More jobs you may not have thought of from the world of writing:


54) Trivia writers. Those games that involve obscure facts require plenty of research.


55) Filler and gag writers. Magazines and newspapers need small gags, quizzes, anecdotes, and tips to fill out pages.


56) Greeting card writers. Hallmark pays its writers a pretty penny, but even smaller companies can pay well.


67) Grant writers. If you can convince governments and agencies to part with their dollars, this may be the jobs for you.


68 ) Poetry writers.


69) Playwrights.


60) History jobs. History professors, history tutors, history fact-checkers for movies and TV and books, history writers, museum curators…the list goes on and on.


61) Theater jobs. Theaters are always looking for fresh material that will appeal to audiences.


62) Essay writers. Personal essays appear in anthologies and magazines and journals.


63) Children’s writing jobs. Don’t just think children’s books – there are brochures and pamphlets that need to be written for kids, commercials aimed at kids, and educational materials to be created.


64) Spiritual writing jobs. Can you write an astrology chart? Can you write a pamphlet on how to meditate? New-age and religious publications and groups may want your writing help.


66) Communication firm jobs. Communication companies need people to help them and their IT experts communicate with clients.


66) Corporate jobs. These offer plenty of money and benefits. If you don’t mind writing for companies, many businesses need your help.


67) Finance writing jobs. If you can make sense of stocks, bonds, options, and more, financial companies need your help promoting their services and explaining basic financial terms to clients.


68 ) Proofreading jobs. If errors make your skin crawl, you can help others by finding typos and errors in their work.


69) Editorial management jobs. These include editing tasks such as organizing sections of a document or project, validating the submission of articles, responding to writers and other tasks.


70) Comedy jobs. Comedians often rely on good writers to come up with stand-up routines and acts. Skit actors also rely on writers, as do humor publications, comic books, joke books, and gag gift manufacturers.


71) Speech writing careers. Most people in the public eye – including politicians, professional speakers, and even corporate big wigs – rely on writers to put together interesting and well-crafted speeches.


72) PR jobs. PR companies arrange media interviews, radio spots, movie product placements, branding campaigns, and much more. If you want a creative job that involves writing and still involves working with others, this may be for you.


73) Syndicate jobs. Syndicates get news items and articles from writers all over the world. They always need editors and readers for those pieces as well as regional workers to gather the information in the first place.


74) News agency jobs. News agencies like Reuters prepare hard news stories and distribute them to newspapers. These agencies are always in need of writers, reporters, photographers, and editors.


77) Product documentation writing jobs. These jobs involve penning manuals, online help, web pages, and tutorials for software and other products.


76) Contract writing jobs. These jobs involve creating spec sheets, contracts and subcontracts. Contract writing jobs can also refer to projects in which you sign on to work with a company for a specific amount of time.


77) Software-related jobs. Software companies need writers who can come up with code but who can also create “help” sections, online information about software, and even software content.


78 ) Content jobs. Businesses need content to be frequently updated on web pages, blogs, and newsletters. These jobs tend to be lower-paying than other gigs, but they pay quickly and can generate lots of work. They can be an idea for those writers who want to get started quick but need to start making money right away.


79) White paper writing careers. White papers are industry-specific reports. They are pretty technical, but once you learn how to write them, you will quickly learn that most companies need them and are willing to pay well for them.

80) Audio book jobs. To create a book into an audio book, writers are needed to edit the audio copy and to create copy for the CD cover. Someone also needs to go over all the audio to ensure that it sounds good and actually corresponds to the script. In many cases, writers are also needed to abridge and edit the text.


81) Commercial writing. Every commercial you see on the TV or hear on the radio was first created by a writer.


82) Abstracter jobs. Abstracters summarize books and information for directories, catalogues, and other resources.


83) Subtitler jobs. If you have ever been to a movie with subtitles, you may have realized that someone needed to come up with all the subtitles in the first place.


84) Printing jobs. Lots of jobs in the printing industry, from bindery jobs to customer service to technical jobs and prepress production positions. Look to to see current job openings.


