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Freelance Writer

Help us help millions of readers understand literature.

LitCharts writers are an exclusive group of best-selling nonfiction writers, 2017 national book award finalists, New York Times journalists, Harvard literature PhD candidates and more. Now you can apply to join them!

LitCharts is hiring writers to help us expand our collection of over 1500 literature guides. We’re looking for writers with a deep understanding of literature and the ability to analyze and explain it to others. Here are two examples of our literature guides:

LitCharts writers can work from anywhere, and compensation varies based on the length and difficulty of the work. Pace and schedule are also flexible, though our ideal candidates will have the time to write at least one guide per month (~10-15 hours per week).

As a company, we value diversity and encourage people of all backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups, to apply.

How to Apply

If you’re interested, please send a resume as well as two writing samples to writing@litcharts.com. Samples should be academic papers that demonstrate your ability to analyze literature with insight and clarity. Samples should be at least 5 pages long, and can be up to any length. We will only consider applications that include academic papers focused on literature.

Please note: All applicants must be legally authorized to work full-time in the United States. Due to time constraints, we are unable to respond to inquiries from recruiters and from applicants not legally authorized to work full-time in the United States.

Equal ​Employment Opportunity

LitCharts is an equal opportunity employer. As a company, we value diversity and encourage people of all backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups, to apply. ​We consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, gender ​identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, ​veteran status, or ​ability status.

We look forward to hearing from you!


About LitCharts

Founded by the creators of SparkNotes and No Fear Shakespeare, LitCharts are the world’s best literature study guides, with innovative features like color-coded theme tracking, data visualizations, beautifully designed chart-based downloadable PDF versions, and much more. Millions of students, teachers, and general interest readers use the LitCharts website and mobile apps every month.


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