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How to Prepare for Freelance Writing Jobs

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Freelance-Writing

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One of our most popular blogs is 11 Websites to Find Freelance Writing Jobs.
It seems that more and more writers realize that:

  • they often can earn faster and more money with article writing
  • they can build their platform and author brand as well as a writing portfolio
  • they reach higher rankings on Google’s Search Engines with well-written content
  • they eventually can make a living with freelance writing

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Not a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme
Freelance Writing is hard work and it may take many months to make a full-time living. So, don’t quit your day-job right away. Start this business while you still have a pay-check. Diversify your approach to freelancing, e.g. write for small businesses who want stronger content on their websites or for short articles in local newspapers, and adapt with the market needs in order to succeed.
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Checklist How to Prepare for Freelance Writing

1. Learn to Write for the Web and Social Media
The demand for web content is higher than ever. The internet is growing FAST! Content is even more valuable than it was in previous years. More and more businesses are looking for web content writers. Many businesses don’t have the time to spend on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook and would rather outsource this part of their marketing. Get paid for Social Media updates and interacting with their following. Self-employed, artists, small companies – they all need a professional biography and they would rather have someone like you collect the facts and make them shine.

Learn how to write the “inverted pyramide” from most important on top to less further on. Is your text easy to read? Eye-tracking studies have shown that readers SCAN text (in an F-shaped pattern), rather than to READ it.  And: website visitors read more slowly on the screen than in print. So, how to you use this knowledge for your writing?

Use bullet lists, such as this one

  • Create lots of short paragraphs, and give them all a headline
  • Keep sentences short, they should never be longer than one line
  • Use spell check and a beta reader / software
  • Readers like to interact on the Web, so give them lots of links
  • Illustrate your text, use lots of images
  • Don’t let your readers scroll on the screen, keep it to one page
  • Except prepositions and the words “and” and “the”, all major words in a headline should
  • be capitalized

Online content is not just about words. When you write for the Internet, think “presentation”. Print content is formally written and a passively read. Online content is informally written, interactive and dynamic.
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2. Know How to Write Press Releases
Professional Press Release writers are in demand. Study and learn how to write these publicity pieces.
Journalists don’t read Press Releases! They only “scan” them and if they don’t catch their interest in less than 5 seconds… they will delete it. In this fast-paced world, no one reads the entire press release if the start of the article does not garner interest. What can you do to get journalists reading? Deal with actual facts, such as events, people, plans, projects. A simple method for writing an effective press release is to make a list of following points:  Who, what, when, where, why, and how.

The Content of the Press Release:
Beginning with the date and city of origin, should be typed in a clear, basic font (Times New Roman, Arial, etc.) and double-spaced. Keep your Press Release short, one page is enough. Start with the date and city in which the press release originates.

The Headline:
It should be brief, clear and to the point: an ultra-compact version of the press release’s key point. Headlines written in bold! A bold headline also typically uses a larger font size
than the body copy. First word capitalized. As are all proper nouns.
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The First Paragraph
(not more than three sentences) should sum up the press release, and the additional content must elaborate it.
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The Lead, or First Sentence,
should grab the reader and tell concisely what is happening. For example, if the headline is “Norton Publishing releases new legal thriller,” the first sentence might be something like, “Norton Publishing, Ltd., today released their first legal thriller by celebrated writer Cindy Smith.” It expands the headline enough to fill in some of the details, and brings the reader further into the story. The next one to two sentences should then expand upon the lead.
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The Press Release Body:
copy should be compact. Avoid using very long sentences and paragraphs. Avoid
repetition and overuse of fancy language and jargon. Strive for simplicity, and no wasted
words.
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The Conclusion
can summarize your news and be followed up with further information on your company, a paragraph known as the “boilerplate” which lists relevant information about your publishing company and includes the website for more information.
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Find Sample Press Releases Here:
http://www.publicityinsider.com/release.asp
http://www.lunareclipse.net/book-press-release-example.htm
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3. Study Potential Contract Givers’ Websites

This is an important point! The biggest pet peeve for freelance employers or media is, when they receive pitches from people who haven’t read their magazine or researched their company – or when they get a query for a topic that has just been published.
Before submitting anything to a major publication, make sure you read its guidelines. Plenty of good writing is rejected because the writer was too lazy to meet the guidelines. It goes without saying, but you should strive to avoid grammatical or spelling errors when contacting editors and freelance employers.
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4. Update your Writer Portfolio / Resume
If you’ve never freelanced before, your resume will be built from whatever past writing you have done. Pull out the writing-specific duties you ever have accomplished and describe them. Add your best blog posts or guest blogs or articles you have written for newspapers and magazines of all sizes – as more as better! Include sections that outline your education, professional affiliations and contact information. Check if you can use any of these points to add to your portfolio / resume:

Authority:
What’s your credibility?
What are your credentials?
What other articles or books, blogs or articles for newspapers or magazines have you
written previously?

