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Job Description Guide

When hiring, a job description can make a difference in attracting the most qualified candidates!
Here are ways to provide enough detail while keeping the description concise.

Logo

Be sure to include your company logo in the header section of the job description.

Job Title

Picking the right job title can bring the right candidates, as most candidates search job listings by the job title they want in their next opportunity.

Location

[Company Name] is a fully remote early stage startup that prefers employees located in the United States or contractors in other locations.

About the Company

Strong attention-grabbing opener for the candidate to understand your company. This is the section to showcase your company culture, mission, how the company operates, and goals.

Job Summary (About the Role/Team)

This section explains more about the team and how the role fits into it.

Responsibilities and Duties

Outlining the core responsibilities of the role: this explains duties that would be unique to the company and the team (for example: promoting events via social media for an Event Management role).
Highlight the day-to-day activities: explain tasks the role might be expected do on a daily basis to ensure a meaningful impact on business operations.

Qualifications and Skills

List of hard and soft skills: be sure to list out the years of experience required for the role, education requirements (if applicable), and whether remote work experience is required, be sure to include that as part of this section.
Keep the list concise: avoid lengthy descriptions as we don’t want to deter potential candidates from applying.

Benefits Example

  • Generous PTO
  • Flexible Hours
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage (U.S. employees)
  • 401(k) (U.S. employees, when available based on company size)
  • All-remote work environment with country-specific holidays
  • Paternal leave

Compliance (include at the end of the description)

The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be at the company’s sole discretion and determined by a myriad of factors, including, but not limited to, years of experience, depth of experience, and other relevant business considerations. The company also reserves the right to amend or modify employee perks and benefits.
At [company name], we operate in a transparent environment, with clear terms and open communication, guided by our public handbook. We celebrate and embrace differences as a strength and source of innovation. We dare to dream, dare to lead, and dare to change. We are resourceful, think creatively, and adapt quickly. We persevere, take challenges head-on, and do not bat an eye at the hard stuff.
[Company Name]  is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.