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REMOTE Sr. Marketing Content Specialist needed for a long-term contract opportunity with Yoh’s client. The Big Picture – Top Skills You Should Possess:Writing and editing skillsHTMLEditing/proofreading web pagesWeb content developmentWhat You’ll Be Doing:Serves as a Content Review Specialist by maintaining the consistency of wri...
5 days ago
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Content Specialist

Everything But The House

Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati, OH
21 days ago
OUR STORY AND HOW YOU CAN HELP CONTRIBUTEEverything But The House (EBTH) is a revolutionary marketplace, making it easier to find or sell secondhand goods, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. EBTH was born out of a passion for helping people via a full-service approach to consignment; revolutionizing how homeowners, estate managers...
21 days ago
Company Logo Cavalier Logistics
Company Logo Cavalier Logistics

Import Entry Writer

Cavalier Logistics

Elk Grove Village, IL
Elk Grove Village, IL
23 days ago
Cavalier Logistics was established in 1984 as a private, veteran-owned small business. We are a premier provider of global transportation, warehousing and logistics services with headquarters in Virginia, multiple offices throughout the United States and an international office in London.Cavalier Logistics is seeking a full-time...
23 days ago
Company Logo Randstad
Company Logo Randstad

Financial Writer

Randstad

Malvern, PA
Malvern, PA
9 days ago
job summary:
Our Client has an immediate need for a Financial Writer. This is a contract role through the end of 2021. You must live in the Malvern, PA area as this role will be onsite several days during the week. If you would enjoy writing for a newly revised website and have product and services writing experience, this role i...
9 days ago
Company Logo Quicken Loans, LLC
Company Logo Quicken Loans, LLC

UX Writer

Quicken Loans, LLC

Remote, MI
Remote, MI
13 days ago
Minimum Qualifications 2 years of experience in UX writing or content strategyProficiency in UX writing and knowledge of how content guides users through a digital experienceBachelor’s degree in English, journalism or a related fieldExcellent presentation and storytelling skillsAbility to write in a manner that’s clear, concise ...
13 days ago
Company Logo Randstad
Company Logo Randstad

Writer II

Randstad

New York, NY
New York, NY
8 days ago
job summary:
Position DescriptionThe LDI team produces leadership development education for Tech Googlers and has developed a portfolio of programs that need to be formatted to work on a new (internal) platform.You'll migrate several courses-by parsing out code while maintaining the integrity of the content-into a new document re...
8 days ago
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Preventative Maintenance (PM) Service Writer

Caterpillar - Altorfer

Addison, IL
Addison, IL
3 days ago
Working Hours/DaysMonday ?Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (overtime as needed)Basic Duties Provides customer service, clerical and administrative support to the Power Systems Service team.Maintain Preventative Maintenance (PM) database with information on machines, schedule, types of service in active agreements.Research cus...
3 days ago
Company Logo AIC
Company Logo AIC

SOP Writer

AIC

Highwoods, IN
Highwoods, IN
3 days ago

Job title: SOP Writer
Duration: 6 months could possibly go longer
Hours: 7am to 3pm Mon - Friday with possibly OT on weekends if needed
Address: 1730 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222

Dress Code: FR Rated Uniform, Standard PPE Including 6? Leather UPPER boots. Client will provide FR clothing. Employee will purchase t...
3 days ago
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Service Writer

Fabick Cat

Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire, WI
11 days ago
Company Overview:
Fabick Cat is the authorized dealer of Caterpillar equipment, prime and stand-by power systems, parts and service, compact construction, and rental equipment for major portions of Illinois, Missouri, the entire state of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We have been in business for over 100 years a...
11 days ago
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Construction Shop Service Writer

HONNEN EQUIPMENT COMPANY INC

Commerce City, CO
Commerce City, CO
6 days ago
Honnen Equipment Co. is your authorized dealer for John Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment, John Deere Commercial Worksite Products, Hitachi Construction Equipment, Manitowoc, Grove and National Cranes, JLG Telehandlers, Lull Forklifts, Wirtgen Milling Machines, Vogele Pavers, Hamm Rollers, Kleemann Crushers and much mo...
6 days ago
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What would the world be like without written content? How would important information or compelling stories reach an audience, educate, inform, and change lives? In writing jobs, writing professionals create content for a wide range of media types and purposes. They also sort through complex information and break it down for the average reader.

As a writer, you'll develop compelling topics, research sources for credibility, proofread, and make revisions when necessary. You may work for a newspaper, publishing company, magazine, online media outlet, private company, or educational service. If you're entering a career as a technical writer, you're in luck. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, technical writer positions are expected to increase by 7% within the next decade. To learn more about the most common types of writing positions, read Monster's article on writing jobs for prose pros.

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Full-time and salaried writing positions usually require at least a bachelor's degree in English, communications, or journalism. Some advanced writing positions (such as senior writer) may require a master's degree and/or several years of professional writing experience. Grant writers and technical writers can benefit from being certified. For grant writers, the American Grant Writers' Association offers the Certified Grant Writer program. Technical writers can get certified by the Society for Technical Communication and the American Medical Writers Association. Read our article on how to become a technical writer for more information on the credentials and skills you need.

The most important skills and qualities employers look for include:

  • Adaptability, including staying updated on changes in content management systems and software.
  • Creativity and the ability to write compelling and persuasive content.
  • Critical-thinking and analytical skills.
  • The ability to meet deadlines.
  • The ability to connect with an audience on a social and emotional level.
  • Exceptional grammatical skills and the ability to write clear and concise content.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • The ability to break down complex data into simple text.

