Movies & TV Shift Author: Features & News Articles

Website Screen Rant

Please note: This is a paid freelance remote position. We are currently only accepting applicants located in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

Screen Rant is the #1 entertainment website on the web and publishes up-to-the-minute news on blockbuster movies, TV, video games, and comic books. Our team is looking for a writer with 1–2 years of editorial experience to contribute Features and News content relating to movies and television under the leadership of the Core Features and Core News Leads. Screen Rant operates at a rapid pace and is seeking writers who can produce high-quality articles under time constraints. The selected candidate will have tremendous career growth and internal development opportunities within the organization.

Note that this role does not involve video production, video editing, screenwriting, or writing reviews. Please visit screenrant.com and review your familiarity with our range of topics before applying. In your cover letter, make sure to tell us how your knowledge of the specific vertical you’re applying for will complement Screen Rant’s coverage. We would love to welcome you to our community of cinephiles, gamers, and geeks!

West Coast time is preferred, as the publishing period starts no earlier than 7am PT.

Responsibilities:

  • Write 25 articles per week in Screen Rant's house style (following the initial training and peer mentorship period). This will include fact-checking, formatting, linking, and image sourcing/very basic editing (sizing, brightness, etc.)
    • Article Breakdown: 10 Features and 10 News. The remaining 5 articles will vary each week depending on team needs.
  • Brainstorm, pitch, and develop original content ideas
  • Update and refresh older content as needed
  • 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
  • At least 1–2 years of editorial experience, preferably with a digital entertainment outlet
    • This does NOT include personal blogs, college essays/dissertations, and other non-published work
  • Expert-level knowledge of movies and television shows and the ability to write about them objectively
  • Stays up to date on new releases (streaming and theatrical)
  • Excellent command of the English language and a sharp eye for grammatical details
  • Ability to analyze content and pull directly from the source material to back up claims
  • Ability to write high-quality articles with swift turn-around times
  • Comfortable working in an entirely virtual environment

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

  • Weekend availability
  • Understanding of the difference between “Features,” “Lists,” and “News” article
  • Familiarity with platforms such as Asana, WordPress, and Discord
  • Image editing experience
  • SEO and Google Analytics knowledge

What Screen Rant has to offer:

  • Fully remote — write from wherever you’d like!
  • 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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