Call for Wrestling Writers
Are you looking for a freelance writing gig?
We are expanding and currently looking for a few talented writers to join our team and help us produce opinion pieces, columns, features, reviews, and/or lists on a regular basis. If you are passionate about AEW and wrestling in general, this is an excellent opportunity to get involved!
- Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Care about writing as a craft
- Are eager to brainstorm ways to expand our coverage
- Are comfortable with WordPress or willing to learn
- Are invested in helping us develop original content
- Publish content that will move the needle
More than anything else, we are looking for applicants with a passion for writing as well as the type of content we cover. Yes, you watch AEWs, but you also have a wide range of interests and a good understanding of broader pop culture.
Why choose us?
Writers define their own schedule and we welcome feedback. We are not in the business of producing clickbait nor do we ask our writers to churn out the same boring news stories found on most websites. Instead, 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 themes and subjects to cover, we encourage writers to pitch their own ideas. We are looking to build a solid team of resolute writers who 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, a nice piece to add to your online resume, and a chance at press badges for trade shows, festivals, and press events including 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 talented group of writers who share the same passions that you do for gaming in all its forms. We really want to make sure everyone is writing about what they are enthusiastic about and more importantly, we go out of our way to make sure people see your arduous work.
Our primary market and target audience are students between the age of 18 and 30 living in North America. However, along with our sister sites (Goomba Stomp and TILT Magazine) we do reach a larger audience worldwide and average anywhere from 400, 000 – 500, 000 visits a month.
Do we pay?
Yes, we do pay but the most important thing you should know is that we are looking for team players. We have a strong crew of talented writers, but we are also all friends, and we stay in touch daily via Workplace. We want writers who want the site to succeed so we can slowly increase our budget and we want writers who love being a part of our community. And that is what makes us different than most sites. Our writers get to know each other and over time become good friends. Writing for Tilt is great for your portfolio and an excellent way to network and cover events worldwide – but don’t expect to get rich writing for the site. In other words, if you are looking for a full-time job, this gig isn’t for you.
How to apply
If you would like to contribute, please email [email protected] with a few writing samples. 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!