Deadshirt is looking for talented and enthusiastic writers and editors to join our merry band of pop culture critics and commentators. While we’re always on the lookout for new contributors, right now we’ve also got some editorial positions opening up, so there’s never been a better time to get involved. If you’re interested, here’s what we’re looking for:
Movies Group Editor
The movies group editor curates our coverage of both new and classic feature films, and ongoing movie columns like Mind the Gap. We’re looking for someone who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about film. You don’t need to necessarily have an encyclopedic knowledge of all things film (though that would be awesome), but you do need to have a strong command of film language, and of course, grammar and mechanics. You should understand that a good film review is about more than just talking about what it is you like about a film, but how and why the film does or doesn’t work, what it’s trying to say and why it succeeds or fails at saying it. Most importantly, our Movies Group Editor needs to be tenacious and positive, able to excite writers to keep content flowing and turn their passion for film into something that’s thought-provoking and fun to read. (This can be the hardest part, because we all work for free.)
Being an Editor at Deadshirt can be a very large time commitment, but it’s also very rewarding. This can be an opportunity to hone your skills as both an editor and a writer in a supportive, friendly, and relatively low-pressure environment. We work hard, but we also have a tremendous amount of fun, and that’s the best part.
Did I mention that this, like all Deadshirt positions, is non-paying?
Do you ever read something online, see a punctuation or spelling error, and just lose your damn mind? Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to just hit “edit” and correct that problem? Wouldn’t you sleep better? You can wield this power, right here on Deadshirt. Apply to be one of our copy editors, and rescue our readers from bad spelling, grammar, and mechanics. Be our hero.
We’re looking to bring a bunch of copy editors aboard, so that each one need only proofread one or two nights a week. We currently only publish two to four articles a day, so that’s not really all that much of a time commitment if you’re good at it. Which is good, because, again, we all work for
free fun here at Deadshirt.
If you think you’re qualified for either position, please consider joining our team. If you’re not sure how well qualified you are, shoot me a line anyway. The worst thing I can do is say “no thanks.” We’re also always looking for new contributors. Consider this an invitation to pitch us an essay idea!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to throw your hat into the ring.