Ninja Van’s brand editorial aims to inform, educate, and inspire SMEs and DTCs in their respective markets. Our content revolves around solving common problems that our target audience face. As a freelance writer, you’ll be responsible for writing articles targeting SMEs and DTCs in the Philippines.

Who we are looking for

  • Filipino, or have at least lived in the Philippines for more than two years.
  • Have at least two years of writing experience.
  • Have an intuition for business and/or economics.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong internet research skills.
  • Responsive.
  • Meticulous.
  • Inquisitive.
  • Proactive.
  • Resourceful.

It’s a bonus if you

  • Are familiar with SEO.
  • Have a sense of humor.
  • Have a keen eye for design.
  • Are able to do simple photo editing and/or design.

What you’ll be doing

  • Research business-related topics, identify readers’ pain points, and recommend new topics.
  • Pitch ideas and write articles.
  • Find related images and edit them as needed.
  • Put up and schedule posts on WordPress.
  • Come up with social media captions.
  • Keep up with the business scene in the relevant markets.

Tools you’ll need

  • Google Drive: All your submissions will be done through a folder dedicated to you.
  • Gmail: This will be the main mode of communication.
  • Viber: For urgent and group communication.
  • PayPal account: We pay via PayPal only.

Understanding you better

Before you apply, there are two things you need to do:

1. Complete a written test

Write an article based on the title “The Future of Retail in the Philippines”. There is no word limit, but here’s a hint: we’re not looking for a wordy article. It’s highly recommended that you leave your thought processes as footnotes. Save it as a Google Docs file and attach the link in the correct field in your application.

2. Gather your portfolio work.

Have a think about what will appeal to Ninja Van’s target audience (i.e. businesses) before submitting at least two B2B articles. You may share existing articles in your portfolio, or choose to develop these articles from scratch. If you opt to develop these articles from scratch, rest assured that we’ll compensate you for your hard work should we choose to use your articles for our brand editorial.

What happens if you are selected

  • Before we sign you on as a freelancer, you’ll be put through a probation of between two and four articles of 600-800 words. If we find you to be a good fit, we’ll offer you a long-term freelance contract.
  • You’ll also be paid S$40 per probation article if we find them suitable to be published.
  • Payment will be made on the 25th of each month.
  • No payment will be made for articles that are not suitable for publishing.

Ready to submit?

Fill up this application form. Remember to include your resume, two writing samples (preferably published) and the link to your written test with your application.

In the “What do you think our target audience is concerned about?” field, add in this keyword “ninjitsu” at the beginning of your response (sure, it doesn’t make sense, but do it anyway).

Only finalists will be contacted.

FAQs

This is a freelance position, so it’s up to you how you manage your time!

No, but there are deadlines. Write as many as you want, and as long as they are fit for publishing (we’ll work with you to get there), we’ll pay accordingly!

Application Form

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