10 Best Remote Writing Jobs (Hiring Now)

Remote work allows you the freedom to work from wherever you want. Read more to apply to remote writing jobs earn a full-time income while you travel the world.

Remote writers are individuals who can produce original and compelling content in a given subject area without working from a physical office.


As a remote writer, you may be asked to write news articles, editorials, blog posts, and even brand new websites from scratch. When writing articles, you should ensure that the content is detailed oriented, and there is a system of checks and balances in place to ensure clients receive an excellent final product. 


If you have a computer, a reliable internet connection and some knowledge about a specific topic, you have all the tools you need to start a remote writing career. You can work from a cafe, a library, a coworking space, a hotel - anywhere! The flexibility that a remote job provides is unmatched.


To get started as a remote writer, one of the most common ways to begin freelancing for a business. If you are writing for businesses and companies, then there is a good chance they would hire you remotely full-time too. But for others, here is a list of remote writing jobs that you can apply to today.


#1

Esports Content Editor

DESCRIPTION

Based on a small industrial campus between London’s King’s Cross and Camden, GINX TV is one of the leading media outlets dedicated to esports in the world. Our channel, GINX Esports TV which broadcasts entertainment shows as well as live esports tournaments around the world, is distributed to over 50 million households worldwide and is pioneering the concept of bringing esports to mainstream TV audiences. Our content is created not only to live on television and OTT but also digital platforms, of which ginx.tv. Ginx.tv grew exponentially last year and we are now recruiting to support this year’s ambitious development plan.

The Role(s)

GINX is recruiting an esports content editor to join its team. As a content editor for GINX, you will work closely with the GINX Studios’ content team to create industry-leading stories for ginx.tv, the online magazine dedicated to esports natives around the world.

Responsibilities

  • Research, edit and publish content on ginx.tv, working with freelancers as and when needed
  • Work closely with the GINX Studios content team, editorial and video, to create and implement the brand’s editorial strategy across platforms
  • Find and secure the most interesting and relevant stories or voices from the gaming and esports industry across the world
  • Build a pipeline of relevant stories, tutorials and opinion pieces, following the latest trends and insights from our audience, using SEO and traffic management tools to support your strategy
  • Use our platform to create engaging, shareable and opinionated esports content which will be distributed on the internet platform and in our TV Shows
  • Chase leads for breaking news and keep up to date with the goings-on of the industry
  • Represent GINX at and report on various events and shows

Must haves…

  • English fluency
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a writing-based role within the esports or gaming industry
  • Strong passion for esports and gaming in general.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision, with potential nights and week-end missions based on live event coverage
  • Knowledge of content publishing & editing rules and How-Tos, including basic html knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of the esports and gaming industries
  • Knowledge of SEO desirable

The position can be remote or based in our London offices. Freelance candidate outside of the UK welcome.

GINX TV Ltd l is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

LOCATIONS

Anywhere

#2

Remote Proofreader

DESCRIPTION

 

Are you looking for a great way to earn some supplemental income? Or, perhaps a college student that needs a flexible schedule? Do you enjoy detailed work? If you said yes to any of these, then we need to talk to you!

We have an amazing remote work opportunity to join a company that is experiencing exponential growth. Since 2003, Focus Forward has been the market research industry leader in nationwide qualitative recruiting and transcription. We have been recognized as a three time Inc. 5000 winner, three time Philly Top 100 winner and a 40 Under 40 winner! Join our team as we work to assist our clients to better understand their products and services.

You’ll have the flexibility and the convenience of working from home

Part-Time Schedule

You’ll choose your own schedule from a block of available hours, working around your other responsibilities. Ideal for stay-at-home parents, care-givers, those who are home-bound, retirees, college students, veterans, military spouses, or anyone looking to work part time.

You are able to provide a minimum of 25 hours of availability, within the following days/hours:

Sunday-Monday, Wednesday thru Friday with availability between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm eastern time. Sunday hours mandatory.

Responsibilities and Duties

Proofread, edit, and quality check Microsoft Word document transcripts for accuracy
Provide notes for market research interviews via phone line, streaming video/audio and recorded audio
Review applicant test submissions and assist in hiring independent contractors
Provide feedback via email to transcribers

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel
Superb attention to details
Mastery of the English language, including both punctuation and grammar rules (Spanish proficiency preferred as well)
Self-motivated, proactive, “can-do” attitude
Ability to work independently
Must have a working computer with high-speed Internet access to work from home, as needed
Associates Degree preferred; work experience may be considered in lieu of degree

We offer:
$12.00 an hour to start
401k plan for qualified employees
Unique opportunity to work from the comfort of your own home while earning a regular hourly paycheck
This is the perfect opportunity for Retirees, Moms, Students and second job seekers needing a flexible schedule

LOCATIONS

Anywhere

#3

Copy Editor

DESCRIPTION

Freethink is a media publisher telling stories from the frontiers of our rapidly-changing, ever-inspiring world, with a focus on short-form documentaries. We’re a platform for the people and ideas that are changing our world — sharing stories of innovators, entrepreneurs, and activists who are thinking differently and making a difference.

