Brick Fanatics is hiring

Brick Fanatics is on the lookout for the next top LEGO writing talent to join its team in a part-time, paid role. Update – applications are now closed.

As the website expands its audience and content, we are on the lookout for the right person to join the writing team in a paid position, working two full days and three evenings across each week, for a total of 22 hours per week. Salary is competitive and disclosed upon point of application. We are looking for someone UK-based.

The ideal candidate will have qualifications and/or experience in the field of journalism, writing or similar, as well as – of course – a deep passion for all things LEGO. Your collection doesn’t have to be all that, but you need to know your EXO-FORCE from your NINJAGO, your casual fan from your AFOL, and your LEGO from your LEGO Group.

Brick Fanatics has established itself as one of the leading providers of news, reviews and feature coverage on all things LEGO, with high editorial standards and a reputation for accuracy and insight. A passion for this, a love of the English language, a professional drive, an ambition to develop new and potentially cross-platform skills, and a flair for creativity are things we’d love to see, but really, we’d also just settle for someone reliable who has found that happy balance in their life between convincing themselves it’s not too much LEGO, and knowing that everyone telling them otherwise is just wrong.

Reliability and professionalism are important, because even though it seems like we are a group of adults who sit around all day playing with LEGO, we’re actually a group of adults who sit around all day playing with LEGO, reliably and professionally. It is a fun job that is incomparable to much else out there, but is still a job that requires dedication and passion.

Hours are part-time (22 per week) but, in the hands of the right person, the role has real potential to grow further down the line, depending on individual and site development. You will need full availability for the hours requested of you, and these will include working weekends.

You will predominantly be writing news and feature coverage across all aspects of LEGO and the LEGO Group, so a good news sense is key. Meanwhile, the ability to offer high-quality photography would also open up the possibility of set review work within the role.

To apply, please send to [update – applications are now closed, email removed] a complete CV, examples of your writing and a cover note telling us a bit about yourself and why you are perfect for this role. The application process includes an interview and a writing exercise.

You would be working alongside the website’s new Editor, as we progress into a very exciting era for the website.

Applications will close November 1 – any that come in after this date won’t be considered. Update – applications are now closed.

Rob Paton

As one half of Tiro Media Ltd, I mix a passion for print and digital media production with a deep love of LEGO and can often be found on these pages eulogising about LEGO Batman, digging deeper into the LEGO Group’s inner workings, or just complaining about the price of the latest LEGO Star Wars set. Make a great impression when you meet me in person by praising EXO-FORCE as the greatest LEGO theme of all time. Follow me on Twitter @RobPaton or drop me an email at [email protected]

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