Overview

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:

https://www.litcharts.com/lit/before-we-were-free
https://www.litcharts.com/lit/speech-sounds

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.

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.

About LitCharts

Why LitCharts are the Best Literature Guides on Earth...

Hello! We're Ben and Justin, the co-founders of LitCharts and the original editors of SparkNotes. We know LitCharts are the best literature guides ever created, and we think you'll agree. Here's why...

LitCharts take a completely new approach to analyzing and explaining literature. CliffsNotes and every other literature guide series that followed (including SparkNotes) all use long paragraphs of summary followed by long paragraphs of analysis. LitCharts break that mold in several ways. LitCharts present a bulleted-list-style summary of every single plot point in the book side-by-side with analysis and color-coded themes for each point. Every LitChart includes a color-coded Themes Key, which assigns a specific color to each theme. Readers can then trace the prevalence of themes as they develop throughout the book.