What does an Assistant Writer do?

Writers use their command of language and an audience to conceptualize, research, write, and edit works including a manuscript, poem, article, or other written content types. They work across various genres, including nonfiction or satire. They work in many sectors as copywriters, technical writers, bloggers, feature writers, journalists, or editors. They are sometimes called upon to help collaborate with teams in house, including marketing or fundraising.

Writers conduct extensive research for their projects and may be called upon to look through data and find a story within it to write. Writers are employed in various occupational fields and have multifaceted career choice pathways to choose from. They conduct interviews and read through transcripts, evaluate data sets, and compile and gather information. Writers need a minimum high school diploma and coursework in English, reading and writing.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Assistant Writer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$45,268 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$29K
Median: $45K
$72K
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Assistant Writer Career Path

Learn how to become an Assistant Writer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Assistant Writer
$45,268/yr
L3
Senior Writer
$80,861/yr
L4
Staff Writer
$49,556/yr
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Assistant Writer Insights

Read what Assistant Writer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Stern Strategy GroupStern Strategy Group
Writer
Jul 26, 2019

“The work is intellectually stimulating and I feel great about coming to work each day.”

Showbiz Cheat SheetShowbiz Cheat Sheet
Writer
Jan 13, 2021

“Everyone I worked with was lovely and absolutely did their best to help when it was necessary.”

Respawn EntertainmentRespawn Entertainment
Writer
Jul 30, 2020

“Good learning experience on what to do and what not to do in game development.”

EtsyEtsy
Freelance
Oct 7, 2021

“salary is good and in this experience I learned how to manage my time properly.”

Paul Mitchell GroupPaul Mitchell Group
Research and Writing Specialist
Apr 15, 2021

“I’ve been given an opportunity to work with almost every department and really enjoy the variety of work required.”

CrossbeamCrossbeam
Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2020

“I do find myself working later sometimes because I truly care about my work and want it to be the best possible!”

AdyenAdyen
Senior Contributor
Feb 18, 2021

“there is no coaching or training so make sure you understand this especially when you join an open ended role.”

SimpleTense EducationSimpleTense Education
Freelance Writer
Jan 3, 2021

“It's an excellent way to make a little extra money on your own time.”

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