Proven reach:
For example the size of your e-mail newsletter list
your website traffic and your Alexa.com ranking
number of blog comments
high-profile reviews,
testimonials or references for your writing from bestseller authors

Visibility:
What communities are you a part of?
Who knows you as a writer and who is aware of your work?
Where does your work regularly appear?
How many people see it?

Target audience:
Being visible to the right audience for the work you are trying to sell.
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5. Social Media Presence
Decision makers can also be found on social media sites, such as Google+ or Twitter. One more reason to keep your author appearance on Social Media professional, and post regularly links to the best of your writing. Being familiar with you and your writing can for sure improve your chances of getting more assignments. Find steady freelance writing jobs or even ongoing contracts. There are plenty of possibilities in both print media and online media. The best success is likely to come from pitching ideas in areas where you’re most familiar with the subject-matter. Treasure any suggestions from professional editors. They are the best writing teachers available.
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Jamee Rae, Coach and Freelance Writer explained in her blog: “Clients don’t come out of the woodwork. You have to find them, and they need to be able to find you. A website or a blog is an absolute necessity these days. You have to be able to present your work online and to establish SEO. But you’ll also need to create a package to send out to clients. When I started out, I sent my resume and writing samples to every advertising agency in the city. While most didn’t respond, I landed one client that I worked with for over 10 years. I also started networking and landed another agency client who I have been connected with for the last 15 years. Once you have established yourself with several clients, you can begin to count on word-of-mouth advertising to keep the money flowing in.”

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A Tip for Freelance Work Auctions
Don’t choose them as a first or only way of finding freelance writing assignments. Digital Trends writes about Guru.com, Elance.com, oDesk.com and Freelance.com, and their auction process, where
freelancers compete against each other for jobs – and, often, the most appealing bid has the lowest price. Those “low-ballers” might be in India, China or Brazil, but can come from anywhere. Not surprisingly, online freelancing has developed a reputation as a way for businesses find cheap – or easily-exploitable – workers.

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Read More:

Freelance Writing: A Rewarding Challenge

How to Get Freelance Writing Jobs for Airlines

7 Writing/Publishing Resources

Great Tips for Freelancers

How to Write a Press Release for Your Book

Become a Freelance Writer

About Careers in Copy Writing

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Part-time and Freelance Writing Jobs

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Two Part-time / Freelance Writing Jobs and lots of tips and websites where to find those writing gigs:
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Part-time Marketing Writer / Copywriter Prospect Park NYC, NY

The Prospect Park Alliance seeks a part-time Marketing Writer for Prospect Park’s marketing materials. 15-20 hours a week Monday – Friday, weekend, morning and evening hours as needed. The Marketing Writer is effectively the written voice of Prospect Park Alliance’s marketing and communications materials, and works in a collaborative capacity on promotions for Park events and varied cross-departmental initiatives. The responsibilities of this position include:

Copywriting
Write copy for a wide variety of corporate, marketing and press communications materials for print and digital marketing. Generate ideas with marketing and communications team and collaborate with designers on blending copy with designs.  Edit, proofread, fact-check, and coordinate production of a variety of written materials, ensuring communications are accurate, clear, complete, and conform to corporate style guidelines and editorial policy.

Press Support
Work with the Communications Director to write and submit events listings to local and regional newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, and guidebooks and the Parks Department website. Act as liaison to our partners for events listings and other special projects.

