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Entertainment Content Writer for Anime, Science Fiction, Fantasy – Freelance

Destructoid

Apply before: August 31, 2024
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  • Date posted
    May 2, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (US)
  • Salary
    $16 - $90
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level
    Any

Job Description

Destructoid is a place for passionate gamers to find engaging articles & information about their favorite franchises written by other passionate gamers. Currently, we’re looking for freelance writers to join our fully remote and international newsroom.

Working with Destructoid means writing high-quality stories for Entertainment, with particular expertise in Sci-Fi/Fantasy franchises across movies, television, books, and anime. Competitive applicants will have in-depth knowledge about any of the movies or television shows listed below and are consistently up-to-date on the latest streaming releases. They will track current news and topics within the community to contribute in-depth guides, listicles, rankings, and breaking news. We encourage writers to use their own voice when writing.

While applying to this position, please provide us with a resume, 1-3 relevant writing samples (an application without a writing sample will not be considered), and a brief cover letter. What franchises are you most knowledgeable about? Let us know what you can cover!

Topics we’re interested in covering, but not limited to:

  • Movies (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, MCU, DC, etc.)
  • TV (Doctor Who, Star Trek, Stranger Things, Fallout, Halo)
  • Anime (Jujutsu Kaisen, My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, One Piece)
  • Books (Cosmere, Dune, Wheel of Time, Game of Thrones)

Requirements:

  • Follow trending topics and stay up-to-date on all things Entertainment
  • Must be a self starter who can confidently pitch trending ideas
  • Meet deadlines for publishing stories
  • Good communication habits

Preferred:

  • At least 1-2 years of prior game writing experience (with Trello and WordPress training)
  • Deep knowledge of Entertainment franchises and their related communities
  • Excitement, dedication, and an ability to pivot when needed

Rates: $16 to $90 per piece, depending on content type and length. Salary range may differ for international candidates, based on location.