Christine Koh

Hello!

I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Job Alert: Awesome Creative Assistant!

Friends, it’s time to kick off a new chapter in Boston Mamas history. My beloved editorial assistant Kris-Ann needs to hang up her spurs (sob!) so I’m looking for a replacement! I am renaming the position to Creative Assistant because while the role will be rooted in editorial, I’d like the job to encompass other elements moving forward, which I think will be awesome and fun! Please read the job Q&A below to see if this is a fit for you, and if so, apply!

What is involved in the position of Creative Assistant?

I am looking for someone to be my right-hand woman at Boston Mamas, and also potentially for other projects I’m working on outside of Boston Mamas. The Creative Assistant’s work would be rooted in editorial (e.g., curating event listings, developing the editorial calendar, doing online research for editorial, writing copy, periodic clerical work) so attention to detail, strong writing skills, and a love for content is a must. I’m also looking for someone with a stylish aesthetic eye to create simple graphics (e.g., Pinterest graphics for blog posts) and who is also interested in working as an assistant on other multimedia projects (e.g., video, audio).

Do I need to live in Boston?

Not necessarily. This is a telecommuting position (Kris-Ann and I have worked together for two years and have never met in person!). However, the applicant must have a love for and knowledge of Boston that helps fuel curation of the two event roundups each week. Also, there may be opportunity for additional add-on projects with me that would require local access, so living near me would be a plus (but not a deal breaker if you are awesome in other ways!).

How many hours are you looking for?

At the moment, 5-10 hours per week, telecommuting and on your own time with the opportunity for additional add-on projects.

When does the job start?

ASAP! Kris-Ann graciously will help transition her replacement, but she is looking to move on soon to tend to other life matters!

What qualities would make a great fit for this role?

Do you love the internet and multimedia content? Do you respond to emails in a timely manner? Are you attentive to details? Do you work efficiently? Can you use Google docs? Do you love being creative? Are you interested in learning new things? Do you want flexible employment?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, then please apply!

What will make my application rise to the top?

Be authentic and tell me who you are, what you are passionate about, and why you want to work with me! The more skills you already have, the likelier you are to land on the short list, but given that I learned everything in this industry on my own, I’m also a believer in the quick study who is eager to learn! So make a case for yourself in the application!

So, what's it like working with you?

I like to think that I'm a good boss! I work full-time and have a husband and two children so I know all about the modern parenting juggle. And I was raised believing in the powers of a strong work ethic and excellent manners so I strive to manage well and kindly and with appropriate boundaries! And while I totally get that sometimes life throws curveballs, in general, I expect deadlines to be met, work to be of excellent quality, and conscientiousness when it comes to tracking hours and such.

Logistically speaking, I communicate almost entirely via e-mail and Google docs. I barely use the phone as is, so rest assured that I will never call you in the middle of the night demanding anything!

What is the compensation structure?

This is an hourly, contract position, in which you would track your hours and submit an invoice each month and I would send you a 1099 at tax time. I will review compensation with the final short listed candidates.

Does this sound awesome to you? I hope so! If so, please APPLY HERE! Or share with anyone else you think might fit the job description!


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