Entertainment Writer: Movie/TV Features
Screen Rant3.0
Remote
Job details
Estimated: $37,000 - $52,000 a year
Job description

This is a paid freelance, remote position - that means you can work from anywhere, on your own schedule.

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 editorial team is looking for eager writers to contribute Movie/TV Features content under the leadership of the Movie/TV Features Lead Editor. The selected candidates will have tremendous career growth opportunity within the organization. Please note that this role does not involve video production or script writing.

Above all else, we are looking for applicants with a passion for the type of content we cover. Before applying, please visit screenrant.com and review our coverage. If you think you belong within our geeky community of writers and editors but have no professional writing experience, we would be more than happy to consider your application nonetheless. We pride ourselves on having a passion-first, experience-second approach to hiring writing talent. In your cover letter, make sure to let us know how your knowledge and love of movies applies to Screen Rant's content!

Responsibilities

  • Write a minimum of 5-10 articles per week in Screen Rant's house style (following the requisite training and peer mentorship period)
    • This will include fact checking, formatting, linking, and image sourcing/very basic editing (sizing, brightness, etc.)
  • Pitch story ideas when none are readily available
  • 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
  • Broad working knowledge of Movies/TV in general, especially blockbusters and major franchises (DC Movies, MCU, Star Wars, Star Trek, popular streaming content)
  • Quick learner with strong sense of urgency
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Ability to write articles free of typos and grammatical errors
  • Comfortable working in an entirely virtual environment

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

  • Understanding of what it means to write a "Feature"
  • Relevant experience in writing and/or editing roles (digital publications, entertainment content)
  • Familiarity with Wordpress
  • Image editing
  • SEO
  • Analytics (GA)

What Screen Rant has to offer:

  • Open schedule - write as much as you like, whenever you like, from wherever you like!
  • Future bonusing opportunities for high contributors of quality articles
  • 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 popular Movie/TV 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.

We're looking forward to hearing from you!


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Company details

Headquarters

7405 Trans-Canada Hwy #100, Saint-Laurent, QC H4T

Employee

51 to 200

Revenue

$1M to $5M (USD)

Industry

Media, News and Publishing

Company Description
Valnet is a premiere online media publishing company. Our portfolio consists of over 19 websites and 36 YouTube channels. Some of our brands include: ScreenRant, CBR, GameRant , TheRichest, LittleAngel and many more. Our overarching goal: distribute editorial and video content to millions of viewers daily across our websites, YouTube Channels, and Social Media platforms. Our teams dissolve the boundaries between work, fun, and achieving milestones!
Company ratings
  • Overall
    3.0
  • Company & Benefits
    2.3 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    3.0 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    2.4 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    3.3 / 5
  • Senior Management
    2.9 / 5
Company reviews
"Soulless collective with poor management"
Former EmployeeSales Manager
I worked for a company acquired by Valnet for several years prior to a change in ownership. I went from feeling valued and loving my work to feeling isolated and hating my job within just months of the acquisition.
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"Takes advantage "
Former EmployeeFreelance Writer
This would be a fun job if it was a salaried position. However you are really not going to make that much and even if you're just looking for a little extra income you'll be putting in a lot more hours than what you'll be compensated. Good for the experience but not much else.

"Pretty cool place to work "
Current EmployeeSocial Media Specialist
Overall I would say it's a pretty neat place to work with some pretty fun people. The schedule is flexible and everyone is really nice and respectful.

"Great Staff, But Subpar Pay"
Former EmployeeFreelance Writer
The editors were all super nice and accommodating, and I was able to message them at any time with questions. The work was appropriately challenging and engaging, at least at first. However, pay is far below average ($10 per article) with strict requirements. Beyond structuring articles around backlinks, writers are also required to make TL;DR portions in the style of an Instagram story. This is an additional half-hour of work minimum for a single dollar. There is pay-per-view, but it's scant. While the name recognition of Screen Rant looks good on a resume, it is not a position that most people will flourish in.