Freelance Home Writer, Bob Vila

Remote
Contracted
Recurrent Ventures - Contributors
Mid Level

BobVila.com, the online home of America’s original home improvement icon, is looking for contributing writers!

Visited by millions each month, Bob Vila publishes new content daily, with themes running the gamut from aspirational to instructional. Readers trust the brand for answers to their peskiest appliance problems, shopping guidance for household staples, and advice on how to streamline household maintenance. Therefore, we rely on our writers to deliver accessible, solidly researched service content on anything and everything related to the home: must-do maintenance, real estate, organization, renovation, design, DIY, yard work, and much more. 

The Assignments

Our service content comes in the form of shopping guides, advice columns, how-tos, roundups of dos and don’ts, and more. Above all, our priority is packaging the need-to-know info in a well-researched, easy-to-digest story. 

Assignments are readily available as part of the planned editorial calendar, but pitches are also enthusiastically encouraged and often rewarded with even more assignments that cater to your specific interests. You will work closely with Bob Vila’s editorial team to craft a story and polish it as needed to align with the brand’s voice and style.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal contributor is a detail-oriented writer with an understanding of SEO best practices, a real passion for the home, and experience in the shelter and/or lifestyle niches. Let us know if you have:

  • Spent time in an industry niche (e.g., interior design, construction, landscaping, plumbing, electrical, home security)
  • Received category-relevant education or other certification (e.g., a Master Gardener’s degree)
  • Written for other home, garden, and DIY publications
  • Industry contacts are a huge plus

It’s this deep familiarity that will help you distill even complex projects for a wide range of interested readers, from first-time homeowners and DIYers to advanced hobbyists.

We look forward to hearing from you! With your application, please include your resume, links to your recent bylines, and five story ideas you'd like to write for the Bob Vila brand.

Hiring & Equal Opportunity Statement 

Recurrent Ventures provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or affiliation protected by federal, state or local laws. With a number of our media brands reporting on the military, veterans’ affairs, and topics facing the active military community, we are very supportive of veterans’ activities and highly encourage this community to apply.

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