Can you believe we’re just a week away from Christmas? Last year’s Christmas was anything but merry for me with the death of my amazing mom, so I am really looking forward to some festive fun this year. How about you? Are you excited for Christmas or all about the humbug?
Lots of great writing jobs on today’s list! Pour yourself a Monday-sized cup of coffee and see if any of these remote writing jobs or on-site positions tickle your fancy. There’s also a call for submissions from Chicken Soup for the Soul Series at the end of the list.
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Remote Writing Jobs (Work from Home Writing Jobs)
COPYWRITER/BLOGGER/CONTENT MANAGER – IdeaRocket – Work from home writing job: IdeaRocket is an animation studio specializing in explainer videos, TV spots, and corporate industrials. Our clients include Fortune 500 firms as well as exciting tech startups. We work in techniques such as 2D character animation, whiteboard, 3D, and motion graphics. We’re based in midtown Manhattan. We seek a work-from-home freelancer to: Write an in-depth blog post each week; Manage our social media presence; Put together and send out a monthly email newsletter. There is an opportunity for a successful candidate to grow with us and write video scripts for our impressive client roster… Read more/apply
FREELANCE JOURNALIST – Interactive Content Services – Remote in North America: Interactive Content Services is a quickly growing digital media company providing editorial content to more than 120 websites and newspapers across the country. We are seeking several freelance journalists to add to our team for remote-based contract writing positions. Applicants should be capable of delivering clear and factual content on tight deadlines, as well as be comfortable with AP style guidelines. Accuracy is a critical skill of candidates, as an ICS writer will be expected to fulfill a number of responsibilities, including researching background information about various topics, conducting exclusive interviews, writing interview-based articles, fact-checking and providing consistently professional writing for the company’s various clients. Applicants should be located within North America, have high-speed internet and be familiar with basic internet programs and platforms, such as Skype, email, social media and call recorders. Pay per completed piece is $24, but we have room for advancement to higher paying work as well. An ICS writer will have the opportunity to produce up to 20 assignments per week… Read more/apply
SCRIPT WRITERS – Yandiki – Work from home writing jobs: We are looking for Script Writers to join our network of talented professionals. Candidates should have advanced abilities in at least two of the following languages: English, Portuguese and/or Spanish. If you’re smart, talented, enthusiastic, ambitious, and want to be part of projects run by world-class multinationals, then come and register with us. What does a Script Writer do? Creates content; writes scripts for short videos for social networks or short commercials, screenplays or radio programs, web-content and communication material; Edits, revises and reviews work especially in response to feedback; Submits material for publication in the required and expected format; Provides feedback for other contributors, and edits other writers’ content; Collaborates with other tasks as requested… Read more/apply
FREELANCE MAKEUP/BEAUTY WRITER – Wpromote, LLC – Remote writing jobs: If you’ve heard of Toyota, Verizon, Forever 21, Marriott, Wienerschnitzel, or Papyrus you’ve heard of our clients. And we want you to join us in making our clients even better. You Must Have: Bachelor’s degree; English, Writing, or related field preferred; Extensive experience writing on beauty and makeup — we are looking for a beauty expert; Experience writing on airbrush systems and airbrush makeup; The lingo down of this niche market; knowledge about different beauty products and airbrush products and the knack to effortlessly write on them; Knowledge of SEO best practices and experience writing SEO-optimized copy; Solid MS Office skills; The ability to be efficient, detail-oriented, and reliable; Proven experience writing to different target audiences and adjusting your writing style as needed; The capacity to answer emails in a prompt manner and occasionally talk on the phone (reminder: This is a remote/freelance position)… Read more/apply
COPY EDITOR / FACT CHECKER – BioNews Services – Remote writing jobs: BioNews Services, an online publisher of original articles covering scientific news and developments in chronic and often rare diseases, is looking to hire experienced copy editors to work remotely, Monday to Friday, at home as freelancers. Editors with prior journalism experience are preferred, as we are a news service and work in a news journalism style. We cover results of clinical trials, new and investigative therapies, and other developments in diseases ranging from multiple sclerosis to epidermolysis bullosa. The writing can be highly scientific, but the copy editors need not be. Our readers are patients, caregivers and family or friends — not scientists — and the copy editor’s job is make sure these articles are understandable to readers. Fact-checking, explaining medical/life science terms or processes in common English, and massaging as needed a story’s language to make it more readable are key to succeeding at this job. Our writers are typically PhD-level scientists with high English skills, but are rarely native English speakers… Read more/apply
Canadian Writing Jobs (On-site Writing Jobs in Canada)
SENIOR DIGITAL COPYWRITER – Lululemon – Vancouver, BC: What you will do: Reporting to the Art Director, the Senior Digital Copywriter works cross-functionally with different brand partners on projects that vary from digital campaigns, e-commerce landing pages and consulting with agencies, to concepting and creating sustained CRM email programs. You will provide copy direction and steer the brand tone of voice, ensuring that all digital copy is in-line with brand guidelines as well as digital best practices. You will own and manage digital copywriting and implementation of the brand voice. You will drive content strategy, working closely with the digital marketing and e-commerce teams to build strategy around brand, product and business needs. You will advocate for copy wherever possible, educating the wider team on the importance of maintaining consistency, digital best practices, and provide copy direction… Read more/apply
