CinemaBlend seeks an enthusiastic movie fanatic for a freelance news writing position. Ideal candidates will be self-motivated wordsmiths with up-to-date knowledge of the entertainment industry and an appetite for all things movies. This is an entry level position with room to grow.
We’re looking for someone who’s up for writing on a variety of movie-related topics, has a good sense of humor, pays attention to details, and a writes with a fun, conversational tone.
Are you a fan of movies? Are you up to date on the latest blockbusters, and counting down the days to what’s hitting theaters in the coming weeks? Do you have some news-writing experience under your belt and are ready to take it to the next level? We seek a writer who loves to stay on top of the latest movie news related to upcoming movies as well as films that were previously released.
If you’re motivated, willing to be around daily to write, and ready to work hard, this may be the position for you!
Other things to know about the position…
- This is a freelance telecommute position for movie news writer who’s open to writing about a variety of topics within the movie industry.
- This is a news-writing position.
- Journalism degree not required.
- Some writing experience is required. We will want to see published articles from an online outlet, preferably related to movies.
- We expect quick turnaround on all article assignments, so we’re looking for someone who’s good with details, knows the industry and can submit clean copy.
- Actual hours of availability are flexible, however afternoon (EST) availability Monday-Friday is preferred.
- U.S. applicants only, please. And you must be over 18 years old to apply.
We’re looking for a minimum of 65 submissions from you a month.
Freelancers begin at the starting rate, which is a per-article rate.
Please submit your resume, along with links to relevant writing samples and answers to the following questions:
What are the last 3 movies you saw in the theater?
Which movie industry people (actors, directors, writers, etc) do you follow on Twitter?
Name one 2017 movie that surprised you at the box office (and why)?
Are you a fan of any novel series, graphic novels and/or comic books? Please list your favorites.
What’s one movie from the 1980s that SHOULD be rebooted, and one that needs to be left alone?
Of the 2017 movies that have been released, what’s one that deserves an Oscar nomination for Best Picture?
Name 3 actors that should be way more famous than they are.
Rank the following genres in the order of your personal preference (First being your favorite, last being your least favorite): Musical, Horror, Indie Drama, Indie Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Action-Adventure, Crime Thriller, Superhero, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Please include a link to your writing samples in the URL/website field. Applications without links to relevant writing samples and answers to the above questions will not be considered. Please include them with the application form or in your cover letter.
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