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PODCAST MANAGER

If you can commit to and live with the following principles, then you are the type of person who will be successful and help our company thrive. If you feel this level of engagement is not right for you or that you’re not willing or able to participate with us at this level, we are not a good fit for you.
Our expectation is that you will take the steps necessary to do what you say you are going to do and be accountable for your actions. You are committed to excellence and take pride in a job well done.
We understand that not every person is ready for this level of performance, and we appreciate the honesty of those who decide this is not the right place for them. On the other hand, you would make an ideal candidate to join our company if you are willing to commit to the following principles:
· Accountability: See It, Own It, Solve It, Do It
· Become part of the solution
· Respect for others and their feelings
· Act now.
· Ask the question: “What else can I do?”
· Ask the questions: “What coaching do you have for me” and “What can I do better?”
· Personal ownership and pride
· Reject average
· Show others that you care

A podcast manager would handle all of the pre and post production elements of the podcast included but not limited to:

Scheduling guests
Creating Production Calendar based on scheduled guests
Creating show rundowns based on recorded content and Company Standards.
Follow up emails to confirm recording date
Listening to audio of podcast and noting discrepancies before it goes live
Creating web page for podcast
Creating featured image on canva
Making podcast pages live on the appropriate date
Emailing guests that their episode is live with link/featured image
Organize the podcast with Trello, the manual, and google drive

Skills needed:
-ability to meet deadlines
-ability to project manage many moving pieces
-experience with video editing, and uploading

Assistant Writing Coach

ABOUT THE POSITION

This is a position for someone with a background in writing, teaching, wordpress, and NLP or positive psychology. You will be working closely and independently with clients, and should be comfortable talking about personal details in 1-1 and group sessions. A love of people and a desire to see them succeed is essential to this position. $10-$20 per hour for first 90 days, depending on experience; 5-10 hours/week. Raises and increased hours available after first 90 days. 

ABOUT YOU

You are upbeat, encouraging, and truly care for others and their success. You want to be part of a team that is helping writers to achieve their publishing dreams. 

  • Help clients to set and meet writing goals
  • Help clients to stay accountable to writing goals
  • Be familiar with Writing Gym resources and to prescribe them as needed to clients
  • Maintain your assigned facebook account to interact in our client facebook groups
  • Meet weekly with the team to discuss client successes and challenges
  • Complete documentation as needed on client successes and challenges
  • Perform bi-monthly bonus sessions on topics related to goal setting and positive thinking
  • Perform initial onboarding orientation calls with clients
  • Run bonus sessions 1-2 times per quarter
  • Run writing salons 1-2 times per quarter
  • Proofreading and Copy editing of articles, web copy, etc as needed. 
  • Updating client modules
  • Generally ensuring a positive client experience

COMPANY VALUES:

If you can commit to and live with the following principles, then you are the type of person who will be successful and help our company thrive. If you feel this level of engagement is not right for you or that you’re not willing or able to participate with us at this level, we are not a good fit for you.

Our expectation is that you will take the steps necessary to do what you say you are going to do and be accountable for your actions. You are committed to excellence and take pride in a job well done. 

We understand that not every person is ready for this level of performance, and we appreciate the honesty of those who decide this is not the right place for them. On the other hand, you would make an ideal candidate to join our company if you are willing to commit to the following principles:

  •   Accountability: See It, Own It, Solve It, Do It
  •   Become part of the solution
  •     Respect for others and their feelings
  •     Act now.
  •     Ask the question: “What else can I do?”
  •     Ask the questions: “What coaching do you have for me” and “What can I do better?”
  •     Personal ownership and pride
  •     Reject average
  •     Show others that you care

ABOUT US

Date with the Muse is a writing coaching company. We help writers to finish, traditionally publish, and sell well so they can live the author lifestyle. 

 

We are committed to helping as many people as possible not only get their stories out, but get them out so well that they create an engaging conversation that brings people together.

SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

If you can commit to and live with the following principles, then you are the type of person who will be successful and help our company thrive. If you feel this level of engagement is not right for you or that you’re not willing or able to participate with us at this level, we are not a good fit for you. Our expectation is that you will take the steps necessary to do what you say you are going to do and be accountable for your actions. You are committed to excellence and take pride in a job well done. We understand that not every person is ready for this level of performance, and we appreciate the honesty of those who decide this is not the right place for them.

