Writing Jobs, January 11, 2018

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Remote Writing Jobs (Work from Home Writing Jobs)

FREELANCE VIDEO GAMES WRITER FOR GUIDES & REVIEWS – Launch Media Network – Remote writing jobs: Launch Media Network is looking for driven, knowledgeable freelancers to join our growing team of freelance video game professionals. We are on the prowl for expert writers that eat, sleep, and drink video games and are as adept with words as they are with blasting newbs in Battlefield 1 or wielding arcane magic in Skyrim. Our remote freelance writing team is at the forefront of the video game world, generating high-quality, high-traffic content in order to inspire and grow our community of readers. They live on Google Trends and know what games are going to be huge before they’re huge. And they know that writing guides for gamers is one of the best ways to help the community grow and have fun… Read more/apply

HEALTHCARE WRITER – ContentWriters – Remote writing jobs: ContentWriters is seeking freelance writers to create content for one of our allied health staffing network clients. The ContentWriters brings editorial strategies to life for this company’s various brands as they build communities through content marketing. With that in mind, freelance writers produce original content for our client, ensuring content is high quality and on brand. We’re looking for content writers who can primarily write blogs posts about the following fields within the allied health space: Case management; Social work; Occupational, physical & respiratory therapy; Speech language pathology; Nuclear medicine, cardiovascular, CT technology; Pharmacy & pharmacy technician; MRI technology; Medical technology… Read more/apply

FREELANCE WRITERS – JobHero.com – Freelance writing jobs: JobHero.com is a career-focused website that provides resources to help job seekers land their next position. We have an established audience of over 1.5 million monthly visitors and are actively expanding the site by building out our team of Job Overviews writers. The goal of our Job Overviews pages is to help users fully understand all aspects of a particular job title or career. Job Overviews typically run 900-1,100 words long and include information on a role’s typical duties and responsibilities, salary, and skills required. Successful candidates of our paid writing trial will receive regular assignments following a new standard template that we are just beginning to roll out. Desired Qualifications: In order to effectively write a high-quality Job Overview, it is critical to have strong research skills and the ability to quickly get up to speed on a variety of industries and positions. Our ideal candidates will have: Prior freelance writing experience (career and/or education-related content a plus)… Read more/apply

CONTENT WRITER – Wild Remedies – Work from home writing job: We are looking for a Health and Wellness Content Writer who is ready to bring their strong voice and compelling writing style to our team! You should have a passion for helping others. You are ready to write strong, science based content, supported by research to share with our fans and customers. You want to immerse yourself into the research and translate what you find into digestible content, while also producing original content for Wild Remedies’ audience. RESPONSIBILITIES: Own creating original content to share research with our audience; Edit existing content to align with Wild Remedies’ evolving voice; Write, research, and proofread articles to create shareable and engaging topics; Conduct high-quality research and interviews; Help provide recommendations and execute strategies for content development in coordination with SEO goals; general and keyword specific… Read more/apply

SLEEP/HEALTH/WELLNESS CONTRIBUTOR – Tuck: Tuck.com is looking for an individual with at least 2+ years of web writing and research experience to contribute to our sleep portal. This is a remote, contract writing/research position with that pays either hourly or on a project basis – DOE. The ideal candidate can develop amazing and effective content for online audiences. This person should have a passion for writing about commercial products, producing resources for communities, and crafting interesting stories and will have experience publishing for other online media outlets… Read more/apply

DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER – Lifehack – Remote jobs: Are you not satisfied with the content quality in the market? Do you have a burning desire to reformulate our modern reading behaviour? Do you love to take challenges and make a difference in the world? Then imagine what you can do with a team of bright and open minds, with the same ultimate goal and an attitude to be highly efficient and productive. This is an exceptional opportunity where you’ll get to work with over 500+ international writers and managers, be the source of trending topics around the globe and set standards for high quality content. It is the passionate content creator’s dream to be able to work with unique content creation tools (developed by Lifehack engineers!)  We are providing the best resources for the best candidate for the best output. You will be part Editor in Chief, part Strategy Planner, part Project Manager, part Executive Producer, part Creator and part Recruiter… Read more/apply