Watch this trailer to see what we’re all about: www.freethink.com/videos/introducing-freethink

Recently Big Think and our e-Learning platform Big Think + were acquired by Freethink. 

Big Think is the platform for thought leadership. On Big Think, you can explore the world's biggest questions with the world's biggest thinkers, through incredible interviews, fascinating articles and amazing podcasts. We make our audience 'smarter faster' by introducing them to the world's most inspiring minds and ideas today.

Our core teams in New York City, Los Angeles, and DC are joined by a growing network of directors, editors, composers, designers, journalists, developers and more all around the world. Together, we’re building the kind of media company we all want to work for: curious, experimental, and ambitious.

About the Role

Are you the type of person who can’t NOT see a typo? We are looking for a Copy Editor to serve as the final approver before our content (videos especially) go live on the Freethink and Big Think platforms. 

What You'll Do

  • Proof all video content to confirm copy is correct
  • Confirm specific requirements for specific video products are met (example: logo bugs in the right places, credits are accurate, etc.) 
  • As time allows, proof all published articles as well as investor updates or sales communications as needed 

What You'll Need

  • Extreme attention to detail 
  • Ability to synthesize many inputs 
  • High sense of responsibility 

What you’ll get out of this opportunity

  • Collaborative culture in a startup environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability Insurance, 401(k), Commuter Benefits, Mobile Phone Stipend, and more!
  • Growth opportunities within a fast-growing company

You can work from home or in one of our offices (DC, Manhattan, LA, etc). 

LOCATIONS

United States

#4

Content and Community Analyst

DESCRIPTION

Headquartered in New York but based around the world, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers around the world. Our mission is to simplify cloud computing for every developer. We are working on solving some of the most challenging and interesting technology projects around, on a scale unmatched by most.

We want people who are passionate about using data to drive change.

DigitalOcean has one of the world’s largest communities that supports the developer experience and education, and amazing content is contributed every single day. Our members engage with thousands of tutorials, guides, Q&A and other forms of content that make up the DigitalOcean experience. DigitalOcean’s community site inspires and empowers millions of people across the globe each month, and we are seeking a motivated, data-driven and results-oriented self-starter who is passionate about Content Analytics. 

This person will be an advocate for our users in creating a high-quality platform experience that improves the overall service. To succeed, our Community site and related content must provide value to users whether they’re currently reading, discovering, inactive or just starting with the service. It’s a big challenge, and the role comes with an incredible opportunity for impact. In this critical role, partnering with other teams, you will help define how we optimize our content strategy and the lifecycle experience of our users on the Community site through strategic data analysis. We are looking for an analyst who is comfortable using data to help develop priorities and assess results while also demonstrating a deep understanding of customer needs and wants and an ability to engage with stakeholders with actionable insights.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Owning the data story for the Community site and conducting analysis to define strategies that directly impact the product and content roadmaps
  • Advising Community and Content colleagues of growth opportunities as determined by the data
  • Translating company goals into metrics for the content and community teams, as well as designing dashboards to measure progress against those metrics
  • Supporting operations (e.g. segmentation, targeting) and measuring the effectiveness of experiments or initiatives such as innovative content types, deeper interactivity on the Community site, and more
  • Collaborate closely with data/BI, product, engineering and other marketing stakeholders to define data requirements
  • Communicating results to various stakeholders (partners, collaborators, and executives)

What We’ll Expect From You:

  • Hands-on proven experience in Content or Product analytics
  • Excel and SQL a must; Looker, A|B testing, Segment and Google Analytics experience preferred
  • Strong analysis skills – You love to tell stories with numbers and use data to inform strategy
  • Experience juggling multiple projects – You can easily manage multiple projects at once and are able to work in a fast-paced, autonomous role
  • Excellent communication skills – Whether it is data visualization or presenting results, you can easily share the key takeaways with executives, peers or customers.
  • You can transition seamlessly between strategic level planning and detail-oriented execution
  • Technical background or experience a plus

Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship, LinkedIn Learning tracks, and other internal programs. We also provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your physical, financial and mental well-being. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym stipend to support your physical health, and a commute or internet allowance to make your trips to your office or your desk easier. We offer generous parental leave with transition time built-in upon return to work. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. 
  • We support our remote employee experience. While we have great office spaces in NYC, Cambridge and Palo Alto, we’re very distributed—we use a number of communication tools to connect across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to visit our offices and meet their teams face-to-face at team offsites. We also have an annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the entire company at least once a year. We also allow employees to outfit their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in office.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

LOCATIONS

United States and Canada

#5

Content Marketing Manager

DESCRIPTION

Headquartered in New York but based around the world, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers around the world. Our mission is to simplify cloud computing for every developer. We are working on solving some of the most challenging and interesting technology projects around, on a scale unmatched by most.

