Writing/Editing: Switch Job Cards vs. Job Descriptions

At Switch, a mobile job app that allows users to scan job postings quickly and easily, our pared down job descriptions -- known as “job cards” -- strip away all the needless jargon and include only the essentials. Our personalized, simplified job descriptions can not only streamline your job search, but they also provide a better idea of how to focus your own resume and optimize your job hunt. Switch currently offers 18 different “job functions” that cover everything from account management to software engineering.

Today, we’ll look at the way writing/editing job cards differ from typical internet job descriptions. For examples, check out the sample job card to the right. Then download the app to try it out for yourself!

Writing/Editing Job Cards

The ability to communicate clearly and effectively is a constantly underrated aspect of any savvy business. From communications with customers (sales) to advertising copy and blogs (marketing) to crafting emails to potential partners, clients, customers (business development), writing and editing is a key part of nearly every division of a business. 

Lately, the demand for freelance or staff writers has ballooned as more companies come to realize the value of strong communications and a robust web presence. However, many of the internet job boards for writers and editors remain outdated, with content marketing jobs lumped in with freelance copywriter positions lumped in with technical writer positions. At Switch, our writing/editing category will bring you only the most relevant jobs based on your experience, with the skills and experience required labeled clearly and succinctly.

Most Popular Skills for Writer/Editors

  • Freelance writing
  • Technical writing
  • Client services
  • Advertising copywriting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of company goals
  • Analytics + SEO
  • Proofreading
  • Email 
  • Microsoft Office