HackerNoon is Hiring Again!!  by@linh

HackerNoon is Hiring Again!!

Linh Dao Smooke HackerNoon profile picture

Linh Dao Smooke

Hacker Noon Mama-in-Chief. But also like a real mom (to Norah).

tl;dr: Hacker Noon is hiring for 2 Junior Editors and 2 Junior Sales Reps! Visit careers.hackernoon.com to learn more. Apply here.

From Q1 of 2021 to Q2 of 2021, Hacker Noon grew 4x in size (from 10-ish team members to 40-ish members). This quick growth prompted us to introduce a new Mental Health Policy Initiative and the popularization of the term β€œhiring spike” within our internal Slack.


Here are some tips I shared with around 500 candidates in our last hiring round, which is also included in a recent HackerNoon story about Finding Jobs in Tech:


With that said - we are hiring again!

Sales and Business Development Representatives

Apply here.

What we are looking for

Hacker Noon is looking for 2 Sales and Business Development Representatives to scale up our Sponsor Team.

In this role, your primary objective is to alleviate the workload of our Sales team (comprising of VP Utsav Jaiswal, Hang Ngo, and occasionally COO Linh Dao Smooke and CEO David Smooke): be it leads gathering and organization, pitches prep, meetings with potential clients and customers, or closing deals.

The perfect candidate is someone who is detailed-oriented, affable, and eager to learn. We are open to training someone with less Sales experience, but we also expect the Junior Salesperson to be more of a do-er than a purely idea person. Ideally, you are someone who's passionate about tech and all its flaws & beauties.

Responsibilities and Requirements

Your main responsibility is to sell some of our standard offerings to Hacker Noon's target customers.

You will be reaching out to potential leads (that you help organize) with provided (and eventually your own) pitches to onboard them.

You'll be starting out with these nice and well-defined inventories:

Brand As An Author - These are purchasable credits that enable Brands (sample #1 and sample #2) to write under their own name. Credit pricing details here.

Interview questions shall include - designing a user persona and designing an outreach pitch sequence.

Think of topics such as - why would a Brand want to pay to get published when HackerNoon allows them to publish FREE as individuals.

Thematic Newsletters - HackerNoon sends out newsletters out on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. These newsletters are written by our editors to align with the customers' industry as the focal point.

Here's the current pitch - HackerNoon's thematic newsletters target 2 parts of your sales funnel with every send - It educates the audience about your industry while advertising your product/service.

Sample newsletters here and here.

Interview questions shall expect you to provide improvements to the above pitch, or, scrap it and provide a better one.

Podcast Advertisements - HackerNoon does a midroll AD on its podcasts. Each episode gets about 10k+ listens across all our podcast channels.

Interview questions shall expect you to identify tech Brands that advertise on podcasts (some competitor analysis skills shall be much appreciated), identify USPs of the HackerNoon podcast, and create an original pitch.

HackerNoon's podcast for reference - Main Page | Youtube | On Hacker Noon

Junior Editors

Apply here.

What we're looking for

Hacker Noon is looking for a few junior editors to manage the daily volume of submissions (about 50+) from all corners of the internet to our custom CMS.

Fun fact: Our editorial team is at the heart of this business, and everyone here who currently holds a full-time leadership position started out as an editor first.

In this role, your primary objective is to alleviate the workload of the editors: be it fact-checking, plagiarism spotting, rejecting overly promotional articles, correcting bad links, bad grammar, and/or poor formatting, or simply adding rad feature images, memes, or videos from the internet.

Ultimately, your sole objective is to improve articles for publication on hackernoon.com.

Responsibilities and Requirements

You will read a lot of tech-related stories. You need to be interested, able, and willing to read, edit, and improve 10-15 story submissions, on a daily basis.

"Attention to detail is your ability to efficiently allocate your cognitive resources to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing tasks, no matter how small or large. Attention to detail skills allows you to improve your workplace productivity, efficiency and performance." β€” stolen from somewhere on the internet

  • You will have to be super fluent in English.
  • You will need to self-organize, self-motivate, and be a nice human being to your colleagues.
  • Our writers want to get published ASAP. Your help will make our writers happy.
  • Tech stories include a lot of code, memes, technical code, lists, difficult terms to digest. Our goal is simple: each story should have a great looking "layout", that helps you to read the full story. Content + Formatting + Good Layout makes a story that everybody wants to read.
  • You need to be agile and experienced with Google Chrome and Gsuite. Though these things change fast around here β€” don't say you weren't warned. (Current obsession: Notion 😻)
  • Our team is (and will always be) working remotely. Communication is key everywhere, especially in the remote environment. Everything else you need to know, we'll teach you.

Learn more about Compensation, How to Apply and What to Expect from working @ HackerNoon on careers.hackernoon.com


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