CONTENT WRITER – Chhlin Inc. – Mississauga, ON: We are looking for an entry-level Content Writer to join our team. Reporting to the Account Manager, the candidate will be responsible for writing and creating content that will support lead generation efforts, including: blog posts, whitepapers and ebooks, slideshares, and other content as required. The candidate will also assist with PR efforts (specifically pitching stories to journalists and publications), posting to our WordPress site, and editing content. The ideal candidate will be a very strong writer with the ability to write on diverse topics. Why Apply for this position? Training will be provided for everything (social media, SEO, WordPress, email marketing, Google Analytics, Hubspot) except writing; This is a part-time position with a high potential for a full-time permanent position… Read more/apply
CONTENT WRITER (HUMOR WRITER) -Diply – Toronto or London, ON: You’ll spend your days creating fun, cheeky, interesting content that is compelling to our millennial audience. You’ll roam Instagram, delve through Reddit, and scour the rest of the internet for those perfect images to complement your article and breathe fun and wit into your content. You’ll write about a diverse range of topics that will interest our audience and that you’ll be proud to share with your friends, family, and one of the largest audiences online, period. This role is located in our Toronto or London, ON office. Skills and experience: 2+ years of experience writing for a digital publishing company; Jacked written and verbal communication skills and you aren’t afraid to flex ’em; Excellent self-editing skills and a clear writing style; The innate ability to consistently make topics interesting and relatable, and you know how to get a laugh from your readers… Read more/apply
CONTENT WRITER CREATOR – Expa – Vancouver, BC: Expa is a startup studio led by the founders of Uber, StumbleUpon, Foursquare, AddThis, and Metrolyrics. We are looking for a writer who will assist in creating a variety of online content for an up-and-coming tech project. This individual will be working on an array of content including press releases, blog posts, and other pieces meant to inform, educate, and raise real-world/online traffic for the clients we represent. The product is technical and is focused on helping companies improve their development/engineering process. Skills & Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or equal job experience in a field related to writing (Journalism, English, etc); Basic understanding of content marketing and SEO; Excellent grammar and writing skills; Ability to collaborate as a team with other writers, clients, editors, etc; Good at meeting deadlines; Content Marketing (On-Page Content & Blogging); Elementary knowledge of jewelry, or willingness to learn more, about the jewelry industry… Read more/apply
WRITER / EDITOR – Media Matters Incorporated – Peterborough, ON: Are you a magazine and website content junkie? Do you love to write and coordinate projects? If you have a passion for publishing great content, (trade magazines in particular) and a knowledge of the auto aftermarket, collision repair and auto recycling in particular, let’s talk. We are currently looking for a Writer & Editor with big ideas for our industry-leading trade magazines, websites and daily E-Zine. This is a full, in-office position at our Peterborough location. Local candidates are preferred. The successful candidate will manage, assign, write and edit both online and print content to meet the highest editorial standards. You will be responsible for helping plan magazine content and ensuring it fits our ideals for the magazine’s focus, tone and content… Read more/apply
Calls for Submissions
Chicken Soup for the Soul – We have many Chicken Soup for the Soul books in development and we frequently add new titles. If you have a great story or poem you want to submit but it doesn’t fit with any of the topics below, please save it and check this page again in the future to see if we have added a topic that’s a better match.
If you have a story or poem that you think fits two of the topics below, you may submit it to both. Then let us know in the Comments section that you’ve done so. Also, you may submit more than one piece for each book.
We are always looking for new talent. So whether you are a regular contributor or new to our family, please share your story or poem with us. If this is your first time, please visit our Story Guidelines page, which will answer many of your questions about subject matter, length, and style.
Christmas and Holiday Collection – 2018
Our next holiday collection will not be released until 2018 but we are already collecting stories for it. People love reading about the winter holidays – from Thanksgiving all the way through New Year’s Day. We want to hear about your traditions and how they came to be. We want to hear about your holiday memories and the rituals that create the foundation of your life. We love to hear about the funny things too: the ugly holiday sweaters, the gingerbread house that kept falling down, the re-gifting embarrassments and the fruit cake disasters. Please be sure your stories are “Santa safe” so we don’t spoil the magic for any precocious young readers. The deadline date for story and poem submissions has been extended to January 10, 2018.
Stories about My Mom
We are collecting stories and poems written by sons and daughters of all ages about their moms, step-moms, grandmoms or someone that is “like a mom” to you. Tell us what this special person has done for you. Is she always right? Do you still turn to her for advice? Does she annoy you with her advice? Have you become your mom even though you swore you never would? How has your relationship changed as you’ve gotten older? Share your best stories – ones that will make us laugh, cry, or nod our heads in recognition. We are not looking for general tributes (we know your mom is terrific) nor are we looking for biographies. We are looking for specific anecdotes about you and your mom or stepmom or grandmom. The deadline date for story and poem submissions is JULY 31, 2018 for release in March 2019 in time for Mother’s Day.
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