Your Vision, Our Future
We are soon expanding our film, tv, games, comic book and anime sections and we are currently looking for a few talented writers to join our team and help us produce opinion pieces, columns, features, reviews, and/or video essays on a regular basis. If you are passionate about writing, film, TV, comics and/or gaming, this is an excellent opportunity to become involved in a fast-growing independent pop-culture website.
Who are we?
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. 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 our main areas of interest (Film, TV, Comics, 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.
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 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, 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 great 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 passionate about and more importantly, we go out of our way to make sure people see your hard work. And did we mention your hard work won’t get buried in ads?
Do we pay?
Yes, we do pay for articles pitched by our editors but please remember that Goomba Stomp is an independently owned and operated publication, started by a group of friends and so we can’t pay top dollar. 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 on a daily basis 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 actually get to know each other and over time become good friends. Writing for Goomba Stomp 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.
Comic Book Writer/Editor
Two Anime Writers
Two Film Reviewers located in Montreal, Austin or Toronto
Two TV writers
One Playstation Writer
One Nintendo Writer
One Indie Games Writer
How to apply
If you would like to contribute, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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!