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2017 Writing Entry-Level Jobs

If you’d like to spend your days with a pen in hand, or, as is more likely the case these days, with your fingers poised over a keyboard, entry-level jobs in writing are probably a good fit for you. If you’re a creative person or at least one who knows how to perform research and to put that research into words, you could become a writer. While most people think of novels and stories when they think of writers, there are also writers who create newspaper copy, who write screenplays and stage plays, who write advertisements and commercials, and so much more. Individuals with true jobs in writing—who are employed as full-time or part-time writers and authors—bring home an average yearly salary of $55,420 per year. Of course, those best-selling authors and those who write for major publications have the potential to make a whole lot more.

Not all writing entry-level jobs are focused on creativity, however. If you’re good at taking complicated information and at breaking it down in such a way so that it’s easy to understand, why not become a technical writer? Just by penning instruction manuals, guidebooks, and the like, you could earn a nice $63,280 per year or more.

There are other opportunities when it comes to writing jobs; some of these jobs, in fact, don’t even require actual writing! You could become an editor who proofreads the work of others, a publishing agent, a manager at a publication firm, or anything else that catapults you into the writing world. No matter which career you choose, it’s sure to be exciting!

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Lee Enterprises | Munster IN
Module Editor/Page Designer Lee Enterprises is looking for a journalist who believes words are as important as visuals when presenting the news. In this role, a module editor will use his or her skills in news judgment, headline writing, copy editing, and design to produce nightly wire packages ...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
Talent Inc. | Yuma AZ and 107 other locations
ABOUT TALENT INC. Talent Inc. is redefining how job seekers brand themselves to employers. Our web properties, TopResume & CVnow, are the engines that power the largest resume and CV writing network in the world. We offer talented, rigorous professionals the opportunity to create superior work a...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
Lee Enterprises | Saint Louis MO
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is looking for a Content Marketing Manager.  The Content Marketing Manager will support content development by planning and executing the creation of partner program content. They must be a leader that is organized and works well under deadline pressure with excellent ...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Sacramento CA
Job Requisition ID: 2281 The Content Specialist is responsible for the delivery of K-12 sales presentations and implementation support, as determined by the Director of Content. The Content Specialist has an understanding of a variety of products, specializing in some, but continuing to gain kno...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
We are looking for a passionate Associate Editor for our Digital initiatives to create an engaging web presence. As an Associate Editor you will be responsible for taking B2B-targeted web content from concept to publication by overseeing a diverse team of staff and freelance contributors. Ultim...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
TA / Petro | Columbia SC
SERVICE ADVISOR / SERVICE WRITER TravelCenters of America, LLC TA TravelCenters and Petro Stopping Centers Description Service Advisor / Service Writer - - highly motivated, career minded; entry level or experienced; full time and part time - - come grow with us! Join our nationwide network of Tr...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
The Digital Content Writer is responsible for (authoring, managing, and publishing content) as well as generating/producing content to support and drive our thought leadership and organic search engine optimization (SEO) efforts for our brands. - Experience researching new ideas, topics and tre...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
Reynolds and Reynolds | Houston TX
As a Technical Writer, you will work as part of a team in the Documentation department developing hardcopy manuals and online reference materials for software products offered by The Reynolds and Reynolds Company and its affiliates. In this position you can expect to conduct product testing befo...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
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