Writing Jobs, January 19, 2018

Not to sound corny, but it’s Fri-yay! Time to relax, which for most writers just means Cosy-Stock-Photo-Laptop-Bed-The-Stock-Boutique writingjobscanada.camore writing.

Today’s writing jobs list includes remote writing gigs for medical and academic writers; a handful of Canadian writing jobs in Ontario and Alberta, and two AWESOME calls for submissions from MAD Magazine and Glimmer Train Press.

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Have a great weekend!

Remote Writing Jobs (Work from Anywhere Writing Jobs)

STUDY GUIDE WRITERS – SuperSummary – Remote writing jobs: Are you an experienced writer with a background in literary analysis? A current or former teacher of English literature? Or an advanced degree holder in a literature-related field? If so, then this is the perfect freelance writing opportunity for you. SuperSummary is a provider of academic study guides that help students understand and analyze the books that they are reading in class. This year, we are looking to expand rapidly by hiring a group of talented writers to create new study guides for a list of modern and classic books. The details: Our study guides have a length of approximately 10,000-12,000 words;  Standard sections include chapter summaries and analyses, as well as discussion of major and minor characters, themes, symbols and motifs, important quotations, and possible essay topics… Read more/apply

FREELANCE FINANCIAL WRITERS – Purcell Communications – Remote writing jobs: Purcell Communications’ team of financial writers are primarily responsible for using proprietary research, attribution reports, internal reporting, draft content, and other inputs to create recurring written commentary, high-quality content to meet complex ad hoc client requests, and other value-added communications for our financial industry clients. We are looking for highly qualified staff to join our team on a freelance basis. Senior-Level Writers must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience writing financial content for established asset management, advisor, wealth management, or related financial firms. Junior-Level Writers must have some background in math, data, or analysis. While they will not be expected to have extensive knowledge of investments, the economy, or financial products, they must have a strong interest in these subjects and the aptitude to learn… Read more/apply

COPYWRITER – Copy That Converts – Freelance writing jobs: Rockstar copywriter needed! Use your passionate research and writing skills to develop premium content for landing pages. Your creativity will thrive within Copy That Converts. We’re passionate about helping you make a profession out of doing what you love, writing. You are the backbone of our business and get all the glory. When our clients are happy, you will know it’s because of the content you’ve written. This is incredibly fulfilling for us to witness and for you to be integral in. You will be provided with resources to succeed. Your success means our success, and we love this reciprocal relationship. Basics about the position: Freelance to start, which can move into a regular position; You will be writing copy for landing pages; 1-5 landing pages a week to start; Some guidance and resources will be given, but you’ll be asked to come up with all of the copy; Research will be necessary to complete the pages… Read more/apply

PRINCIPLE MEDICAL WRITER – PRA Health Sciences – Home based writing job: Overview: Researches, writes, and edits clinical documents by applying functional expertise and clinical drug development knowledge. Responsibilities: Acts as a lead medical writer on numerous programs and individual studies at a moderate to complex level; Provides scientific and medical writing consultancy to clients and internal colleagues at a complex level; Leads project teams in drafting report specifications, medical writing, and coordination of regulatory submissions and data analysis; Manages all aspects of the medical writing function, including line management; Serves as an active mentor to all levels of medical writing personnel; Develops and implements training for medical writers; Oversees operational activities of other medical writers as the project team leader; Conducts in-service training for clinical research associates, other clinical functions, and clients in areas of therapeutic expertise…. Read more/apply

MEDICAL WRITER – Writing Assistance Inc. – Remote writing job: WAI is a nationwide staffing agency. Currently we are looking for a Medical Writer (can be remote) to help our client create a manuscript for journal publication. The writer will need to work and be comfortable working directly with the investigators and scientists. The subject matter is antegrade femoral arterial access in patients with lower limb ischemia. Experience must include writing publications in the interventional cardiology / peripheral vascular disease journals. Start is immediate… Read more/apply

Writers – Online retailer – Work from home writing job: Online retail company needs writers. Join an amazing team in an exciting fast growing industry. We are looking for a unique individual with the following skills. Work from home position. Ability to write reviews and copy with SEO specific template. Willing to learn a new exciting industry. Excellent writing skills. Trustworthy and reliable. High accuracy with details and a positive attitude. Ability to handle small detailed tasks… Read more/apply

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

CONTENT WRITER / EDITOR – Edkent Media – Markham, ON: pays $36,000 – $40,000 a year. Would you like to be part of the fastest growing digital marketing agency in Toronto? Edkent Media is a full-service digital marketing company comprised of a young talented group of digital marketers. Do you thrive off creating compelling content that drives organic traffic and generates leads? Does seeing your content successfully convert prospects into leads get you pumped? If you have a passion for all things content marketing related, and can’t stop thinking about what offers will work better on your next piece — then you might be a good fit to join at Edkent Media. Successful candidates must have: Strong background in writing compelling content for websites, blogs, ad-copies, white papers, Landing pages, Social Media posts etc; Hands on experience in content research, strategy and content writing; Passion for content marketing and driving real ROI and results… Read more/apply

FREELANCE SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT WRITER (In-House) – the social marKit – Toronto, ON: Pays $14.25 – $16.00 an hour. We are a Toronto-based digital media marketing & management agency helping businesses develop and achieve their digital marketing goals. Our services include social media management, website design, content creation, pay-per-click advertising, graphic design, digital photography, digital video, experiential marketing and social media training. We are looking for an enthusiastic creative and digital media friendly individual to be a part of our Social Media content writing team. The ideal candidate must have strong proven writing and communications skills, experience with increasing online engagements & sales via content writing strategies, and extensive knowledge about the different social media platforms… Read more/apply

