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Blog & Social Media Poster
New York Beacon is looking for someone to update WordPress blog posts and social media posts daily Sunday through Thursday. You need to spend a day or two working with them to get an understanding of the what they are looking for. After that, the work is remote.
Books & Mags
Researcher/Writer (New Haven, CT)
An award-winning author is looking for someone who can research, write, collect photos and captions and fact check. You need extensive business writing experience and experience working with corporate liaisons and conducting research online as well as in archives and libraries.
You must live within one hour’s drive of greater New Haven.
Sci-fi Ghost Writers
A company is looking for expert-level writers to write books, all of which are some subset of sci-fi and space opera. You should be able to create exciting scenes and deep, nuanced characters. You should also need to have deep knowledge of the genre. They are looking for someone to deliver a book every 3 ½ weeks.
Books average 60k words and pay is $1800 per book (or 3 cents/word).
Texasliving Magazine is looking for freelance writers with knowledge of Texas travel, history, arts & culture, food & drink, and human interest stories. Articles range from 500 – 2500 words.
You need excellent editing and research skills.
Political Content Writer (DC)
Ebony is seeking a digital content writer to report breaking news and relevant stories including AP-style articles, op-ed pieces for the website. You’ll be providing content across multiple platforms, such as the website and app. The job involves attending and covering events, staying on top of daily trends, and securing and conducting interviews.
You need a bachelor’s degree in journalism and experience in digital publishing. You also need an understanding of SEO and copywriting and headline writing experience.
OprahMag, is a new offspring from O, The Oprah Magazine, and they are looking for a writer to cover news and entertainment stories. You’ll need to write 3 – 5 articles a day and pitch longer-form feature ideas monthly. Topics will include everything from explainers on what’s happening in current events to a breakdown of the latest Beyonce news, Q& As with celebrities, and an opinionated take on the last episode of This Is Us.
You’ll also collaborate with the photo, video, and design teams to develop dynamic photos, graphics, and multimedia elements to elevate your stories
You need 2 years of writing experience for a major online publication, deep familiarity with SEO and analytics tools, as well as experience with working with a CMS.
Content Writer/Marketer (Chicago)
Sphere is looking for someone to write blog posts, white papers, technical articles and case studies. You’ll need to create Power Point presentations and sales sheets and interview software engineers and project managers weekly to produce case studies and success stories. You’ll also need to manage the company’s social media accounts and help organize and promote webinars.
Half of your time will be spent on-site in Northbrook and the other 50% of work will be done remotely.
You should be passionate about new technologies and have SEO experience.
White Hat Hacking Writers
Null Byte is looking for InfoSec experts to write tutorials for beginners and weigh in on hacker news. You need to be able to explain complex subjects in a fun and easy-to-understand manner.
You must have InfoSec and penetration testing experience. You also need fact-checking and formatting skills.
Tech Journalist (NYC)
Digital Trends is looking for an experienced freelance writer who can produce news, SEO articles, long-form feature pieces and product reviews for the Emerging Technology section. You’ll also need to find images and include media from press releases, the manufacturers, etc.
Topics you’ll cover include space exploration, artificial intelligence, drones/robots, VR/AR, 3D printing, agricultural tech, renewable energy, personal transport devices medical/scientific breakthroughs, blockchain & cryptocurrency and anything/everything Elon Musk.
You need knowledge of WordPress or a similar CMS and be capable of handling multiple assignments at once. There are no set hours as long is content is published during the daytime.
Education & Business
Contract SEO Writer
Nearpod needs a content writer to create SEO metadata for about 250 – 500 lessons per month. You must clearly communicate the essence of each lesson in five meta fields respecting their various character restrictions using relevant keywords.
Freelance Legal Writers
We are Upsource is looking for writers with a legal background to create blog posts for our legal industry clients, including content for law firm websites and other projects. You should be able to work on multiple assignments at once and operate with quick turnaround.
User Experience Writer (San Jose, CA)
Paypal needs a writer to plan and write content for web and mobile experiences. You will need to collaborate with the design team and coordinate content with the brand, marketing and operations teams. You also need to use data and research to evaluate your content’s impact.
You need a bachelor’s degree and 2 to 8 years of professional writing experience.
Health & Lifestyle
Content SEO Writer
Codeage, a nutritional supplements company, is looking for someone to write and post one blog post a day. You’ll need to perform keyword analysis, include keywords in the posts, and implement creative SEO strategies to acquire back-links.
The job pays $10 to $15 an hour.
Sex & Dating Writer
Elite Daily needs a part-time writer to produce content for millennial women, including taboo topics related to sex and sexual assault. The job includes watching trending news and interviewing experts. You need to be available to work three to four 7-hour shifts from Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and to produce 3 to 4 stories per shift.
You need at least 2 years of writing experience, knowledge of SEO and knowledge of AP Style.
Health Content Writer
Natural Health Sherpa is looking for a writer to produce weekly “authenticity articles,” which are narrative, persuasive pieces ranging from 150 – 250 words that present one big idea. They are emailed and ask for a reply to encourage the readers to give input.
You need to develop 10 – 20 different articles, providing 2 articles a week. To start, you need to provide 4 to 6 of those articles to help the company get ahead of the cycle.
Diply is looking for internet-obsessed writers to cover the Life and Style & Entertainment beats. You will receive article assignments and have the opportunity to pitch story ideas. You should be able to write in a breezy, light style and produce copy that needs minimal editing.
Premium Content Editor
Travel Noire needs an editor with experience managing a team of writers and working with long-form content. You will hire and coordinate freelance writers, ensure content is in line with the publisher’s house style and apply SEO best practices.
You should have 1 to 2 years of digital publishing experience and a passion for language, culture and travel.
Marketing Communications Writer (Richmond, VA)
Guns.com needs a writer in the Richmond area to produce corporate, departmental, customer, and general communications. You need to be proficient at marketing/promotional writing, journalistic writing, and technical/business content and you need to be able to write technical and industry-specific information.
You do not need to have a deep understanding of the gun industry.
You need a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years writing/editorial experience at an agency, media, publisher or branded content studio.
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