I’ve had to bust out the woollier writing gloves because of this cold! Brrrr
Here’s today’s list of writing job leads to help warm up your day. We’ve got remote and freelance writing opportunities open to writers anywhere, along with some great on-site jobs for Canadian writers, and a couple of interesting calls for submissions, too.
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Remote Writing Jobs (Work from Home Writing Jobs)
FREELANCE LIFESTYLE / RELATIONSHIP WRITERS – Bolde Media – Remote writing jobs: We’re a rapidly growing lifestyle and relationship site for millennial women. We’re looking for freelance writers to join our team and provide content that’s provocative, unique, engaging and full of personality. Specifically, we’re seeking writers who have a strong voice and the ability to write informally and accessibly, in the blunt and engaging way you’d talk to your best friends. We’re looking for new and original takes on popular millennial lifestyle and dating topics as well as pieces that discuss issues and viewpoints that other similar sites aren’t talking about. First person experience stories are welcome and encouraged too… Read more/apply
FREELANCE WRITERS – CenterPoint Education Solutions – Work from home writing jobs: CenterPoint Education Solutions is searching for freelance item writers in Mathematics and English Language Arts (Reading and Writing) to develop test items (including for both large-scale assessments and classroom-based formative assessments) in grades K-12. Freelance item writers work from home and are paid on a per-item basis. We’re especially interested in hiring current or recently retired classroom teachers, as we recognize that the best educational resources are developed by educators for educators. If you meet our freelance item writing qualifications, we provide training on how to develop high quality multiple-choice, open response, short answer, performance tasks, and technology-enhanced educational assessment items… Read more/apply
FREELANCE WRITERS – Women.com – Work from home writing jobs: Women.com is searching for freelance writers with experience in SEO (search engine optimization) to create content that is informative, creative, and highly shareable. This is a paid and remote position. As one of the fastest growing online publications, we are now accepting applications for content creators who have a knack for SEO writing. We are looking for outstanding writers who are passionate about entertainment, pop culture and lifestyle writing. * Must be a current student with an interest in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Business, or a similar field*… Read more/apply
ASTROLOGY WRITER – Elite Daily – Remote writing jobs: Elite Daily is seeking a writer to help expand the site’s astrology, zodiac, and new age coverage. The right person should possess a strong understanding of astrology and the way planetary happenings affect the world, our emotions, and our unique individual star signs. Elite Daily readers are interested everything from how to snap the perfect solar eclipse picture for Instagram, to figuring out how compatible they are with their BFFs in the long-run, to understanding their own astrological birth charts. The ideal candidate should have a strong and trusted knowledge of astrology and can also deliver content to our readers in a humorous, light-hearted, and factually accurate way. Candidates should be self-starters capable of producing witty, researched, and clean copy within under a deadline. The position is part-time and remote… Read more/apply
NEWS/POLITICS WRITERS – Bustle – Remote writing jobs: Bustle is seeking part-time, remote, general News Writers to help fill its news vertical with intelligent, thoughtful, and fast articles. Day-to-day responsibilities include breaking news, swift reporting, and informative roundups. Applicants should be experienced writers and reporters, preferably with daily newspaper/website experience. Topics of coverage will include politics, women’s issues, national news, global news, health, tech, science, crime, and more. While original reporting and pitching will be encouraged, the general assignment team’s primary responsibility will be writing about the day’s trending events. Candidates should be able to work one of the following shifts Sunday-Monday 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. or Friday 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m… Read more/apply
CONTENT WRITER – My Open Country – Remote writing job: If you are the successful candidate, you will be writing a few high-quality articles (generally 2000-4000 words) a month following our content calendar and guidelines. We’re looking for an entrepreneurial writer with experience and knowledge about the outdoors (specifically camping, backpacking & hiking). Writers with a voice and personality to their writing. Those that aren’t nervous to use humor or experience in their writing. Writers who can write like an expert in the field, but may have just learned the information. You’re familiar with SEO-driven writing. You’re quick on your feet, enthusiastic and forever curious. You’ll be writing in English, needless to say, your proficiency in the English language should be top notch… Read more/apply
SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR – Student Loan Hero – Remote job: There are over 44 million Americans living with student loan debt. As the Social Media Editor, you will be the resident expert on connecting with the existing Student Loan Hero community as well as growing our brand presence across social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. The role of the Social Media Editor is crucial to Student Loan Hero’s mission to join and guide the important discussion that users are having on social media about student loans and personal finance topics. Your goal will be to develop the SLH voice and find the most effective way to relate with student loan borrowers in a meaningful way… Read more/apply
Canadian Writing Jobs (On-site Writing Jobs in Canada)
WRITER AND COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST – CIFAR – Toronto, ON: This position plays a key role on CIFAR’s Communications team. Reporting to the Associate Director, Communications and working on a small but dedicated team of Communications professionals, this role will work across communications channels: writing and editing, identifying story opportunities, developing content for the website, contributing to marketing efforts, and supporting video, podcasts, social media, institutional publications and more… Read more/apply
TECHNICAL WRITER, OPERATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS – Canadian Tire – Toronto, ON: Reporting to the Manager, Operational Communications, the Technical Writer will be a key resource for Store Operations to write, edit and compile operational bulletins, alerts and announcements for Canadian Tire Retail Dealers, store management and staff. The Technical Writer will take complex information related to day-to-day store operations and communicate it clearly, concisely and accurately without relying on technical or corporate jargon. Responsibilities: Work closely with Store Operations team to transform often complex and technical information into action-focused documentation for stores, in the form of template-based bulletins, announcements, alerts and other documents; Edit various technical and operational documents for internal use by Canadian Tire Retail Dealers and stores… Read more/apply