Qualifications:
• Experienced writer with strong skills (samples of work required)
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to multitask; work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to meet deadlines in a dynamic work environment
• Ability to have flexible schedule when needed – some evenings and weekends required
• Ability to work outdoors as required
• College degree preferred
• Enthusiasm for Prospect Park and the Prospect Park Alliance
• Proficient in MS Word and MS Excel
• Experience with content management systems and shmucklemedia desirable
• Drivers license valid in New York State and a willingness to drive Parks vehicles

This is a part-time position at 15-20 hours a week Monday – Friday (weekend, morning and evening hours as needed). The salary for this position is $19 an hour. Please send resume, cover letter and writing samples.
http://www.bloggingpro.com/jobs/apply/part-time-marketing-writer

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Freelance Content / Social Media Writer at Creative Circle, Wilmington, DE (offsite)
Assist with writing web content for a new client product. This is a freelance assignment that will be project based and off site.

Requirements:
Experience writing professionally for the web
Proven experience writing blogs, social media content, and website content
Financial industry knowledge
Excellent written and verbal communications experience
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Working under Product Manager to brainstorm ideas on what types of content to generate
Writing and editing content for product website and other social media tools

Send resume and writing samples.
http://www.bloggingpro.com/jobs/apply/contentsocial-media-writer

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More Options to Freelance: Writing for the Web

Use your skills as a writer, which allows you to continue working flexibly from home, here are some freelance writing opportunities which are often overlooked:

Writing Blogs
Get paid to write posts on someone else’s blog to help them build their business. These jobs are consistent and often payed really well. Find blogging jobs on Craigslist or blogging job boards like
BloggingPro or Make a Living Writing.

Writing for Social Media
Many businesses don’t have the time to spend on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook and would rather outsource this part of their marketing. Find out what the company is doing and keep Twitter and Facebook up to date with them, and get paid for updates and occasionally asking questions to their following. How do you find a social media job?
Use Kijiji.com and Craigslist.com, even http://www.Elance.com. Or use Google Alerts www.google.ca/alerts to be notified when new possibilities appear.

Website Biographies 
Self-employed, artists, small companies – they all need a professional biography and they would rather have someone like you collect the facts and make them shine.

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How do you get a job writing for these biographies? Again, sign up with Google Alerts or check out the latest posts on www.Kijiji.com, www.freelancewriting.comwww.Elance.comwww.freelancewritingjobs.ca,  www.academicexperts.us/freelance_writing.html, or www.Craigslist.com just to name a few.

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Full-time and Freelance Writing Jobs

 

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Features Writer, Seattle, WA
The Marketing Writer composes fresh headlines and tight supporting copy that both inspire the reader and sell product for Nordstrom’s online advertising program, as well as all marketing and customer service emails. This position works closely with the design, development and producer groups to develop effective and compelling creative that reflects the Nordstrom brand.
http://magazinejobs.org/jobsearch/display/206882193

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Copy Editor, Lumberton, NC
Heartland Publications is looking for an experienced Paginator with a Copy Editing background to be based at its Lumberton, N.C. hub. Responsible for pagination, writing accurate headlines and copy editing, but may also contribute editorial content to the newspaper. Five (5) or more years of copyediting
experience preferred.
http://www.scpress.org/jobs.html

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Writer-Editor, Washington DC
Writer-Editor wanted for the Statistics of Income (SOI) Division, Communications and Data Dissemination Section. This section is responsible for producing the SOI Division’s quarterly Statistics of Income Bulletin and several annual statistical publications, including the IRS Data Book.
Agency: Internal Revenue Service.  Deadline September 24, 2012.
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/325915100

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Sierra Magazine

Sierra is a bi-monthly national magazine publishing writing, photography, and art about the natural world. Our readers are environmentally concerned, politically diverse, and actively enjoy the outdoors. We are looking for painstaking reporting and smart writing that will provoke, entertain, inform, and enlighten this readership. Sierra is looking for strong, well-researched, literate nonfiction storytelling about significant environmental and conservation issues, adventure travel, nature, self-propelled sports, and trends in green living. Articles are 100 to 1,500 words in length; payment is $50 to $1,000 unless otherwise noted. Expenses of up to $50 may be paid in some cases. See guidelines for specific columns open to new submitters.
http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/guidelines/writers.aspx

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Staff Writer, McKinney, TX
The Staff Writer reports to the Content Manager and completes various writing projects that require strong attention to detail, decision making, and communication with internal and external customers and subject matter experts. The Staff Writer identifies any potential risks to the creation of new copy and how it may affect existing copy in other projects. The Staff Writer demonstrates knowledge of multiple forms of writing, such as feature, blogging, business, copy, script, SEO, technical, web, etc. Torchmark is a financial services holding company whose affiliate companies market life insurance and supplemental health insurance to middle-income Americans. B.A. in English or Journalism from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have 2-3 years writing experience as part of employment history.
http://careers.torchmarkcorp.com/

