Freelance Entertainment Writer

Digital Trends

Anywhere Remote only

Freelance (Ongoing)

Production

Feb 4

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Are you passionate about film? Have you binged the latest Netflix streaming hit and can convey your thoughts about it in a clear and entertaining way? Are you knowledgeable about all the major players in Hollywood, New York City, Cannes, and beyond?

Digital Trends seeks a passionate freelance writer who has experience writing about the entertainment industry and possesses the skill set needed to create a variety of compelling articles that will relate to our readers.

What You’ll Do:

The right candidate will be able to pitch and execute a variety of different types of articles for our Entertainment section: breaking news stories (around 300 words), features (usually 1,000-2,000 words), op-eds (1,000-2,000 words), how-to guides (length varies by project), lists (750-1500 words), and/or reviews (500-1,500 words). The ability to turn around clean and concise copy quickly and reliably with appropriate images can turn this into a long-term, reliable source of work for a passionate writer with a strong work ethic, voice, and understanding of the entertainment industry. 

As part of your job, you will also find and secure relevant images, video clips, trailers, and other media to draw readers into your posts and retain them. Your sources will include media from studios, official press releases, stock photography from services like Getty Images, and more. You will work with the Section Editor in pitching, drafting, revising (if necessary), and publishing your work.

You Have:

  • Thorough knowledge of the entertainment industry. You know all the major studios and streamers, can name the most recent Oscar winners off the top of your head, and can utilize your knowledge to create a compelling article that is engaging and informative.
  • Previous experience writing for an entertainment publication (digital or print).
  • Familiarity with WordPress or a similar publishing Content Management System.
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, and writing skills. You can construct a beautiful article but still maintain the Digital Trends style.
  • Superb time management and organizational abilities. You know the importance of a deadline and can meet it without any problem.
  • Stellar communication skills and good attention to detail.
  • Flexibility with assigned work. You may cover four 300-word news items one day and write a 1,200-word feature about Christopher Nolan’s best films on another.
  • Pop culture savvy. You have Variety and Deadline bookmarked on your browser and keep yourself updated on the latest trends in pop culture.

Not Necessary, But Are Nice-To-Haves:

  • Studio and PR contacts.
  • Some experience with image editing.
  • Experience with Asana or similar project management software.

Here’s What You Need To Apply:

  • A brief cover letter detailing your background, your areas of interest and experience in entertainment, and your availability. 
  • A resume with relevant entertainment experience and education history
  • 2-3 relevant writing samples. Published work is preferred.


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