Freelance Ghostwriters Needed

Kevin Anderson & Associates - New York, NY

Contract

About Us
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Kevin Anderson & Associates is a high-profile New York City-based book ghostwriting and editing firm. We are a rapidly growing company and expect our exponential growth to continue. Our clients include New York Times-#1 bestselling authors, Big-5 publishers, literary agencies, Fortune‑100/500 C‑level executives, notable public figures, professional athletes and entertainers, and numerous first-time authors.

Our dynamic staff is composed primarily of New York Times bestselling authors, ghostwriters, publishing insiders, and editors. Our innovative team approach to the book-writing and publishing process offers clients focused attention from multiple industry experts who work collaboratively and effectively to produce the best possible result.
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*Job Summary
We are looking for talented and dependable writers to join our ghostwriting team. The more impressive your credentials, the higher the rate of pay will be, though we are looking for any highly talented writer.

We have a set pay rate for ghostwriting projects, based on experience, which ranges typically ranges between $7,000 and $50,000/book, depending on experience and accolades of the writer.

You will be offered projects that best fit your interests and expertise.

You will report to our Senior Editor, who will also assist with reviewing and editing drafts as they are completed.
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Advantages of working for KAA:

  • Work under the banner of an industry-leading book-writing firm
  • Competitive pay
  • A professionally managed process that allows you to focus on what you do best. We handle all of the logistics, administrative processes, sales, financials, healthy and fair work conditions, related work expenses, and quality control so that you can focus your time on writing.
  • Receive steady work, and be able to pick and choose the projects you want
  • Protection from overbearing or unreasonable clients
  • Collaborate on projects with other credentialed and renowned authors
  • Work directly with bestselling writers and highly experienced former acquisitions editors from Big-5 houses.
  • The flexibility to work from home or one of our offices, though you will need to come into one of our offices for client meetings from time to time
  • The chance to refine your craft while earning a living wage
  • Connections to literary agencies and publishers
  • Potential for coauthor and author credits and other acknowledgements on Big-5 publications and other published books (we have several multi-book deals with multiple Big-5 houses in which ghostwriter receive cover credit).
  • Meeting a wide array of incredibly interesting, often notable, clients
  • Being part of an incredible team that values your work, your own writing career (we love to promote our writers’ books), and taking care of each other as a team
  • Get paid as you finish the work, rather than upon pub date (as is typical of a publisher)

Qualifications

  • Self-motivated and committed team player who enjoys a fast-paced and results-oriented work environment
  • Ability to keep deadlines and manage your workload—missed deadlines are unacceptable
  • Proximity to our New York, Nashville or LA office preferred

Conditions

Please do NOT apply if any of these conditions may be an issue for you:

  • Most projects do not come with credit or royalties of any kind (though some do)
  • You will be given a KAA-email that must be used exclusively when engaging with our clients
  • You will need to utilize our call-in meeting host system whenever facilitating client calls
  • You will report to our Senior Editor and the rest of our management team
  • Revisions may be requested of you by our Senior Editor and these are expected to be completed in order to consider the task complete and receive payment for the work
  • We typically pay a small fee upfront with various milestone payments paid throughout the writing process as material is delivered and deemed acceptable by the Senior Editor
  • Missed deadlines are grounds for immediate dismissal and potential loss of pay
  • Proximity to our New York, Nashville or LA office preferred

To Apply
Please NO calls or messages to our social media platforms. We will contact you if we are interested in your services.

Please include all of the following materials in a SINGLE DOCUMENT. We do not want to receive emails with multiple attachments:

  • A cover letter that describes your experience, interest in working with our firm, and a brief account of the book(s) that have most shaped you as a reader and writer.
  • A list of your areas of expertise
  • A list of genres you prefer to write/edit
  • General availability for work
  • Current resume or CV that includes your publication history and/or other relevant experience.
  • A list of the books you’ve edited, written, or ghostwritten (feel free to leave out any specific confidential information). Include title, publisher, and date of publication.
  • Note if you’ve ever edited or written a bestseller or award-winning book
  • 1–3 writing samples indicative of your interests and best work. (Links to existing books is acceptable, so long as we can preview the work easily and free of charge.) Please upload these in the same document that contains your resume.

To apply, please submit the following materials to careers @ ka-writing.com. Please make the Subject Line: Attn. Ghostwriting Applicant

Please visit www.ka-writing.com to learn more about us and what we do.*

Job Type: Contract

Experience:

  • relevant: 2 years (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Contract Renewal:

  • Likely

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity

Company's Facebook page:

  • http://www.facebook.com/KevinAndersonAssociates