Careers in Blogging

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in blogging? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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Whenever I need a celebrity gossip fix, I check out Perez Hilton. His site has been around since 2004 and has a reputation for being Hollywood’s sassiest website delivering the juiciest celebrity gossip. What was originally started in a coffee shop as a fun journalistic endeavor is now a company in its own right. Perez Hilton’s website is a blog, written by a Blogger. A Blogger writes on the web in depth about a particular topic on a regular basis. As a Blogger you have a lot of choices: you can elect to represent a company, spreading their story and sharing news relevant to their customers, or you can write on your own site about a topic you enjoy, or you can work for a web-publishing focused company creating content around a particular topic.

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Blogging Career Guide Overview

  1. What a Blogger Does
  2. A Typical Day for a Blogger
  3. Salary and Career Progression in Blogging
  4. Best Locations for Bloggers
  5. Pros and Cons of Being a Blogger
  6. What You Need to Know for a Career in Blogging
  7. Blogging Resources
  8. Careers Related to Blogging
  9. Companies with Jobs and Internships in Blogging

What a Blogger Does

A blogger uses a blog to tell the stories that interest a target audience. A blog is a website with regular posts displayed in reverse chronological order. Generally the blogger will stick to a particular topic, and write in great depth about it: anything from photography to spirituality to recipes to personal diaries to hobbies.

A Typical Day for a Blogger

While a typical day for a blogger will vary, it might include some of these tasks:

Salary and Career Progression in Blogging

The average salary for a Blogger is $32,000 per year. However average blogger salaries can vary greatly due to company, location, industry, experience, and benefits. You might go on to become an Editor ($27,000-$76,000 per year), a Journalist, News ($20,000-$75,000 on average per year), or a Public Relations Specialist ($27,000-$66,000 on average per year).

Best Locations for Bloggers

These locations are some hot spots for bloggers:

Pros and Cons of Being a Blogger

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What You Need to Know for a Career in Blogging

To be a Blogger you’ll generally need a bachelor’s degree in Communication, Marketing, or English. Beyond that, you should have excellent writing and story-telling skills that you’ll need to be able to adapt for different audiences and platforms. Work on developing your voice to communicate effectively with listeners. You’ll need to be able to work effectively under pressure, and meet tight deadlines and function independently as well as on a team. Furthermore it’s important you have empathy and patience and the ability to build rapport and draw information from people. You also might need to be able to conduct effective internet research, use relevant computer software for audio editing, and manipulate visual images or edit video.

Blogging Resources

If blogging still sounds like your cup of tea, here are a few things you should do to get started.

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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Blogging

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The Wirecutter - The Wirecutter is a site that offers “a list of the best electronics and gadgetry" that will help you make the absolute best purchasing decision.

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Trefis - Trefis is a Boston, MA based company that has developed a set of tools that “helps you understand how a company’s products impact its stock price.”

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Healthline - Healthline is a San Francisco, CA based company that has built “the largest, most clinically accurate classification of health information available on the web.”

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Worthee - Worthee is a Chicago, IL based company that offers premium dog walking and care services through a simple mobile app.

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FaithStreet - FaithStreet is a New York, NY based company that helps people find a place to worship and helps religious communities find new members and gather donations.

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TextLinkBrokers - TextLinkBrokers is a Mesa, AZ based company that services the “needs of professional SEM agencies and individuals looking for high quality link development.”

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Food52 - Food52 is a New York, NY based online community that brings “cooks together from all over to exchange recipes and ideas and to support each other in the kitchen.”

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Marketing InternNew York, NY
Graphic DesignerChelsea, NY
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The National Center on Time & Learning - The National Center on Time & Learning is a Boston, MA non-profit that “is dedicated to expanding learning time to improve student achievement."

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Society for Science & the Public - The Society for Science & the Public is a Washington, DC based non-profit that is “dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education.”

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Mirrorball - Mirrorball is a New York, NY based consumer engagement agency “that connects brands and people through a fusion of social media and live experience.”

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Los Angeles Lead Market ManagerLos Angeles, CA
Receptionist/Front Desk ManagerNew York, NY
Client Service PeopleNew York, NY
CreativeNew York, NY
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Upworthy - Upworthy curates online content that is both awesome and meaningful. They call themselves “a mission-driven media company.”

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Content MarketerAustin, TX
CopywriterNew York, NY
Director of Content & CommunitySan Jose, CA
Account PlannerNew York, NY
Account StrategistNew York, NY
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Patient Conversation Media - Patient Conversation Media is an Austin, TX based company that publishes “doctor-reviewed health-related content online for consumers.”

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Panthera - Panthera is a New York, NY based non-profit that “is the world’s leading conservation organization devoted exclusively to the protection of wild cats.”

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No current job openings.

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Brit + Co. - Brit + Co. is a San Francisco, CA based “online platform and e-commerce company that inspires and enables the digital generation to make.”

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Shooter/EditorSan Francisco, CA
SOFTWARE ENGINEERSan Francisco, CA
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Treatspace - The Internet plays a huge role in how people find doctors, and Pittsburgh, PA based Treatspace wants to ensure that patients accurate, helpful information.

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Wedding Party - Wedding Party is a Palo Alto, CA based company that offers an app that allows you to “capture all the amazing photos from your wedding.”

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Sartori - Sartori is a Plymouth, WI based “fourth-generation family owned and operated” cheese company that is known for its high quality Italian cheeses.

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Youth America Grand Prix - Youth America Grand Prix is an NYC based non-profit that offers $250,000 through “the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition."

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Adpearance - Adpearance is a Portland, OR based digital marketing agency that crafts campaigns that bring traditional marketing principles together with new tactics.

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Lean Startup Machine - Lean Startup Machine is an NYC based company that offers “intensive three-day workshops” that teach “entrepreneurs and innovators how to build disruptive products.”

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Fancy - Fancy is an NYC based company that allows you to "discover, collect and buy from a crowd-curated catalog of amazing goods, wonderful places and great stores."

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UrbanBound - UrbanBound is based in Chicago and "helps companies offer a comprehensive transition system to their newly hired and transferring employees" over the web.

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PureWow - PureWow is based in NYC and offers a "free daily email for stylish women of substance, featuring the very best in culture, fashion, travel, tech & so much more!"

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Grovo - Grovo is an NYC based company that “produces one-minute video lessons covering every change to the world’s most popular websites, mobile apps and online tools.”

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ReceptionistNew York, NY
Market Response RepresentativeNew York, NY
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Product DesignerNew York, NY
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Better Government Association - The Better Government Association, a Chicago, IL based non-profit that “works for integrity, transparency, and accountability in government."

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