WRITER / EDITOR – BigInterview.com – Remote writing jobs: The writer will create well-researched, accurate, and engaging content for our readers that will inspire them to launch the career of their dreams. The writer will collaborate with our team to brainstorm new ideas and develop content strategies across multiple platforms. ABOUT YOU: You are a talented writer who can maintain a unique voice while adhering to our style and tone; You have 2+ years of writing and editing experience within a digital media company or at a startup; You enjoy and excel gathering information including researching, organizing facts, and interviewing sources; You possess a passion for helping others achieve their career dreams and making a positive impact; You are creative and detail-oriented; You are a self-starter who has great judgment, and knows how to prioritize and handle multiple projects to meet deadlines. BONUS POINTS: You Have a creative writing or journalism degree; You have previously worked remotely in a startup environment; You have experience working in the career, interview prep, or recruiting space… Read more/apply

ADDICTION & MENTAL HEALTH WRITER – Work from home writing jobs: Pays $25/hr. We have an online blog/news publication we are trying to grow. We are in need of quality writers who can write for our site. This is a great job for those who are in college for behavior health, or those with an interest in substance abuse who have a passion for writing. Writers can work from home, full time, or part time. We will supply you with a subject and a word count, you complete the project, submit, and get paid, its that easy. This is on-going, so the writers we find that complete projects on-time, with quality, work will be rewarded with more projects. The pay is estimated at $25hr (that is what our writers have told us in the past) – this is based on the time it takes you to complete the required word count. Writers can work remotely… Read more/apply

Canadian Writing Jobs (On-site Jobs for Writers in Canada)

E-COMMERCE CONTENT WRITER – Kiwi Collection – Vancouver, BC: Kiwi Collection is looking for an eCommerce Content Writer to oversee and manage the display of products (hotel properties), special offers and campaigns on the Kiwi Collection family of websites. The eCommerce Content Writer will collaborate cross-functionally with internal business owners, product management, creative and technical members of our organization as needed, to create effective product content and facilitate the flow of that content throughout the website user experience. The eCommerce Content Writer assures all content is within brand guidelines and optimized for SEO best practices… Read more/apply

FASHION PRODUCT COPYWRITER – Harry Rosen Inc. – Toronto, ON: As the leading high-end men’s wear clothier in Canada, Harry Rosen has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Full-time Fashion Product Copywriter in the E-Commerce Department in Toronto at the Central Office. If you have a strong interest and passion for fashion & writing – this is an ideal role for you. Responsibilities: Write product copy consistent with given brand style/image that includes titles, description, attributes, content, fabrication, sizing and styling recommendations; Establish and maintain style guide standards; Ensure the principles and concepts of the Style Guide are consistently maintained in all copywriting and product placement details; Proofread all descriptions for accuracy, consistency and clarity; Provide leadership and guidance to freelance product writers; Research garment specifications and brand style/positioning to highlight features and benefits accurately; Write copy for featured looks… Read more/apply

SENIOR WRITER, DIGITAL – – Network Talk Radio (CBC/Radio Canada) – Toronto, ON: We are looking for an experienced digital writer who can work both quickly and slowly – turning around short, timely stories as needed, but also with the ability to work on longer form interactive features. You understand what types of content perform best on each digital platform, and you love to craft words, images and video to obtain high viewer engagement. If you have a keen eye for detail, as well as a broad range of interests and a flair for writing and packaging online material, this is the opportunity for you. The Senior Writer for Digital with Network Talk Radio will be responsible, on a daily basis, for writing, editing and packaging timely, engaging and shareable digital content connected to the programming on CBC Radio’s network talk programs. You will be responsible for researching, reporting and writing stories that both reflect, and bring added value to, content from network radio programs including, but not limited to, Spark, Tapestry, The Sunday Edition, Ideas and Quirks and Quarks, as assigned by the Senior Producer of Digital.  In addition you will copy edit and package the work of other producers and writers in the department… Read more/apply