CONTENT WRITER – RebateRealty – Mississauga, ON: We are looking for a full time content writer to work on our online and offline material. Responsibilities & Qualifications: Must be creative in writing and have a clear direct approach to delivering information; Developing and creating original content including articles, video etc.; Excellent English communication skills; Developing and creating original content including articles, video etc.; Understanding of consumers; Great research, organizational, and learning skills; Ability to learn and adapt quickly; Computer savvy. Compensation: Starting at $14/hour; Comfortable Friendly Office Environment; Paid Vacation; Opportunity to grow… Read more/apply

STAFF WRITER – Vue Weekly – Edmonton, AB: Postvue Publishing is seeking an additional member for our editorial team. Postvue Publishing is an Edmonton based publishing company that produces multiple print and digital products. Our focus is to create and produce strong editorial products that are of interest to Edmontonians and Albertans. The staff writer is responsible for producing a variety of editorial content for the various products we produce, which include, but are not limited to: Vue Weekly and vueweekly.com; Hot Summer Guide and hotsummerguide.com; Cool Winter Guide; EdmontonFringe.ca; Bar & Restaurant Guides; and Others as required, including contract publishing products… Read more/apply

Calls for Submissions

MAD Magazine – MAD is actively looking for new talent, which means that we’re foolishMAD magazine enough to consider stuff from even YOU!

We welcome all humor submissions and the best way to know what we’re looking for is to take a look at what we’re doing now! Originality and visual humor are especially prized!

We’re interested in material focusing on evergreen topics, such as dating, family, school and work, plus topical material about celebrities, sports, politics, news and social trends. In addition, we will consider submissions for our Fundalini Pages and annual MAD 20 (The Dumbest People, Events and Things of the Year). We also welcome submissions for our Strip Club (artist-writers or artist-writer teams preferred).

Do not include more than three article ideas in a single submission. And please note: We will not consider movie or television satires, rewrites of established MAD premises, your take on existing features, cover ideas, or gags with Alfred E. Neuman.

Just send us a short note in the space provided briefly explaining your MAD idea(s). Attach Word and/or graphic files as necessary. Provide at least 3 or 4 examples of how you would execute your idea, with art notes. Rough sketches are welcome, but not necessary.

Due to the overwhelming number of submissions, we will respond to you — only if we’re interested — within 30 days of your submission.

Please do not use this space for Letters to the Editor or subscription issues.

Note that MAD and regular MAD contributors are constantly coming up with new gags, concepts and ideas, and there’s always a possibility that we’ll publish material that may remind you of something that you submitted. If this happens, please understand that we have no obligation to compensate you for any coincidental similarities between your submissions and works that we independently develop.

To read the full submission guidelines, go to http://www.madmagazine.com/submissions-form


Glimmer Train Press – We two sisters genuinely welcome new writers, and are happy toGlimmer-Train Press consider any original short story that has not appeared in a print publication. (Previous online publication is fine, but please no novels, poetry, or stories written for children.) One of our greatest pleasures is being the first to present—in print—a wonderful story by an emerging voice.

We pay writers generously for accepted stories and publish them in a highly regarded physical publication where great short stories persist in the real world.

Every submission in every category is read by us, and we don’t stop reading for a competition just because we’ve found a good story.

We maintain two Standard (minimal-fee) reading periods a year. Contact us if the $2 ​processing ​fee is a hardship. No one should be prevented from submitting their work for lack of funds.

If you read Glimmer Train Stories, you know that we go to some lengths to honor and support our contributors and their writing.


We have five submission categories from which to choose, including our standard category ($2 processing fee, and payment for accepted pieces is $700), and four contests (1st place prizes from $2,000 to $3,000 are made possible by reading fees).

Click on the names of the categories, in green below, for details.

NOTE: contest deadlines are always followed by a one-week grace period.

Short Story Award for New Writers (1st place – $2,500):
Welcome in January/February, May/June, and September/October.
Open only to writers who haven’t had any fiction appear (nor scheduled to appear) in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Entries must not have appeared in print, but previous online publication is fine.) Most entries run from 1,000 to 5,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome.

Very Short Fiction (1st place – $2,000):
Welcome in March/April, July/August, and November/December.
We invite any length stories from 300 to 3,000 words.

Fiction Open (1st place – $3,000):
Welcome in March/April, and July/August.
Open to all subjects​ ​and themes. Most entries run from 3,000 to 6,000 words, but we invite stories from 3,000 to 20,000 words.

Family Matters (1st place – $2,500):
Welcome in November/December.
Calling for stories about families of all configurations. Most entries run from 1,000 to 5,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome.

Standard Category ($700):
Welcome in April and November.
Open to all. $2 processing fee. Maximum word count: 12,000. Any shorter lengths are welcome.


Formatting: We’re not fussy about that since when we read the story, we can change the font style and size if we need to. Double spacing is nice, but not necessary.

Contact info and page count: Including that information at the top of your story is entirely optional; word count is helpful, but not required.

Pen name: If you use one, you’re welcome to list both your legal name and pen name, but that is not required.

To read the full submission guidelines, go to: http://www.glimmertrain.com/pages/writing_guidelines.php



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