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Job: Content Manager/Editor, The Fetch, New York — June 7, 2013

Job: Content Manager/Editor, The Fetch, New York

photoThe Fetch is a global media tech startup that recently relocated its HQ to NY. The Fetch focuses on solving professional event discovery – its beta is a much-loved weekly email digest. Originating out of Melbourne, Australia, the site now covers leading cities such as NYC, San Francisco, London, Berlin and Sydney with Los Angeles, Paris, Singapore and others on the waiting list.

We’re looking for a New York-based editor and content manager to come work with us!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a professional writer/editor/content strategist/blogger/curator to lead and own content at a meaningful startup. 

We’re looking for someone who:

  • A global citizen plugged into trends, capable of curating the zeitgeist
  • Works quickly – balancing the line between perfection and getting stuff done
  • Knows why sites like Medium, Svbtle, Brain Pickings, Fast Company, Quibb, Clarity and Buffer rock
  • Is social media and tech-literate (you’ll know WordPress like the back of your hand as well as basic HTML)
  • Has read and eaten The Elements of Style for breakfast
  • Has amazing ambient awareness and a high emotional IQ (you’re committed, responsible and mature)
  • Is self-sufficient (introverts welcome!) with an insane ability to focus
  • Has OMG-worthy organisation and administrative skills
  • Says “I’m on it” and “can do” frequently (you love helping people)
  • Has the ability to speak their mind and hold their own (especially when being pulled in multiple directions)
  • Can work flexible (smart rather than long) hours – especially Sundays

Stuff you’ll be responsible for:

  • Engagement metrics (the meaningful kind) on our content, and increasing these month/month
  • Creating high-quality and shareable content that doesn’t add to the noise
  • Managing and sub-editing content posted on our ever-growing blog
  • Editing of the weekly Fetches according to in-house style and guidelines
  • Coming up with and executing kick-ass content calendars
  • Liaising and assisting our network of brilliant curators
  • Writing guest posts for other sites
  • Marketing and seeding of content
  • Sharing and scheduling of social media updates
  • Being a responsive and communicative email ninja
  • Assisting the founder

You’ll get:

  • A competitive salary relevant to your experience plus equity in the company once full time
  • To be a part of a team obsessed with great culture, community, cities and changing how people work
  • To build an even-more amazing content portfolio, professional network and solid profile
  • To attend all the events you could ever want
  • Training and mentorship from some of the industry’s best content, social media and community players
  • Flexible work location (work from our HQ, home, a coworking space or while you travel)
  • Once a week lunches and walking meetings in Central Park
  • The opportunity to connect with inspirational people around the globe

This paid position involves a three-month part-time contract (let’s ‘date’ first!) before moving full time. 

Please email jobs@thefetch.com as soon as you can including the following:

  • Links to your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and blog profiles; Examples of your writing and editing, how you would seed a piece of content and three example headlines of content you would publish on The Fetch. Why you want to work at The Fetch; Current location and availability; and your brief story so far. We don’t want or need your resume.

Applications will be reviewed as soon as they come in and we’re looking for an immediate start.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

~ Kate // Team Fetch

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Video: Death to Bullshit — May 2, 2013

Video: Death to Bullshit

Brad Frost recently spoke at Creative Mornings in Pittsburgh.

What follows is an exploration into the sheer noise being produced in today’s world. We’re taking more photos, writing more books and producing more content in general than ever before. In a time when there is so much, how do you stand out? How do you avoid adding to the noise?

Enter solid expectations and “death to bullshit”. A must-watch ->

To find out what’s happening in your city subscribe to The Fetch weekly email digests now!

Job: Content and Community Coordinator, The Fetch — February 18, 2013

Job: Content and Community Coordinator, The Fetch

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Howdy! Good times at Fetch HQ as we look to bring on a passionate and smart upstart to become our Content and Community Coordinator.

To crush it in this part-time C-licious role: you should get and love The Fetch, want to work in a global media-tech startup, have fierce focus and ability to bulldoze your way through tasks with grace, humour and determination.

Stuff we’d love your help with:

  • Support our global network of brilliant curators
  • Manage and sub-edit content posted on our ever-growing blog
  • Come up with kick-ass content calendars
  • Share and schedule social updates
  • Respond to email queries
  • Edit weekly Fetches according to in-house style and guidelines
  • Organise local community events
  • Attend events
  • Assist the CEO

You’ll receive:

  • Training and mentorship from some of the globe’s most innovative content, social media and community players
  • Experience working across 10+ amazing creative tech cities around the world
  • Flexible work location and environment (work from home, a coworking space or while you travel)
  • Opportunity to go full time depending on how things progress
  • Possibility to join the team and relocate to one of the Fetch bases in San Francisco or New York
  • Fantastic opportunities to connect with inspirational people and build a solid profile
  • A firm foundation to become a digital editor or community manager
  • Experience working in a startup with a progressive company culture

You’ll have:

  • Superb ambient awareness (aka finger on the pulse)
  • Read and eaten The Elements of Style for breakfast
  • Been on Twitter for a while and are social media literate (if we ask you to “Buffer a Vine”, you won’t think we’re mad!)
  • Used WordPress and other web services (if a link’s broken, you can navigate basic HTML)
  • A high emotional IQ
  • Ability to speak your mind and hold your own (especially when being pulled in multiple directions)
  • Enjoy helping people and like getting your hands dirty
  • Love startups and want to come on a ride
  • OMG-worthy organisation skills and an insane ability to focus (this isn’t a role for someone who gets overwhelmed by info and thinks doing stuff is cruising social timelines)

fetch sydneyEnjoy meeting great people! Here’s The Fetch Sydney Dinner Conversation from last week.
Pic by Hannah DeMilta.