88 ) Book designer jobs. These jobs involve creating the book cover and inside cover copy for a book.


86) Book tour jobs. From personal assistant, to promoter to technical positions, big-name authors need a lot of help when setting up their book tours.


87) Interviewer jobs. If you are personable and like to interview people, there are plenty of authors and professionals who want to outsource interviewing to you.


88 ) Songwriter.


89) Speaker jobs. If you don’t quake before an audience, you may be able to speak in front of organizations and schools and get paid for it. As an added bonus, you can often promote your own books and writing while you speak.


90) Promotion jobs. From press agents to publicists, these professionals help create buzz about products.

91) Travel writer jobs. If you can travel and stay at nice hotels, you can get a gig for newspapers and magazines to write about exotic locales.


92) Copyright law jobs. Organizations such as and hire all the time. If you have legal training, attorneys specializing in intellectual property might be interested in your writing and legal skills as well.


93) Union jobs. A number of writer’s unions – including,, and — hire writers and other professionals. Their web sites are also good places to learn about writing careers and current job opportunities. You local unions for other trades and professions are also sometimes in need of writers to draft letters, information packages, and more.


94) Multimedia jobs. Multimedia presentations and programs need to be conceptualized and committed to paper before they are created – and writers are needed to do this.


99) Directory jobs. Many online directories and even printed directories need writers to create listings and ads for advertisers.


96) Literary agency jobs. Literary agents need assistants, researchers, and other staff to help out around the office.


97) Acquisitions editor jobs. An acquisitions editor is the person in charge of finding new authors for specific publishers. This editor often works closely with authors.


98 ) Textbook publisher jobs. Textbook publishers need promoters in the classroom, writers to create online content, writers and editors to help with creating textbooks, fact checkers, and much more. Unlike traditional publishers, which rely on one writer per book, textbook publishers rely on lots of collaboration, so there is more room for writers to get in on the ground floor.


99) Editors. From assistant editors to editors-in-chief, managing editors, and other types of editors, these professionals take care of the everyday running of magazines, publishing houses and newspapers.


100) ESL instructors. You can get jobs that take you overseas to teach. You can also set up ESL help yourself, offering assistance to students who need it.


101) Teachers. If you can teach writing (or other subjects) one-on-one, in tutoring sessions, in the classroom, or online, you are needed by education companies. You can even set up your own course or school.


102) Indexers. Professionals are needed by publishers and book packagers to go through books and create good indexes for non-fiction projects.


103) Monologist and storyteller jobs. Writers who write and then perform their own stories or anecdotes are often in high demand.


104) Sports writer


105) Music writer


106) Staff writer jobs. This general job category encompasses any contract writing jobs at a business. Many sort of businesses need a good writer to handle brochures, press released, and other information.


Whew – with all these options, it is possible (and desirable) to pair up and diversify, taking on different writing projects in different categories to bring in more projects and more income. Trying out a new gig is also one way of keeping things interesting. We writers are truly blessed to have so many options for employment.


Here is today’s list of places to look for writing jobs:


1) — Jobs for those interested in working in the arts


2) — I’m actually embarrassed that I didn’t think to put this into my blog earlier. Isn’t it funny how sometimes you overlook something that you see every day? This is a site I visit all the time and I don’t have enough good things to say about it. Be sure to sign up for the newsletters, too. You’ll get listings of writing jobs, writing markets, writing grants, contests, and much more.


3) — The Organized Writer is a great resource. Check out the whole site and then hit this page to see where you can submit your queries and finished pieces.


4) — If you are a novelist, check out this site for figuring out where to submit.


5) — The BBC in the UK always has lots of jobs on tap.


6) — This general job web site always seems to have plenty of jobs for writers.


7) — If you are interested in writing blogs, this is the place.


8 ) — Gawker’s job board lists lost of jobs for bloggers and other writers.


9) — The J-School at Berkeley lists plenty of job offers, usually.


10) — This blog can help you land a blog gig. Plenty of resources here.