Help Wanted: Vacancies On Cinema Blend
Cinema Blend never stops looking for talented contributors. This is your chance to get involved in one of the internet’s most successful, and fastest expanding independently owned entertainment websites. Translation: We’re not a bunch of corporate tools, which means we wear secondhand clothes and don’t have any health insurance.
Please note, that most of the positions listed below (unless otherwise indicated) are volunteer positions. While they may occasionally offer ancillary benefits like advance access to cool stuff, and various types of shwag, we can’t guarantee much beyond your name in internet lights on what we think is the internet’s best independently owned entertainment website, and the kind of experience you’ll need to break your way into an exciting career in journalism or possibly long-haul trucking.
Actually, we can’t really guarantee that working here will help much with the long-haul trucking, but it can’t hurt to have a fallback position.
All applicants must be over 18 years of age and know how to write their pants off. For all positions, unless otherwise noted, email Cinema Blend’s Publisher Josh Tyler (josh at cinemablend dot com). Put the name of the position you’re applying for in the subject line and make sure you include relevant writing samples. Submissions without samples will be used to line the cage of Devin, the CB guinea pig. Show us what you’ve got! Feel free to apply for more than one position.
TV Blend Reporter
Ideal candidates should be passionate and knowledgeable about television and modern pop culture and possess the ability to convey that passion through their writing. Accuracy is critical but we’re not just hiring someone who can reword a press release. We need a reporter who can explain the latest pop culture news in their own words and through research and experience provide commentary that adds to the story, puts it in context or entertains our readers. Better still if you can do all three in the same sentence.
To be a success you’ll need to be committed, self-motivated, and energetic. The news never stops coming and you’ll be counted on to provide steady coverage.
Responsibilities: We’ll expect at least 50 high quality stories of medium length from you every month in our television section. Do the math and that works out to around 2 - 3 reports filed every single day. We’re not looking for a reviewer, an interviewer, or a columnist, but rather someone who can commit to being there to provide consistent, timely reporting on breaking television show news, the minute it happens, on one of the internet’s most popular entertainment websites.
Formal education in journalism is not required, but prior experience reporting on pop culture is. You should also have and know how to use Photoshop or some other image editing software to resize images. If you know a little very basic HTML formatting, that helps too. Don’t apply unless you’ve done this before and you think you can keep up with our high-pressure pace.
This position does pay a small, per article freelance rate for qualified writers.
To apply send us links to published samples of your work along with a resume to the email address specified above. Applications without relevant samples will be ignored.