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 “hiring 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!
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.
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:
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.
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.
Interview questions shall expect you to provide improvements to the above pitch, or, scrap it and provide a better one.
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.
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.
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." — stolen from somewhere on the internet