We are looking for two talented writers to join our team.
The first position is perfect for someone looking to write long-form opinion pieces, columns, features, and reviews on video games, comics, anime, and TV. If you are passionate about writing, this is an excellent opportunity to become involved in one of the fastest-growing independent pop-culture website.
The second position is ideal for a student or freelance writer looking to make some extra quick cash on the site and interested in writing quick news articles for our blog section.
Our blog section consists of short fun reads and so these articles are not time-consuming. However, we will need someone available to publish these articles in the day, usually between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM EST.
How to apply.
If you are interested, please email managingeditor @ goombastomp.com with a few writing samples.
Please make sure to indicate in the subject line which position you are applying for.
Please don’t include your resume. Instead, tell us something about yourself. Let us know which city you reside in, which social media platforms you frequently use (Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, etc), and why you want to write for us.
Bonus points for originality!
Bonus points for anyone living in Montreal, Toronto, Seattle, or Austin Texas. We recommend stating this in the subject line of your email.
Why choose us?
We are looking for talented writers who can deliver intelligent, well written, sometimes funny, but always engaging content.
Writers have tremendous freedom when it comes to the subject matter they choose to write about and while editors will suggest topics to cover, we encourage writers to pitch their own ideas. We are looking to build a solid team of dedicated writers who actually care about the site and want to stick around and help us grow.
There are other benefits to writing for us, such as exposure for your writing (we average between 400, 000 and 500, 000 visits a month), a nice piece to add to your online resume, and a chance at press badges for trade shows, festivals, and press events including PAX, TIFF, Cannes, Fantasia, Fantastic Fest, SXSW, E3, GamesCon, NYCC, Tribeca, NYFF, Hot Docs, SDCC and so much more.
Not to mention you’ll get to meet and work with a great group of writers who share the same passions that you do for TV, Film and gaming in all its forms. We really want to make sure everyone is writing about what they are passionate about and more importantly, we go out of our way to make sure people see your hard work.
Goomba Stomp is the joint effort of a team of like-minded writers from across the globe. We provide smart readers with sharp, entertaining writing on a wide range of topics in pop culture, offering an escape from the usual hype and gossip. Unlike most websites that offer the brief review format, Goomba Stomp features long-form, in-depth coverage, and lengthy, well-researched articles alongside several award-winning podcasts. We believe that within today’s click bait-info-entertainment landscape there is still plenty of room to rigorously discuss the video game industry so that it can continue to flourish and remain an important voice of cultural and artistic expression. In addition, while we place an emphasis on the gaming industry, we find value in all modes of expression, as well as the intersections therein, an ethos that applies to all three of our main areas of interest (Film, TV, and Games). There is more to discover in all of these mediums than ever before, and we strive to make our enthusiasm and expertise infectious.
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