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Popular Woodworking Magazine
End Grain: This is a good entry-point for first-time freelancers. A one-page article, averaging about 600 words, reflects on the writer’s thoughts about woodworking as a profession or hobby. The article can be either humorous or serious. We purchase six of these columns a year. The writer does not need to be a professional woodworker. Payment starts at $250. Please send submissions to Megan Fitzpatrick via e-mail: megan.fitzpatrick@fwmedia.com
http://www.popularwoodworking.com/writersguidelines

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Full-Time Writer Positions in MD and UT

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Writer-Editor, Fort Meade, MD

Develop, write, and edit feature news articles about the activities and actions of military and DoD civilians serving at locations worldwide, reporting on and interpreting a variety of subjects. Deadline September 4, 2012.
http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/324235300

 

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Writer, Salt Lake City, UT

Responsible for; writing, editing, and proofreading marketing-related material including but not limited to; ads, press releases, product packaging and positioning copy. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, PR, English, Journalism or similar field. 3-5 years of writing or editing experience.
Strong written communication skills for both web and print format. Scientific, medical, pharmaceutical, or technical background preferred.
http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.aspx?JobID=113671421&JDNJobDocument.JobID=63036459

 

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Full-time and Contract Writing Positions

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Social Media Developer, Huffington Post, New York
We are looking for a Social Media Developer to join our team at Huffington Post. This full time position will be located in our NYC office. Day to day responsibilities include, but not limited to: integration with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Foursquare and developing the Huffington Post social news network. What we are looking for:

Experienced in PHP, PERL, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery
Strong experience maintaining and extending large-scale Content Management Systems for WebsitesExperience working with Tumblr, Pinterest, Stumbleupon,Google+, Spotify, Instagram APIs or making mash-ups

Must be comfortable using a Unix shell
Good knowledge of manual HTML coding
Experience in object oriented programming and SQL database design
Production issue resolution (bugs – js/css/jquery)

Must have the ability to convert website layouts in PSD to HTML
Create html templates and corresponding css based on pdf files
Site optimization – finding ways to optimize existing sites (js/css)
Experience working in a team and developing projects using an OOP approach
Must enjoy writing beautiful code!
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25237&siteid=36&areq=122777BR&
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HuffPost Community Apprentice Program
The Huffington Post is seeking individuals who are passionate about growing audiences around news for an intensive 6- month, full-time apprentice program with our community team. This is a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience for individuals looking for a career in community and social media and an interest in journalism, pushing the limits of what is known in engagement at scale.

Apprentices should have a sense of humor, a sense of what’s newsworthy, and be excited about:
– Creating active communities around news and original content
– Establishing themselves as a center of knowledge in the community and social media
– Pitching and owning one or more long-term projects during the duration of the program
– Figuring out what drives people to engage

This apprentice program helps to to development your skills through a rotation of assignments working with a variety of editors in community engagement, social media, moderation, breaking news and more.
We have 2 positions open and look for applicants who have drive, passion and skills, but we don’t expect you to have much experience. This is a paid position in NYC.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/p/jobs-at-huffingtonpostcom.html
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Content Writer for their Electronics division, San Jose, CA
Maintain publishing for all social network communications for our Electronics division – Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, etc.
Develop content that are socially engaging, adapt content for each social channel
Manage content submission and prioritization
Communicate key themes and messaging that matches client Electronics retail and merchandising calendar with consistent tone and style of client Social Guidelines
Monitor and manage day-to-day engagement with fans/followers, creative development and implementation
Triage any customer related issues to appropriate Customer Service Department
Responsible for end to end execution of key Social programs for client Electronics to achieve the business goals
Share the responsibility in aligning programs and communications with the core client Social goals and visions
Perform frequent competitive analysis – tracking major competitors’ social outreach programs (content, frequency, channels) and identifying the gold standard

