We’re Hiring!

Didja hear we’re hiring? That’s right, we’re on the hunt for a Content Manager. Read on for the DL on the gig plus how to get in on the action.

Title: Content Manager

Company: From dog-friendly restaurant patios to dog parks to pups-allowed events, SidewalkDog.com is the #1 resource for Twin Cities dog lovers. 

Summary: Join a fast-growing local digital media company (voted one of the five best local websites and best local blogs in City Pages’ 2013 Reader Poll) led by founder/CEO Ali Jarvis (named Innovation in Services Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners’ Minnesota chapter in 2013). Content Manager will play a significant role in the growth and development of SidewalkDog.com.

Hours: 30 hours/week, with potential for growth

(Photo: flickr.com/melodygutierrez)

(Photo: flickr.com/melodygutierrez)


  • Drive the editorial vision (processes, standards, style)
  • Create/oversee content strategy and calendar
  • Manage small team of freelance writers (assign stories, manage process, edit)
  • Write, schedule, and post original content
  • Write, schedule, and post sponsored content
  • Edit and approve user-generated content (user-submitted events, reviews, directory listings)
  • Write, schedule, and post social media content (currently Twitter and Facebook)
  • Write, schedule, and send out weekly e-Newsletter
  • Write descriptions for paid directory listings
  • Attend weekly team meeting and other meetings as needed
  • Other writing projects as needed (website copy, etc.)


  • Strong editorial, marketing, and SEO writing skills
  • Ability to capture SidewalkDog.com’s fresh, sassy, and informative tone and style
  • 4-year degree
  • 5+ years publishing or media experience
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Familiar with/able to learn WordPress, Constant Contact, Adobe Contribute, and photo editing software
  • Self-motivated and able to work virtually with limited supervision
  • Integrity, positive energy
  • Love for and knowledge of dogs important
  • Basic knowledge of HTML helpful

Compensation: This is a contract position. Compensation is commensurate with skills.

Interested candidates should send a resume and writing samples to ali@sidewalkdog.com by Tuesday, January 28. All applicants will be required to complete a writing assignment. Select applicants will move onto a phone interview, with top candidates then being interviewed in person.

—Kate Nelson

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2 Responses to We’re Hiring!

  1. melF says:

    Very exciting news! Who wouldn’t want to work for you? :)

  2. Jennifer Parkhurst says:

    I was super excited to see this position on LinkedIn! It sounds like an awesome opportunity! :)

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