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CINEMABLEND never stops looking for talented contributors. When we have a specific opening, it'll be posted here.

All applicants must be over 18 years of age. Show us what you’ve got!



Deputy Games Editor

CinemaBlend seeks an experienced and dynamic video game enthusiast and writer to assist in editing our video games section. Being the Deputy Games Editor means you'll be editing articles as well as regularly contributing content. You'd report to our Games editor and work with him to steer a small team of experienced, talented freelance writers in creating amazing and interesting games-related content, while also contributing news articles and feature editorials. 

This is a freelance position. We pay a per-article rate in addition to a flat monthly rate for editing duties.

We're looking for a writer and gamer who knows how to be a team player, how to lead, and also work independently to make sure our games section is providing our readers with the latest and most interesting video game news. That might include anything from the latest breaking news about an upcoming game, to a funny viral video showcasing a classic game. 

Responsibilities include:
  • Regularly keeping up with and searching for video game news, videos and updates that are of interest to our readers.
  • Working with Games editor to come up with feature editorials and lists.
  • Editing content submitted by writers to check for factual, grammatical and structural accuracy.
  • Submitting between 65-100 of your own articles per month.
  • Attending a weekly planning meeting (online).
Qualified candidates will be creative, motivated and detail oriented. And they should meet the following criteria...
  • Have at least one year of experience writing for a credible video game news outlet.
  • Live in North America.
  • Know how to crop and edit photos.
  • Have a basic understanding of HTML formatting.
  • Have a basic understanding of how to use Facebook and Twitter and a strong familiarity with Reddit, YouTube and popular gaming forums.
  • Have experience in all of the major platforms. (A stronger preference for one over the others is fine, but you'd need to be able to write about all of them).
If you meet the above criteria, please apply with your resume (PDF preferred), links to at least 3 relevant writing samples (video game news and features preferred), and answers to the following questions:

1. Name two recent games you can't stop playing (explain why in a sentence for each).

2. Name two recent releases that disappointed you (explain why in a sentence for each).

3. What is your level of experience for the following games or franchises (ranked on a scale of 1-10). • Call Of Duty
• Planescape Torment
• Assassin's Creed
• Halo
• Civilization
• League of Legends
• Pokemon
• Street Fighter
• World of Warcraft
• Final Fantasy

4. Which platform do you prefer? (Explain why in a sentence).

To apply, please visit our Media Bistro ad here.

Sci-fi and Science News Writer

CINEMABLEND seeks a freelance news writer to cover sci-fi and science-related news for our movies, pop and TV sections. Ideal candidates are self-motivated, highly enthusiastic wordsmiths with good common sense and a high level of interest in all things science and science fiction. A strong appreciation for and knowledge of Star Trek is a must. Some writing experience for an entertainment news site or blog is preferred.

Are you a huge Star Trek fan? Never miss an episode of Doctor Who? Have you ever engaged in a debate over which Battlestar Galactica is the superior TV show? Or imagined yourself captaining Serenity? More importantly, have you been looking for a place to share your opinions on upcoming sci-fi projects in film and television? This may be the job for you. We're looking for a sci-fi fanatic with intimate knowledge of popular science fiction TV shows and films (especially Star Trek!), as well as some science topics for our Pop section.

Qualified candidates should know how to use basic photo editing software (to resize and crop images), have a willingness to work insanely hard, a hatred of clichés, some writing experience and a broad knowledge of and passion for science fiction.

Candidates must have a flexible schedule and be available to write during the weekdays. We're looking for a creative thinker who's enthusiastic about sci-fi and eager to write news, lists and feature editorials on the subject. They'll also be encouraged to find and write about interesting science-related updates and news.

This is a freelance, telecommute position. North American applicants only please. We pay a fair per-article rate and we're looking for roughly 65 submissions from you a month.

If you'd like to apply, please include your resume (PDF preferred), links to relevant writing samples (news articles and editorial features), along with answers to the following questions (please include your answers in the cover letter):

1) What is the best Star Trek movie?

2) Rate your interest in and knowledge of each of these properties on a scale of 1-10 (1 if you're not very familiar with the property at all. 10 if you're a mega-fan).
Star Trek (the classic films)
Star Trek (J.J. Abrams' movies)
Star Wars movies
Star Wars Rebels
Star Wars expanded universe
Continuum
Firefly
Battlestar Galactica Original
Battlestar Galactica Remake
Doctor Who
Orphan Black
The Walking Dead (TV show)
The Walking Dead (comics)
Ender series /Shadow saga
Cosmos
Red Dwarf
Helix
The Expanse / Leviathan Wakes

3) What areas of developing science or technology do you think are most exciting?

4) Who are your favorite sci-fi authors?

To apply, visit our Media Bistro page and answer the questions detailed there.



Science Writer

CINEMABLEND's sister site GFR seeks a freelance news writer to cover science related news. Ideal candidates are self-motivated, highly enthusiastic wordsmiths with good common sense and a high level of interest in all things science and science fiction.

Are you excited about Spacex? Seen every Star Trek epsidoe? Follow NASA on twitter? Dream about captaining the Serenity? Hoping a human will land on Mars in your lifetime? More importantly, have you been looking for a place to share your opinions on developments in science and technology? This may be the job for you. We're looking for a science fanatic capable of converting science news into something that less science literate science fiction fans can get excited about.

Qualified candidates should know how to use basic photo editing software (Photoshop!), have a willingness to work insanely hard, a hatred of clichés, some writing experience and a broad knowledge of and passion for science fiction and science fact.

We're looking for a creative thinker who's enthusiastic about science and space exploration; eager to write news, lists and feature editorials on the subject. We pay a small but competitive per-article rate and we're looking for roughly 65 submissions from you a month. This gig isn't going to pay your rent, but it is a great way to make your entry into the world of writing about things you love and getting paid for it.

To apply, visit our Media Bistro page and answer the questions detailed there.


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