News Writer: Movie/TV Content

Remote Screen Rant Full-time Posted 29 days ago

Job Description:

This is a paid freelance, remote position - that means you can work from anywhere, on your own schedule.

Screen Rant is the #1 independent entertainment website on the web and publishes up-to-the-minute news on blockbuster movies, TV, video games, and comic books. Our editorial team is looking for eager writers to contribute Movie/TV News content under the leadership of the Movie/TV News Lead Editor. The selected candidates will have tremendous career growth opportunity within the organization. Please note that this role does not involve video production or script writing.

Above all else, we are looking for applicants with a passion for the type of content we cover. Before applying, please visit screenrant.com and review our coverage. If you think you belong within our geeky community of writers and editors but have no professional writing experience, we would be more than happy to consider your application nonetheless. We pride ourselves on having a passion-first, experience-second approach to hiring writing talent. In your cover letter, make sure to let us know how your knowledge and love of movies applies to Screen Rant's content!


Responsibilities

  • Write a minimum of 5-10 articles per week in Screen Rant's house style (following the requisite training and peer mentorship period)
  • This will include fact checking, formatting, linking, and image sourcing/very basic editing (sizing, brightness, etc.)
  • Pitch story ideas when none are readily available
  • Accept and apply any/all feedback received by the editorial team
  • Communicate openly and actively with the editorial team


Requirements

  • A passion for the content and a drive to grow within the industry
  • Broad working knowledge of Movies/TV in general, especially blockbusters and major franchises (DC Movies, MCU, Star Wars, Star Trek, popular streaming content)
  • Quick learner with strong sense of urgency
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Ability to write articles free of typos and grammatical errors
  • Comfortable working in an entirely virtual environment


Applicants with experience in the following areas will be given favorable consideration:

  • Understanding of what it means to write a "News" piece
  • Relevant experience in writing and/or editing roles (digital publications, entertainment content)
  • Familiarity with Wordpress
  • Image editing
  • SEO
  • Analytics (GA)


What Screen Rant has to offer:

  • Open schedule - write as much as you like, whenever you like, from wherever you like!
  • Future bonusing opportunities for high contributors of quality articles
  • Incredible opportunities for career growth within a supportive system
  • An amazing community of like-minded people to nerd-out with on a daily basis

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