Published on 5th Nov., 2017
10 Job Boards for Writers and They’re All Free!
Finding freelance writing work can feel like an endless trip on a hamster wheel, so knowing where to look for new gigs will save you time and frustration. We’ve rounded up ten of the most popular and active job boards for freelance writers. The best part is that all of them are free - so get ready to bookmark your new favourite sites!
Freelance Writing Gigs publishes a blog post every weekday with a new list of writing (or writing-related) jobs. They’re organized under subheadings like Content Writings Jobs, Editing Jobs, and Journalism Jobs, so it’s easy to skim and find what you’re looking for.
Updated every day, the Blogging Pro Job Board showcases jobs for bloggers and writers. Despite the name, you’ll find a range of writing jobs here so be sure to take a look even if blogging isn’t your main gig.
Journalism Jobs is exactly what it sounds like - a job board catering to journalists. You can use the detailed search to narrow down results by industry, location, and even salary range.
Freelance Writing is updated with several new postings every day, with a variety of different jobs and positions. Use the filters they provide to keep your search specific and avoid gigs that don’t interest you. Freelance Writing also has a similar site for creative writing contests.
You’ll find all kinds of jobs related to media on Mediabistro, both directly related to writing and not. Good specialty sections to check out would be Writer, Editor, and News & Journalism. You can also start an account at Mediabistro which gives you the ability to save the jobs that catch your eye.
This is a smaller job board but it’s because they only keep writing jobs from the last 30 days up, so it’s always up to date. They also include the pay range for every job so it’s easy to tell at a glance if the job offers the pay you’re looking for.
Another great job board with a range of writing jobs. The Problogger job board is quite popular among writers though, so it’s best to check this one on a regular basis to get your application in before other writers.
With many new writing gigs added every day, this job board will keep you busy with searching and applying. The job summary will include pay information when it’s available, which is always very helpful to see upfront.
If you’re happy to take on almost any kind of writing job as long as it lets you work remotely, you’ll love the Virtual Vocations job board. True to its title, all the jobs posted here will let you work from home or anywhere around the world.
For everyone who is balancing their own creative writing alongside freelance work, check out Writing Career. They post writing contests and calls for submissions that include poetry, stories, essays, and more.
Free writing job boards can be very popular, so be prepared to check your favourite sites often. You’ll have a better chance of getting noticed if you’re one of the first to apply for the gig.
Remember that many of the clients who post on job boards will ask to see your writing portfolio, so keep your Journo Portfolio up to date with your best articles and current contact information.
Good luck, and happy searching!