Calling all pop-culture fans! NerdBastards.com is looking to add to its staff of talented creators. Our site covers a variety of original content including daily news stories, feature articles, reviews (TV, movie, video games, comics), interviews, and opinion/editorial pieces.
We are primarily seeking to add to our writing staff, but we also have opportunities for other talented media creators as well.
If you’re an intelligent and dedicated pop-culture fan and want to share your voice with the world, then Nerd Bastards could be just the outlet for you.
Ideally, we are looking for contributors that would like to work with us on a routine daily/weekly basis, but we will consider proposals for single-submission work as well.
For prospects looking to make a larger commitment, we’re looking for those who can contribute a monthly minimum of 20+ news posts (350+ words per post) and 2 Feature-length articles (800+ words per article); for talented writers, we will consider work you’ve already done or “one-off” Feature-length articles.
This position is open to anyone over the age of 18 regardless of where you live. Some of the key factors that we look for include:
- Quality Content: our duty is to be ambassadors of news and culture. We strive to serve our readers by providing information, insight, analysis, and entertainment. A mix of informative entertainment and fairly-presented opinions is how we distinguish ourselves from our competitors who simply regurgitate headlines.
- Reliability and Availability: Deadlines are key in the writing world, so your ability to deliver content by a specific time is extremely important. Availability outside of “normal” business hours (i.e. nights and weekends) is a plus, but we are also looking for daytime help.
- Spelling and Grammar: Prior writing experience is preferred but NOT a requirement. We do have professional editors that will work closely with you to help you produce the best content possible; the more natural ability you bring with you, along with the desire to continually learn and grow better, is a definite plus.
- Nerd Knowledge: As obvious as it sounds, we need folks who know their stuff. NerdBastards is an authority on Nerd Culture; it is expected that our writers know enough about pop-culture topics and trends to speak on them competently and confidently. Some research to complement your existing knowledge will likely be required; your willingness and drive to grow your knowledge base will be key.
In order to be considered please send a detailed message to our Editor-in-Chief, Luke Gallagher, at firstname.lastname@example.org – you do NOT need to include writing/content samples at this point (though you are welcome to). If your message is well-constructed and conveys the right mix of passion, knowledge, and dedication, Luke will reply with further information and potential next steps.
Becoming a NerdBastards contributor would initially be on an intern level, with possibilities of coming on as an official member and paid opportunities based on your ongoing commitment and abilities.
Nerd Bastards is a site with tens of thousands of daily views from readers seeking the latest and greatest pop-culture news, reviews, interviews, and Feature articles. We have a long-standing history of providing our staff the opportunity for their voices to be heard by the masses. We look forward to the opportunity of connecting with you soon!