A content writer usually works in an organization or online marketplace. You have to be interested in writing to go into this profession. It is also important to have a good idea about the Internet and information technology.
Where does a content writer work?
Magazines and journals;
Online portals and commercial blogs;
Various TV channels now print daily news as well as other articles in their online versions. They usually collect these articles from freelance writers.
If you want to work independently, you can choose any online marketplace. For example, there are many opportunities to work as a content writer on popular sites like Freelancer or Fever.
Many organizations nowadays create content for branding purposes. They usually publish these content on social media and online. However, job opportunities are still limited in this case.
What kind of work does a content writer do?
The main job of a content writer is to write. You can write on any subject you want. But before that, he needs to study the subject.
Content writers can be of several types depending on the type of writing. E.g.
Brand Journalist: Writing about a business organization or brand;
SEO Copywriter: Creating articles that are easy to find on Google and other search engines;
Social Media Writer: Creating content for other social media including Facebook;
Advertising Copywriter: Copying advertising;
Technical Writer: Creating content on any technical subject.
Many also write on specific industries. For example, if you like traveling, you can work as a travel writer.
What are the qualifications of a content writer?
Educational Qualifications: If you have graduated in any subject, you will get benefits in getting a job. If you want to be a journalist in television and print media, it is better to study journalism. However, since it is a creative profession, it is possible to get a job based on previous experience and quality of writing.
Age: There is no specific age. Usually at least 22 or 23 years of age is mentioned.
What kind of skills and knowledge does a content writer need to have?
Good knowledge of Bengali language and grammar if you want to write in Bengali;
Good knowledge of English language and grammar if you want to write in English;
The ability to do research on a subject;
Easily understood, the ability to write in such a way;
Being able to diversify writing;
The habit of spelling fast.
If you want to write about a technical subject, it is important to have a long-term study on that subject. For example, if you are a history student, it will be difficult for you to write about medical technology.
If you have a good idea about content management systems (such as WordPress) and search engine optimization (SEO) to work online, your acceptance will increase a lot.
How to be a good content writer?
The most important thing in content writing is to read a lot, do research and practice writing. If you want to bring variety in writing, you have to make a habit of reading books by different authors and different subjects.
The internet is one of the means to learn work. Currently, various online education platforms (such as Coursera) offer free online courses and certificates on writing. In addition, some educational institutions have arrangements to do diploma courses related to outsourcing.
What can be the career of a content writer?
If you join magazine or online portals as an entry-level content writer, you will be promoted to the position of Senior Writer or Sub-Editor. In the best case, you can get appointed as the Chief Editor.
If you work in an advertising agency, you have the opportunity to get the position of Marketing Manager or Senior Copywriter after 4-5 years.
In the case of freelancing, the position does not matter. However, if the portfolio is very good, job opportunities can come in big organizations.