Yes, FoodsMatter needs you – if you have a day or so a week to spare, if you enjoy selling things (ideally advertising) and if you have a good working knowledge of freefrom food, CAM or the supplement industry….
We want to sell more advertising on our freefrom food sites. This has been my job for the last couple of years but, between keeping an eye on our two industry awards, pulling together the fortnightly e-newsletter and overseeing the daily additions to our five sites, not to mention devising the odd ‘freefrom’ recipe, I just do not have time.
It is not a huge job – I reckon that it would take the equivalent of one to two days spread over a week – so it would be perfect for someone wanting to work from home and to organise their own schedule. But it does need to be someone with a good working knowledge of freefrom food and, most important, someone who really enjoys selling things.
So what about CAM and supplements?
On the FoodsMatter site are two Cindarella sections – ‘Alternative and complementary approaches’ and FreeFrom Supplements. Cindarella not because they are not important parts of the sites but because, between all the other activities that we are involved in, we simply do not have any ‘quality’ time left to devote to them. Yet both have significant potential in advertising terms.
So, we need two more people with around a day a week to spare, who also want to work from home and organise their own schedules. But, as with the food sites, we need people with a good working knowledge of either CAM or the supplement trade and, again, people who really enjoy selling things.
And finally, while on the subject……. FreeFrom RecipesMatter could also do with some quality attention… It gets lots in terms of quality editorial input, especially with all of our lovely new guest chefs – but in terms of advertising input? Virtually none! And I suspect that there is a good deal of potential there too that we are totally failing to realise.
How would this work?
My feeling is that all of these ‘positions’ would suit someone who has already had a career in one of these areas but has now decided that, from choice or necessity, that they want to work shorter hours or from home and who either wants, or needs, to be very flexible with their time and their input.
To maximise this flexibility I would propose that we would not pay any kind of salary or retainer, but offer a generous commission on any advertising sold. This means that the person concerned would have a good incentive to sell lots but would not be under any obligation to put in set hours if their circumstances periodically made that difficult.
So, do you know of anyone who might be intersted in any of those roles? Or indeed, anyone who might have the expertise and the interest to cover several of them?
If so, please put them in touch! I am to be found on 020 7722 2866 or by email – and we are recruiting now……..