Do you like watching television shows? Do you like writing about them? We are looking for avid television fans to come join the Nerdophiles team as television recappers! The fall television season is right around the corner so any dedicated TV lovers are encouraged to apply. This is a non-paid position.
Potential applicants will be hired as television recappers and are chosen based on the television shows that they would like to cover. We are looking for passionate, dedicated writers who can add a bit of their own flair to their writing while also being respectful of the content.
No previous experience is required, and this is a great position for those whose favorite hobby is discussing the latest television. The most important thing we require is consistency.
Recappers will cover one to two shows to start, and may graduate to more if deemed appropriate by the editorial staff. Weekly recaps of television shows have a deadline window of two days post-airing. For example, a show airing on Tuesday night with a two night window, has a deadline of being published Thursday night. This deadline window is flexible based on the show, its popularity, and the recapper’s access to the series.
These are the shows we are currently looking to have coverage of:
Gotham, Supergirl, People of Earth, Lucifer, Timeless, The Flash, No Tomorrow, Scream Queens, Channel Zero, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Aftermath, Arrow, Frequency, American Horror Story, Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural, Falling Water, Z Nation, The Exorcist, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, The Strain, Wolf Creek, Van Helsing, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Once Upon A Time, Ash v. The Evil Dead, Westworld, Time After Time, Luke Cage, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Shut Eye, The Man in the High Castle, The Originals, iZombie, The 100, Midnight Texas, Freakish, Scorpion, The Good Place, Incorporated, The Great Indoors, Lethal Weapon, The Last Man on Earth, Riverdale
If you haven’t looked away yet, fill out the application below and email it to us at nerdophiles[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject “I Want To Be A Nerdophiles TV Recapper!” with two writing samples (which can either be copy and pasted or attached to the email).
We also ask that you be comfortable using Facebook as a primary means of communication.
Shows you are interested in recapping: These should be shows airing in Fall 2016. Midseason and Spring shows can be mentioned in addition for future reference.
Do you have ready access to watch episodes? In other words, are you able to watch these shows and recap them within the timeframe of two days after airing.
Writing Samples: Choose two of the options below to write an article that could potentially be ready to publish with Nerdophiles. The maximum word count for each of these options is approximately 1600 words, while the minimum is 500 words. Recap samples can not be based on an episode or season that has already been covered on Nerdophiles.
1: Episode Recap. Please provide us with the most recent episode recap of one of the shows you are interested in (typically this will be the season finale). If you are curious about style or tone, you should check out our recap category tag. The recap should be concise while remaining engaging. Previously written recaps or reviews may be used, however we would prefer an original article.
2: Season Recap. These follow the same vein as the episode recap, but are based on entire season versus a single episode. These recaps should illustrates whether the season was enjoyable to you. They should show an understanding of the entire season, with references back to what specific scenes or storylines were good and what could be improved upon. Like the episode recap, this must be a season recap of the most recent season of a show.
3: Catch Up Article. An example of this type of article can be found here. This type of article is typically written and published a few days before show returns, therefore it is not applicable to freshman season shows. The catch up article should recap the reader on everything that occurred in the previous season and suggest some hopes and expectations for the upcoming season.
4: Editorial. We are always looking for editorials based on television shows, so if you are passionate about a storyline or a character or have some kind of meta that you’d like to polish up and see published, send it to us. While they are opinion articles, they should be respectful as well as professional. These editorials should be ready to publish.
Interested in contributing to Nerdophiles, but want to write about something other than television? Check out our Contribute page to apply for other positions. We are currently seeking book and comic bloggers, video game bloggers, manga and anime bloggers, regular convention attendees interested in writing about conventions, and general editorial contributors.