Media Researcher

If we have already captured your attention and this sounds like your dream role, we expect you to read the entire career description before you apply!

We call this role Media Researcher because that’s exactly what you’ll be doing!

At its core, this role is about amplifying our authors’ message. What you do is research the media outlets that are a perfect fit for them (whether that be a podcast, journalist, influencer, news outlet, conference, etc.). You do it by understanding an author’s strategy and being obsessively concerned with getting tasks done.

Here’s how it works:

An author and their Impact Specialist work together to create a stellar campaign strategy that helps the author achieve their marketing goals. This is where you come in:

You start by connecting with the Impact Specialist to understand the author’s strategy and what types of media contacts they’re looking for. Then you take off and are free to do what you do best: research!

Here’s a sneak peek at what your day-to-day will look like:

You’ll receive a research assignment
You’ll take time to dive into the necessary materials (author background, media strategy, and details of the research assignment)
If needed, you’ll check in with the Impact Specialist with any initial questions you have
You’ll use your masterful sleuthing skills to complete the research
You’ll enter your research finds directly into Scribe’s media contact database
Basically, you are the ignition to an author’s media and outreach strategy. You do the initial work that makes an author’s media success inevitable!

If you can nail that, you’re probably pretty awesome, which brings us to an important question:

You In? Awesome, here are the details:


  • Remote

Type of Employment

  • Freelancer

Necessary Skills & Qualifications

Here is the list of skills we believe are necessary for this career:

  • Courageously Curious & Communicative: You want to know how everything works and you’re not afraid to ask questions when learning a new skill. You’re naturally communicative and collaborative because curiosity is what drives you.
  • You Are Organized & Task-Oriented: This is not a job for someone that is sloppy with details. You are an expert at juggling multiple projects at once, and you’re able to get things done and keep up with your projects.
  • Impeccable Attention to Detail: Yes, you see the big picture. You see the small picture, too. If anyone’s ever looked over your shoulder to find a missing item, they were elated when they realized, nope, nothing to catch because you handled it! In fact, impeccable attention to detail is so important, on the application when it asks you “what is your favorite animal” we want you to put “attention to detail is my middle name”.
  • You Are Self-Motivated and Very Good at Getting Things Done: This is an absolute must. You must be the definition of a doer and very self-motivated. You thrive when you can manage yourself and your workload without someone looking over your shoulder. NOTE: Hard work does not mean endless hours. It only means accountability. There is no coasting and no hiding here. If the idea of being held accountable to achieve real results excites you, this is the right Crew for you!
  • Strategic and Critical Thinking: Ability to thrive in fast-paced environments, embrace the unknown, and adapt to a quickly changing environment without losing the thread on project goals. You can accurately analyze and assess the needs of an author and quickly identify potential media opportunities for them. You set clear expectations for yourself and others for successful outcomes and you can easily assess and pivot to meet those expectations.

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive Pay: Payment will be a flat rate per project and will be determined by the size of the project:
    • Light: $120
    • Medium: $250
    • Heavy: $375

Yes, I know what you’re thinking—if you are a successful freelance researcher this is probably less than your normal rate. But, remember that the reason you have to charge $100-$150 an hour to regular clients is because you have to bake into your fee all the unpaid time you spent finding the client, negotiating your deal, admin work, etc. Working with us, there is none of that unpaid time. What most freelancers find is that though the hourly rate is a little less with us, they actually make more money in total, and their quality of life goes up because they are doing less work that they don’t like.

  • Be Part of a Crew: This role is intended to begin as freelance, but there is real potential to move to full-time, given you want this and you do a great job. We see ourselves as a crew of people who are working hard together to accomplish a specific mission (help everyone on earth write, publish and market their book), in service of a larger purpose (help people share their story and leave a legacy of impact on others). We also have a pretty cool set of principles that we live by as a crew, you should check it out.
  • Freedom: You can work from anywhere—we don’t care. We only care that you have reliable phone and internet connections and that you do your job well.
  • Fun & Fast-Paced Work: We don’t have boring days. Some are hectic, some are hard, and some are incredibly rewarding…but they are never boring and never exactly the same. That’s what happens when you’re solving real problems for people.
  • Work with Interesting People: Past authors include major company CEOs, famous entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and people with amazing personal stories.

EEO Statement

At Scribe, we don’t just accept differences — we support them, celebrate them, and as a company, we thrive on them. Scribe is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace and we actively look for and hire people who bring new perspectives and experiences to our company.

Everyone has a story to share. Our CEO, JeVon “JT McCormick”, is just one Crew Member example.

Ready to apply?

Complete the application by clicking on the ‘Apply To Position’ button. Applications will remain open until we find the perfect person for this role.

You can expect to hear back from us either way within 15 business days. Be sure to keep an eye on your spam and promotions boxes in case our emails end up there! To make sure we’re able to give your application the careful attention and time it deserves, please do not follow up with us unless you don’t hear back from us by then.

Please, no phone calls. Due to the number of applicants we typically receive for our career openings, we are not able to do phone interviews until later stages of the hiring process. All applicants must submit an application through our portal.