6/2/2013 Update: We have received a lot of applications but are still taking more for the Blog Contributor and the Event Staff positions. Attention all you fans of weddings, small businesses, and overall indie goodness… Indie Wed is expanding our little family and we need you to make that happen. I’m looking for someone(s) to fill a variety of roles within Indie Wed. My ideal candidates are creative and smart with a knowledge and passion for all the things Indie Wed encompasses (weddings, supporting small businesses, marriage equality, etc). I’d like to find someone who is detail-oriented, well-spoken, can work independently but enjoys input and collaboration.
Blog Contributor(s) – Contribute regularly (bi-weekly, monthly etc) to the blog with topics we come up with together. Would love to find a variety of “experts” in various fields to contribute columns relating to your interests. These can include DIY projects, stationery, special events, wedding industry updates etc… Anything of interest to brides and grooms as well as wedding vendors. Proficiency with writing is required. This is a non-paid position but will be a good opportunity for exposure (especially if you are in the wedding industry). Remote position with flexible hours.
PR Coordinator – Contact media outlets with press releases related to our various events. Must have good communication skills and experience in PR is a huge bonus. Knowledge of wedding media outlets is also a plus. This position is seasonal in the few months prior to each event. Seasonal, paid position with flexible hours. Work remotely from home though knowledge of local Chicago area media is a bonus. Advertising & Sales Manager – Responsible for managing sales for online web ads, print ads, and membership in our online directory. Researching and scouting potential vendors with an eye towards those businesses that fit within the mission and brand of Indie Wed. Preference towards someone in the wedding industry or with a passion and knowledge for all things weddings. Professional and courteous communication skills a must. Experience with WordPress is a bonus. This position is remote, paid, part time (about 5-10 hours a week) with flexible hours. Some availability during regular business hours may be necessary from time to time.
Special Event Staff – Hands on help at our actual events in Chicago. This includes everything from registration to vendor set up. Looking for energetic people who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and do it all with a smile on their face. The live events are fast paced but are a blast. A positive attitude and a good work ethic are a must. Position may be for one day here and there at our live events but possibly include travel to other events and more. A good way to get your foot in the door. Paid, part time position. Seasonal, dependent upon our upcoming live events.
If you are interested in any of these positions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by
May 24th ongoing with the position(s) you are interested in, as the subject heading. Please include a brief personal bio (including hobbies and interests) along with answers to the following questions:
1. Your 3 top blogs (wedding or non-wedding are fine) and why
2. Your current favorite wedding or design trend
3. Some of your favorite indie artisans or vendors (they don’t have to be wedding specific)
All positions require access to a personal computer. No equipment is provided. Residents of the United States and Canada are welcome to apply. I look forward to hearing from you!