Pasadena, CA, June 09, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The Internet has revolutionized the demand for writing professionals. Online publications and services are growing rapidly, resulting in an increase in demand for writing professionals. More and more businesses are including writing departments in their organizations. Lately, even the top newspapers, magazines, and periodicals have introduced Internet-only content on their websites.
In keeping with this growing demand for writers, EmploymentCrossing (www.employmentcrossing.com) recently launched WritingCrossing (www.writingcrossing.com) with more than 3,300 active writing job openings. WritingCrossing offers every kind of writing job opening, including technical writing jobs, novelist jobs, playwright jobs, biography-writing jobs, screenwriting jobs, scriptwriting jobs, copywriting jobs, and freelance writing jobs, among others.
According to the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs available for writers is expected to grow by 10% from 2006 to 2016. Employment of salaried writers is expected to increase as demand grows for web-based publications. In 2006, about 306,000 jobs were held by writers and editors. Most of the writing jobs were created by the information sector, radio and television broadcasting, Internet service providers, and web-search portals.
''Despite the weak economy, the job prospects for writing professionals are very bright, especially for technical writers,'' says A. Harrison Barnes, founder and CEO of WritingCrossing. ''In this market, it is extremely hard to get a job with a recruiter, and recruiters typically work with very few companies,'' adds Barnes. ''Job openings that are not widely known or publicized are the easiest jobs to get.''
WritingCrossing aims to consolidate every writing job opening in the nation in one place — even the hidden ones. According to Barnes, the most popular searches on the site have been:
freelance writing jobs
technical writing jobs
grant writing jobs
online writing jobs
creative writing jobs
medical writing jobs
writing editing jobs
jobs for writers
writing job opportunities
travel writing jobs
sports writing jobs
Barnes emphasizes that WritingCrossing is committed to finding new sources of jobs daily. ''There is an astonishing number of writing job openings out there. We want to find them all,'' he says.
WritingCrossing charges $29.95 a month to view its job-opening research. As part of the site’s launch special, however, WritingCrossing is offering a free, seven-day trial to allow job seekers to familiarize themselves with the service.
For more information about WritingCrossing, please visit www.writingcrossing.com.