Pour yourself a Monday-sized cup of coffee and see if any of today’s writing jobs tickle your fancy. There are remote and freelance writing jobs, as well as a couple of calls for submissions. For my fellow Canadian writers, there are also opportunities to write for two big Canadian organizations.
To help brighten up your Monday, I’ll also be hosting a little giveaway later today so be sure to pop by and enter!
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Remote Writing Jobs (Work from Home Writing Jobs)
TRAVEL WRITER – ELITE DAILY – Remote writing jobs: Elite Daily is seeking a part-time travel writer with a background in travel and a deep passion for seeing, experiencing, and sharing the world with others. Applicants should be interested in finding the coolest destinations to add to their bucket lists, figuring out where to go on vacation with their best friends, their partner, or by themselves, finding and staying at the best, most exciting hotels, Airbnbs, and hostels around the country and the world; tracking down affordable travel and building a travel budget, booking cheap airfare, learning about different food, cultures, and customs, and knowing the most Instagrammable sites and scenic beaches to check out. Applicants need to have experience and comfort writing about popular, up-and-coming, and remote destinations, should have an endless stream of airport and travel hacks, and should be eager to share these tips and tricks with like-minded millennial readers… Read more/apply
HEALTH AND WELNNES WRITERS – Tidelands Health – Freelance writing jobs: Our growing, three-hospital health system in coastal South Carolina is seeking several experienced writers for regular freelance work writing health and wellness articles. Applicants should have previous journalism experience. Preferred candidates will have a background writing about health and wellness topics for a general audience. Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate the following: Ability to produce accurate and polished copy on a regular basis; Exceptional planning and organizational skills; Strong multi-tasking and communication skills; Knowledge of, and interest in, health and wellness; Fluency in AP style… Read more/apply
FREELANCE TRAVEL WRITERS – TripSavvy – Remote writing jobs: TripSavvy is looking for talented freelance editors & writers to update and maintain libraries of travel content in multiple destinations. The right candidates will be eagle-eyed editors who are comfortable working in a CMS, sourcing photos, researching destinations, and improving existing articles. You should have a strong understanding of the travel industry and live in (or frequently travel to) the place you’d like to cover. These roles are a mix of updating and writing new content; applicants should feel comfortable doing both… Read more/apply
TECH WRITERS – Make Tech Easier – Remote writing jobs: Are you seriously obsessed with your computer and mobile and have tons of tips, tricks and advises that you always share with others? Are you always the guy/gal that your friends go to when they have problems with their PC? Or are you always connected to the Web and looking for cool and useful stuff to share with your friends? If that is who you are, then you are the one we are looking for. What do you need to become a Make Tech Easier writer? If you are wondering if you fit the bill to become the NEXT superstar in MakeTechEasier, here’s the requirement: Are you good at explaining complicated stuff and make it easy for anyone to follow? Can you write regular posts on a long-term basis? At least 1-2 500-800 words articles every week? Do you have a good working knowledge of the WordPress blogging platform… Read more/apply
MARKETING CONTENT WRITER – Codeless – Remote writing jobs: We’re looking for writers. Preferably, ones that don’t suck. 😉 Seriously though. This person should be: A Digital Native: Ya gots to know how to use the computers. We’ll teach you the technical marketing stuff. But we don’t give Microsoft Office lessons. (Because we don’t use Microsoft Office. Because it’s awful.) Marketing-Obsessed: You better read Kissmetrics, Unbounce, AdEspresso, etc. Because we write for Kissmetrics, Unbounce, AdEspresso, etc. Comfortable Writing. A Lot: Average content is 2-3k words. Each typically takes ~4 hours. Most of that is research and prep. Sounds boring… because it is. You have to derive some weird pleasure out of that process. Most don’t. I don’t blame them… Read more/apply
CONTRIBUTING WRITER / EDITOR – SOAPS Entertainment Daily – Remote writing jobs: Entertainment Daily’s continued growth means we are now looking for an experienced writer with a love of daytime television, particularly SOAPS to join our team as a regular freelance or full-time writer/editor. You will know the big four soaps (B&B, Y&R, Days… and General Hospital) intimately and be able to write compelling recaps, viewer reaction pieces, tantalizing spoilers and breaking news about the stars of the shows. We’re based in Burbank but we’re happy to work with remote writers. Please note we are only interested in journalists with proven experience writing about these shows. If you’re not a journalist, please do not apply… Read more/apply
Canadian Writing Jobs (On-site Writing Jobs in Canada)
WEB CONTENT WRITER – Rona Inc. – Boucherville, QC: The Web Content Writer is responsible for researching product information, writing content and publishing products online. The WCW ensures the enrichment and optimization of information from the product catalog and updates product data on Rona.ca, RenoDepot.com and Ace-Canada.ca on a daily basis. The WCW plays a crucial role in reaching online publishing and sales objectives. Responsibilities also include scanning and identifying issues that impact the online retail selling environment, validating issues and recommending long-term solutions. As the industry is fast-paced, keeping informed of industry trends and business issues is critical to an individual’s success in this role… Read more/apply
CONTENT WRITER Coveo Solutions – Montreal, QC: Get ready to flex your creative muscles. As a content writer, your primary responsibility will be to create compelling content that will generate awareness, engage our prospects and eventually get them to convert. You’ll be fundamental in communicating our value through news releases, blogs, white papers, e-books, case studies, infographics copy and more! Coveo prides itself on helping companies deliver relevant end-to-end digital experiences and we’re equally committed to offering that same experience to our own audience. Our content plays a big role in making that happen… Read more/apply
WRITER – idig Marketing – Oakville, ON: Join a growing organization, share your insights and gain experience working on real-world marketing solutions for your clients. It’s all part of being on the creative team at idig. We are looking for new team members that understand the modern world of marketing. The use of content, integration with media and pace of communication continues to evolve and we help our clients manage through this challenge. For today’s marketers, the road to understanding a client’s business and consumer base is paved with data, multiple platforms and competitive challenges. Creative thinking and a strategic process are key skills that idig writers must master. Responsibilities and Duties: Develop and adjust content strategies based on client demographics, marketing goals and media platform; Offer insight and support to social media team… Read more/apply
