Write for JoBlo.com?

Are you a good writer? Do you love movies? Do you have time to spare? Do you love dishing the scoops, researching news stories, scouring the Net for all things movie-related and writing about the latest and greatest to come? If so, you may just be the ideal candidate to help fortify our MOVIE NEWS SECTION (the section that you are in right now), so take a look at the requirements below and see if you're ready, able and wanting to join the JoBlo.com team!

Position: News Editor(s)

What is it exactly? You would be in charge of finding, writing and putting together movie news stories every day of the week-- pictures and all. The person(s) we hire for this gig would be asked to scour the Net for scoops and news, put them together in an entertaining and informative manner (natch) and provide for at least 3-4 stories a day, for shifts yet to be decided.

Do I need to be living in a certain area to get this job? Not at all. This job is open to anyone from any country, any city, any street, any gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse... ;) As long as you've got a solid connection to the Internet, email and can surf...you are a likely candidate.

How much does this job pay? Believe it or not, the gig actually pays some money! A quarterly fee will be sent your way, so your parents can get off your back about "wasting all that time on the Net". Nothing that would make you quit your day job, of course, but some cool drinking allowance money, I suppose. Oh, and you'll also get to display your writing skills to the world (close to 100,000 unique visitors/day), slap the gig on to your CV/resume, receive an extra cool new email address which ends in @joblo.com and plenty of groovy real-life Internet company work experience (ie. handjobs).

Are there any opportunities for advancement? Absolutely! Pretty much everyone working on the site today (about 25-30 people) was hired via the Internet, and once we're happy with your work, any opportunities for advancement within our JoBlo Movie Network will be presented to you FIRST. Mike Sampson started out as a news editor on our site, and now he runs that shit.

JoBlo.com's last X-Mas party....

What is required of this post?

  • You must be serious about your application, the vacant position and be, at least, 18 years old.

  • You must be an excellent writer, bar-none. If you send us an email with spelling and grammatical errors, it will not be considered. Our kind of humor helps as well, but professionalism is even more important.

  • You must have basic .html skills, although we also have a WYSIWYG back-end, so it's not a make/break thing. No elaborate skills, just the basics, but you also need to have some Photoshop experience as you would need to crop and insert pictures into your stories, etc... (or any other picture editing program). You have to be comfortable cropping, editing, fooling around with pictures!

  • With the new Internet being all about video and what-not, experience with videos would also be a great asset, although we'd also be training you on how embed/convert videos to our site. 

  • All Web 2.0 experience will also be considered an added asset, so please mention any of your experiences using Digg, Twitter, Facebook, movie blogging and all that other fun stuff.

  • You must be able to commit to this job for at least a period of 6-12 months and obviously fit into the time slots that we require. You might not be covering the "trade" write-ups, so make sure that you know of some alternate cool movie news items to write about every day...

How do I apply?

Send me a direct email at [email protected] titled NEWS EDITOR and include in it 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!)


Also, include your full name, age, geographical location as well as a few writing samples SPECIFIC to what you'd be doing on this site. DO NOT send me links to your personal blog or papers you wrote in college. Preferably short news stories in the same vein as our articles here.

PLEASE DO NOT WRITE US A BOOK! We receive over 100 applications for these gigs, so succinctness is a definite "plus" for us!

Email me at [email protected]

Source: JoBlo.com



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