We’re currently dedicated to tabletop gaming, with some forays into movies, television and book reviews. I’m aiming to broaden the scope of the site and appeal to a wider audience with a new editorial position – the Media Editor.
This person would be responsible for at least one article a week which would be either a review of a recently release film, television show or other form of non-literature media (movies and stuff), or an editorial specific to the industry. SciFi, Fantasy, Horror Speculative Fiction, Steampunk and any other genre which would comfortably fit on TC will be the focus of this editorial position.
Also, a podcast wouldn’t be out of the question if the editor who ends up in this position has the motivation and the means.
Like the rest of us here at TC (including myself), this is not a paying position. But, whomever lands the gig will get the following benefits:
- The chance to interview (and depending on their physical location) meet up with and interact with people involved in the industry.
- Press passes to many conventions.
- Their work read by thousands of people every month.
Our ideal candidate would be Joss Wheden. If this is not possible, it would be a good thing if you lived in or near a major city – LA or San Diego would be especially nice. Why? So you can make it to various conventions and events that we may be able to get you in to.
It would also be great if you had in your heart a special place for indie films – from the $0 budget youtube extravaganza to the larger, theatrical releases. I’d like TC to be committed to covering smaller films just as much as the large budget releases. See here for an example of what I mean.
Before I make any decisions on who will be filling this editorial position, I will need to see two writing samples – one a review and the second and editorial or opinion piece relevant to the industry. You can either send them to me (as some sort of document or directly in the email) or point me towards your work online. Send inquiries to ben at trollitc dawtcalm or via our contact page.
As an Editor, whoever fills this position will, after roughly a month, have the ability to publish their own posts and have some editorial control over the entire site. As well they will be included in discussions relevant to the direction of TC and be privy to future developments. They will not be limited to the number of articles they can publish and should be encouraged to venture outside of their editorial purview to write about other topics provided they meet their weekly goal of one article.
In other words, we’re pretty laid back here at TC and we all love to read this stuff, so write as much as you like about anything that would be relevant to the site as long as you do your weekly article on books. If you’ve got a good sense of humor, love these things as much as we do and can write about them, you’ll fit in nicely!
[tags]movies, television, scifi, fantasy, editor, troll in the corner[/tags]