Do you love too-close-to-home psychological thrillers that make you question everything? Are you an experienced writer who wants get paid for your work? Join a team of talented writers and editor to work on the bestselling Jo Crow pen name.


Role Overview

Relay Publishing is looking for writers who are intimately familiar with the psychological thriller genre and the hidden perils of suburban life. You’ll be working alongside the team responsible for the bestselling Jo Crow pen name on a new psychological thriller series. Leave behind the office and get direct experience writing for a popular psychological thriller pen name alongside expert editors and writers.

Our ideal candidate will work with the Relay Publishing outline team to take our 30 to 40 page outline and turn it into a well thought out, creative and suspenseful manuscript. Our typical Psychological thriller is about 90k words in length, and we are focusing on the sub-genre of Domestic Noir.  Our writing process requires a collaborative approach with regular contact between our writer and editor. 

We want to work with people who are creative, passionate, and conscientious on an ongoing basis. As a virtual office, communication is key—we like to work with individuals who can meet deadlines and communicate clearly and efficiently to keep project coordinators up to date with your progress.


Necessary Skills & Experience

  • Extensive experience within the genre of Psychological Thrillers, specifically the Domestic Noir sub-genre.
  • Gillian Flynn, B.A. Paris, Alice Feeney, J.P. Delaney and Lisa Jewell—you’ve read them all.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with editors to use the written outline as the basis for your manuscript
  • High level writing experience.  We are looking for the best of the best, with a drive to see your story come to life.
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Time management and prioritization
  • Technologically savvy


About You

  • A deep knowledge of the genre is required—viable candidates should already have written and read widely in the Psychological Thriller Domestic Noir genre.
  • Particularly looking for those with experience working with exciting Domestic Noir storylines that are immersive, character-driven, fast paced, and surprising, providing the shocking plot twists that this genre is known for.
  • You are passionate about your writing and want to be among of team of exceptional creatives who respect the craft.
  • You will enjoy a challenge and using your problem-solving skills to define what is next in the story.
  • You are a person who enjoys the brainstorming process and high level collaborative creation.


What’s In It For You?

An amazing freelance, online, remote working environment with a real collaborative virtual office that fosters teamwork, development and open communication. We are passionate about creating an online workplace that really works! We use an online project management software that helps us keep an open, collaborative approach to all our projects.  Just because we work remote, doesn’t mean we have to be remote! We want to nurture our team and work with a consistent group of professionals to be part of the company as it continues to grow. We use an online project management system to run our projects which integrate seamlessly with your emails.

We thoroughly believe in long-term collaborative relationships and that is reflected in our approach to all our projects. We offer competitive rates, clear briefs & expectations, and friendly and fun communication throughout. Flexibility is one of our core work principles: as long as the work gets done, you can do it whenever it suits you. Unlike a traditional office we don’t require you to be at your desk 9-5—you pick your own schedule. If you’re serious about writing or editing for a living, we’d love to hear from you.

We have grown dramatically over the last couple years and we plan on growing more, come along for the ride!


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