Job Requirements for this contract position:
A Bachelor degree and 1 -2 year experience in Electronics/Tech journalism. Recent experience / knowledge in marketing , specifically online marketing, with recent experiences in social media
Job Skills:
Excellent writing skills with the ability to translate traditional marketing content into engaging and socially-relevant conversations
Outstanding presentation skills
Passionate about new technology, industry trends, and media
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
Strong knowledge of social media tools and platforms required
Ref ID : 12-05172 Rathna, Phone : 732-603-2200 x 4461
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Technical Editor and Writer, Fairborn, OH
Writes, rewrites, and/or edits technical documentation such as procedures, user manuals, software,
documentation/specifications and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively to a wide range of audiences for a wide range of purposes. Acquires subject knowledge by collaborating with product developers and managers, hands-on exploration/testing, and legacy documentation. Employer Northrop Grumman.
https://ngc.taleo.net/careersection/ngc_pro/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=141207&src=JB-202
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Staff Writer, Tampa, FL
Responsibilities include interviewing, writing and reviewing content for informative and compelling health care articles with a marketing twist for our contributing editors, collaborating with the graphics department and other relevant groups to create a vibrant end product, SEO optimization, and other duties as assigned by management.
http://www.bright.com/jobs/job/828480_j8b08864vxfnswmtrl3/
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Senior News Editor, Washington DC
We are seeking a temporary Senior New Editor/Newscasts. At the direction of the News Director, the Senior News Editor/Newscasts helps lead WAMU’s editorial mission to provide contextual, significant and thoughtful broadcast journalism which distinguishes quality public radio, and helps our listeners to both participate, and make informed decisions, in the democratic process.
S/he is able to teach, foster and nurture these values within the news team, and help recruit new talent with the ability or potential to replicate these values. S/he is expected to help set and maintain the highest editorial, ethical and technical standards for news production and reporting, and help enforce open and honest communication in all internal and external newsroom collaborations.
Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field or equivalent in training or experience.
Minimum Requirements:
At least 3 years professional experience overseeing writing and producing of spot/feature length news reports
Minimum 2 years script-editing experience
Proven ability to work under pressured deadlines
Evidence of excellence in broadcast journalism, writing, editing and story selection
Evidence of high ethical reporting standards
Proven track-record of visionary leadership and inspiring management
Experience of teaching and encouraging entry-level staff and students
Proof of digital editing skills
This position is an open-ended temporary position working at full-time hours. Please apply to this position via American University’s online application system at the following web address:

https://jobs.american.edu/LoginPage.aspx

http://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=175660592

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Writer and Editor, Boca Raton, FL
Florida Atlantic University seeks an enthusiastic individual to serve as the university writer and editor. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Creative Services in the Division of Community Engagement, this position is part of a cohesive, professional team that supports the marketing and communications needs of the university. S/he works with the Director in developing and implementing creative content ideas to support the university’s marketing and promotional efforts.
JobCode=175659659&Title=University%20Writer%20and%20Editor
http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?

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Writer-Editor, Boston, MA
The Writer/Editor participates in the planning, writing and editing of a variety of enrollment-related marketing and communications vehicles, including print collateral, web copy, interactive platform copy, targeted email and formal letters, social media and the like.
http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175659051&Title=Writer%2FEditor

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Full-time Positions and Free-lance Job Listing

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Online Editor – Full-time Position
Diversified Business Communications is seeking an experienced site editor who will be responsible for managing and maintaining our SeafoodSource.com website, serving the global seafood industry with a goal of providing international news, trends and other business information to seafood professionals worldwide. The site editor is responsible for the successful day-to-day operations of the site, with the goal of making it a top information destination for the industry. The ideal candidate has five years of experience overseeing editorial operations of a website, experience handling editorial budget, knowledge of seafood-related material, demonstrable success editing technical content and prior experience with multimedia. For the detailed job description, essential job functions, and information on applying, take a look at the online editor job posting.
http://www.jobsinme.com/seek/resultdetail.aspx?jobnum=764087

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Freelance Content Developer/Copywriter
ICDC College, Southern California
Create course materials for our online occupational degree programs in the fields of healthcare, business, counseling, security and paralegal. To apply, please email us your cover letter, resume and a topic-specific writing sample to www.icdccollege.edu
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Copywriter Detroit Area
Firmly established media development firm is looking for a copywriter. We’ve designed numerous web-sites and print media solutions for various Fortune 500 companies, organizations at the United Nations, as well as night clubs, restaurants, etc. This is your chance to put your copy writing stamp on work that will be seen by thousands. We are looking for someone who can work between 5-40 hours a week. To be considered, please send us your resume + portfolio/samples of your work + salary requirements (on a per hourly basis). Location: Detroit, Telecommuting is ok. This is a part-time job.
Reply to: fcszv-3194703261@job.craigslist.org

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Freelance Blog Writers
A Marketing Agency is looking for a WordPress Ghost Writer to write 3 – 4 posts a week. $50 for posts of 1000 – 1500 words, $25 for posts up to 700 words. Online marketing and ecommerce, content marketing, SEO, paid search, ecommerce / retail news, etc. email ghostwriterjobs@yahoo.com with two writing samples.

