Weird History Writers at Ranker

Remote | Freelance | Part-time

Freelance Writers, Weird History

  • Department: Publishing Operations
  • Freelance Writers, Weird History

We are looking for talented writers who are ready to research and write for our Weird History vertical! This is a great opportunity to write for a leading entertainment site, in the top 50 of all websites in the United States. Our Weird History Facebook page has over 7 million followers.

Here are some examples of the type of writing we love that we’ve published recently. Some are in-depth, researched lists with lots of text, while others are shorter, more visual/meme based roundups. We’re looking for people who can create either or both:


This is a paid, remote, cold assignment gig. Candidates will be compensated for their work on a per-article basis, based on the length of assignment and level of research required. We’d prefer for you to create anywhere from 10-15 lists/week.

Here’s what you’ll need for us to trust you with tons of assignments:

  • Advanced, thorough research skills.
  • Writing chops that enable you to create an article about anything in a clear, informative, fun way.
  • Experience freelance writing for a site similar in scope to Ranker.
  • Broad, comprehensive knowledge of history, such that you can easily think of 15+ items for any list we assign you.
  • General familiarity with Reddit, Tumblr, social media, and other internet forums.

About Ranker:

Ranker is a data-driven media company, the #1 online destination for opinion-based, crowdsourced rankings of everything. The company’s technology is centered on user engagement, turning its lists into the best possible rankings via the wisdom of crowds. A Quantcast Top 50 site, Ranker attracts more than 30 million monthly unique visitors, and outperforms almost every other publisher in time-on-site per visit. As a result, Ranker is a treasure-trove of consumer sentiment data with more than 250 million votes gathered to date on over 100,000 unique items, generating a deep and precise interest graph which the company is launching as a B2B tool in 2016 to augment the existing ad-based business. Ranker is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Ranker will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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