This position is a paid three-month contract and involves one to two days per week in total to start (preferably a couple of hours a day).

Please email jobs@thefetch.com with your story in a succinct format including links and availability. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they come in and we’re looking for an immediate start.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

~ Team Fetch

To discover more jobs at The Fetch and other like-minded companies in your city, subscribe to The Fetch weekly email digests now!

Hello Kim – our Auckland Curator — November 9, 2012

Hello Kim – our Auckland Curator

I’m so thrilled to share we’re launching in New Zealand and adding a fantastic individual as our Auckland curator in Kim Lesch. I’ve been ‘ambiently’ aware of Kim  in the online social sphere for some time and was so pleased when she recently reached out about taking The Fetch there. We then had the pleasure of meeting up IRL in Sydney.

This city’s colour is a fresh bright green – staying true to the stunning natural beauty of the NZ landscape. We’ll be focusing on Auckland to begin with but also including some of the best events happening from Invercargill to Kaitaia! So, without ado: Kia ora!

Kim Lesch, Auckland curator

How did you end up where you are today?

I grew up in the States in a snoozy college town, reading a lot, accidentally breaking nearly every piece of machinery in our house, and thinking about what it would be like to get the heck out of Pennsylvania and see the world. While pursuing a humanities/creative writing degree I watched too many seasons of Northern Exposure and decided a move to Alaska would be a fantastic idea. I popped up there for a long summer in a truly misery inducing job before moving to Australia to do a year abroad at a film school in Queensland. While in film school I found out that I was utterly crap at editing, which is ironic since I ended up making it my profession for five years, but a solid producer. After finishing my undergrad I figured that I’d continue my film studies and do my MA in New Zealand. As you do.

I worked in sports TV for five years (editing) after finishing my masters and slowly came to the realization that all that time I spent online could actually be a career. Since coming to that realization I’ve worked on a couple NZ travel websites, rewrote a New Zealand travel book, and now produce online content with the New Zealand government to help spread the good word on how fantastic and innovative Kiwi companies are. I’ve also done some show development for an American production company and do some consulting work every so often which keeps me en pointe most days.

What makes you tick? What makes you ick?

Tick: Delicious food, Aretha Franklin records, my rockin’ partner, New York pizza, and working creatively with others who are on the same page. I just love connecting people to create opportunities and help make stuff happen. What makes me ick is egotistical behavior and that pesky tall poppy syndrome.

Why do you love ‘fetchin?

I love promoting communities and bringing people together, it’s been a treat to be able to do that for a start up I believe in. I’ve always been extremely curious about people and what makes them tick so the chance to interact with so many folks with such great stories is like catnip for me.

What things excite you about our community right now?

The generosity. I love how open people are and how eager they are to listen as well as share their own stories.

What’s your favourite thing about your city?

It’s changed so much in the last five years, especially the inner city. We’re finally getting world class food/bars/urban spaces/cookie boutiques.

What’s unique about Auckland and NZ?

I think there’s an overall level of fun and laid back lifestyle which is very unique to New Zealand. I miss it like crazy when I leave, but not as much as I miss pies that contain fruit and not meat.

Where can we find you in Auckland?

Either at my desk plonking away, at Snapdragon bar down by the Waterfront, or at any and all interesting meetups where people talk about the internet – I’m usually the one who ordered the chips.

How can we connect with you?

I’m a twitter-holic! Find me at @kim_lesch or on my goofy blog ‘Scoot!’ where I try to write reviews of stuff I’m currently watching/reading/listening to. Unfortunately I usually end up gushing about how much I love really unhelpful aspects of whatever media I’m writing about and utilizing the vocabulary that my overpriced degrees have bestowed upon me. Example: “Yes, this film has it all: scandal, unease with urbanization, love, and drunk farm animals.”

You can also connect with Kim via The Fetch Auckland on Twitter and Facebook or via email on kim@thefetch.com.

And don’t forget to sign up to our inaugural Auckland go-to email digest via http://thefetch.com!

Announcing custom email and content curation: we’re here to help — October 23, 2011

Announcing custom email and content curation: we’re here to help

  • Do you ever find yourself not knowing where to start with your content?
  • Have you been handballed email marketing in the office but can’t cope with another thing on your plate?
  • Has your creativity and keen-eye been zapped by corporate zombies or 4-o’clock-itis?
  • Do you have better things to do than spend 24/7 burrowed in your laptop trawling the web?
  • Do you hate reading endless questions?

Well, whatever you answered, I wanted to share something new we’re working on at Fetch HQ. After a steady run this year in Melbourne and Sydney, and our soon-to-launch other cities, we like to think we’re getting this niche sorted. We’re experiencing promising organic growth, becoming a highly-trusted (just see the open and click-through rates) online resource and giving our covered communities a vehicle to discover, connect and share. Most importantly, we love and know email and social.

That’s right… we enjoy it, we create it and we get it. I often feel sorry for content distributed via poor email. In some circles, it’s somehow perceived to be uncool. We simply don’t understand it. I’ve been doing email and content for five plus years, and still get the inspiration chills when I received a well-designed and thoughtfully-crafted enewsletter.

So, if you like what we’ve created so far and are looking at your own content and email desires – we’re keen to chat about:

  • End-to-end, interesting, relevant and smartly-laid out emails for your community
  • Beautifully designed and standards-compliant email development
  • Hosting and sending with access to our own easy-to-use platform if needed
  • Tutorials, analytics and training
  • Content strategy, creation, curation, aggregation, other ‘ations’, seeding, and social sharing
  • Community engagement and audience development
Sounds like it could be a fit? Just email contact@thefetch.org to discuss your vision and needs.
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