Jobs for Writers & Writing Contests

Open Job Positions

Editorial Assistant - Crown

Penguin Random House LLC

The editorial team at Crown is seeking an Assistant to report to two Executive Editors acquiring across the Crown, Currency, and Ten Speed imprints. The position offers the opportunity to contribute to and immerse yourself in a creative and hands-on department renowned by readers as the go-to publisher of narrative and illustrated non-fiction, gain experience in a broad range of categories ranging from pop culture to business/economics to memoir to idea-driven non-fiction, and get exposure to all aspects of the editorial process from proposal to published book. The Editorial Assistant will be responsible for daily editorial activities, including reading and providing input on proposals and manuscripts, drafting catalog and flap copy, participating in the development of new book ideas, and researching trends and competition.

Do you find yourself telling all your friends about the latest great book you read? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment?  ? Are you detail-oriented? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be the perfect fit for the Penguin Young Readers Publicity team.

Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House, is seeking a Publicity Assistant. We’re looking for an innovative self-starter with excellent writing skills who is passionate about children’s and young adult literature. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have strong time management and prioritization skills, and thrive in a fast-paced work environment. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with distinguished authors and brands. Penguin Young Readers is one of the leading children’s book publishers in the United States and home to award-winning, critically-acclaimed and bestselling authors and illustrators such as Max Brallier, Eric Carle, John Green, Oliver Jeffers, Brad Meltzer, Ransom Riggs, Ruta Sepetys, Sabaa Tahir and Jacqueline Woodson.

As a Staff Writer, you’ll be responsible for contributing a variety of content across our Entertainment Network, which covers general TV/movies, celebrity gossip, reality TV, and fantasy/sci-fi, to name a few. You will follow a content strategy, identify and execute real-time coverage based on breaking news, create SEO content, and occasionally create longer features, slideshows, and opinion pieces. Opportunity to pitch stories is also an option. You will be expected to learn and write on our WordPress to submit content. When joining the team, you’ll be expected to attend our weekly virtual meetings, and communicate with your manager(s) over Gmail and Slack daily.


Focus Brands

The Copywriter develops and owns the brand’s voice through authentic storytelling that results in increased brand awareness, sales and traffic. This position possesses skills and experience in idea generation and writing, that can flex from digital to social to traditional and short to long form. Under general supervision this position leads the development of copy, and works directly with the Creative Director to define the “”big idea””, and is ultimately responsible for the quality of the final deliverables. He/she inspires and builds confidence directly with the internal Creative team and Marketing leads in day-to-day interaction and presentation of concepts and ideas. This position will be the subject matter expert for their assigned brands – researching and thoroughly understanding key business objectives, challenges and competitive landscape.

Content Manager

OneCare Media

OneCare is seeking content managers with a passion for building effective and authoritative content that puts the reader first. As a content manager, you’ll develop a deep understanding for our audience and work directly with some of the most experienced SEO marketers in the industry to plan and execute fresh content strategies across our health portfolio.
A successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and collaborator with an eye for detail and a mind for strategy. Analysts work as architects for our content-based products — identifying trends in topics our readers care about, understanding user-intent and building product specifications for what visitors will read and use across our portfolio. You’ll be working closely with every team, from design and development to our expert writers and medical reviewers to create the best possible experience for users. This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-growing team early on and to learn from the best.

Degree in writing, proofreading or related field, or similar completed college coursework. Understanding of marketing fundamentals, e-commerce, content marketing, campaign development and marketing promotions. Must submit recent and relevant writing samples. Responsible for brainstorming, creating, and transforming ideas into copy for web content, articles, advertisements, publications, eblasts, social media posts, blog posts, press releases, flyers and other collateral, as needed for Stein Collection. Contribute in developing unique, new concepts through team strategy sessions and individual work time. Utilize what makes our properties appealing to consumers through appropriate copy and content in all advertising efforts.

Contract Copywriter

The Motley Fool

We’re looking for curious and passionate freelance copywriters who can engage our members and inspire them to take action. Our services are designed to help investors of all levels improve their financial futures — and we also believe that investing guidance should not stem from a “one size fits all” mindset. Here’s the challenge/opportunity for you to take on: Finances can be a scary topic—and it’s much easier to delay action than to put a plan together today. So as a Freelance Copywriter, your job is to inspire our members to stop waiting and to start taking steps towards financial independence right this minute.

Do you have a passion for writing and do it very well? Looking for a writing position you can do from home? This may be the perfect fit for you. We are looking for English writers who can explore topics and create original content for our company.

