Filmonic is entering it’s third year of existence, so I think it’s about time we shook things up a bit. Over the years there have been a few people writing for the site, with Dave joining last year to write reviews and the occasional news updates, however the site has mainly been updated by myself. I’ve enjoyed it. I wouldn’t have lasted all this time if I didn’t, however I think Filmonic would benefit from some new thoughts and opinions.
I’m thinking about bringing 2-3 new writers onboard who will post news, trailers and reviews. If you don’t write reviews that’s fine, neither do I. If you read movie sites and blogs on a daily basis and are interested in writing for Filmonic then read below!
- Filmonic is run on a blogging platform called WordPress. If you’ve had experience with WordPress in the past then that’s a plus, however if not it’s quite simple to use. I’ll gladly teach you how to use it if you need help.
- Ideally you would be able to write around 5 posts per week, however I value quality rather than quantity. I’d prefer you to write one great post a week, rather than 10 half hearted posts that could barely be considered ‘news’.
- It doesn’t matter how old you are or where you live. As long as you can write a coherent sentence and know your stuff when it comes to films then you’ll be considered.
- If you are chosen you will have a month ‘trial period’ where I will check your posts before publishing them. After that period is over you will be able to publish news whenever you like, and you will be paid for each post. It won’t be anything life changing, but it’ll probably pay for you to see Avatar in IMAX 3D again. Possibly even twice!
If you are still interested after reading all the above then send an email entitled ‘Write for Filmonic’ to filmonic8[at]gmail.com with the following:
- Your name along with a few sentences about yourself. Where you live, your movie interests etc.
- If you have past experience writing for a blog or website (include links)
- Two original writing samples between 200-500 words long. Pick news topics from the past month or so and pretend you’re are writing them for Filmonic (you’re into movies, pretending should be easy!)
- A list of 5 movie sites or blogs you read on a regular basis.
The deadline for applications will be Friday 15th January. Feel free to post any questions or comments below!