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Freelance Writing for Flight Journal Magazine (history)
Flight Journal is like no other aviation magazine in the world, covering the world of flight from its simple beginnings to its high-tech, no-holds–barred future. We put readers in the cockpit and let them live the thrill and adventure of the aviation experience, narrated by those who know the technology and made the history. Each issue brings the stories of flight – past, present and future – to life. Buys all rights for one year. $600 for articles of 2,500 to 3,000 words. Columns vary in size and payment.
http://www.flightjournal.com/contact-us/
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Copyeditor/Proofreader – Print and Web Boston – South
Freelance Estimated Duration: One month, possible extension, Starts: September 3rd. Rate: $20-25/hr DOE
Job Description: We have a one month freelance opportunity with a corporation in Canton. Our client is looking for a Copyeditor/Proofreader to work with their team. We are looking for someone with a minimum of 2 years of proofreading/editing experience in a professional setting to ensure that US spelling and terminology is used. You must have knowledge of AP style to be considered and you will be required to take a test prior to starting the assignment to measure your spelling, grammar and punctuation editing skills.
You will be responsible for checking grammar, spelling, consistency and formatting the web site as well as various print materials. You will also be responsible for checking facts, cross-references, number sequences, geographical differences between UK/US/CA/AU and other verifiable details.throughout If you feel you are qualified for this position please send your resume (and samples if applicable) to: Boston30@jobalert.creativecircle.com

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Experienced Fiction Editors & Proofreaders (LA-CA)
http://www.Book-Editing.com needs FICTION specialists (mainstream and genre) who can perform ALL of the following services: developmental editing, copyediting / line editing, proofreading, fact checking. Qualified applicants will be sent several short editing and writing tests.
Basic requirements: You must be 100% freelance. No exceptions. Work from your location. USA-based. English must be your first language. 5+ years of editing experience and a track record of published fiction (not self-published) that you have edited. Ability to use Microsoft Word’s tracking and comment features. Ability to send and receive file attachments. Ability to check e-mail several times each day (including once per day on weekends).  Consistent availability. Send resume and list of FICTION books edited (and subsequently published) to apply2012 -at- book-editing.com. Preference will be given to applicants who intend to commit long-term, submit a bio written in third person, and provide verifiable feedback/references from clients (published writers). Resumes without book lists will not be considered.
Reply to: cj7nb-3194789528@job.craigslist.org

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Sports Reporter, Yuma, AZ
An award-winning 20,000-circulation daily located on the Arizona/California/Mexico border, seeks a sports writer who is ready for the challenge of maintaining the excellent local sports coverage. The right candidate will be a talented journalist with a demonstrated ability to write and report. We’d like to find someone with two to three years of experience, but are willing to train recent college graduates.
http://www.workinsports.com/wisquickregapply.asp?referrer=727&idx=84268
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Editor, rural Conneticat
Looking to fill a full-time salary position and to start training immediately. Ideal candidate must have strong writing abilities, journalistic experience and integrity, and a willingness to meet people and investigate the featured towns. Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign is highly desirable. The Rare Reminder reports on hyper-local events that are directly related to the communities of Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, Newington and Cromwell, CT. The Editor is also responsible for the content and lay-out of a monthly paper, The Chronicle, which features Cromwell and Middletown. He or she must be willing to work weekends if need be to meet deadlines. Applicants should be self-motivated and driven individuals. The Editor writes articles, manages a team of freelancers, edits and compiles submissions, develops leads for assignments, and lays out part of the Rare Reminder every week on the computer. Please respond by email with a resume and cover letter to mike@rarereminder.com  Employer www.RareReminder.com
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Copywriter Seattle, WA
Work for Amazon. Compose and edit advertising copy for premium advertisers across a breadth of industry verticals. Work with internal teams to craft strategic advertising messages for their programs. Write short and long-form advertising pieces with a high degree of conceptual creativity and verbal polish. Draft compelling headlines and advertising messages that convey the objectives for the campaign while speaking appropriately to the target audience. Provide auxiliary copywriting as needed for sales and marketing collateral, while maintaining the company’s voice and creative standards. Bachelor’s degree preferred in a relevant field such as marketing, communications, advertising or business. Advertising or marketing background, preferably with experience working with premium brands. Advertising or creative agency experience. Basic HTML knowledge and applied experience.
http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.aspx?JobID=111829902

