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Job Sources

Links to: Writing/Editing Listings · General Listings · International Listings

Writing/Editing Job Boards
Focuses primarily on the San Francisco area.

Freelance Writing
This site requires you to register so that you can submit a proposal for jobs or projects listed on the site; payment is handled through the site. It's not clear whether the cost is to you or to the potential employer. You can also post your profile on the site so that people looking for a freelance writer can find you.

IRE Job Center
Job board run by the organization of Investigative Journalists and Reporters, Inc.

MediaBistro Job List
Extensive list of writing, editing and journalism jobs.

Publishers Weekly Job Listings

Sunoasis Jobs for Writers, Editors, and Copywriters

U.C. Berkeley School of Journalism Career Services
Focuses primarily on journalism jobs; also offers listings of magazine editorial positions and freelance writing jobs.

The Write Jobs

Writerfind Jobs
Jobs that can be done from a home office.

Writer's Resource Center Employment Resources
Offers extensive job listings, plus a free weekly e-mail newsletter update.

General Job Sites
Search these sites with keywords such as writer, editor, copyeditor, etc. JobCenter Careerbuilder

Miami Herald CareerBuilder

New York Times Job Market

SFGate Chronicle Jobs
Job listings from the San Francisco Chronicle.

Telecommuting Jobs

International Job Boards
AllStarJobs Canada
Directory of Canadian employment agencies, job banks, employers & career resources.

Guardian Unlimited Jobs
Job section of UK's Guardian Unlimited; click on categories such as "media" or "arts and heritage" to find writing and editorial positions, or search by job title.
Search for jobs around the world.

International Internships
Search for internships around the world. Create a free online profile for employers to find you.

Jeff Gaulin's Canadian Journalism Job Board
Writing and editing jobs in Canada.

Jobs in Japan
Not focused specifically on writing/editing jobs, but worth searching by keyword.
Resources for international journalists, including extensive job listings for editors, writers, and other media-related professionals (primarily in the UK).

NewsJobs Network
Editing and writing jobs for the U.S., Canada and the UK. Free newsletter.

Overseas Jobs Express
This site often lists jobs for writers and editors.

Canadian job-search site.
Subscription-based writer's job board for jobs in the UK and worldwide
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