SENIOR EDITORIAL WRITER – Hydro One – Toronto, ON: The incumbent must develop and be responsible for the planning, writing, and editing of a variety of internal and, on occasion, external communication materials. The candidate must also edit articles written by others to ensure that they meet divisional and departmental requirements. General Accountabilities: Develop and be responsible for the planning, writing, editing and publishing of a variety of communication materials, including employee and customer newsletters (e.g., Between The Lines), the annual report and other corporate reports (e.g., Pension Report), corporate messages, marketing materials, advertising copy, scripts, speeches, bulletins, announcements and Internet / Intranet (i.e., HydroNet) content in accordance with corporate, divisional and departmental objectives… Read more/apply
CREATIVE CONTENT WRITER – Union Marketing – Vaughan, ON: As a unionized firm, we offer a wide variety of benefits to employees. Union Marketing offers its employees job security, health and dental benefits as well as a fun, relaxed and diverse work environment to enhance personal and professional growth. General description of duties : The Creative Content Writer will craft a range of content, including website copy, news articles, social media content and other content to support marketing initiatives that Union Marketing delivers. Responsibilities: Write clear and concise copy for web and social media; Ensure that project copy is in tune with client’s writing style; Edit and adapt copy to suit a variety of media platforms and audiences as required; Responsible for technical accuracy & flow of written copy; Review all copy for grammatical spelling errors prior to final delivery… Read more/apply
Calls for Submissions
True Story – Submissions accepted year round. The Creative Nonfiction Foundation is pleased to announce that, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, we’ve started a new monthly magazine. Each issue of True Story will features one exceptional work of creative nonfiction, and is distributed in print and digitally (though not available online).
Submissions should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words long, on any subject, in any style.* Surprise us! The only rules are that all work submitted must be nonfiction and original to the author, and we will not consider previously published work.
We’ll pay $300 on publication and give you 10 free copies of “your” issue.
We’ll do our best to respond to submissions within three months. We can’t promise to consider work submitted for True Story for any of CNF’s other projects or publications—but we reserve the right to do so.
Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 10,000 words. Multiple submissions are welcome, as are entries from outside the United States. You may submit essays online or by regular mail.
To read full submission guidelines, go to: https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/true-story
New Haven Review – The New Haven Review was founded to be a venue for writers associated with the Greater New Haven area and to resuscitate the art of the book review. But mostly, we’re interested in publishing good writing, by which we mean writing we like and want to see more of in this world. We like to see submissions from writers who can claim some connection to Greater New Haven, no matter how spurious, though it’s not mandatory. We also like to see book reviews that are better than the book reviews you usually see out there, for whatever reason. But that said, we mostly publish essays, fiction (of any genre), poetry, and occasionally photojournalism. You might be able to convince us to publish something other than any of these things, if we think it’s really, really good. So write to us and tell us what you’ve got.
NONFICTION AND FICTION
Our nonfiction and fiction editors’ collective taste is maddeningly vague; we just know what we like. We’ve published some things that we think are just terrific examples of the tried-and-true ways of writing as we understand that term, here in the adolescence of the twenty-first century. We’ve also published some things that have a lot of fun with form, conventions, and genre, potentially at the expense of losing a few people, but hopefully to the great delight of others. We’ve published some things because reading them was like drinking a warm cup of cocoa. We’ve published other things because reading them was like swallowing a boxful of tacks, or perhaps binging on chocolate-covered garlic. Although we are extremely unlikely to publish your novel-length manuscript, there are no strict guidelines for length. So far, our shorter pieces tend to run to about 1,200 words; longer pieces run several thousand.
We have switched to Submittable to submit nonfiction and fiction. If you’re interested in submitting, please click here.
When submitting nonfiction, it is an excellent idea to briefly make a pitch as a cover letter. When submitting fiction, we don’t really care about the cover letter, so do whatever you want with that. Entertaining cover letters are fun. Our response time, due to us being a tiny volunteer staff with day jobs and families and hopes and dreams and the like, may range from a few weeks to what will feel like, or may in fact be, several months. We come out twice a year, and the truth is that we sort of have reading periods for each issue, but as they tend to change as our schedules allow, it’s not informative to tell you when they are, and besides, we want you to be able to submit when the mood strikes you, and not according to our own crazy lives. However, if you think you might have fallen through the cracks, please submit again. We won’t hold it against you.
Our poetry editors have keen eyes and discerning taste, so send your best work. We want poems that take us somewhere, poems that keep us awake for the entire ride, poems that pay close attention to how we got there. We’ll also consider translations of poems in other languages (space, font, and layout skills permitting, we’d run the original and the English translation side by side). Submit 4-6 poems by clicking here. Be sure to include contact information on every page of your file. You’ll hear from us in two to four months.
We pay at least $500 for prose pieces, fiction or nonfiction. We pay at least $25 per poem, and are often amenable to publishing more than one of an author’s poems. Each contributor also gets a couple issues of the journal in which they appear. Our print edition is sleek and handsome, but all of its content appears on this website in electronic form as well, for free, because that’s the way people do it in this day and age.
To read full submission guidelines, go to: http://www.newhavenreview.com/submissions/