COPYWRITER – Iovate Health Sciences International Inc. – Oakville, On: If you are a highly motivated individual with a passion for health & wellness along with a commitment to excellence, we want YOU! Iovate is the maker of the MuscleTech, Six Star and Hydroxycut family of products and the leader in the active nutrition, weight management and health supplements industry! Due to our rapid growth and our vision to be the #1 active nutrition and weight management supplement company in the world, our company has a career opportunity for a passionate, hardworking, and dedicated individual to join our team! Accountabilities: Manage and track all print and special request projects; Generate clever headlines and body copy for advertorials, 1 and 2 page ads, product plugs, television, video and radio commercial scripts, social media platforms and integrated initiatives, sales support material, brochures, product labels, POS signage, press releases and web content when required… Read more/apply

WEBSITE COPYWRITER – FreshBooks – Toronto, ON: You’re a proven expert at creating website copy that converts. Your approach is patient, iterative, ego-free and data-driven. You may have done brand writing, content marketing and all manner of campaigns in your past. But your focused expertise is website writing that’s informed by best practices in SEO and CRO. You measure your success not by the beauty of your prose but by the results you drive. You can readily show examples of website copy you’ve produced, split-tested, optimized for SEO and measured. In this position, you will: Work directly with the Acquisition team to convert website visitors to trial; Produce straightforward but persuasive copy that improves conversion on freshbooks.com, written in the FreshBooks voice; Participate in project / web page ideation, serving internal stakeholder needs while upholding copy quality; Stay current on web copy CRO and SEO trends and lead with expertise in these areas… Read more/apply

Calls for Submissions

East of the Web – We’re seeking children’s stories aimed at age ranges between 5 and 12. east of the webWe’re looking for stories written by authors who know children and what children want to read. We want storytellers who can capture a child’s imagination and who also know the children’s book market, know what’s original and understand what’s interesting and appropriate for children of the age their stories are aimed at. We consider stories of all genres as long as kids will love them!

We pay for selected stories starting at $0.05 per word with a minimum of $200.

We encourage the submission of previously published as well as new stories. If you’re looking for a way to make some money from your back catalogue or to get those stories in front of new readers, we would like to hear from you.

Why choose East of the Web?

By focusing on quality, eastoftheweb.com has become one of the top destinations on the web for short stories, with over half a million unique visitors a month. Our mobile app ‘Short Stories eReader’ has been installed on over 100,000 mobile devices. With over a decade of experience in electronic publishing, we have the reach and the reputation to be the perfect partner for your short stories.

To read full submission guidelines, go to: http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/index.php?p=submissions/20132


Corpus Press (Halloween Anthology) – Corpus Press is now accepting submissions for a corpus press halloweennew Halloween-themed horror anthology. Submissions will be accepted according to our publishing needs, regardless of author publication history or status. Submissions should appeal to a wide audience (late teen to adult).

What we are looking for:

Not previously published short stories of 4,500-8,500 words that have a central theme associated with Halloween and can be characterized within the broad realm of “horror” fiction.

Successful submissions will be highly original, well written and cleanly edited.

Stories can be frightening, thought-provoking, atmospheric, humorous or satirical (or any combination thereof), but MUST contain a complete tale.

What we are NOT looking for:

Stories that have been hastily retrofitted with a coating of “Halloween” references to fit the submission guidelines. These are easily spotted and will be immediately rejected.

Stories that contain excessively explicit language, sexuality and violence, or that have a main goal of shocking the audience with poor taste (language, sexuality and violence is acceptable, however, if it is essential to the story and is handled in a tasteful manner). This IS NOT an “extreme horror” or “Splatterpunk” anthology.

Abstract mood pieces, vignettes, and highly experimental approaches to literature are discouraged. We are not accepting poems.

Stories featuring exaggerated dialects, colloquialisms or excessive references to pop culture or current fads are discouraged.

We will not be accepting epistolary fiction for this anthology.

Document Requirements: Submissions must be in an editable format. No PDFs or scanned documents sent as image files will be accepted. Preference is for author name, email address and word count information to be placed at the end of the document to assist in blind review process.

Submission window: October 29, 2017 – March 30, 2018. No multiple submissions. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please disclose this in your submission. Notifications of acceptance / rejection will be sent no later than May 31, 2018.

Pay Rate: $.03 per word. Two (2) free contributor copies (paperback) will be provided, with contributors having the option to buy additional quantities at cost post-publication. Payment on publication.

To read the full submission guidelines, go to: https://www.corpuspress.com/call-for-submissions/


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