Zealot Script is looking to hire a long term freelancer to take over the news portion of our website.
Our site is a hub for Science Fiction and Fantasy literature, focusing on the independent and self-published scene, and features news, reviews, interviews and original works of Speculative Fiction.
Our news section needs a bit of attention, and that's where you come in.
Currently we cover the basics of announcements of the major awards and award shortlists and publish press releases that come into our inbox. We need someone to take on the role of covering these items, while digging around the internet for some more interesting news!
The journalist will be required to write the news up as coherent and entertaining articles, directly on the site, with final approval from the editor before posting.
The expectation is for a minimum of one article per day, five days per week. There is not currently planned to be a maximum. For non-breaking news, it is fine to complete and schedule articles in advance of the publication. The articles do not have a minimum length, however each article will only be published at the discretion of the editor and payment will only be made for published articles.
The rate of pay will initially be £1 per article for the first 10 articles, this will then be eligible for increasing.
We are looking for multiple candidates to complete a trial period of 10 articles so that we can move forward with extending the best of these to long-term arrangements.
The successful candidate will already be acquainted with the Speculative Fiction genre and have at least a basic knowledge of the field. Advanced knowledge of the publishing industry will be an advantage but not a necessity.
The candidate will have a strong grasp of English, being a native speaker is not necessary as we don't believe that this is the sole contributor to the ability to write in a language.
The articles will be informative news pieces, not creative writing, but can incorporate a more relaxed tone than traditional newspaper journalism.
The candidate must have the ability to access the website directly to write the articles.
For UK candidates, we have existing links with some SFF conventions and press access may be able to be arranged.