Keep Calm and Get Hired: The Chivery Needs a Part-Time, Work-From-Home Rep

October 6, 2016
by Carson Kohler
Junior Writer
Work from home

Keep calm and chive on, read the cool kids’ T-shirts. KCCO, man.

If you don’t know what that means, don’t feel left out — it took me a while to figure it out, too. I’m still not sure I really understand it.

From what I’ve gleaned, it all stems from The Chive franchise. No, not like the plant. The Chive is a mostly photo-driven entertainment website, parental guidance possibly advised.

The Chivery is its bro brand — some people might argue a way of life — that sells tons of T-shirts. Here’s its story, according to the site’s nontraditional about page.

John and Leo, the brothers who brought you theChive, have been on a quest. They search not for El Dorado, Bigfoot, nor the Fountain of Youth. Nay, these two captains of men have been on a worldwide hunt for the softest, most astoundingly comfortable T-Shirts in all the land.

Feeling inspired? Well, The Chivery is hiring a part-time, work-from-home customer service representative.

What’s It Take to Work With The Chive?

You should be passionate and self-motivated — even a little weird.

As a Chive customer service representative, you’ll communicate with internal customers (the T-shirt providers, like Puppies Make Me Happy) and external customers (like me, about to impulse-buy a puppy shirt).

You will provide any and all information about the brand to the customer — which means you should probably be able to describe it a heck of a lot better than I did above.

You’ll act as a partner to the sales team to help meet and exceed customers’ expectations.

Am I Qualified to Work at The Chive?

To snag this gig, you need at least a year of customer service experience and also some experience with online ticketing and live chat platforms (i.e. Zendesk).

If you’re a PC person, sorry. You need to work on a Mac with ease and be able to manage orders with NetSuite and Shopify.

We’ve already established you can be a little weird, but you should also be hardworking, proactive and attentive to detail. You should communicate well and be able to multitask and manage your time.

Be open to working nights and weekend, as well as holidays. You might be asked to work overtime, so don’t be shocked — especially as the holidays approach.

How Can I Apply to Work at The Chive?

The application is simple. Navigate to the job listing (hint: click here), read through the qualifications and click “APPLY NOW” at the bottom of your screen.

After filling out basic info, you’ll attach a resume, paste a cover letter (customized, of course) and, in 150 characters, tell The Chivery what makes you unique.

“Say something that will catch our eye,” the site says. Knowing The Chive, you can probably get pretty bold with this.

I reached out to The Chive to see how many positions are open and what pay’s like. No word yet, but the site says “competitive.” I’ll update y’all if I hear back.

Not so keen on T-shirts? Find more work-from-home jobs on our Facebook jobs page.

Your Turn: How much time do you waste on The Chive?

Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. After recently completing graduate school, she focuses on saving money — and surviving the move back in with her parents.

by Carson Kohler
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