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News Reporter, Silver City, NM
Friendly, hard-working, upbeat team player wanted. We’re seeking a news reporter at the Silver City Sun-News in the high country of southwest New Mexico. As part of a three-person Bureau, you’ll do a little bit of everything here – from cops and courts, to government meetings, to covering some of the region’s many weekend events. We’re a small town (10,000 pop.) but we break big news. We’ve got murders and fires, lost hikers and SWAT stand offs. We are also home to the internationally-known Tour of the Gila, an annual bicycle race that brought Lance Armstrong to our tiny town two years in a row, an annual blues fest that draws more than 5,000 visitors from across the region, and a host of other arts-related events. You’ll work hard, but you’ll have fun doing it.
We compete with a five-day daily, and two websites, yet we are the only news source that consistently covers crime, courts and breaking news on every available platform. You will break news via Twitter and Facebook and our website, and follow those up for our print edition.
Journalism or related degree required. Send your resume and a cover letter telling us why you think you’d be a good fit for our paper and why you want to make Silver City your home. Put Reporter position in the subject line. Email: editor@scsun-news.com  Twitter (@SCSunNews)
http://www.scsun-news.com

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Writing Center Coordinator, Claremore, OK
The School of Liberal Arts is seeking candidates for a Writing Center Coordinator. This is to be a 12-month staff position. Applications are sought from candidates with a Master’s Degree in English with a concentration in Composition. Candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, have experience in teaching expository writing and coordination of academic tutoring; be proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook; establish and implement online tutoring applications and establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and students.
http://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=175650179&AAEmail=39952

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Online Marketing Manager, Boston, MA
Contact D Rodgers at Aquent, 617-535-4516, drodgers@aquent.com

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Reporter, Port Townsend, WA
Reporter sought for staff opening with the Peninsula Daily News, a six-day newspaper on Washington’s beautiful North Olympic Peninsula which includes the cities of Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend and Forks (yes, the “Twilight” Forks, but no vampires or werewolves).  Bring your experience from a weekly or small daily — from the first day, you’ll be able to show off the writing and photography skills you’ve already acquired while sharpening your talent with the help of veteran newsroom leaders. This is a general assignment reporting position in which being a self-starter must be demonstrated through professional experience.
A second reporter-photographer position that embraces the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, which is considered one of the Northwest’s top climate areas, is also available.
In-person visit and tryout are required, so Washington/Northwest applicants are given preference. Send cover letter, resume and five best writing and photography clips to Leah Leach, managing editor/news, P.O. Box 1330, 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA 98362, or email to leah.leach@peninsuladailynews.com .
www.peninsuladailynews.com

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Freelance Writers San Francisco Bay Area
As a freelance author, you will research, compose, and edit full-length and summarized non-fiction books on a variety of topics. Particular areas of focus include nutrition and diet, health and fitness, home and garden, self-help, cookbooks, and technology. Typical projects pay between $1,500 and $4,500 and take 1-2 weeks to complete. On a per-word basis, we pay an average that ranges from $0.10 to $0.50 per word depending on the topic, type of book, and the writer’s level of experience.  Please submit your resume, a cover letter that describes your areas of expertise, and representative writing samples.
http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=3320165&trk=rj_em&ut=25yK4dOE4Yf5k1

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Earth Island Journal
We are looking for stories that anticipate environmental concerns before they become pressing problems, stories that scan the horizon for the next big issue. Whenever possible, we seek to tell the stories of individuals and communities who are successfully defending and restoring the Earth. On-the-ground reports from outside North America are especially welcomed. We pay writers 20 cents/word for shorter dispatches (1,200-1,500 words) and for longer investigative features (2,500-3,000 words). We prefer that writers query us before submitting a story.
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/guidelines/