On the other hand, you would make an ideal candidate to join our company if you are willing to commit to the following principles: · Accountability:

  • See It, Own It, Solve It, Do It ·
  • Become part of the solution ·
  • Respect for others and their feelings ·
  • Act now. ·
  • Ask the question: “What else can I do?” ·
  • Ask the questions: “What coaching do you have for me” and “What can I do better?” ·
  • Personal ownership and pride ·
  • Reject average ·
  • Show others that you care

We are looking to add a virtual intern to our team.

If you love writing and communications, have an eye for detail, and wee bit of perfectionist tendency, this may be the right fit for you. The social media intern will take created video content, and transform it into cross-media content. These media include our blog, YouTube channel, Twitter, Linked In…and more. You should have access to software, and and ability and passion for Social Media Management–Creating and posting tweets, Facebook posts, group engagement, etc. Video Editing/Audio Editing Writing to communicate well Creating Accurate Video Subtitles Drafting and Sending promotional emails to organizations for increased exposure Leveraging social media (Including YouTube channel) Expanding SEO reach/Google AdWords

Tell me what other rock-star qualities you have. I am open to speaking with students at any point in their career. I am more interested in your expertise than your age.

PODCAST SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

If you can commit to and live with the following principles, then you are the type of person who will be successful and help our company thrive. If you feel this level of engagement is not right for you or that you’re not willing or able to participate with us at this level, we are not a good fit for you. Our expectation is that you will take the steps necessary to do what you say you are going to do and be accountable for your actions. You are committed to excellence and take pride in a job well done. We understand that not every person is ready for this level of performance, and we appreciate the honesty of those who decide this is not the right place for them.

On the other hand, you would make an ideal candidate to join our company if you are willing to commit to the following principles: Accountability: See It, Own It, Solve It, Do It

  • Become part of the solution
  • Respect for others and their feelings
  • Act now.
  • Ask the question: “What else can I do?”
  • Ask the questions: “What coaching do you have for me” and “What can I do better?”
  • Personal ownership and pride
  • Reject average
  • Show others that you care

A podcast social media manager would handle pre and post production elements of the podcast included but not limited to:

  • Listening to audio of podcast and noting discrepancies before it goes live
  • Researching guests for podcast
  • Creating web pages for podcast episodes using WordPress
  • Creating featured image on Canva
  • Creating worksheets corresponding to each podcast episode
  • Making podcast pages live on the appropriate date
  • Emailing guests that their episode is live with link/featured image
  • Organize the podcast with Trello, the manual, and google drive
  • Posting out marketing images with appropriate captions via SocialJukebox Experience with Twitter
  • Skills needed: ability to meet deadlines ability to project manage many moving pieces experience with social media marketing

To submit an application to these positions, please send cover letter and resume to CEO Annalisa Parent, annalisa@datewiththemuse.com. Please be sure to include the title for which you are applying in your cover letter. 

How To Get a Manuscript Request in Twenty Minutes

How To Get a Manuscript Request in Twenty Minutes

How To Get A Manuscript Request in Twenty Minutes

Hey Writers and Muse Daters, do these statements ring true for you?

  • You struggle to finish or publish your book.
  • You feel like you’ve tried everything: you’ve read the books, taken the classes, attended the workshops, read every article that exists on the internet about how to write and get published. 
  • You feel frustrated or incompetent because you haven’t been published yet.

You’re not alone, writers. I work with many writers to get past these very same issues, and today I want to share with you how I helped one of these writers to finally get published.

When Barbara came to me, she was one of these writers. She’d done the work–oh boy had she done the work. She even had an MFA (a Master of Fine Arts) which many writers consider to be the pinnacle of a writer’s career. But the problem with an MFA is that the classes teach you how to write, but they fail to teach you how to publish. 

In fact, one of the biggest complaints the agents I work with have about MFA writers is that their manuscripts are cookie cutter. Most agents can sniff out an MFA manuscript from a mile away. They’re all the same, which doesn’t give them that edge to be publishable. 

This was Barbara’s issue exactly; she had a great concept but needed to break out of the MFA mold and transform her manuscript into something agents would scramble to represent. 

Barbara and I worked on revisions over the course of several months. During that time I was in conversation with several agents about Barbara, her manuscript, and how to position her book for optimal success. 

