With our continued growth, this site is quickly outpacing the work that two full-time writers can accomplish, so we’ve decided to bring on some freelance folks to help out. We’re looking for some experienced writers who can commit to writing at least 10 news posts each month, including (but not limited to) movie and TV casting news, movie and TV trailers, photo galleries (official releases and leaked/spy photos), behind-the-scenes news (production updates, etc) and more.
We’re also looking into expanding our coverage to include video games again – readers who have been with us for a few years might remember that we used to cover video game news and reviews on a pretty regular basis, but had to scale back due to time constraints. Gaming news writers will also be expected to produce at least 10 news posts each month, with coverage including video game trailers and gameplay videos, video game screenshots, video game announcements, game reviews (aggregated from other sources, or original reviews), and more.
Interested applicants should be at least 18 years of age, and we strongly prefer candidates with prior experience writing for the internet audience, as well as a working knowledge of the WordPress blogging platform. You should also be knowledgeable about your field of interest – if you apply to write gaming news posts, but you don’t own a gaming console, then that’s probably not going to work out.
Your writing must be checked for spelling and grammar, and must be organized and easy to read. You’ll be responsible for adding images and embedding videos into your posts, where applicable, and you must accurately credit all sources with a link to the original post.
The positions we’re hiring for are unpaid – however, writing for The Nerd Repository comes with plenty of opportunities for great perks, including covering conventions and festivals (Comic-Con, SXSW, E3, etc), interviewing film and TV talent (via telephone or in person), and attending advance movie screenings.
To apply, please send a cover letter and three (3) writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org, and please indicate which position you’re interested in (film, TV, or video games). If you’re using previously published samples, please include links to the URLs where these samples were originally published.
Your cover letter should give us some information about your background and experience, the types of movies/TV shows/video games you enjoy, and should tell us exactly why we should add you to our team. Don’t be afraid to blow your own horn here – we want to know who you are, and why you’re an asset. Both your cover letter and your writing samples should also convey a sense of your personality.
We’ll begin reviewing applications toward the end of the this week, and will start reaching out to candidates we’re interested in early next week. Feel free to send any questions to the address above, as well.