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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.
- DallasNews.com JobCenter
- Latimes.com 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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