For more details on writing positions, see Monster's job descriptions for technical writers, grant writers and content managers.

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Many employers will ask you to submit writing samples from previous employment, an internship, or your personal blog. It’s best to choose samples that are as closely related to a potential employer’s business as possible. For example, if you’re applying for a job writing blogs for a law firm, try submitting samples that cover law topics.

Interviewing for a Writing Job

Working in a writing position involves more than the writing process. You have to be a team player and be willing to help a company meet its goals. This is an aspect of the job you'll likely discuss during your interview. The best way to prepare for your interview is to research the company you're applying for and read Monster's list of potential interview questions. Some questions you may encounter include:

  • What do you think makes good content?
  • Tell us about how you would start and finish a written project.
  • How do you know which sources are credible?
  • Are you able to meet tight deadlines?

How Much Do Writing Jobs Pay?

Writers in the U.S. earn an average of $25.19 per hour. Pay often differs by the job type, however. For example, technical writers typically make $33.68 per hour, while copywriters earn an average yearly salary of $60,461. Try entering your job title and location into Monster's Salary Estimator to find out how much money you can expect to earn. Additionally, you'll find a list of U.S. cities where writers are in high demand, as well as next steps you can take to move up in your career.

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5 days ago
REMOTE Sr. Marketing Content Specialist needed for a long-term contract opportunity with Yoh’s client. The Big Picture – Top Skills You Should Possess:Writing and editing skillsHTMLEditing/proofreading web pagesWeb content developmentWhat You’ll Be Doing:Serves as a Content Review Specialist by maintaining the consistency of wri...
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Content Specialist

Everything But The House

Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati, OH
21 days ago
OUR STORY AND HOW YOU CAN HELP CONTRIBUTEEverything But The House (EBTH) is a revolutionary marketplace, making it easier to find or sell secondhand goods, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. EBTH was born out of a passion for helping people via a full-service approach to consignment; revolutionizing how homeowners, estate managers...
Company Logo Cavalier Logistics
Company Logo Cavalier Logistics

Import Entry Writer

Cavalier Logistics

Elk Grove Village, IL
Elk Grove Village, IL
23 days ago
Cavalier Logistics was established in 1984 as a private, veteran-owned small business. We are a premier provider of global transportation, warehousing and logistics services with headquarters in Virginia, multiple offices throughout the United States and an international office in London.Cavalier Logistics is seeking a full-time...
Company Logo Randstad
Company Logo Randstad

Financial Writer

Randstad

Malvern, PA
Malvern, PA
9 days ago
job summary:
Our Client has an immediate need for a Financial Writer. This is a contract role through the end of 2021. You must live in the Malvern, PA area as this role will be onsite several days during the week. If you would enjoy writing for a newly revised website and have product and services writing experience, this role i...
Company Logo Quicken Loans, LLC
Company Logo Quicken Loans, LLC

UX Writer

Quicken Loans, LLC

Remote, MI
Remote, MI
13 days ago
Minimum Qualifications 2 years of experience in UX writing or content strategyProficiency in UX writing and knowledge of how content guides users through a digital experienceBachelor’s degree in English, journalism or a related fieldExcellent presentation and storytelling skillsAbility to write in a manner that’s clear, concise ...
Company Logo Randstad
Company Logo Randstad

Writer II

Randstad

New York, NY
New York, NY
8 days ago
job summary:
Position DescriptionThe LDI team produces leadership development education for Tech Googlers and has developed a portfolio of programs that need to be formatted to work on a new (internal) platform.You'll migrate several courses-by parsing out code while maintaining the integrity of the content-into a new document re...
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Preventative Maintenance (PM) Service Writer

Caterpillar - Altorfer

Addison, IL
Addison, IL
3 days ago
Working Hours/DaysMonday ?Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (overtime as needed)Basic Duties Provides customer service, clerical and administrative support to the Power Systems Service team.Maintain Preventative Maintenance (PM) database with information on machines, schedule, types of service in active agreements.Research cus...
Company Logo AIC
Company Logo AIC

SOP Writer

AIC

Highwoods, IN
Highwoods, IN
3 days ago

Job title: SOP Writer
Duration: 6 months could possibly go longer
Hours: 7am to 3pm Mon - Friday with possibly OT on weekends if needed
Address: 1730 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222

Dress Code: FR Rated Uniform, Standard PPE Including 6? Leather UPPER boots. Client will provide FR clothing. Employee will purchase t...
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Service Writer

Fabick Cat

Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire, WI
11 days ago
Company Overview:
Fabick Cat is the authorized dealer of Caterpillar equipment, prime and stand-by power systems, parts and service, compact construction, and rental equipment for major portions of Illinois, Missouri, the entire state of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We have been in business for over 100 years a...
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Construction Shop Service Writer

HONNEN EQUIPMENT COMPANY INC

Commerce City, CO
Commerce City, CO
6 days ago
Honnen Equipment Co. is your authorized dealer for John Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment, John Deere Commercial Worksite Products, Hitachi Construction Equipment, Manitowoc, Grove and National Cranes, JLG Telehandlers, Lull Forklifts, Wirtgen Milling Machines, Vogele Pavers, Hamm Rollers, Kleemann Crushers and much mo...