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DIY Addicts, Pause HGTV and Check Out These Writing Gigs for The Spruce

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If you love all things home related, like finding awesome recipes, picking out the perfect kitchen backsplash and tackling new DIY projects, then we’ve got some awesome work-from-home jobs for you.

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a website totally devoted to giving its readers the best tips and inspiration on how to have the best home. Who doesn’t love some good anti-clutter tips, am I right?

The Spruce is looking for several freelance writers and photographers to contribute content to a wide variety of categories on its site, including home decor, food and pets.

Freelance contributors will be given article assignments and will have the opportunity to get a longer-term contract.

But if you don’t like writing or photography, no worries. You can check out our jobs page on Facebook — we’re always posting cool work-from-home opportunities.

Freelance Writing and Photography Positions at The Spruce

Pay: Per assignment, not specified

Pets Writer

As a pets content contributor for The Spruce, you would be responsible for creating list-style articles on general pet topics such as veterinary medicine, behavioral training and breed profiles.

Applicants for this position should have:

  • Strong article layout and headline writing skills
  • The ability to write for a broad audience in a casual voice
  • Previous experience writing for a blog, magazine or media outlet highly preferred

Note: Veterinarians and other related professionals are preferred.

Apply here for the freelance pet writer position.

Home Renovations Writer

A home renovations writer will be responsible for creating lists, step-by-step tutorials and how-to articles on topics such as electrics, plumbing and general DIY.

Applicants for this position should have:

  • Strong headline writing skills
  • An understanding of SEO
  • The ability to write for a broad audience in a casual voice
  • Photography skills highly preferred
  • Previous experience writing for a blog, magazine or media outlet highly preferred

Note: Being a professional in plumber, carpenter or electrician is preferred.

Apply here for the freelance home renovations writer position.

Home Decor Writer

Home decor writers for The Spruce will contribute slideshows, listicles and step-by-step tutorials. Some examples of topics include budget decorating, kitchen design, and small space living tips.

Applicants for this position should have:

  • Knowledge of current design trends
  • Strong headline writing skills
  • An understanding of SEO
  • The ability to write for a broad audience in a casual voice
  • The ability to source photos for articles
  • Previous experience writing for a blog, magazine or media outlet highly preferred

Apply here for the freelance home decor writer position.

Gardening Writer

Gardening and landscaping contributors will create listicles, roundups, plant profiles, and how-to articles about house plants, herbs, trees and general gardening topics.

Applicants for this position should have:

  • Strong headline writing skills
  • An understanding of SEO
  • The ability to write for a broad audience in a casual voice
  • The ability to source photos for articles
  • Photography skills preferred
  • Previous experience writing for a blog, magazine or media outlet highly preferred

Apply here for the freelance gardening writer position.

Food Writer

Food and beverage writers will create listicles and step-by-step tutorials on topics like recipes, ingredient profiles, and cooking and baking techniques.

Applicants for this position should have:

  • Strong headline writing skills
  • An understanding of SEO
  • The ability to write for a broad audience in a casual voice
  • The ability to source photos
  • Food photography skills preferred
  • Previous experience writing for a blog, magazine or media outlet highly preferred

Note: Professional chefs, bakers, cake decorators and related professionals are preferred.

Apply here for the freelance food writer position.

Food Photographer

As a freelance food photographer, you would be responsible for making, styling and shooting recipe tutorials for the food and beverage content section.

Applicants for this position should have:

  • Photo editing skills
  • Strong understanding of lighting, staging and color composition
  • Food photography skills highly preferred
  • Experience taking photos for a blog, magazine or media outlet highly preferred

Note: Professional food stylists, food photographers, chefs, bakers, cake decorators and related professionals are preferred.

Apply here for the freelance food photographer position.

Crafts and DIY Writer/Photographer

As a contributor to the crafts and DIY section, you would create and photograph projects such as kids crafts, needle crafts and general DIY projects.

Applicants for this position should have:

  • The ability to explain DIY projects through photo tutorials
  • Photo editing skills
  • Experience writing and taking photos for a blog, magazine or media outlet highly preferred

Apply here for the freelance crafts and DIY writer/photographer position.

Kaitlyn Blount is a junior staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She may or may not be an HGTV addict. Chip & Joanna are #goals.

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