Word of the Nerd - Application for Contributor
Please answer all questions to the best of your ability to be considered for contributor/writer of Word of the Nerd. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at contact@wordofthenerdonline.com. Incomplete applications will be discarded.
Full Name *
No alias or cosplay names please
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Preferred name or pen name to use? *
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Age *
Must be 18+ You may be required to show proof of age.
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Location *
(City, State, Country)
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Email address *
Valid email addresses only
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Facebook *
Link to Facebook page - A personal Facebook account is required
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Additional Social Media Accounts
Any other relevant social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
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How do you consider your knowledge/experience with social media to be? *
Level of Education *
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How long have you been writing/editing? *
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If accepted, how soon will you be able to start? *
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Areas of interest *
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What particular area of fandom/nerdom would you say you are most knowledgeable in? *
Comic books, television, movies, anime/manga, cosplay, books, gaming, etc.
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What is your favorite area of fandom? *
Batman, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Sailor Moon, Harry Potter, Overwatch, cosplay, Funko POPs, etc.
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Do you regularly attend comic or fan conventions? *
If yes, list cons you regularly attend
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Do you usually see movies as soon as you possibly can? *
Midnight showings, advanced screenings, opening day
Who Are You Favorite Comic Book Creators
Jim Lee, Neil Adams, Cullen Bunn, Skottie Young, etc.
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Favorite television shows *
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Position Applying For *
Which specific role(s) are you looking to fill?
Do you have experience with Wordpress? *
If applying for gaming, please specify platform
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How do you manage your time in order to write each day? *
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Can you contribute live or streaming video content? *
YouTube videos, live streaming on Twitch, Periscope, etc.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Including why you wish to write for Word of the Nerd and how you can bring something unique to the website. (Cover letter format) *
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Describe what being a "nerd" means to you. *
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Special Skills *
Any past experience with writing, blogging, etc. that would be relevant to your work at Word of the Nerd
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Additional Special Skills *
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Past Writing Experience *
Other websites, personal blog, school or professional
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How regularly will you be able to contribute to Word of the Nerd? *
Twice a week minimum is required
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Writing samples *
Four links to published work, preferably an editorial or review (content similar to something posted on Word of the Nerd) An additional writing sample may be required
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Are you a regular reader of Word of the Nerd? *
How did you learn about Word of the Nerd? *
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List other news sites you follow regularly *
Newsarama, Nerdist, Comic Book Resources, etc.
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List at least 5 ideas for headlines and original articles *
Top 10 lists, Who is better Avengers or Justice League?, Who will win the Game of Thrones?, etc
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Are you willing and able to commit the time to contribute a minimum of two or more articles per week? *
All writers for Word of the Nerd are on an assignment basis. You will be provided topics to write content with assigned deadlines. It is our policy not to over-burden any of our staff, but situations may arise that you may be asked to perform above and beyond expected limitations. *
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If you are dismissed or voluntarily leave Word of the Nerd within 60 days, your submitted and published work may not be used on any resumes or as published samples for other employers. This policy will be enforced on an "as needed" basis. *
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Please acknowledge that you are aware this is a non-paid volunteer position *
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