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Write for JoBlo.com? (Theatrical Movie Reviewer)

09.12.2006

NOTE: PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN MONTREAL, CANADA OR DON'T ALREADY HAVE ACCESS TO PRESS SCREENINGS, PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME YOUR APPLICATIONS, THEY WON'T BE LOOKED AT AND YOU'RE WASTING YOUR TIME AND OURS. THANKS.

It's been a while since we hired someone new to the site, but since my crappy health doesn't seem to be improving fast enough, and I can't seem to get out there and see/review as many movies as I would like to, I finally decided to hire someone to replace me as the "theatrical movies reviewer" for the first time since I started this site back in 1998 (and close to 1300 reviews).

It wasn't an easy decision, let me tell you.

It will hopefully only be a temporary position, as I hope to get back to full-form at some point, but until then, I think it's only fair that we get someone working full-time on the latest movie reviews, as the site simply isn't complete without them. In fact, if all goes well, we might keep this person on even after I can come back in full-force, in order to cover as many new films as possible on the site. I'll still try and cover some of the "big flicks" if I can though.

Position: Theatrical movies reviewer

What is required of this post?

  • You must live in Montreal, Canada OR have access to press screenings in your fair city. If not, please DO NOT apply for this job, as those are the people we will be "interviewing" first.

  • You must have great writing skills which obviously gel with our site's other writers' style and sensibilities.

  • You must have flexible hours, as most press screenings take place at either 10am or 7pm on weekdays/nights, and you must be able to bang out your reviews pretty quickly. We'd get you into all screenings for free, of course.

  • You must be able to commit to this job for at least a period of 6-12 months.

How do I apply?

If you honestly believe that this position is a good fit with your abilities, please send me a direct email at [email protected] titled REVIEWING FOR JOBLO.COM and include in it:

1) Why you think you would be ideally suited for this post (you gotta really sell me with shit to back it up as as well!) while concentrating on the above requirements

2) Several examples of your reviews (don't send me looooong-ass reviews though, see my own reviews style as a barometer of how to write them up)

3) Your full name, age, resume (if you've got one) and geographical location

4) Your ratings (out of 10) of all the films you've seen so far this year

The more evidence that you could show me that you are THE PERSON for this opening...the better! Furthermore, if you've already worked on any other website, please provide us with the required URLs so that I could check those out as well.

Email me at [email protected]

Source: JoBlo.com

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