Freelance Feature Writer
Collectors is the leading creator of innovative technology that provides value-added services for collectors worldwide. We grade, authenticate, vault and sell millions of record-setting collectibles, all while modernizing and digitalizing the process to further our mission of helping collectors pursue their passions. We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join our growing team.
Our services span collectible coins, trading cards, Funko Pops!, video games, event tickets, autographs, and memorabilia. Our subsidiaries include PSA, PCGS, WATA, Card Ladder, Goldin, and the Long Beach Expo collectibles trade show.
Since our founding in 1986, we have graded and authenticated millions of items. We employ more than 1,700 people across our headquarters in Santa Ana and offices in Jersey City, Seattle, Hong Kong, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo.
PSA Magazine is seeking an experienced freelance feature writer to join our brand editorial team, focusing on the fascinating world of collecting and the passionate collectors who make this hobby their own. As a writer for PSA Magazine, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the hobby, uncover hidden gems, and tell the stories of enthusiasts who are deeply dedicated to their pursuits. We are looking for someone with a strong understanding of the world of trading cards, and an eagerness to craft engaging narratives that resonate with our readers.
While you don't need to be an expert in all areas of our hobby, a specialization or a wealth of ideas in one of the following domains related to collecting is essential: vintage sports cards, modern sports cards, trading card games, pop culture and entertainment cards, Funko Pop figures, and video games. Journalism experience is a must, and the ideal candidate will have a high level of comfort in a fast-paced media environment.
You will play a vital role in delivering fresh and captivating content to our audience, showcasing the rich tapestry of this niche but passionate community. Your primary responsibilities in this role will include ongoing feature writing in your chosen area of expertise. You may also have the opportunity to contribute to our podcasts and video series.
This position is fully remote, while staying closely connected to the collector's world and your cohorts at PSA.
What You’ll Do:
- Pitch, report, and write 1-2 feature stories each month.
- Keep our internal brand editorial team updated with realistic timelines and deadlines month-to-month.
- Collaborate with members of other Collectors teams on cross-functional reporting projects that further our overall collecting coverage.
- Collaborate with our creative production and social media teams (as needed) to help tell your stories on multiple platforms.
Who You Are:
- 2+ years of proven journalism experience
- Deeply familiar with PSA and its services
- Live and breathe collecting
- Powerful storyteller with track record of producing engaging, professional stories in print and online
- Strong portfolio showcasing your creative work and writing skills
- Excellent writing and grammar skills
- Proficiency in proofreading and editing
- Strong time management and organizational skills
- Self-disciplined and ability to work independently
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