17 Full Time & Remote Jobs for Writers

Despite the ongoing pandemic, writers are still needed, and companies are still hiring writers for full-time jobs.

The following is a list of companies hiring writers for a variety of jobs, including editorial, copywriting, and reporting.

The others are from a mix of news companies, web-publications, software companies, and non-profits.

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PayPal is hiring a full-time Content Strategist / Writer. They want someone who is “a storyteller, a design thinker, and a guardian of the user experience who meets customer needs with clear, consistent, and compelling content.” The applicant should have “5+ years of professional writing experience, with 3 years writing web and mobile content, preferably for interactive user experiences.” The job is based in San Jose, CA. Learn more about this job here and here.

Indy Week is an alternative weekly newspaper published in Durham, North Carolina. They offer “progressive news, culture and commentary” for the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill). They are seeking an Editor In Chief who will provide the editorial vision for their print and digital publications. They candidate should have at least 5-7 years of experience in journalism. The candidate should also have editing and supervising experience. The position is full-time and located in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area. Details here and here.

BBC Worklife is “a features vertical on BBC.com that looks at the intersection of personal and professional life.” They are looking for an Editor with at least 7 years of editing and reporting experience. The selected candidate will be “responsible for creating the content strategy, managing the production schedule, fulfilling editorial requirements for commercial deals, formulating the audience growth strategy and managing a small team, as well as external freelance contributors.” International experience and familiarity with managing social and video content will be a plus. The location is negotiable but New York is preferred. Job Type: Contract. To learn more, refer to this page.

Toptal is “a global network of the top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand.” They are seeking a full-time Senior Writer, Publications to join their Publications team. The applicant should be “passionate about helping C-suite executives and other corporate leaders anticipate and plan for the most pressing challenges facing their organizations.” The applicant should have 8 to 10 years’ experience working as a writer or journalist for a top publication. The job is remote and can be done from anywhere. To learn more, visit this page.

The Los Angeles Times covers news, politics, entertainment, sports, food, climate, environment, and more from Southern California and the world. They are looking for:

  • A full-time Deputy Business Editor who can “make business stories appeal not only to traditional readers of business journalism but also beyond.” The selected candidate will “work on a range of coverage, but areas of focus might include income equality, the California economy, housing and labor.” They are currently working remotely but when they return to the newsroom, this job will be located in El Segundo, CA. Details here and here.
  • A full-time Editorial Writer – Editorial Page who will “join a team of writers and editors who meet several times a week to determine and articulate the editorial positions of the newspaper.” The candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of reporting and writing experience. They are currently working remotely but when they return to the newsroom, this role will be based in El Segundo, CA. Details here and here.  

REX is a real estate technology startup. They are seeking an experienced Content Writer & Editor to produce, create, and edit content across their marketing efforts. The candidate must be “able to switch styles to suit the medium; highly professional escrow-emails in the morning and light-hearted social content in the afternoon will be the norm.”  This is an entry level, full-time job that is based in Austin, TX. Details here and here.

Who What Wear is an international fashion company. They are looking for:

  • A Research Associate for their Audience Development & Data team. The selected candidate will get to know their readers and consumers and will use that knowledge to tell a story to their advertisers. The candidate should have experience of at least 1 year in a research role. The job is full-time and based in New York, NY. Details here and here.
  • A Senior Copy Editor who will be “the final eyes on content, ensuring it meets editorial standards as well as each individual brand’s particular voice.” The candidate should have experience of at least 4 years in a copy editor role. The role is full-time and based in Los Angeles, CA. Details here and here.

Peloton is an interactive fitness platform. They are seeking a Senior Copywriter who will concept and execute 360 digital campaigns for their products and services. They want someone with “5-6+ years of experience as a copywriter, 3+ within an agency environment.” The job is full-time and based in New York, NY. For more details, refer to this page.

GSW Advertising is a healthcare advertising agency. They are looking for a full-time Senior Copywriter. As lead copy team member, the selected candidate will take “responsibility for concept, writing, and presentation of all projects for assigned accounts.” The candidate should have 5 to 10 years of experience in the field of writing (out of which at least 5 years should be in advertising or healthcare). The job is located in New York, NY. To learn more, refer to this page.

ViacomCBS is a global media and entertainment company. They are seeking a Copywriter/Editor who will be responsible for developing, writing, proofreading, and editing creative and strategic materials. They want someone with 5 years of experience. Agency and media experience will be a plus. The job is full-time and based in New York, NY. Details here and here.

Publishers Weekly is “the international news platform of the book publishing industry.” They are looking for a Nonfiction Reviews Editor who will assign and edit pre-publication reviews of nonfiction books, assign and edit author interviews, and contribute to their twice-yearly announcements issues. They want someone with 3+ years of editing experience. They strongly encourage members of diverse communities to apply. During the pandemic, the editor will work remotely. They anticipate starting to return to their office later this year. The job is full-time and based in New York, NY. For details, visit this page.

The Wall Street Journal provides coverage of news, business, politics, technology, real estate, arts, culture, and more from the US and around the world. They are looking for:

  • A full-time Science Editor who will help lead their science coverage into the future. The candidate should have “at least 3-5 years of experience managing reporters, and a proven ability to break news as well as tell compelling narrative stories across platforms and mediums.” The role is based in New York, NY. Details here and here.
  • A full-time Deputy Editor, Standards and Ethics to join their Standards and Ethics department. The selected candidate will be “responsible for ensuring the Journal always maintains the highest and most rigorous standards of fairness and integrity and is a model for ethical, fact-based news reporting.” The candidate should have over 10 years of journalism experience. The job is based in New York, NY. Details here and here.

iHeartMedia is America’s number one audio company. They are seeking a full-time Associate Editor with “experience conceiving, writing and editing music, entertainment and news content for the web, from breaking stories to features.” They want 1 to 3 years of relevant experience. The job is based in Nashville, TN. To learn more, refer to this page.

Pinterest is seeking 2 full-time Sales Content Writers (Contract) to join their Content Marketing team. The selected candidates will “create world-class content that brings Pinterest’s differentiated story to life and empowers the Pinterest global sales team to drive partnership growth with advertisers.” They want 5+ years of experience. One position is based in New York, NY and the other is based in San Francisco, CA.


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