Topless Robot, home for “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” is looking to immediately hire a new chief blogger and editor.
The job calls for you to write eight to nine blog posts a day, and to not only regurgitate the latest trailer for the next G.I. Joe movie, but to have a take on said trailer. Lists, analysis, episode reviews and more are all part of this job, which requires a writer who can work independently.
In addition to blogging, management of a few freelance writers, an editorial calendar and contests are all required.
We are looking for a creative, funny, opinionated writer who can produce the required number of posts a day and hit traffic goals for the site — all while engaging a community of commenters.
Please send five blogging examples (links are fine), your Twitter account, resume and brief cover letter explaining why you are perfect for the job to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a full-time position with benefits. Topless Robot is owned by Voice Media Group — owner of 13 alternative weeklies from the Village Voice in New York to LA Weekly to Denver's Westword and more — and the blogger ideally will live in Southern California.
Voice Media Group is a privately held media company focused on the creation of original news and entertainment content across print, mobile and web properties for the culturally aware consumer. The company will own and operate thirteen leading weekly newspapers — including Village Voice (New York), LA Weekly (Los Angeles), Westword (Denver), New Times (Phoenix), Houston Press, Dallas Observer, Riverfront Times (St. Louis), New Times (Miami), City Pages (Minneapolis), New Times (Broward), SF Weekly (San Francisco), Seattle Weekly, and OC Weekly (Orange County) — affiliated digital properties, and a national sales arm, VMG National. At its outset, VMG will reach more than seven million monthly readers in print and 16 million unique desktop visitors each month, in addition to 1.2 million email subscribers, more than 5.7 million visits on mobile, and more than forty signature food, music and arts events per year nationwide. Meanwhile, VMG National will serve more than 56 partner sites and publications with weekly print circulation of 3.14 million and 94 million pageviews per month.