What was incredible about working with Barbara is that for the first time in her writing career, the revision process was not a stress-ridden nightmare for her, but really enjoyable. Barbara and I laughed together during our meetings and enjoyed each other’s company, because she finally felt she was on the right track to publication. 

When Barbara finished revising, I sent her synopsis to an agent I work with frequently. Within 20 minutes of reading the synopsis, she asked me for a full manuscript. 

Let that sink in. 

20 minutes. 

Have you waited days, weeks, even MONTHS to hear back from an agent–only to get a “no thanks, not for me”? 

Imagine getting a yes in 20 minutes. 

Many would-be authors spin their wheels for years trying the same old things over and over again–hoping for new results. Worse: they piddle their money away one workshop, one class, one MFA at a time. 

Real results ARE possible–but you’ve got to be willing to take the right steps. I work with authors who are coachable–so eager to publish that they’re willing to put in hard work.

I work with authors every day who are tired of spinning their wheels and are ready for real results and ready to invest in themselves in order to get there. I work with authors who take writing and publishing seriously without taking themselves too seriously. 

If that sounds like you, and you’re really ready, I’ve opened some spots in my calendar to talk with you about where you are, where you’d like to go, and how you can get there. Click here to choose a time to book yourself directly into my calendar, and we can hop on a call and chat.

Until next time. Happy Writing.

Steve Cummins Author

Steve Cummins Author

Steve Cummins' Success Story

How Steve found the time to write, and fulfilled his 20 year dream of finishing a novel.

Steve’s Success: At a Glance

  • Overcame frustration with the writing process
  • Rediscovered the fun of writing
  • Found a welcoming community of like-minded writers

    How Steve Went from 20 Years of Wheel-spinning to Finally Finishing His Book

     

    Before the Writing Gym

    Steve had always dreamed of writing a novel. He began his writing journey at the age of 22. But, like many writers, Steve found that he just couldn’t finish a manuscript. 

    Over twenty years had passed, but his novel still had not been completed. With a busy professional and personal life, he couldn’t sit long enough to write. The novel sat neglected for a good decade before he picked it up again in his 30s. 

    As he looked over his pages, Steve felt frustrated with how long it was taking him to finish his novel. Steve told me that when he told his friends about his writing, they said , ”Please, you’re never going to finish.” His parents also knew that he had dreams of being an author, but thought “Okay, we’re going to die without seeing that happen.” 

    When his parents shared their thoughts, Steve felt extra pressure to finish the novel. , He tried, time and time again, to set aside time in his life to dedicate to his writing. He even sought out an editor to help him with his work. It still wasn’t enough. 

    After many years, he hadn’t finished his book and began to dread writing the story he had once loved so much. 

    Then, he and I got on the phone. 

    I met Steve at a publishing class I taught at a Colorado library. He shared with me his journey up until this point: his frustration, sense of loss, and ultimate fear that he would never get this novel written.Once I shared with him the neuroscientific techniques we use in the Writing Gym, the support he would have to finish the book–including accountability and confidence based on what his writing strengths are–Steve decided to invest in his writing career.

    Invest in your Writing Future

    After joining the Writing Gym, Steve immediately began to see massive progress on the novel which he had struggled to finish for two decades. The Writing Gym allowed Steve to commit to his writing. This support held Steve accountable to his writing and gave him new sources of inspiration. 

    Steve was now churning out page after page, AND feeling confidence and creative flow.

    By participating in the Writing Gym, Steve finally had a set routine that allowed his novel writing to progress steadily. 

    Not only that:, Steve relished his new supportive writing community. As an extrovert, writing had been a lonely endeavor for him. After joining the Writing Gym, he found a supportive community of like-minded writers to share highs and lows along the writing journey. . Not only did he have the support of the coaches in the Writing Gym, he also became a part of a larger community–one whose practices are based on neuroscience, and finding your best writer and being that writer. . 

    Did the Writing Gym make a difference?

    Steve said that if it weren’t for the Writing Gym, it would’ve taken, “well gosh, at this pace, eight years,” instead of the 8 weeks that it took to complete his novel in the Writing Gym.

    Steve’s Success

    Now, Steve has completely written his novel. After spinning his wheels for two decades, he was able to receive the support and guidance to achieve his goal in two months.

