What does a Senior 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.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

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Senior Writer Career Path

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Senior Writer Insights

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

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

Showbiz Cheat SheetShowbiz Cheat Sheet
Writer
13 Jan 2021

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

Respawn EntertainmentRespawn Entertainment
Writer
30 Jul 2020

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

EtsyEtsy
Freelance
7 Oct 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
15 Apr 2021

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

CrossbeamCrossbeam
Staff Writer
10 Dec 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
18 Feb 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
3 Jan 2021

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

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a senior writer

When working as a senior writer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are UX Writing, Bachelor Degree Required, Adobe Acrobat, Editing and SharePoint.

The most similar professions to senior writer are:
  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Content Writer
  • Copy Editor

The most common qualifications to become a senior writer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.