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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 | Lincoln NE
The Lincoln Journal Star is looking for a persuasive writer and effective, fair-minded communicator – in print and through digital media – to lead its editorial board, write editorials, shape the paper’s Opinion page and interact with readers and newsmakers. Our Opinion section is a forum for div...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | New York NY
Job Requisition ID: 3381    Responsibilities would include but not be limited to the following:   Copyediting manuscripts for novels, nonfiction, picture books, and jacket and ARC cover copy. Proofreading picture books (multiple passes), jacket and ARC covers (multiple passes), novels and non...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
Lee Enterprises | Carbondale IL
The Southern Illinoisan is seeking a managing editor that can take an excellent newsroom operation to the next level. This is a key person in the day-to-day operation of the newsroom and candidates need to be adept at producing high quality journalism across all of our platforms. This position su...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
Talent Inc. | Yuma AZ and 94 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 | Sioux City IA
The successful candidate will write must-read stories in a variety of areas – from arts and entertainment to home  – for the award-winning  lifestyles section and the print product’s front page. The writer will also be expected to produce online exclusives and be fluent in social media and video...
  • 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
Brabazon Pump, Compressor and Vacuum | Saint Paul MN
Job Description: Position Summary: The Service Coordinator interacts with our customers to provide excellent customer service and works closely with Service Manager and technicians to keep the service department running efficiently. Essential Functions:Opens work orders for all service center job...
  • 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
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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