LEGO job opportunity – news writer wanted for Brick Fanatics
Brick Fanatics is searching for an ambitious and talented LEGO news writer to join its team in a paid freelance position.
As we continue to grow our audience and expand the scope of our content, we’re looking for the right person to join the news-writing team in a paid position, working between eight and 22 hours across a seven-day rota. This will include some evenings and weekends, but the rota is flexible around the needs of the entire team.
Writing news for Brick Fanatics also encompasses feature writing, alerting our readers to the best LEGO deals around, and taking advantage of all the ways we connect with our readers, including through our social media channels and our newsletter. For the right candidate, the role could also expand beyond these areas.
Salary is competitive and disclosed upon point of application. We are looking for someone based in the UK or North America.
• High level of written English
• Attention to detail
• Experience in news writing
• Comprehensive knowledge of LEGO
• Creativity, flexibility and a team player
• Knowledge of social media
• Understanding of SEO best practices
• Basic photo editing skills
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 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 evenings and 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. There are other exciting projects and opportunities available within the role, but it’s all underpinned by strong news writing.
To apply, please send to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org a complete CV, examples of your writing (preferably news writing!) and a cover note telling us a bit about yourself and why you are perfect for this role. The application process includes a writing exercise followed by an interview.
Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found, so early applications are encouraged. Thank you and good luck!
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