CONTENT WRITER & SEO SPECIALIST – Vestra Inet – Concord, ON: Pays $16 an hour. We are currently seeking an individual to join our dynamic team as a Content Writer and SEO. Specialist at the Concord location (close to Steeles & Keele near York U). The biggest part of the job includes writing and editing content for industrial and commercial clients, so prior writing experience in the field of science and technology is an asset. Multitasking, customer service experience, and computer skills are an asset… Read more/apply
COPYWRITER (HEALTHCARE) – Klick – Toronto, ON: Our Copywriters are responsible for developing, writing and/or designing the engaging copy and compelling online experiences that wow our customers and resonate with their target audiences. We are looking for an experienced individual who can work their creative flare around the regulations that go along with copywriting in the healthcare space. Writers are the source of emotion behind the advertisements we produce – responsible for crafting language that will resonate with our clients’ customers – people seeking life-changing treatments. We take pride in our ability to use our creative talents to communicate and market to people in need. Your writing expertise can help make a difference in someone’s life. In order to effectively get the message across while navigating a minefield of regulations we need someone with deep Pharma marketing experience and/or relevant education… Read more/apply
FINANCIAL COPY-EDITOR – Canada Stockwatch – Vancouver, BC: Do you like working with words — fixing, correcting and transforming word-mush into tight text? If the answer is yes, this could be the job for you. Stockwatch, a stock market news service, has an immediate opening for a full-time junior copy-editor. Pay ranges from $20 to $25 per hour, based on accuracy, productivity and regular performance reviews. You should have a high level of English comprehension, excellent grammar skills, good vocabulary and a typing speed of 65 words per minute. A business degree and a strong interest in the stock market would be helpful. The ability to work shifts (five days a week) is required. You must also be able to take phone calls from customers. Working from home or as you travel may be an option after about a year… Read more/apply
JUNIOR CONTENT MARKETING WRITER – BDO Canada – Toronto, ON: BDO’s National Content and Brand Team is hiring a Junior Content Marketing Writer to join an in-house team of content marketers. The Junior Content Marketing Writer will produce a variety of high quality written content related to the firm’s services. The ideal team member will be a strong writer with experience working in a fast-paced environment, who is keen to learn and grow, and possesses a strong understanding of content marketing delivery. This role is primarily responsible for completing a high volume of content requests with short-term deadlines. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide a portfolio of related work. Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities: Create a variety of engaging content, including social content, brochures, advertising copy, internal communications, web copy, employee biographies, articles and other types of content; Intake, prioritize and complete a high volume of content requests on a daily basis via an internal workflow management system… Read more/apply
Calls for Submissions
Bitch Media – At bitch, we’re always looking for pitches that speak to feminist responses to pop culture. Our definition of pop culture is broad, encompassing cultural attitudes and myths, phenomena of the popular imagination, and social trends as well as movies, TV, magazines, books, advertising, and the like. In addition to our quarterly print magazine, we publish online content 5 days a week. We are looking for discussion-provoking critical essays that are well researched with evidence to back up claims, timely statistics, and connections between one’s personal experience and larger social forces. Interviews with feminist culture-makers are welcome, as are book, film, and music reviews and nuanced analyses of particularly horrifying and/or inspiring examples of pop culture.
First-person essays are great, but please read our print magazine and website to get a sense of how our contributors strike a happy balance between the personal “I” and the larger subject matter at hand. We do not publish fiction or poetry. Ever. Seriously. Nonfiction essays only, though we do not publish experimental lyric essays or anything that reads like a dissertation. Finished work and query letters are both welcome. If sending only a query, please include clips or writing samples. If you have not written for us previously and are pitching a Feature or Dispatch piece, please send either a full draft or a 300 word write up outlining your article.
To submit, go to: https://bitchmedia.submittable.com/submit
Helios Quarterly Magazine – Helios Quarterly Magazine aims to publish quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art that illuminates the darkness.
HQM wants stories and poems that grab a hold of a reader from the opening lines all the way to the finish line. Works that push boundaries, are succinct, and well developed are smiled upon.
January 1-15 11:59PM EST (March Issue)
April 1-15 11:59PM EST (June Issue)
July 1-15 11:59PM EST (September Issue)
October 1-15 11:59PM EST (December Issue)
Anything submitted outside of these windows will be deleted unread. Artists and photographers can submit year round.
Those who have been given the gift of greatness are charged with saving the world. Science fiction has delivered legendary intergalactic warriors. The horror genre is driven by ghouls of all shapes and sizes and those who confront them. Fantasy literature is filled with the destined few who save the many. Heroes, Heroines & Thrill Seekers wants stories that explore the trope of the chosen. Who rises to the occasion during times of turmoil? How do we diversify these adored figures within literature? Open to submit between October 1- October 15 11:59PM EST.
FICTION, POETRY & NON-FICTION IDEAS
We’d love to see the following but encourage you to not treat these as prompts:
Nonfiction narratives that examine the trope within horror, sci-fi, and fantasy
Horror, sci-fi and fantasy that features unexpected heroes, heroines, and thrill seekers
Stories, poems, and nonfiction narratives within the cyberpunk, solarpunk, dieselpunk, [insert ]punk realm
For full submission guidelines and other information, go to: http://heliosquarterly.com/index.php/submissions/
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I just wanted to say thank you for these lists. I just received confirmation that I got one of the writing positions that I had applied for from one of your leads posted last month! I have applied for a few others so we’ll see what else comes through for me. What a great start to the new year! I wish you the best too! Julie
That’s great news! I’ve heard back from a few since starting the site, too. One I’ve already started writing for, another had me come out for an interview but I opted out based on the commute, and a couple others said they’d be in touch after the holidays. Thanks for letting me know! It made my day 🙂