Writers Wanted

Jolly SEO is looking for part- & full- time writers to join our fully distributed, global team.

Our media outreach blends creative and technical writing, across a number of sectors: finance, technology, health & wellness, marketing, business, etc.

Our service is largely building backlinks for clients. We do this through media outreach, which adds a layer of PR value; we always conduct our work with the mindset of making a positive brand impact for our clients.


  • Writing knowledgeable, actionable, consumer-facing content
  • Maintain a representative and authoritative tone of voice for the client
  • Be the guardian of the client’s brand
  • Work with Jolly’s management to ensure each client account’s needs are fulfilled

Skills Needed

  • 4-6 years experience, preferably with experience writing research-based content, content marketing, SEO content, and email copy.
  • Deep understanding of a particular field, whether finance, health, and wellness, technology, digital marketing, etc.
  • Adept at researching and representing concepts to continuously build authority for clients’ brands.
  • Know the target audience: expert-level knowledge in developing relevant content.
  • Understand that relevance = right message, right place, right time.
  • Ability to write according to the clients’ brand and voice.
  • Ability & desire to work on 3-4 long-term accounts.
  • Creative thinker and has a strong command of the English language.


Let’s make sure this is a viable gig for you!

Writers who excel earn $40-75/hour long-term. During the initial training phase, new writers at Jolly typically make ~$20-30/hour.

Compensation at Jolly SEO is segmented into two parts, with the performance-based half experiencing a ~6-week delay from your start date.

  • Tiered pay for every billable placement: must include a DR 50+ dofollow backlink.
    • $200 for every DR 90+ placement with a dofollow backlink to client’s website.
    • $100 for every DR 80-89 placement with a dofollow backlink to client’s website.
    • $50 for every DR 50-79 placement with a dofollow backlink to client’s website.
      • How: We make it easy for you to identify DR before writing a pitch.
      • Why: We are an SEO service provider. Our clients enjoy the PR & authority, but are paying for the dofollow backlink from a DR 50+ website.
  • Placements usually include a link. Whether or not a placement includes a dofollow backlink is up to the website’s writer, SEO manager, content manager, editor, etc.
    • Sometimes, links are nofollow, or a placement doesn’t give a link. The good news is we filter out “known offenders” here, so this happens less and less over time.
    • We teach you how to follow up on “no link placements” – oftentimes they will update the article if asked politely.
  • If there is no link, a nofollow link, or the domain is low DR: we can not pay the placement compensation. We only pay the placement compensation for dofollow DR 50+ backlinks.
  • $5 per pitch: You are guaranteed $5 for every single email pitch you send, regardless of results. Regular opportunities for per pitch pay increase.

Next Steps

We deeply value our writer team members, and aim to nurture an ongoing, dedicated commitment with you! Ready to come aboard?

Please submit an application below. After review, our team will respond to all applicants.

Selected applicants are invited to complete a paid trial. Writers accepted to the team will complete a paid training course, and then join us for a 60-day probationary period. After that, we hope you work with us for years!

We’re excited to work together: