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Documentaries & True Story Shift Writer

Screen Rant
New York, NY
  • Expired: November 27, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Note: This is a full-time freelance, remote position - that means you can work from anywhere, on your own schedule.

Screen Rant is the #1 entertainment website on the web and publishes u p-to-the-minute news on blockbuster movies, TV, video games, and comic books . Our editorial team is looking for eager writers to contribute Movie/TV Features content under the leadership of the Movie/TV Features Lead Editor. The selected candidates will have tremendous career growth opportunity within the organization.Please note that this role does not involve video production or script writing.

Our Editorial Team is looking for an experienced Shift Writer to cover all documentaries and certain true story releases on streaming, TV, and in theaters, when they pertain to SR's audience. Some examples: Dahmer, Unsolved Mysteries, House of Hammer, and even I Love You, You Hate Me (the Barney documentary).

Please visit and review your familiarity with our range of topics before applying and, in your cover letter, make sure to tell us how your knowledge of entertainment content will complement Screen Rant's coverage. We would love to welcome you to our community of cinephiles, gamers, and geeks!


+ Write a minimum of 25-30 articles per week in Screen Rant's house style (following the requisite training and peer mentorship period)

+ This will include fact-checking, formatting, linking, and image sourcing/very basic editing (sizing, brightness, etc.)

+ Pitch story ideas when none are readily available

+ Accept and apply any/all feedback received by the editorial team

+ Communicate openly and actively with the editorial team


+ 1-2 years of online writing experience with a media outlet

+ A passion for the content and a drive to grow within the industry

+ Broad working knowledge of Movies/TV in general, especially blockbusters and major franchises (DC Movies, MCU, Star Wars, Star Trek, popular streaming content)

+ Quick learner with a strong sense of urgency

+ Excellent command of the English language

+ Ability to write articles free of typos and grammatical errors

+ Comfortable working in an entirely virtual environment

Applicants with experience in the following areas will be given favorable consideration:

+ Previous research experience and ability to source information properly

+ Previous experience covering documentaries and docuseries

+ General knowledge and interest in a variety of entertainment history, true crime, and general documentary topics

+ Relevant experience in writing and/or editing roles (digital publications, entertainment content)

+ Understanding of what it means to write a "Feature"

+ Familiarity with Wordpress

+ Image editing


+ Analytics (GA)

What Screen Rant has to offer:

+ Open schedule - write as much as you like, whenever you like, from wherever you like!

+ Future bonusing opportunities for high contributors of quality articles

+ Incredible opportunities for career growth within a supportive system

+ An amazing community of like-minded people to nerd-out with on a daily basis

NOTE: Only applications containing a resume and cover letter will be considered. It is essential that you demonstrate your breadth of knowledge of Documentaries in your cover letter. You will not be considered for the role if this information is not included. Please note that the next step in the hiring process involves a writing evaluation.

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

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