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E: The Magazine
E serves important roles as a voice for the environmental movement and a vital information source on national and international environmental issues. We request that writers send queries by e-mail. Please indicate approximate article length and which section of the magazine you are targeting, allowing a three-month lead time. Please attach writing samples. E pays 30 cents/word upon publication, and you’ll receive a contract that can be signed electronically if your article has been assigned.
http://www.emagazine.com/writers-guidelines

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Elks Magazine
Informative, upbeat,entertaining writing on science, technology, nature, sports,history, health, retirement, finance, leisure, seasonal ideas and general Americana. Limit 1,200 to 2,000 words. Prefers articles on spec. Photos preferred and paid extra. Expect around 25 cents/word.
http://www.elks.org/elksmag/contact.cfm

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Familyfun
FamilyFun magazine targets families with children 12 and under. Gives parents what they need to create unforgettable family moments, whether it’s cooking, vacations, parties, holidays, crafts or learning. Has travel and non-travel guidelines for writers. Features 850 – 3,000 words. Pays $1.25/word. Departments pay $1.00 to $1.25/word. Very descriptive guidelines.
http://familyfun.go.com/magazine/contact-us-819817/

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The American Gardener Magazine
This magazine features inspiring color photographs and in-depth articles on new and native plants, influential garden personalities, garden history, and earth friendly gardening techniques and products. There are also regular departments on design, children’s gardening, conservation issues, and reviews of the latest gardening books, as well as a calendar of gardening events nationwide. Pays $300 to $500 for articles and $100 to $250 for columns. Query with outline,topic description, and why the piece is suitable for thereadership. Include clips or writing samples and a commentabout your gardening experience.
www.ahs.org/publications/the_american_gardener/

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Freelance Business Writer – Citygrid Media West Hollywood, CA
CityGrid, a leading local online media company that owns and operates leading local consumer properties including Citysearch, Insider Pages and Urbanspoon, is looking to hire a freelance business writer to craft copy and copyedit byline articles, case studies and create copy for our blog. Job Responsibilities: Write up to 5-7 byline articles/ blog posts per month on everything from the local landscape, small business marketing ideas to advertising trends Craft customer case stories and marketing materials when needed Work directly with key executives on copyediting articles and blog posts Deliver products in a timely fashion to meet set deadlines Oversee and prioritize work effectively Requirements: Prior experience writing business/technology articles needs to be a published writer.
www.simplyhired.com/job-id/xxbrxdwvad/freelance-business-jobs/

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American Spirit Magazine
The magazine’s focus is on Early American history; genealogy; civics education; historic preservation; collectibles such as furniture, porcelain, textiles, tools and artwork; women’s history and biography; historic travel and tourism; patriotism; Americana and crafts. Its primary timeframe encompasses the Colonial period, the 200-plus years between the Jamestown colony and 1820s. It also tends to focus on the American experience as it relates to women, and we like stories that link past and present. Non-fiction features average 1,500-2,000 words; non-fiction departments average 750-1,000 words. Published by the Daughters of the American Revolution, for its members.
www.dar.org/natsociety/magwriters.cfm

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Temporary Freelance Catolog Copywriter Ball Horticultural Company West Chicago, IL
Write, proof, edit copy for trade catalogs, print ads, brochures and direct mail pieces. Provide same to layout artist(s). Research product attributes, features and benefits. Participate in brainstorming. Work well in a collaborative environment. Our ideal candidate will be able to create compelling product copy for B2B and consumer-facing initiatives in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. Previous catalog copywriting experience 5+ years ad agency experience. BA in Journalism, Advertising, Communications or related. Proven track record in developing B2B and Consumer-facing communication. Proficient in Microsoft Office and Mac OS in a shared, server-based computer configuration Excellent attention to detail.
www.simplyhired.com/job-id/j34uhwj3lb/temporary-freelance-jobs/

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Freelance Senior Copywriter Company: Razorfish Chicago, IL
Razorfish is one of the largest interactive agencies in the world and currently has more than 2,000 employees in 20 offices in seven countries (Australia, China, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States) focusing exclusively on digital marketing and technology. Each office is filled with opportunities for people who want to invent the digital future. We are seeking a Freelance Senior Copywriter in our Chicago office. The Copywriter is responsible for conceptual development and copy deliverables, including advertising, web sites, email and other forms of interface design. These responsibilities include creating and communicating concepts, implementing marketing strategies and developing short and long form copy solutions.
http://www.simplyhired.com/job-id/qh62ypns2o/freelance-senior-jobs/

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