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Jan 15, 2012

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Contributing to FilmBook

Are you always voicing your opinion about the latest movie release or TV show episode? Are you a geek self-starter? Are you always arguing that [insert generic director here] is the greatest visionary since the birth of the motion picture? Are you such a cinephile when it comes to home cinema that you are always fiddling with your set up and striving for the very best sound you can achieve? Would you like to have your voice heard by tens-of-thousands of people per month?

If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, read about the volunteer positions that are currently available below.

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NEWS WRITER

We want someone who is able to produce two movie or TV show news articles per day, mostly in the hours between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. or 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. eastern standard time.

The person should be able to articulate their perspective on film/TV news in an entertaining and interesting way.

Qualifications:

Applicants should be familiar with WordPress and basic photo editing (cropping and adjusting photo sizes).

Previous writing experience a plus.

Previous online research experience a plus.

Love of film and TV shows a must.

A team player that works well with other members of the staff.

Your application should include the following:

Please include two (2) original writing samples. These should be articles on two pieces of movie or TV news that you found particularly interesting this week.

Here are examples of what we are looking for: found here and here.

Education:

Highschool and up. Journalism degree is a plus.

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FILM REVIEWER / FILM CRITIC

We are looking for a cinephile who loves to write and express themselves about a film they have just watched. We are looking for someone who can dig beneath the surface of a film and discuss what they see there. We are also looking for someone who can potentially attend advanced press screenings in New York and/or Los Angeles (this is not a requirement for the position).

Qualifications:

Applicants should be familiar with WordPress and basic photo editing (cropping and adjusting photo sizes).

Previous writing and film criticism experience a plus.

A team player that works well with other members of the staff.

Your application should include the following:

Three (3) written film reviews of at least 500 words.

Here are two examples of the type of film criticism we are looking for: found here and here.

Education:

Highschool and up. Degrees in English and/or Creative Writing are a plus.

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DVD / BLU-RAY REVIEWER

We are looking for a cinephile who loves to write and express themselves about a DVD or Blu-ray they have just watched. The potential reviewer also needs to watch all the extras on a disc or discs and comment of them as well as the picture and sound quality of the film.

Qualifications:

Access to a DVD player and a separate sound system (for DVD reviews), access to a Blu-ray player, a high-definition television, and a separate sound system (for Blu-ray reviews).

A mailing address or a P.O. Box to receive discs for review.

Applicants should be familiar with WordPress and basic photo editing (cropping and adjusting photo sizes).

Previous writing and film criticism experience a plus.

A team player that works well with other members of the staff.

Your application should include the following:

Two (2) written DVD or Blu-ray reviews.

Here are examples of what we are looking for: found here and here.

Education:

Highschool and up. Degrees in English and/or Creative Writing are a plus.

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EDITORIALS / ESSAYS WRITER

We are looking for someone who is able to produce editorials and / or essays on film or television shows. The editorials or essays can be on any film or television show subject.

Qualifications:

Applicants should be familiar with WordPress and basic photo editing (cropping and adjusting photo sizes).

Previous writing experience a plus.

A team player that works well with other members of the staff.

Your application should include the following:

Two (2) film/TV editorial/essay writing samples.

Here are examples of what we are looking for: here and here.

Education:

Highschool and up. Degrees in English and/or Creative Writing are a plus.

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Contacting Us

Before contacting us, a reminder: these contributing positions are freelance. There is no pay except free DVDs and Blu-rays (if you gain employment as a DVD or Blu-ray reviewer) and free advanced press screenings for films.

Email your application to: write[AT]film-book[DOT]com.

In the subject line, write “Film-Book.com News Writer Application”, substituting “News Writer” for whatever position you are applying for.

Be sure to describe your experience and your interest in the position you are applying to.

No “formal” resume is required, but if you have one that you believe is relevant to the position you are applying to, please attach it as well.

If you have past experience writing for a movie website or a weblog, please include a few of your best links that demonstrate your highest quality work in your email.

Please realize that it will be impossible for us to respond to all of the e-mailed applications. We apologize for this in advance, but we will read through every application e-mail. We will respond to all suitable applications at our earliest convenience.

Note: It is preferred that if you are writing movie news, reviews, et cetera for FilmBook, that you do so exclusively for us (i.e. you are not writing movie news for other sites while writing for FilmBook). A personal blog/website may be negotiable.

FilmBook is an equal opportunity employer.

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