Native English Writer – Personal Development

PARADOX

Depth, Storytelling, Impact

You dream of joining an ambitious adventure and these 3 words resonate with ALL the content you have ever produced… Hang on!

We are looking for a native english writer whose writing will impact hundreds of thousands of readers each month.

Personal development and coaching are topics you succeed in.

  • Full time Job
  • Ideal Location : Geneva - Paris - Dubai
  • Remote Possible

Your primary mission will be to develop in-depth and with originality personal development topics with 1 to 2 quality blog posts each week to impact our reader’s lives and improve our website’s referencing.

 

This is a full time position, carried out remotely or from our beautiful offices in Dubai and Geneva.

🎯 Your 5 main missions :

 

1. Write 1 to 2 blog posts each week …

  • Quality, in-depth blog posts that readers are as eagerly awaiting as a kid waits for Santa Claus on December 24th! 
  • Articles that bring value that our audience will be able to perceive and draw from your writings. 
  • Articles on various topics but all related to the personal development we love at Paradox: Concrete personal development. The one that provides concrete tools and strategies to help our audience. Not the cool theories on paper that have never changed anyone’s life. 
  • We want each article to tell at least one story and make our arguments using scientific studies or true stories from legendary people.
  • Each article has to have this special “touch” to make it recognizable as belonging to our brand.

Our Motto is: We share thoughts provoking and life-changing ideas through fascinating storytelling and scientific studies.

 

2. Writing 4 guest articles per month:

  • Quality articles to distinguish ourselves and cultivate our culture, our brand, with new interesting traffic sources. 
  • To allow Paradox to impact the lives of even more people.  
  • To allow a better referencing of our website thanks to the SEO tools that you master. 

 

3. To test different formats and to be looking for the following structure that will be a hit.

  • Test different lengths, different structures, and approaches to determine which one will have the most impact on your readers’… 
  • But also different titles and hook.

 

4. Analyzing :

  • Study the feedback from your writings, the interaction they generate to conclude, and… 
  • Bring out what works and deliver it to the rest of the team.

5. Continuous training and improvement

  • At Paradox, improving is not just a matter of practice; every team member is asked to do deliberate practice. That is, making a conscious effort to progress on specific aspects of your mission (such as your articles’ headlines, paragraph structure, sentence length, choice of the lexical field…) It’s something we love… this feeling of seeing yourself progress and controlling that progress!

Your mission is one thing, but it seems essential that we tell you more about us, because we are not looking for people who are just looking for a job.

In fact, the people we recruit have no trouble finding a job, are even already employed or could be freelance, but they join us because they find something with us that they can’t find elsewhere…

Join an adventure full of ambition
Build something great as a team,
and contribute to a project that changes lives and goes beyond them.

But the best thing is for you to read the following and see if it resonates with you

Who are we ?

We believe that too many people end their lives with regrets. That’s why…

Our mission

Give ambitious people the tools to think for themselves and live the life that truly inspires them

Basically we provide a set of tools and strategies on productivity, leadership, coaching and marketing…
through mobile apps, e-learning platforms, events and a strong presence on social media.

Today, the education industry faces three major issues :

1. An effervescence of unfounded theories

To address this issue, we have surrounded ourselves with scientists, top athletes (Fred Bousquet, Frank Leboeuf, Serge Betsen among others), artists (Barry Osborne, producer of The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix), entrepreneurs (Marc Simoncini, Frédéric Mazzella, Gary Vaynerchuk, Janine Allis) and many other leaders and experts to dissect their strategies and share counter-intuitive and thought-provoking ideas.

2. Ideas that are worthwhile but shared in a boring way
and which unfortunately don’t catch attention.

3. Change is hard. And knowledge only works for too few people

We found our answer in the Greek Mythology, with the Ulysses Pact.

Ulysses of his (Greek name Ὀδυσσεύς, Odysseus) wanted to hear the Sirens’ song, but all of those who tried died doing so. So he decided to put wax in his men’s ears so that they could not hear and had them tie him to the mast so that he could not jump into the sea. For the first time ever, someone was able to listen to the sirens while surviving. Ulysses didn’t succeed because of willpower, but because of an ingenious system that gave him no choice but to succeed. And this is what had been called the Ulysses' Pact.

This is why…

Our AMBITION

is to make our trainings about entrepreneurship and coaching as attractive as watching Netflix and as effective as Ulysses' Pact.

In order to become the go-to place for ambitious people to get results.

