Content Writer

Santa Monica, California | Freelance | Job ID #46896 |
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Onward Search's client, an auto-based tech company, is seeking a Brand Content Writer/Journalist for a part-time freelance need in Santa Monica. You will be reporting to the Senior Writer and responsible for the following.


  • Writing authoritative and compelling articles about the automotive industry for the auto industry, general audiences, as well as millennials highlighting the transformation of the auto space for dealers and buyers alike.
  • Working on putting together blog template and running point on projects like monthly newsletters, consumer-facing like content such as eBooks, article for outside publications like business magazines and soon-to-launch consumer-facing company blog, marketing emails, video scripts, etc.
  • Content to be 70% B2C and 30% B2B, for example, white papers and auto dealer related materials.
  • Key can help someone to do the research, run interviews and pull quotes to find a story and bring it to life.
  • Stay current on the automotive news to craft reaction stories and longer trend pieces, explaining the dynamics behind the headline and how the company fits into the picture.
  • Brainstorm, develop and write creative articles, listicles and other general-interest pieces for paid placement that communicate company purpose and benefits within a broader automotive context.
  • Work with PR firm and communications team to pitch stories for placement in outside blogs or publications.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism specifically for business.
  • 2-4 years writing stories for print or digital business publications and/or journalism experience.
  • Passion for automobiles is nice to have, experience in tech much preferred.
  • A portfolio should demonstrate your industry expertise, innate curiosity, and stellar writing skills.
  • Engaging communicator, talented writer, and creative storyteller with a proofreader’s eye and a pen that can bring clarity to even the most complicated automotive issues.
  • Optimistic about how transportation innovation can improve the world around us and passionate about making a transformative impact in the industry.
  • Must have the people skills and curiosity to work with teammates across multiple departments to identify and shape the fantastic stories you find there.

Does this sound like you? Apply today!



  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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