Seeking a talented editor
Do you want:
1. a fun yet intellectually stimulating part-time job?
2. the flexibility to work when you want from where you want?
3. a chance to help high school and college students achieve their educational dreams?
Passport Admissions, a small company that helps students apply to college and graduate school, is hiring editors. We’re looking for English majors, staunch grammarians, and word wizards who love to help students with the most personal essays they’ve ever written. It’s a rewarding but demanding job.
1. an exceptionally good writer and editor
2. able to work independently with minimal supervision
3. reliable and prompt with email responses?
Then, we’re looking for you.
Founded in 2007, Passport Admissions is a young company that provides support for its students throughout the admissions process, everything from picking schools to writing essays to preparing for interviews. You will join a small band of passionate people who work together to help students one-on-one and over the internet to edit their essays for the admissions process.
10-20 hours/week – some afternoon/evening/weekend work required, but you can set your own schedule for number of hours and on which days
Job is seasonal. Preferred dates will be January – August.
Work out of your choice of coffee house/office space
Excellent learning opportunity - work with owner/operator to develop your strengths as a writer/editor and to learn the skills needed to succeed in business
Work with bright, energetic students bound for college/graduate school
Wear comfortable attire to work
Pay ranges between $18-$23 an hour
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
College degree or current enrollment in College
High level of motivation to help students achieve their dreams
A thorough commitment to organization and an ability to work independently
Expert fluency in English grammar and style
Promptness in returning phone calls and emails
Interest in learning about the college or graduate school admissions process (previous knowledge of that process is not required, though definitely a plus)
We believe that the admissions process is inherently unfair and that the vast amount of information put out by different schools makes the process disorienting. Passport works to spread good information to the community about the admissions process, while working to get its clients into great schools.
Owner/operator Rob Humbracht has worked in the standardized test/admissions field for over 15 years. He regularly presents at high schools around San Diego and for student groups at UCSD, SDSU, and USD. Passport is a small but growing company, and this position will be an incredible opportunity for the right person.
For more information on Passport Admissions, check out our website at www.passportadmissions.com
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If you’re interested in becoming an editor:
Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to us using our Google form.
After you submit Part 1, you will be given a link to follow where you will be asked to respond to 6 short questions about yourself and about the position. You can also access Part 2 here:
Please do not call or email about the position. We will contact you if we would like to interview you.