15 Full Time Jobs for Writers & Editors

Dear Writers,

Here’s our latest roundup of traditional jobs for writers, including journalism jobs, copywriting jobs, and editing jobs. Organizations in this list include Stanford, CNN, Buzzfeed, Forbes, Insider, and Scholastic.

For a list of freelance writing opportunities, please see this list of 15 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors (Up to $6,000+ Per Article)

— Jacob Jans

Thanks to Fatima Saif for compiling this list.

Stanford University is hiring for the position of Campaign Writer, Office of Development. The successful applicant will be responsible for helping faculty and students tell their stories to the donor audience, especially via live events and recorded videos. The applicant should have 5 years’ relevant experience. This is a 2 year fixed-term position that is open to 100% remote work (requires travel to their campus and other locations around 10 times a year). For details, visit this page.

Democracy Now! is a news organization based in NYC. They are looking for an Associate Digital Editor. The successful candidate will help with daily website as well as social media publishing. The candidate should have 3 to 5 years’ social media and digital journalism experience. Salary range is $63,000 to $68,000. The role is full-time and based in New York. For details, refer to their Tweet and this page.

Insider is a global news publication. Their associate editor is looking for new writers. Her team focuses on magazine-style analyses and explainers on work, the economy, technology, and business. She is seeking clear arguments and analyses on the day’s biggest topics. Please note that they are US-focused. Their rates start at $500. Email your pitches to gdegraaf@insider.com. Read their associate editor’s Twitter thread here. Contact them here.

BuzzFeed Style Guide is BuzzFeed News’ copy desk. They are hiring overflow freelance copy editors. The applicants should have 2 years of copy editing experience in digital media, ideally for a news outlet. Pay is $30 to $37 per hour. They have a two-part copyediting test. If interested, email your résumé / LinkedIn profile to sarah.schweppe@buzzfeed.com. For details, read their Twitter thread.

Thrifty Traveler is a travel website that offers flight deals, guides, tips, and more. They are looking for a Senior Editor. The selected candidate will report and write travel stories, help strategize and direct their coverage of all things travel, and assist with strategy and implementation of SEO-focused stories. The applicant should be based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and have at least 2 to 5 years of published journalism experience. To learn more, refer to their editor’s Tweet and this page.

Deadline: September 28th, 2022

The Columbus Dispatch is a source for Columbus and Ohio politics, business, sports, and entertainment news. They are seeking a Managing Editor to help grow their newspaper’s digital audience. The editor should have over 5 years’ media management experience. The position is full-time and based in Columbus, OH. For more information, refer to this page.

TD is an American national bank. They are looking for a Copywriter. The successful applicant will execute the “copywriting of Direct-to-Consumer, Digital, Print and Merchandising Marketing assets as prescribed by creative/marketing briefs.” The applicant should have 3+ years of experience. The role is full-time and located in Mount Laurel, NJ. Details here and here.

SFGate is a digital-only publication that features news and entertainment from the Bay Area and beyond. They are hiring a Deputy Managing Editor to manage their “local, travel, culture and food editors.” They are looking for someone with 5+ years’ relevant experience. The job is full-time and located in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit this page.

Mexico News Daily is an English-language news source for Mexico. They are hiring a full-time, remote staff writer. The applicant should be fluent in both English and Spanish. Multimedia skills as well as experience with digital media tools will be a plus. To learn more, refer to their associate editor’s Tweet and this job posting.

They are also looking for freelancers. They accept pitches and submissions (800 to 1,200 words) about travel, culture, history, the arts, and lifestyle. They pay freelancers 3 pesos (about $0.15)/word for 1,200 words maximum. For details, read their freelance submission guidelines.

InStyle is a website that covers fashion, celebrity style, and beauty tips. Their Commerce team is looking for a part-time Writer with commerce experience and an interest in fashion/beauty. The writer will work 30 hours/week at $25/hour. If interested, email canello@dotdashmdp.com with mhonkus@dotdashmdp.com in CC. For more information, refer to this Twitter thread.

CNN is looking for:

  • A full-time National Security Writer who is passionate about covering foreign policy issues and the United States’ place in the world. The writer should have 5+ years of experience and excellent reporting and writing skills. The writer will work in person at one of their locations in the US. Details here and here.

  • A full-time Breaking News Writer for CNN Digital News. The successful applicant will write real-time breaking news posts and monitor multiple breaking events for their live updates platform. The applicant should have 4+ years’ digital storytelling experience. The applicant will work in person at one of their locations in the US. This is a Tuesday-Saturday job. Learn more here and here.

Forbes is hiring for the following positions:

  • News Editor, SEO. The successful candidate will help lead a team of Forbes’ News Team reporters and also help grow their audience through SEO. The candidate should be based in the US and have 5 to 7 years of experience in an editorial newsroom, particularly breaking news. The job is remote. Learn more here.

  • Associate Editor, Legal. The selected applicant will be “the central player in building new revenue-generating lists by designing high-quality quantitative and some qualitative methodologies and gathering data, seeking out external partners, using other pre-existing data and/or creating new internal datasets.” The applicant should have a minimum of 5 years of writing and editing experience. The applicant should be based in the US and have experience in the legal field. The job is remote. Details here.

TEGNA is “a broadcasting, digital media, and marketing services company.” They are seeking a Managing Editor to oversee the editorial assignments of their News Department. The selected applicant will be responsible for mentoring and coaching reporters and assignment editors. The applicant will also be responsible for evaluating, recruiting, and onboarding news hires. The applicant should ideally have 5 to 10 years of reporter experience. The job is full-time and located in Sacramento, CA. Details here and here.

Scholastic is a publisher and distributor of children’s books. They are seeking a Managing Editor. The successful candidate will “manage product strategy for all digital properties, ensuring content updates and implementation are carried out to specifications.” The candidate should have 1 to 2 years of relevant experience. The job is full-time and located in New York, NY. For more information, refer to this page.

Architectural Digest is a monthly magazine that celebrates international design talents, inspiring decorating ideas, innovative homes, travel, and culture. They are hiring a Commerce Writer to cover the home category (furniture, smart home tech, bedding, and more). The selected applicant will be responsible for writing 3 to 5 pieces of shopping content every week. The applicant should have 2 to 3 years’ relevant commerce experience. Salary is around $65,000. The role is full-time and based in New York, NY. To learn more, refer to this Tweet and this page.


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