Writers are typically responsible for providing written content for companies in the form of articles, blog posts, manuscripts, website text, and other creative content. Writers work under executive or senior editors, as well as with creative directors or producers. They occasionally interact directly with the clients. Writers may also be expected to perform administrative tasks such as taking minutes and writing notes and emails for supervisors. They may also be asked to review content for publication. Writers typically work in an office setting with a small team or write and submit their work from home. For this reason, the working hours for a writer may vary; writers may work full time, part time, or by commission. Likewise, a writer's payment may also vary depending on the amount of traffic the writer is able to generate for the company. Additionally, some writers may have to work without payment at first in order to build a list of references or a competitive resume.
Most positions require a bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, or a related field. Many writing positions also require knowledge or experience with social media and search engine optimization (SEO) practices, as well as relevant trends in the field in which they write. This work is primarily mental and requires an excellent command of the language in which the writing is created.
Revise written material to meet personal standards and to satisfy needs of clients, directors, or company.
Confer with management to discuss changes or revisions to written material.
Create and develop editorial written works, such as newsletters and company magazine articles for external and internal communications.