To remember this every day, we created the 100,000 Dreams Wall, 
It's a great feeling for the team to hang a new dream every day in our office, one that has been fulfilled by one of our clients.

Today, this approach has paid off and has enabled us to exceed one

followers on social media
and to organize online events and training courses attended by thousands of people across the globe.
To have articles or interviews in many media, here are some of them:
That’s all well and good, but we wanted more than just personal branding around David Laroche.
So we created 2 new brands with international ambitions :

The first one called Business Impact to serve established entrepreneurs to Grow Their Business

And the second Effective Coaching Institute to train people become exceptional life and executive coaches.

And that’s where you come in…

Pourquoi nous rejoindre ?

Nous ne voulons pas que ton “meilleur” jour soit le vendredi
Mais que tu aies le sourire chaque matin.

Une culture qui mêle bien-être, performance et sens.

Entreprise ambitieuse

Tout en étant décontractée, nous ne nous contentons jamais 
d’”assez bien” et nous cherchons toujours le prochain projet fou à  réaliser. 
Une entreprise en pleine croissance, synonyme d’opportunités  d’évolution !

Centrée sur le client

Notre objectif est de surprendre nos clients en leur faisant vivre une  expérience qu’ils n’ont jamais vue auparavant. Et faire ce qu’il faut pour avoir un impact dans leur vie.

Autonomie

Nous croyons que les TOP PERFORMERS s’épanouissent dans la confiance et la liberté et qu'ils le méritent car ils font vraiment avancer les choses. 
Nous voulons que tu sois inspiré et non pas micro-managé.

Croissance

Apprendre, se former, et se développer fait partie de notre culture. C’est facilité, encouragé et célébré. Avec nous, tu sais que tu seras poussé à progresser

Un travail qui a du sens

C’est quelque chose de se réveiller avec ce sentiment que tes talents contribuent à la vie des gens et aident des dizaines de milliers de personnes à vivre la vie qui les inspire.

A Players

Nous nous faisons un devoir d’essayer de recruter
des gens meilleurs que nous

Remote by design depuis le 1er jour

Remote Hackers dans l’âme Pour nous, le remote n’est pas une chose qui nous a été imposée à cause du confinement. 
Il fait partie de notre culture, et ce depuis le premier jour. 
Nous expérimentons toujours de nouvelles façons de rendre le télé-travail aussi chaleureux que nos bureaux.

Une équipe de bonne humeur

À tout moment, tu risques d’entendre des personnes l’équipe sortir des blagues et rire. Nous croyons que s’amuser fait partie du process qui permet la création de choses extraordinaires.

Pour nous, le travail idéal combine 
des collègues exceptionnels et des défis inspirants.

Notre version de l’environnement de travail idéal est d’être entourés 
d’une équipe de personnes qui sont extraordinaires dans ce elles font 
à la poursuite d’objectifs communs ambitieux.

C’est dans une telle équipe que tu apprends le plus, que tu fais ton
meilleur travail, que tu t’améliores le plus rapidement et que tu 
t’amuses le plus.

But that’s not all…
We believe that people do their best when they feel their best
which is why we provide incredible benefits

Flexible Hours What’s more important to us is the value you provide rather than when you work

350€ credit of fitness activity It can be for your gym membership, yoga studio membership, running shoes, race

Yearly amazing Team Trip We travel somewhere in the world
To connect, celebrate and be clarify our next challenge

Great Office It is something to work from a place where there is a limitless view

Standing desks for everyone for anyone working remotely we’ll give you give a 350€ credit to have an amazing standing desk

Work where you want The luxury of working from home or everywhere in the world

Modern Tools Modern tools make our life so much easier, we love them and

Mac Oh my god we are Mac lovers,
Yes they are expensive but you deserve it

*for full time employees

The FREEDOM
to work from everywhere in the world

Work from anywhere in the world. Your home, our beautiful Geneva or Dubai offices, a
co-working space, on the road, you name it. We want you to work where you feel great

Or from our beautiful Offices in Dubai or Geneva

From the heights of Dubai

Quentin loves to start his day with a coffee
on the terrace reflecting on his one thing
Yes these are really your future offices
Rooftop on the 43rd floor with terrace

From the nature of Geneva

To work from anywhere in the world is incredible, but we still need to live real moments together
Laughing, clarifying the vision, sharing our new goals
that’s why we organise an…

