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Writing Jobs in Media and Publishing

This list of job opportunities for writers is updated at least twice a month. Bookmark this page to say up to date on new postings!

Job listings that were posted more than six weeks ago, or with outstanding apply-by dates, will be removed from this list.


Posted May 20

The 19th is seeking fellows for the Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Fellowship.  The fellowship will provide recent graduates, mid-career alums, and former students of HBCUs with full-year salaried fellowships in the areas of reporting, editing, audience engagement and newsroom technology.

Compensation: $70,000–$75,000 annually. Apply here.

to support the Associate Publisher and the publicity team. This full-time position is located in New York, NY. 

Compensation: Not listed. Apply here.

Henry Holt & Co. is seeking an assistant marketing manager and/or marketing manager to help promote their fiction and nonfiction titles. This full-time position is located in New York, NY.

Compensation: Not listed. Apply here.

Inverse is hiring a full-time entertainment editor with an interest in “geeky” pop culture.

Compensation: $70,000-$80,000. To apply, email Jacob Kleinman ([email protected]) with the subject line “Freelance Editor” (see this tweet for more info)

Louisiana State University is seeking a full-time visiting assistant professor of creative writing in the English Department. 

in Washington, DC is hiring a dynamic and engaging writer to serve as the 2022-23 Lisa Page Writing Workshop Fellow. This role is responsible for developing, coordinating logistics, and teaching in-person writing workshops in DC public school classrooms in close collaboration with PEN/Faulkner staff.

Compensation: $8,500 paid in four installments over nine months. Apply here.


Posted May 6

The Atlantic





Modern Farmer


Modern Farmer



Posted April 22

Bustle is looking for a TV editor. Applicants based in NYC are preferred, but not required.

Compensation: Not listed. Apply here.

The Center for Craft is hiring for three positions at their organization. All positions are located in Asheville, NC. They are looking for:

- A development manager ($55,000 annually. Apply here.)

- A grant writer ($50,000 annually. Apply here.)

- A communications coordinator ($39,000 annually. Apply here.)

HuffPost is seeking a copy editor. Remote work is offered if preferred and the applicant can be located in one of forty different states (list of possible states can be seen here). 

Compensation: Not listed, though the minimum benchmark salary for a 2022 editor is stated to be $68,000 annually. Apply here.

The Verge is looking for a news editor. This position is remote.

Compensation: $62,000 annually. Apply here.

Words Without Borders has opened applications for its editorial fellowship. This fellowship is remote and part-time. The applicant should be fluent in English with knowledge of one or more foreign languages.

Compensation: $16 per hour. Apply here.


Posted April 8

BOMB Magazine is seeking a full-time associate editor for its quarterly arts and culture magazine. This position is New York City-based, though a hybrid office/WFH schedule is available.

Compensation: $56,000 - $60,000 annually. Apply here.

Grove Atlantic is seeking a publicity assistant. This position is based in New York City.

Compensation: $40,000 annually. Apply here.

Leaf Group is searching for a senior editor, who will work with the eHow editorial team. This full-time remote position comes with benefits and discretionary unlimited vacation time.

Compensation: $75,000 - $85,000 annually. Apply here.

National Books Critics Circle has opened applications for their 2022-2023 Emerging Critics Fellowship. This fellowship is open to critics of all experience levels, based anywhere.

Compensation: No financial compensation, though the fellows will receive one-on-one mentorship, professional development opportunities, and dues-free NBCC membership. Apply here.

Nightboat Books is inviting proposals for a new editorial fellowship, in which an aspiring BIPOC editor will work alongside Nightboat staff to develop a book project of their choosing over the course of two years. Applicants must be based in the US.

Compensation: $10,000 paid in installments. Apply here.

National Asian Pacific  American Women’s Forum is looking for a communications director. This full-time position is based in Washington, DC or New York.

Compensation: $82,000 - $93, 000 annually. Apply here.

Science News Media Group is seeking an editorial assistant to provide editorial, fact-checking, and administrative support for Science News Explores. An applicant who is Washington, DC-based is preferred, but remote work is a possibility.

Compensation: $45,000 - $58,000 annually. Apply here.

The Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow is seeking an executive director/development director.

Compensation: $30,000 annually for 30 hours per week with a flexible schedule. Apply here.


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