Social Engagement: Low (remote)/Medium (with client or team connection)
What’s What: If you are an accomplished writer, you’re likely a person who is content to make your contribution by spending some time at your computer to help move a message along.
Amava Take: We’re living in a world where content is king. Producing it at a high level quickly is a talent which is highly sought after. Whether you’ve always been a writer or an editor or your other life and job experience has helped you hone those skills in another context, this field is wide open to you and it’s highly flexible. You can write articles, blog posts, lists and much more than the Great American Novel. But, if that’s your thing, do that too!
From the Front Lines:
What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these jobs?
Someone who can achieve voice and tone quickly.
Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?
The more a writer listens to the stakeholders about the piece, the more likely it will be what we are all after.
What’s a typical daily schedule like?
Schedules vary greatly between in-house and freelance writers. But people who write professionally are able to make deadlines.
From the Trenches:
What’s the most satisfying part of the job?
Reading, researching and writing for a living!
How would you describe the hard parts?
When you collaborate with others and the process is iterative, you sometimes have to put aside good work because goals change.
What’s the silliest online quiz you’ll admit that you took?
“Which Literary Heroine Are You?” It said I was Juliet. I’m not.
Special Requirements: Excellence is in the eye of the reader and there are some rules, but no specific degree or certification is the secret.
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Finding a Position: There is a lot of information about how to write for money out there, but one place has it particularly well organized. Flexible jobs are listed on local and national job boards, often under the words “content writer.” A tailored site for media jobs can also be a good place to find writing jobs. There are also sites where writers can qualify and be eligible to pitch their work for listed projects.