    “The biggest change is rediscovering the fun of writing, along with believing that ‘yes, I can finish a novel.’ That it’s not just some dream I gave up on 15 years ago. It’s a dream that I can actually work on and realize.”

    How Can You Get This Kind of Success?

    Have you been spinning your wheels on a writing project? Is it hard to find the time between family obligations, work, and just…life? Are you ready to STOP letting your writing take a back-burner, and fit your author dream into your busy life? 

    Whether you’re still in the middle of writing your novel like Steve, or you’ve finished and don’t know where to go next, the Writing Gym can help. 

    A word of caution, though: this opportunity is only for serious writers, writers who are tired of false solutions that don’t get them where they want to be, and are ready NOW for change. To be invited into theWriting Gym, you need to be ready and determined to finish and publish your work.

    If this sounds like you, the first step is for us to talk about where you are, where you’d like to go, and how you can get there. Let’s chat

    Steve’s Advice: How to Finally Write That Book – Even If You’ve Been Putting it Off For 20 Years

    “The Writing Gym changed me”

    The Writing Gym let me rediscover the fun in writing, made me believe ‘yeah, I can finish a novel,’ and that it wasn’t just some dream I gave up on 15 years ago. The Writing Gym has helped me to believe that finishing a novel is a dream I can actually realize. It’s just truly so exciting.

    Steve Cummins

    Writing Gym VIP Member

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    Want this kind of success?

    We help authors like Lauren go from struggling writers to published authors every day. If you’re serious about publishing, book a call with a member of our team to talk about how we can get you there.

    Confused About Publishing? Got Writer’s Block? Let’s Fix That.

    Confused About Publishing? Got Writer’s Block? Let’s Fix That.

    Confused About Publishing? Got Writer’s Block? Let’s Fix That. 

    Hey there, Writers and muse daters. Many dream of becoming a successful author. Few ever make it. So where do they go wrong?

    In order to become an author–let alone a successful one– you have to do a whole lot more than write. The path to publication is long and there are many, many places to get lost.

    That’s why our VIP programs are designed to walk you through the whole process–or just the part you’re stuck on, if that’s what you need. 

    We give you the coaching, support, knowledge, and support you need to go from struggling writer to published author.

    We work with writers at three different phases:

    • Write or finish a novel in eight weeks
    • Revise novel to publishable and find an agent
    • Expand author platform and sell their book

    We’ve gotten many authors in different stages of the writing process, to published. 

    Sounds like something you’re interested in?

    The Writing Gym is accepting select writers to join our community of successful, published authors.

    If you’re serious about publishing in 2020, let’s chat. Drop yourself into my calendar here to talk to a member of our team.

    Until next time. Happy Writing. 

    Five Fast Facts About the Writing Gym

    Five Fast Facts About the Writing Gym

    Five Fast Facts About the Writing Gym

    Ever considered joining a writing program, but not sure what it’s really like?

    Here’s a sneak peek at some of the things that happen in our program, the Writing Gym:

        1. One of the first writers to publish through the Writing Gym program now offers retreats based on her book of inspirational poems.
        2. Writing Gym members get access to frequent guest sessions with NYT bestselling authors, top editors and literary agents.
        3. We’ve had members from the US, India, Australia, and England.
        4. Each May, our writers attend a retreat to a manor house on the coast of England for a writing-intensive. This year we had an amazing virtual retreat!
        5. One of our writers  has received two full manuscript requests, from two of the top agencies including an undisclosed Hollywood opportunity. 

    Here’s what some of our writers have to say about the Writing Gym:

    Lauren:

    “The Writing Gym provides authors with knowledgeable, insider industry information, knowledgeable feedback and a true understanding of how the writing process works so that you can be your best writer.”

    Jeanne:

    “Having a group of people to work with, sometimes feels like a competition. Like, ‘How many people got the most rejection letters today?’ We joke about these things and it helps to take the sting out of our own personal rejections.”

    “Especially because you know your fellow Writing Gym members are so talented, so it really helps to know you’re going through the same things as other very good writers.”

    Barbara:

    “[The Writing Gym] made me believe that I could be a novelist, and actually complete a book which I hadn’t done in the past.” 

    Our writers love the Writing Gym, and have found great success. Will you be next?

    If you’re serious about publishing in 2020, let’s chat. Drop yourself into our calendar here to talk to a member of our team and learn more about our program. 

    Until next time. Happy writing.

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