Amazing Annual Retreat

The ideal candidate: 😍

This position is for you if :
  • You have ease writing about personal development without giving it a mushy side that we all know (and don’t like at Paradox).
  • You have proven yourself in similar functions (portfolio and KPIs). 
  • You are a pedagogue, you know how to, and you like to convey an idea to your audience using different tools. 
  • Spelling and grammar have no secrets for you. You are not asked to do a perfect dictation of Prosper Mérimée’s dictation (the worst dictation of french history)… But all the same…
  •  You are interested in industries other than writing... that influence your writing skills.
  • You have a good mastery of SEO and basic copywriting skills. 
  • You like to learn, read, take risks and try new things: You have already read the writing classics (King is King) and are expected to keep up to date with current trends by taking a critical look at them. 
  • You want to be in a human-sized company, not a big corporation.
  • Organised and rigorous: you manage to follow several files in parallel and to prioritize, you are excellent in execution, result-oriented, and pay attention to details.
  • You are creative and resourceful in your ability to find solutions and ideas. 

For example, you are able to propose ideas for topics and content before the team and other collaborators even talk to you about them. 

  • Independent: With Paradox, you don’t have to be afraid to get your hands dirty!
  • You master and like modern tools and are comfortable with (Google Suite, Notion…)

*All the adjectives/nouns used are perfectly feminine! In fact, 50% of the team
is made up of women.

Language required :

English : English (native or bilingual)
French : Optional (a plus but by no means an absolute necessity)

But maybe it’s not for you….

We don’t want people who are just looking for a “job”.
We are inspired by…

a culture of performance and ambition

We want to have an impact
And we dream to play in the big league, yes…

There are basketball clubs that were made to be amateur clubs and others who aspire to play in the NBA.
Both are great, and serve their purpose.

Playing in the NBA demands a lot more from the players, but for some it’s what they always dreamt about.
Some are repulsed by Michael Jordan’s high standards, we are inspired by him, by his dedication to his craft and his thirst for excellence.

For sure we have a lot to do in order to be able to say we play in the big league.
But we know we want it…
For us it’s not about NBA, it’s about creating awe for our clients, designing the best training and impact as many lives as possible.

Some people imagine that they will work in an easy and pressure-free environment.
But we have a very startup oriented culture where everything goes fast, where there are a lot of changes
and where we don’t always tell you exactly what to do and how to do it.

We tell each other things, even if they are uncomfortable, we prefer growth over the comfort of our ego and we like it! With us, expressing disagreement to a manager our to the CEO and knowing how to argue is valued!

We encourage critical and strategic thinking, we question our assumptions, we are attentive to our biases and we try to put our energy where the leverage is the greatest.
Do you see criticism as a personal attack? Are you willing to receive regular feedback to help you progress?
Are you ready to welcome them? To give it to others?

Again, we are aware that sometimes it’s not comfortable
but we know that for some people it’s the kind of environnement they always dreamt about.
If it’s your case, then we’re going to love working with you
(and you’ll be cherished with us!),
And if so come and write the next chapter with us.

How to apply and join the adventure ?

Recruitment process

Any copy-pasted and non-personalized application goes directly to the trash can.

⚠️ To complete the recruitment process, each candidate must organize calls with his or her previous managers. If you are not comfortable with this idea: do not apply ⚠️

TO APPLY :

All you have to do is to fill out a short questionnaire by clicking on “APPLY NOW”.
We will ask you to attach your CV (incomplete applications will not be considered).

Google in its early days conducted 12 job interviews.
Apple still does between 9 and 12.
We do 4.

Some will find that it’s still too much but for us it’s the right balance to make sure this job is right for you as we want to avoid as much as possible that in 3 or 6 months, you or we realize that this job is not for you so we avoid as much as possible these always uncomfortable moments. For you, and for us!

❌ Any copy-pasted and non-personalized application goes directly to the trash can.

⚠️ To complete the recruitment process, each candidate must organize calls with his or her previous managers. If you are not comfortable with this idea: do not apply ⚠️

If it's ok for you, come and write the next chapter with you 🚀🚀🚀🚀

Recruitment process

📃 A quick 7 to 8-minutes survey
🎥 A 3 min video to introduce yourself
📞⚡️*A 15-minutes call * by zoom or by phone
📞🌟A 60-minute CULTURE interview by Zoom or by phone to better understand your background and check in depth the alignment with our values and culture
📞 ⚙️ A 60-minute TECHNICAL interview with your future manager to align with what would be expected from you and to assess your specific skills.
⚠️ Reference Calls: you organize for us at least 3 calls with former managers. We do this because it’s the insurance for you and the team to be surrounded by A-Players, and it’s also a way to get to know you and make your onboarding easier.

Welcome aboard!