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  • Date posted
    May 2, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (US)
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level
    Entry-Level

Job Description

This is a paid freelance, remote position.

If you’re an experienced writer with a finger on the pulse of the Anime world, CBR wants you to join its award-winning writing team! CBR is the oldest and most respected comic book culture website in the world. It is the internet’s first and final stop for nerd culture, news, commentary and community.

Our editorial team is looking for writers to create fun, informative, and engaging Anime Lists that our discerning audience demands, with the eye-catching aesthetic they crave. The selected candidate will have tremendous career growth and internal development opportunities within the organization.

Please visit www.cbr.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 CBR’s coverage.


Qualifications

  • A passion for anime, writing, and a drive to grow within the industry
  • Broad working knowledge of Anime (including Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Avatar/Korra, Studio Ghibli, Sailor Moon, Isekai, Pokémon, One Punch Man, and Jujutsu Kaisen)
  • Up to date with new anime
  • The ability to analyze content and pull directly from the source material to back up claims
  • A sharp eye for grammatical details
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Ability to write high-quality articles with swift turn-around times
  • Comfortable working in an entirely virtual environment
  • Should possess a general understanding of anime culture and strong research skills


Responsibilities

  • Write a minimum of 5 Lists per week in CBR’s house style (following the requisite training)
    • This will include writing three regular sized Lists (1,400 words), and two Long Lists (2,000 words).
  • This will include fact-checking, formatting, linking, and image sourcing/very basic editing (sizing, brightness, etc.)
  • Brainstorm, pitch, and develop original content ideas that’ll be published on-site
  • Accept and apply any/all feedback received by the editorial team
  • Communicate openly and actively with the editorial team


What CBR has to offer

  • Fully remote — write from wherever you’d like!
  • Set your own schedule — write whenever you’d like to hit your weekly goal of 5 Lists!
  • Opportunities to pitch and write your own original ideas
  • Several helpful guides that you can refer to even after training to grow your writing portfolio and skills
  • Incredible opportunities for career growth within a supportive system
  • An amazing community of like-minded people to nerd-out with on a daily basis


NOTE
: Only applications containing a resume and cover letter will be considered. It is essential that you demonstrate your breadth of knowledge of Anime content in your cover letter. You will not be considered for the role if this information is not included. Please note that the next step in the hiring process involves a writing evaluation.

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