We are looking for a content expert with demonstrated experience leading content initiatives from start to finish, strong writing and editing skills, and a passion for creating compelling content for technical audiences.

Reporting to the Director of Content Marketing and working with the Product Marketing and Revenue Marketing teams, the Content Marketing Manager will take ownership over key content initiatives, suggest new content opportunities, and take a hands-on role in producing content ranging from blog posts to whitepapers and videos. As part of a small but growing content marketing team, the Content Marketing Manager will play an integral role in defining and growing DigitalOcean’s content strategy.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Grow DigitalOcean’s blog readership by managing the blog content calendar, writing blogs for a developer and SMB audience, and editing contributions from other DigitalOcean team members  
  • Identify opportunities for and lead the execution of new content marketing initiatives such as whitepapers, ebooks, podcasts, or video series  
  • Work closely with Product Marketing and other marketing teams to identify and create compelling customer case studies for multiple mediums (blog, email, video, etc) 
  • Collaborate with other content marketing team members to define and enforce the DigitalOcean voice & style guidelines 
  • Working with the Demand Generation team, identify areas of opportunity for search optimization and produce SEO-focused content 
  • Report on the success of key content marketing initiatives and implement data-driven changes to improve content performance 
  • Become an expert in the cloud computing and developer spaces, suggesting new content topics based on current trends

What we'll expect from you:

  • 5-8 years in a content-focused role, with a proven track record of overseeing content marketing initiatives with demonstrated business results
  • A passion for writing and editing medium and long-form content, with excellent storytelling abilities, editing instincts, and grammatical skills
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to juggle multiple projects at once and work cross-functionally to ensure deadlines are met 
  • The ability to write on technical topics for multiple audiences, including developers and small businesses
  • Ability to generate reports on key performance metrics and clearly communicate the results
  • Experience writing SEO-optimized content and knowledge of SEO best practices 
  • Experience creating content for a technical, developer-focused audience is a plus

Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship, LinkedIn Learning tracks, and other internal programs. We also provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your physical, financial and mental well-being. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym stipend to support your physical health, and a commute or internet allowance to make your trips to your office or your desk easier. We offer generous parental leave with transition time built-in upon return to work. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. 
  • We support our remote employee experience. While we have great office spaces in NYC and Cambridge, we’re very distributed—we use a number of communication tools to connect across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to visit our offices and meet their teams face-to-face at team offsites. We also have an annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the entire company at least once a year. We also allow employees to outfit their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in office
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

LOCATIONS

United States and Canada

#6

Copywriter/Editor

DESCRIPTION

Headquartered in New York but based around the world, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers around the world. Our mission is to simplify cloud computing for every developer. We are working on solving some of the most challenging and interesting technology projects around, on a scale unmatched by most.

We want someone who is a passionate skilled copywriter and editor with a creative mindset and strong attention to detail who will shape and enforce DigitalOcean’s brand voice across multiple content types.

Reporting to the Director of Content Marketing and working with contributors from across the company, the Copywriter will be responsible for writing creative copy for web pages, ads, emails, and blogs, and will serve as the editor on a range of content. As part of a small but growing content marketing team, the Copywriter will play a key role in developing compelling and high-visibility copy and defining DigitalOcean’s voice & style guidelines.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Write compelling copy for ads, landing pages, web pages, emails, and other content formats 
  • Copyedit a variety of content, from blog posts and ebooks to landing page and email copy 
  • Develop messaging that appeals to DigitalOcean’s technical audiences of developers and small businesses
  • Shape and enforce DigitalOcean’s voice and style guidelines through thoughtful editing, ensuring consistent and high quality copy across mediums and contributors
  • Work with teams including Demand Generation and Growth Marketing to create and test high-converting copy 
  • Ensure technical content is clear, concise, and readable by a variety of audiences
  • Report on the success of copy tests, identifying top performing options and testing new messaging regularly 

What we'll expect from you:

  • 2-5 years in a copywriting role, preferably in a B2B context  
  • Extremely strong writing skills, with the ability to quickly produce multiple copy options for a variety of audiences
  • A strong attention to detail and experience editing a range of content types (landing pages, emails, blogs, etc) from multiple contributors with different writing styles 
  • Familiarity with developing and enforcing voice & style guidelines 
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • The ability to translate complex, technical concepts into clear and compelling copy 
  • Experience writing for B2B audiences; Experience writing for a developer audience is a plus

Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship, LinkedIn Learning tracks, and other internal programs. We also provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your physical, financial and mental well-being. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym stipend to support your physical health, and a commute or internet allowance to make your trips to your office or your desk easier. We offer generous parental leave with transition time built-in upon return to work. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. 
  • We support our remote employee experience. While we have great office spaces in NYC and Cambridge, we’re very distributed—we use a number of communication tools to connect across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to visit our offices and meet their teams face-to-face at team offsites. We also have an annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the entire company at least once a year. We also allow employees to outfit their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in office.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

LOCATIONS

United States and Canada

#7

UX Writer

DESCRIPTION

At Hotjar, we’re building Behavior Analytics software for businesses selling online. We make it easy for them to go beyond traditional web analytics and understand what users are really doing on their site.

