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Contently Wants All-Star Social Media Editors to Join Our Team

Are you awed by TikTok’s algorithm? Know all the ins and outs of Instagram? Invigorated by vertical video? If so, we’ve got a gig for you: Contently is hiring freelance social editors, and we want you to apply. As a freelance social editor, you’ll help Contently’s customers—some of the world’s most recognizable brands—craft high-quality and engaging...

Want More Work? Go Beyond the Blog Post

Taylor Medine, a freelance personal finance writer, had been penning blog posts for a few years when a client said they were looking for someone to help craft email campaigns. Medine saw it as an opportunity to expand her portfolio and jumped right in. While it took some practice to refine her marketing copy chops, Medine found creating email campaigns...

Most Digital Content Isn’t Accessible. It’s Time To Fix That.

Before the pandemic disrupted travel, I had the honor of transcribing live events for Haben Girma—a renowned disability rights lawyer, author, and speaker—whenever she visited New York for a speaking engagement. Haben is the first Deaf-Blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. Today, she’s one of the world’s leading voices in accessibility advocacy....

Contently Is Looking for Healthcare Writers and Editors Who Speak Italian

Saluti! We’re currently seeking writers and managing editors who specialize in B2C healthcare content and are fluent in Italian. As a writer or editor for Contently, you’ll help our customers—some of the world’s most recognizable brands—craft high-quality content that drives strategic business goals. You’ll be a partner and resource for our clients...

Why Marketing Writers and Editors Need to Master Fact-Checking

In traditional journalism, diligent fact-checking is a given. In a recent piece I wrote on abortion, the editor required that I verify every statistic, claim, or data point with a news source or expert. When it comes to freelance content marketing, however, the parameters are often less clear. This type of work is not journalism, strictly speaking....

Contently’s Clients Are Looking for Freelancers to Write About Self-Defense

Contently connects the world’s top brands with freelance creatives and gives them the tools they need to tell incredible stories together. Occasionally on The Freelance Creative, we post about exciting new opportunities.  If you’ve taken up Jiu-Jitsu after listening to one too many True Crime podcasts, Contently’s got a gig that’s right up your alley:...

How to Get Sick as a Freelancer Without Losing Work

Freelance tech writer Karen Haywood Queen has had not just one but two detached retinas—one in 2006 and another in 2018. Both required a least one serious surgery. The second time, Haywood Queen was finishing a major, twice-a-year project for an agency when she realized something was wrong. The vision in her eye had started going black. “I emailed...

Contently Is Looking for Freelancers With Content Analysis Experience

Contently connects the world’s top brands with freelance creatives and gives them the tools they need to tell incredible stories together. Occasionally on The Freelance Creative, we post about exciting new opportunities.  Are you a content strategist with a passion for analysis? Does distilling longtail keyword strategy from a sea of raw data get...

What Does ‘Hybrid Work’ Mean for Freelancers?

For months, headlines have teased a seemingly inevitable transition to “hybrid work,” in which employees split time between traditional office settings and remote environments. While this new paradigm is still speculative—many companies have delayed even a partial return to the office in the wake of surging COVID-19 cases—there’s no shortage of conjecture...

The ‘Test’ Trap: When to Say No to Unpaid Freelance Work

When Tom Sommers pitched a travel article to a major daily newspaper in his hometown of Washington, D.C., he was excited to hear back from an editor. But then he read the response more closely: “Send over the piece and I’ll look at it.” He was taken aback. The editor hadn’t mentioned a payment rate or word count. “It was basically an unpaid writing...

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