Tor.com is looking for a part-time news writer to work 20-25 hours per week on a contract basis. New York City-based is preferred.
The news writer would report on and write 2-4 news articles per day, typically 100-500 words each, in the following coverage areas:
- Science fiction and fantasy literature/publishing news: Cover reveals, book progress updates, new acquisitions, TV/movie deals. (Example: “Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive Book Four Shaping Up to Resemble The Way of Kings”)
- News and updates about book-related media: Game of Thrones, The Wheel of Time, American Gods, Dune, and so on. (Example: “Good Omens Invites You to Meet the Tiny Baby Antichrist in This Devout Musical Interlude”)
- Fan and fandom culture: Cool art, intriguing theories, major event coverage (Comic Con panels and announcements, etc) and so on. (Example: “This Star Trek Fan Theory Explains Why the Borg’s Attacks on the Federation Make No Sense”)
Ideal candidates should have 1+ years of experience in reporting/writing entertainment news and/or as a beat reporter, a clean and direct writing style, and a sustained and explorative interest in and familiarity with science fiction and fantasy literature. This position will be an employee of Headway Workforce Solutions.
How to Apply: Send resume and relevant clips to chris [dot] lough [at] tor.com with the Subject line: “Tor.com Book News Writer”