 

We’re looking for a passionate and motivated Product UX Writer able to oversee our brand tone of voice in the Product and Engineering organization, being able to consistently build a narrative with words that connect with our users. Reporting to our Director of Experience Design, you’ll manage our product writing guidelines within multiple squads while educating and coaching members.

 

Hotjar is a flourishing startup that gives thousands of website owners, teams, and professionals the tools needed to discover how their visitors are really using their sites. This is an excellent remote career opportunity within the P&E organization, playing a part in delivering the next wins for Hotjar.

 

 

You will:

  • Define copy in the product interface, in navigation elements, error messages, and API exceptions. Help combine complexity with simple words and copies. Make use of industry best practices in usability and accessibility.

  • Look for potential problem areas, audit our product offering, and make copy improvements. Validate assumptions. Have a strategic look at copywriting.

  • Co-own our product writing guidelines. Centralize the tone of voice in the product and help individuals adopt it.

  • Work transversally in our Experience Design operations team. Support the work in multiple squads within the 2 tribes we have at Hotjar.

  • Educate the team towards success. Ensure individuals have writing support to progress and complete their objectives. Mentor designers, product managers, and engineers in building human-first words for our product experience.

Requirements

  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar role, with experience in human-centric product writing projects.

  • You’ve collaborated with diverse and inclusive teams, with experience mentoring designers, product managers, and engineers.

  • Experience in the product development process. You’re able to set up an engaging model for each stage of the project: planning, discovery, design, prototyping, and development. Experience working with a team that builds UI at scale, componentizing blocks that require as well of product writing guidelines.

  • Desire to work in a respectful, transparent, and collaborative work environment, following Hotjar’s company values, culture and ways of working.

  • You will have to submit to a background check confidentially processed by our third-party.

 

 

Compensation Range

The budgeted compensation range for this role is €45,000 to €75,000 annually (we do not have a commission or bonus scheme at Hotjar). Ranges are based on market research and are equitable to other roles within Hotjar. The actual compensation offered will be based on relative experience. At this time we are only able to provide official employment status to those located in Malta, the UK and Germany. All other candidates will join our team as full-time consultants and will be responsible for paying any taxes or applicable fees where they reside.

 

In addition to the monetary compensation, we also provide all team members with an assortment of unique and popular perks.

LOCATIONS

Europe, Africa or the Middle East

#8

Content Producer

DESCRIPTION

Here at Playco, we make games that bring the world closer together through play! 

 

Our ideal teammates are thoughtful, low ego, and hardworking professionals who can both zoom into the details and zoom out to embrace the big picture. We are passionate about makers and tinkerers, who are unafraid to experiment with a healthy disregard for constraints. We hope you'll enrich our team with your enthusiasm and passion, both for games and for life.

 

About this Role 

 

As a ​Content Producer​, you will be working with the art and game design teams to produce new content across multiple games with different themes and styles. We’re looking for someone with a flexible, creative mind who can come up with ideas for levels, props, and other content that will surprise and delight our audience while still adhering to the games’ themes. 

The work will include writing short descriptions for props and environments, finding references the artists can work from and writing up tasks in a task management app like Asana or Jira.

Responsibilities

    • Generate concepts and references for props, environments and other in-game assets. 
    • Plan, track, and support assets flowing through multiple content pipelines, coordinating hand-offs, monitoring bandwidth risks, and anticipating needs.
    • Come up with creative ideas for multiple game themes.
    • Work closely with our art and product teams on applicable content, ensuring adherence to guidelines and deadlines.
    • Create tasks in Asana.

Requirements

    • Creative writing skills that can apply to any theme or concept.
    • Visual thinker who can find great reference images that can assist the art team in executing on your concepts.
    • Excellent attention to detail and ability to organize and track a large number of data points.
    • Well versed in GSuite (Google slides and docs mostly) and basic understanding of image editing.
    • Familiarity with Asana.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a globally distributed remote team.
    • Passion for games and connecting people. 

Bonus

    • Experience with entertainment content.
    • Avid mobile game player.

Playco is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, disability, genetic information, age, military service, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We believe that our differences are our strength and we know that diversity builds a better team.

LOCATIONS

Anywhere