes.
  • Read: Read reviews and provide feedback.
  • Logistics: You will be the left brain of this operation. I need someone who relishes organization, details, and planning to a timeline.
  • Communicate: We’ll do much of the work online, which means stellar communication is a must. We will use Slack, Google Drive, text/email, and Trello (if Will gets his way and teaches me how it works) on a regular basis to keep each other up to date on what needs to be done, when, and by whom.
  • Plan: I’m an idea person, and I’d love to hear yours.
  • Share: Create social media images/posts for WSIRN and podcast guests.
  • Special projects: Because wouldn’t it be fun to have some occasionally?

Do you sound like the right person for the job? (Or do you know someone who does? Please share this with them!) Click here to apply.

UPDATE: I have filled this position.

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  1. Jamie says:

    This sounds so fun!! In my dream world, I would apply in an instant. 🙂 Just not a reality in my current reality. Hoping the best fit will come along soon for you!

  2. Kristie says:

    Trello is a pretty cool tool. I had to learn it for a project I was part of (volunteer thing outside of work), and it really helped the team know what needed to be done, when it needed to be done, and what everyone had done so far. So I guess I’m saying I hope Will gets his way!

  3. Suzanne says:

    I hope by putting your wish into the universe that the person magically pops up. I wish I were that person but alas, I am not. It would be wonderful to work with you for sure.

  4. Elisabeth says:

    I wish lived in KY so it would count! I was just thinking this morning how much I would love a virtual assistant job and wondering how to get one, but alas I do not live anywhere near KY…

    • Nada says:

      Virtual assistants have been known sometimes to be in other districts, provinces and even countries. There’s a lot of Tools outthere. Good luck!

  5. Lori McKee says:

    I would LOVE a job like this … maybe when I retire in a few years. Oh, and I’m not in Louisville, either, so … !

  6. Shaney Swift says:

    Anne, I know the PERFECT person for this job. She doesn’t live in Louisville but I think you should overlook that and hire her anyway. Keep a lookout for her application (and my letter of recommendation!) coming in the next couple of days. 😀

  7. Natasha D. says:

    This sounds like such a great and fun position! I’m in Kentucky but sadly don’t know all the programs mentioned.

  8. Chrissie says:

    Hi Anne! I just filled out the application form, and while it looks like it went through, the website didn’t provide any confirmation. Just wanted to double-check; if you didn’t receive it, please let me know and I’ll try again. Thanks!

  9. Kendra says:

    I’ve never wanted to live in Kentucky until now! This seems like such an exciting position and my hyper-organized, book-loving, podcast-obsessed, INFJ self would love the chance to work with you! If you decide to expand your search to out-of-state candidates (or if you decide to move to Austin) I will be the first to apply!

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