Love to write about TV and movies?
Well, the good news is there are five sites where you can get paid for writing about TV and movies. In this post, I’ll provide a little more information on them.
#1 – Screen Rant
In addition, they’re also looking for people to create photo posts and movie and TV trailers, and write game announcements, game development deployments, write posts with screenshots of games in them, and create game trailers.
According to the website, you can live anywhere and write for Screen Rant, as long as you’re over the age of 18, but people who live near industry centers such as Los Angeles, New York City, or San Francisco may be privy to special opportunities such as interviews, screenings, and other events.
They also prefer people who have previous experience writing for online or print publications, however, if you don’t have that experience that won’t necessarily mean you won’t get published.
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#2 – Bustle
There are a few different ways to make money with Bustle – you can pitch them directly with an idea you have – see their pitch guidelines here.
Or you can apply to one of the jobs they have posted here.
You’ll notice on this page, all the jobs under the “Editorial-Bustle” category are listed as remote.
You’ll still need to submit a cover letter and pitch if you’re applying for one of these positions, so be sure to read the site thoroughly to get a feel for the kind of content they publish, and maybe get some ideas for what you might want to submit.
#3 – Cineaste
This magazine calls itself “America’s leading magazine on the art and politics of the cinema.” The magazine comes out once every three months and offers a social, political, and aesthetic perspective on cinema.
Because of that, the reviews you’ll see in the magazine – and the types of reviews they accept – are different from what you’d expect to see in other magazines.
They’re interested in all areas of the cinema, including Hollywood films, American independent films, quality European films, and films produced in developing nations. Their audience is the intelligent general public, who tend to be a bit more sophisticated about art and politics.
They accept several different types of articles, including feature articles, interviews, DVD and Blu-Ray reviews, book reviews, and columns.
You can find out more about these different types of articles, as well as the rest of their guidelines, here.
#4 – BuddyTV
If you enjoy watching tv, especially TV shows on stations like the CW, Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC, you might enjoy writing for BuddyTV.
This Buzzfeed-type site shares slideshows, personality quizzes, and lists about popular TV shows. For example, if you like watching “Criminal Minds” on CBS, you could write a list of the top ten greatest moments from the show.
They’re specifically looking for people who stay up to date on casting news and spoilers, pitch opinion articles on each episode that go deep into hot topics of each episode so that fans of the shows will want to comment and share, and create article lists on different TV trends.
To apply for the position, all you have to do is email them at firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume, two writing samples that are about 250-350 words about tv shows, let them know what shows you’re interested in writing about, and what hours you’re available every day.
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You can find out more about the role and check out some samples of what they’re looking for by going to the job posting on their website.
#5 – PopSugar
If you enjoy watching Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Outlander, or Supernatural, you might enjoy writing for Pop Sugar. They’re currently looking for people to write about these shows for their website.
According to the job description, you need to be able to provide viral content with a quick turnaround, and be able to work evenings and weekends.
If you’re interested in applying for this job, you’ll need to fill out their application (If you have a LinkedIn account, you can also use that), provide links to at least three samples of your work, and let them know if you’re able to work evenings, weekends, or both, or the number of hours per week that you can work.
They don’t say how much they pay, and the work may not be ongoing.
If you’re interested in applying for this gig you can check it out here.
These are just five sites that are looking for people to write about TV and movies, there may be others.
If you know of other websites that are looking for people to write about TV and movies, feel free to comment below.