These 6 Work-From-Home Writing and Editing Jobs Are Open Right Now

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Most of the writers and editors I know love to work from home. It’s where all the good snacks, dogs and comfy couches are.

If you’re also a writer or editor who loves to work from home, you’ll want to check out these four companies that are hiring full-time and part-time remote workers right now.

Brace yourself. The pay and benefits for some of these jobs are jaw-dropping.

But if none of these jobs is for you, be sure to check out our jobs page on Facebook, where we’re always listing new work-from-home jobs.

1. News and Politics Writer at Bustle

Women’s news and lifestyle website Bustle is looking for part-time remote news and politics writers. This is a staff position that a company representative tells me comes with some benefits.

According to the job listing, the position could be for three to four days a week, but a minimum commitment of at least two days per week is required.

Pay: $15 to $35 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing breaking news quickly
  • Juggling multiple articles at once
  • Monitoring social media for viral and top news stories
  • Incorporating digital content into articles

Applicants for this position must have:

  • Availability of two days per week, minimum
  • At least two years of writing or blogging experience
  • Degree in journalism, communications, political science or a related field
  • Strong journalistic integrity and ethics
  • Knowledge of SEO
  • Evening, overnight and weekend availability desired

Apply here for the news and politics writer job at Bustle.

2. Freelance Content Manager at Dotdash

Educational content website About.com has rebranded itself as Dotdash and is looking for a remote full-time freelance content manager to help shape and define the site’s new direction.

Pay: $25 per hour

Responsibilities include:

  • Editing content
  • Working with a team of freelance writers
  • Improving and replacing images on the site
  • Curating and promoting email newsletters and social media content
  • Identifying new opportunities and editorial coverage gaps

Applicants for this position must have:

  • A passion for working with writers to edit and improve content
  • A talent for creativity and problem-solving
  • 2+ years of experience curating and developing web, email and social content
  • Experience with content management systems and web analytics tools

Apply here for the freelance content manager job at Dotdash.

3. Fantasy eSports and Soccer Beat Writers at RotoWire.com

Fantasy sports website RotoWire.com is hiring part-time work-from-home writers with an affinity for gaming and soccer.

Pay: Quarterly monthly stipend after probationary period

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing individual player updates with appropriate citation
  • Writing player-focused match recaps
  • Verifying player database accuracy

Applicants for this position must have:

  • Fantasy eSports: Expert knowledge of “League of Legends,” “Dota 2,” “Call of Duty” and “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.”
  • Fantasy soccer: Expert knowledge of the five major European soccer leagues: the English Premier League, La Liga (Spain), Serie A (Italy), Ligue 1 (France) and the Bundesliga (Germany).
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

Benefits include:

  • A free subscription to RotoWire
  • Access to exclusive website content
  • Access to staff fantasy sports leagues
  • Potential to have your work on ESPN, CBS and other media outlets

Find details here on how to apply as a beat writer at RotoWire.com.

4. Marketing Copywriter at Student Loan Hero

Financial education website Student Loan Hero is hiring a full-time remote writer to create web page and email content to educate and inspire readers.

Pay: “Competitive” based on experience and location.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing new email marketing funnels
  • Discovering weak spots in the website’s content
  • A/B testing new copy
  • Increasing conversion rates  

Applicants for this position must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least two years of experience
  • Experience in multiple content formats, including email and web pages
  • Familiarity with SEO
  • Full-time availability

Benefits include:

  • Unlimited vacation
  • Vested company shares
  • Flexible work hours
  • Health insurance
  • $2,000 technology stipend
  • $100 per month continuing education budget
  • Retirement account or student loan repayment matching

Apply here for the marketing copywriter job at Student Loan Hero.

5. Part-Time Weekend Editor

News website Vox is hiring a part-time weekend editor with a deep understanding of policy and politics to work 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST on Saturdays and Sundays.

Pay: Not listed, but I’ve reached out to the company and will update when I know more.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assigning and editing stories from weekend news writer
  • Editing and copy editing stories from staff reporters

Applicants for this position must have:

  • Editing experience
  • Strong news judgement
  • Background in U.S. policy and politics
  • Knowledge of current events
  • Solid understanding of SEO and social media

Apply here for the part-time weekend editor position at Vox.

6. Full-Time Copy Editor at Vox

Vox is also hiring a full-time editor with a deep understanding of policy and politics to work the 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST shift, Monday through Friday.

Pay: None listed, but I’ve reached out to the company and will update when I know more.

Responsibilities include:

  • Editing and copy editing stories from staff reporters from a variety of beats
  • Facilitating content workflow
  • Building and maintaining Vox style guides
  • Collaborating with social team on packaging stories
  • Line editing news stories during evening hours

Applicants for this position must have:

  • Minimum of four years of editing experience
  • An excellent eye for detail
  • Knowledge of U.S. policy and politics
  • Fact-checking experience
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Solid understanding of SEO and social media

Apply here for the full-time copy editor job at Vox.

Lisa McGreevy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She loves telling readers about new job opportunities so look her up on Twitter @lisah if you’ve got a tip to share.

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