Freelance TV Writing Opportunity

BuddyTV.com is the #1 independent TV site on the web, with the latest news, episode recaps & info, slideshows, games, and more for your favorite TV shows. BuddyTV is the ultimate destination for all things TV.

THE ROLE

We are recruiting guru-level TV writers to cover shows and TV news in a work-at-home, freelance role. Hours may vary depending on the volume of pre-assigned shows, but you can potentially publish up to 20-30 pieces per week. In addition to specific show coverage, you MUST be flexible to meet timely deadlines that come up.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include:
  • Watch and write about TV! Our writers are TV junkies who really know their shows, producing episode recaps, news, photo galleries, slideshows and other media for assigned shows.
  • TV Show expertise. Stay on top of all updates and news for your assigned shows. This includes:
  • watching episodes when they air
  • writing, editing, and publishing great content quickly actively looking for news, updates, and other publishing opportunities for your shows.

We are looking for coverage on all our top shows, but specifically seeking recappers for:
  • Dallas (TNT)
  • The Tomorrow People (CW)

Examples of Recaps
http://www.buddytv.com/articles/nashville-abc/nashville-recap-fame-blame-and-51566.aspx
http://www.buddytv.com/articles/pretty-little-liars/pretty-little-liars-mid-season-51029.aspx
http://www.buddytv.com/articles/marvels-agents-of-shield/agents-of-shield-recap-everyon-51547.aspx

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Writers providing recap articles MUST be on the east coast or have access to a reliable east coast broadcast feed.
  • Excellent headline-writing skills are critical and a carefully considered component of all applications
  • Strong writing skills and experience
  • Ability to watch TV, write, self-edit, and publish error-free content on fast-paced deadlines
  • Super strong knowledge of popular TV shows, entertainment news, and pop-culture news
  • Previous experience writing content for the internet and driving pageview traffic
  • Knowledge of standard journalistic style conventions
  • Solid understanding of content promotion via social media platforms
  • Basic-level knowledge of HTML coding preferred

HOW TO APPLY

If you believe you are the right fit, please send us an email with:
  • A cover letter explaining why you want to join our team, your favorite TV shows and what you would bring to BuddyTV
  • Your resume
  • Your time zone and 2 published writing samples with headlines

CONTACT INFORMATION

For queries/submissions: