Movie/TV News Shift Writers

This is a paid freelance, remote position – that means you can work from anywhere, on your own schedule.

Screen Rant is the #1 independent entertainment website on the web and publishes up-to-the-minute news on blockbuster movies, TV, video games, and comic books. Our editorial team is looking for eager Shift Writers to contribute Movie/TV News content under the leadership of the Movie/TV News Lead Editor. The selected candidates will have tremendous career growth opportunity within the organization. Please note that this role does not involve video production or script writing.

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We are looking for writers with 1–2 years of previous online writing experience with a media outlet and a passion for the vertical you’re applying to. Please visit and review your familiarity with our range of topics before applying and, in your cover letter, make sure to tell us how your knowledge of entertainment content will complement Screen Rant’s coverage. We would love to welcome you to our community of cinephiles, gamers, and geeks!


Write a minimum of 20 articles per week in Screen Rant’s house style (following the requisite training and peer mentorship period)
This will include fact-checking, formatting, linking, and image sourcing/very basic editing (sizing, brightness, etc.)
Pitch story ideas when none are readily available
Accept and apply any/all feedback received by the editorial team
Communicate openly and actively with the editorial team


1–2 years of online writing experience with a media outlet
A passion for the content and a drive to grow within the industry
Broad working knowledge of Movies/TV in general, especially blockbusters and major franchises (DC Movies, MCU, Star Wars, Star Trek, popular streaming content)
Quick learner with a strong sense of urgency
Excellent command of the English language
Ability to write articles free of typos and grammatical errors
Comfortable working in an entirely virtual environment

Applicants with experience in the following areas will be given favorable consideration:

Understanding of what it means to write a “News” piece
Relevant experience in writing and/or editing roles (digital publications, entertainment content)
Familiarity with WordPress
Image editing
Analytics (GA)


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