Remote work is gaining popularity like never before, due to technological advancements and also the recent COVID-19 health crisis. Organizations are starting to learn that full-time employees don’t need to be in the office to get their work done, with some are shifting to a “remote-first” mindset and not requiring employees to be based in one particular city.
And many employees have started to favor remote work after getting the work-from-home experience while under lockdown. This has further pushed employers to offer more flexibility in order to attract the best candidates.
In response to these shifting tides, several job boards have sprung up to showcase remote jobs exclusively. In the past, remote work was often limited to certain technical professions. However, there has been an increase in available work for marketing and communications professionals.
Here are a few tips when you’re looking for remote work:
- Even though a job is listed as “remote work” it may have a specific location and time-zone requirements that would disqualify you as a candidate. Pay attention to what is outlined in the listing.
- There will be overlap with the jobs you see on these boards but that doesn’t mean you should become over-reliant on just tracking one board. If you’re serious about finding remote work, keep your eye on multiple boards.
- Companies with an entirely remote team have a different way of doing things. Sometimes, they don’t even want to see a resume. Carefully read the listing before you prepare your application.
- Have writing samples or a portfolio ready. These companies have to place a certain amount of trust in you as a remote employee, so they want to be sure you can do the job and do it independently. They will often ask to see work samples as part of your application.
- Indeed and LinkedIn, as well as other established job boards, also occasionally feature remote work so you search there as well. Just search for “remote” or “work from home” and these opportunities will appear. The Generation PR job board has remote jobs as well.
Okay, let’s get into it! Here are ten remote job boards with marketing and communications work available right now.
Every type of industry is represented on this site, including advertising, PR, and marketing. Use the link above to find jobs specifically available to Canadian workers.
Tons of remote work can be found on this site, especially if you’re a freelance writer. You’ll also find marketing and copyediting work on this site as well. Their job board is updated daily.
Shout-out to the Toronto-based team behind this board. Check the “marketing” and “writing” boxes to find the roles that will best suit you.
Stick to the “writing” and “sales and marketing” categories. This site is heavily focused on tech opportunities, but even tech companies need a copywriter. This job board is updated daily.
This job board has categories for “marketing” and “writing”, but also other similar opportunities such as social media which you can find by using the search field. Also, they helpfully allow you to filter out US-only positions, as many remote jobs are only for US residents.
Ever dreamed of working at a start-up? There are intern and entry-level positions available on this board. Just search under “marketing” to find relevant roles for you.
This site specializes in digital jobs, with roles available under two relevant categories—marketing and marketing.
Find marketing jobs on this site and make sure to use the search filter to narrow your results to Canada.
This site features remote work available worldwide. Check out the “marketing” and “writing” categories.
You can start your search using the “marketing” category on this job board or just type in any keyword related to your search to pull up the appropriate position. This job board has fewer marketing positions than some of the others, but it’s still worth taking a look as some of their positions may not be crossposted to other job boards.