The Ideal candidate is someone who has a strong background in professional writing, loves to write, and does it well. The candidate can be a new graduate, current English major student or have been blogging for years. We would like someone who will come onboard, start writing and look forward to growing with our organization.

WriterAccess, an award-winning software platform connecting thousands of businesses with professional writers, editors, translators and content strategists, is looking for an in-house Senior Copywriter to help grow our business organically– the content marketing way. You’ll find us on the Inc 5000 list for the last five years, sporting a fabulous office just a few blocks away from the Boston Garden.

Freelance Writers

Aha Media Group

Our writers are at the heart of our key value proposition: excellent content that produces results for our clients. We are currently seeking to expand our team of part-time, freelance digital content writers. These positions are 100% telework. We establish long-term relationships with our freelancers where we invest in each other. Working for Aha isn’t your standard freelance gig — it’s so much more than that!

If you are interested in these jobs for content writing, please submit your resume, cover letter and writing samples (at least 3) to Please include the phrase “PS 6” in your email subject line.

Copy Editor

ProPublica – New York (NY)

In this role, you’ll work in tandem with our assistant managing editor for standards to maintain the high quality our stories, to manage the flow of copy and to publish our work online.

The job is full time and includes benefits. ProPublica is based in New York City, but we are open to remote applicants. We are also open to relocating you in accordance with our policies.

You can send questions to No phone calls, please.

Author (Remote) - Submit Your Short Story!

Saturday Evening Post Magazine

The Saturday Evening Post magazine continues to look for and publish great short stories by both emerging and established authors.

In addition to publishing one short story in every print issue of the Post, we welcome submissions to our online fiction platform New Fiction Friday. Each week, we feature fresh fiction from authors all over the country, bringing you exciting adventures and engrossing stories from writers just like you, available exclusively online.

For New Fiction Friday stories, we pay $25 for first exclusive online publication rights for six months; payment for stories selected for print will be negotiated separately.


The content marketer will primarily write and edit Hubstaff content, upholding grammar and voice standards and ensuring each task is meeting its primary goal. This role requires an eye for detail and consistency, often taking written content and bringing up to the highest possible quality. A deep understanding of audience, the topic itself, and content marketing is required. Being able to manage your own projects and take ownership of your work is important.

Content Update Editor

Investopedia (Dotdash)

Investopedia is looking for a remote editor to join our growing team. As an editor, you will revise and augment existing articles to improve the user experience and drive additional traffic. This is a remote position, but applicants must live within the United States and be able to commit at least 20 hours per week (with a maximum weekly commitment of 40 hours). The successful candidate must provide clips that demonstrate their expertise with relevant subject matter. The rate is $30 per hour.

Assistant Managing Editor

LexisNexis, New York, Washington (DC) or Los Angeles (CA)

Law360, a LexisNexis company, is an online newswire for business lawyers that covers major litigation, transactions, and regulatory issues. Founded in 2004 and acquired by LexisNexis in 2012, Law360 is a cutting-edge organization and one of the fastest-growing subscription news services in the U.S. Our subscribers include the largest law firms in the U.S. and around the world, in-house counsel at major corporations, and key decision-makers in the government sector.

Law360 is looking for an Assistant Managing Editor to oversee a team of reporters. AMEs assign news stories and features, oversee and organize daily newsletters, and train and coach new reporters. Applicants must have exceptional news judgment and management skills and have experience covering legal news.

Contributing Writer

The Hustle

We’re looking to build our base of contributing writers for our daily email and our new paid subscription Trends service. As a Hustle contributor, you’ll be responsible for producing smart, witty takes on the day’s business news, and analyzing emerging business trends for our weekly Trends email.

Books Editor

The Mary Sue – New York (NYC)

It’s true! The Mary Sue is searching for a part-time books editor!

What does the job entail? We’re looking for a someone with a passion for and deep knowledge of books, the publishing industry, and authors and other major players, who will, among other things.

Applications are open to ANYONE, and applicants who are LGBTQIA, people of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We’re always looking to diversify our voice. We’re also preferably looking for someone who can work with us in our office in New York City (when that becomes possible again), but we’re open to remote applicants.

Freelance Content Writer

Wikimotive – Peterborough (NH)

We are seeking a reliable and experienced content writer, to produce various types of content for Wikimotive and its clients on a contract basis.

Our content writing needs span a diverse range of project types and sizes, with most of Wikimotive’s clientele being auto dealerships. Most assignments are around 1200-1500 words.

A freelance content writer for Wikimotive can expect a steady supply of projects, typically ranging from 10 to 50+ articles per month. Before each month we will ask you for your availability and fill as much of it as possible. We are seeking a freelance writer who likes working consistently with one company, and who has fairly stable availability from month to month.