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LoveToKnow Overview

Burlingame, CA (US)
51 to 200 employees
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Company - Private
Internet
$1 to $5 million (AUD) per year
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Privately held LoveToKnow’s family of websites comprise one of the largest digital media companies in the US. A global company at heart, LoveToKnow is headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA, with its team spanning 14 time zones. Product development takes place in our ... Read more

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LoveToKnow Reviews

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    "Cushy Writing Job, But No Autonomy"

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    I worked at LoveToKnow (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love LoveToKnow's emphasis on well-researched, expert articles with authoritative, reliable sources

    Pay is not bad. They seem to appreciate their writers enough.

    You get to choose which articles you'd like to write from a list, and when you pitch an approved article, they pay you an extra $15 on top of the base pay per article.

    Feedback from the editor is usually helpful

    Cons

    A lot of micromanagement. It feels like the editor is breathing down your neck at times.

    Each article that you choose from a list comes with a set of instructions that are many times unclear and vague, so when you write up the article, you're required to make several revisions.

    Editors usually edit for clean copy, grammar, and overall readability, but at LTK, it seems as if they will ask you to re-write the article if they feel it's not "funny" enough or the direction you took with the topic doesn't fit their personal tastes - even though you followed instructions to the T.

    You do not get paid a dime for revisions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage your writers. By doing this, you will stifle their creativity, and also promote creative fear. I'll bet they have trouble with retention due to this reason.

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at LoveToKnow in February 2018.

    Interview

    Asked me to do a quick phone interview, then asked to have a second interview with the PM.
    Then they wanted me to do a third interview but had me on hold for a week with no date confirmation until they discarded me without doing the last interview.

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