NHE Content Writer
In looking for a content writer, we try to determine whether or not the candidate is capable of providing credible content. In other words, we’re not particularly seeking individuals who can simply research and develop material during their leisure. We understand that there are plenty of professional content writers available that may be retained at a fraction of what we typically compensate. Primarily why our CW compensation rates are above industry averages is because we are essentially paying for expertise and content relevance. We’re looking for writers with associated backgrounds and who can develop content that is relatable to him/her. For example, if a candidate's particular level of expertise is exercise program development and application, then we would focus on subjects that fall under that general umbrella because the correlation would enable us to market the end product as having been developed by an industry expert, hence increasing the overall market value while simultaneously legitimizing it.
Initially, a year's worth of subject matter would be the goal. Each subject would have to coincide with the candidate's professional expertise. There are several dozen categories from which to choose and dozens more sub-categories. We would initially focus on general subjects that most closely correlate with each candidate's expertise and background, then gravitate toward nuance type subjects that may be less popular, academically, yet more fascinating to associates/students seeking fresh and cutting edge material. Once a subject list has been established, we would then decide on the best application for each particular type of content. There are several application platforms to which projects can be assigned. Content is used for curriculum development (in most cases a post graduate degree would be required), newsletters, affiliate programs (which would include both private entity programs and universally applicable template programs), the NHE website and the new NFE website (a health and fitness professional reference membership site which is set to launch in 2016) and other less popular platforms. Some examples of other platforms are promotional materials, NHE journals and sometimes content is used for industry publication purposes. So, there are many different forms of content that we will be looking to acquire, over the course of several years, and many different applications for which each project will be considered.
In terms of time commitment, as it relates to compensation, that is more difficult to forecast. Unlike other NHE job titles, where monthly compensation figures can be determined by a standard formula of hours, pay rate and perhaps bonuses, CW compensation is exclusively dependent on production. Production rates are largely dependent on individual research mechanisms, writing styles and subject complexities. Ten hours of R&D may produce a different number of projects amongst equally qualified writers, so it is up to each individual writer to establish how many quality projects he/she can produce on a monthly basis. The monthly revenue stream would depend on each writer's particular work pace. Simply put... you could be working fulltime but if you work at a snails pace, you may only earn a part-time income.
Once hired, the job training program would be scheduled. All NHE job training programs are online. This eliminates traveling requirements and, consequently, any costs incurred. For this particular position, the web-based job training program is roughly a day. The program's passwords, login IDs and navigation instructions are assigned during the FTI (Final Tier Interview). As posted on our career board, the FTI is a video conference that would be between each candidate, the NAPD (National Affiliate Program Director) and an associated CDM (Curriculum Development Manager). It would essentially be the first person-to-person meeting with members of the NHE upper management team. For this position, the FTI could be as long as ninety minutes. Most of that time would be spent covering the CW agreement in an effort to provide clarity relating to re-writes, editing and amendments. Also, a discussion relating to the type of content and research mechanisms, that may be incorporated (i.e. basic, fundamental, applied etc.), would be initiated.
Compensation is handled one of two ways. Each new hire has the option of direct deposit or paper check, mailed via U.S.P.S. Pay periods are bi-weekly and pay days are the same for all NHE job titles, the fifth and twentieth of each month. Paper checks are mailed from Orange County, California which could delay delivery of up to three business days, dependent on the geographical location of the new hire.