Need a Sweet Paid Internship? Or Do You Want to Be Our Science Editor?

We’re looking for interns, entry-level writers, researchers, interviewers, and more.

Hey folks,

We’ve added and clarified a bit on the positions that we’re looking to fill here at The Phoblographer in the coming year. We’re looking to expand our reviews team, our news team, and our art teams. If you need an internship, we’ll give you a paid one. If you need a gig right out of college, we’ve got something for you. And if you like research, we’ve got something for you too! 2021 is looking very bright for us. We’re looking for folks here in America and abroad, and we’d love to have you aboard. Head on past the jump to see the positions and details.

Science Editor (Hiring Worldwide)

The Phoblographer requires a brand new position: the Science Editor. This person will work closely with the rest of the tech team as we work to expand the site’s coverage. You will be crucial to helping steer the site into a brand new space.

This person will be responsible for working with the review team and other content. Some of it may be roundups. But there will be a huge focus on magazine-style feature articles.

Requirements

– Must be proficient with WordPress. This is absolutely mandatory. Other apps that we use are Trello, Gmail for work, and Grammarly. It’s a big plus if you’ve worked with the Gutenberg editor.

– Strong command of the English language; the American dialect and spelling are mandatory. Being able to create enticing leads and headlines will really convince us.

– Previous Imaging tech writing experience. Ideally, we’d like to see articles that you’ve written.

– The Phoblographer champions its ethics and has since day one. We refuse to work with Unsplash and believe that creators should be compensated ethically. And we’re also looking for someone with high moral standards.

– Must have industry technical knowledge. We’re talking about more than just apertures and shutter speeds. Demonstrate what you know about sensors, processors, etc. There’s going to be research and interviewing involved with this job.

– One article a week. I’m taking a more significant step forward back into reviews. Reviews are between 750 and 2500 words typically. Longer articles are at least 1200 words. This is a freelance job. No one on staff (except for me) needs to work more than 8 to 12 hours a week. Mental health is vital to us. If you’re working longer than that, then you’re doing something very wrong. We’ve had people waste a lot of time before unnecessarily, and we’re not looking for that. The site treats its workers very well, and we expect the same in return.

– Must be able to meet deadlines and have open communication. If you’re going to be late on pieces, just know that you’re going to throw off an entire process. You should do the basic courtesy of letting me know. I’m not a monster. I just believe in fairness.

– Must work well with a team and be able to take the guidance (sometimes constructive criticism) well

– You’ll have a trial period of three months.

– Monetary payments are made through PayPal, QuickPay, Venmo, or check. Everyone is paid on average, no more than 24 hours after submitting an invoice. The Phoblographer is well known for fair and honest compensation amongst the photography blogging world.

– We have a very serious non-compete policy.

– You must be based in the US. That’s mandatory

How to Apply

Skip the resume and send an impressive cover letter to chrisgampat@thephoblographer.com, citing all the best stuff you’ve done, along with three writing samples demonstrating that you can do the type of work we’re looking for. Links to your website, portfolio, and writing samples should be included.

Be sure to make the subject line say your name and the position you’re going for. For example, Chris Gampat: Vintage Camera Writer Position.

After your application is received, it will be reviewed by me. Good luck to all applicants!

Experienced Photo Editor (International and American Applications Accepted)

The Phoblographer is looking to fill a brand new position: the Photo Editor. This applicant will work with the team and various folks throughout the photography space to create articles the audience loves. This applicant will not only understand the artistic side of photography but also be well versed in the tech side. We also think that critiques are important.

Requirements

– Must be proficient with WordPress. We use the new Gutenberg interface. This is an absolute must-have requirement and we cannot work with someone who hasn’t used the platform before.

– Strong command of the English language; the American dialect and spelling is a plus. However, we have a pretty large international audience, and mixing in the British flavor every now and again is alright.

– Previous related blog writing experience. Includes skills for interviewing, communications, formatting, transcribing, etc.

– Knowledge of copyright laws as they pertain to using images, etc.

– Must have artistic photography knowledge and be able to demonstrate it. Ideally, the work you do will be captivating enough to rake in loads of pageviews and do justice that we’ve done to photographers for years. Think you can do this?

– Familiarity with various Google Suite apps and Trello will put you ahead quite a bit.

– The proposed output is two pieces a week. Usually, these are interviews and require formatting. This is a freelance job. No one on staff needs to work more than 8 to 12 hours a week. Mental health is very important to us. This used to be a mainstay on the Phoblographer, and at one point artist interviews used to be our biggest source of traffic. We’re looking to bring even more artistic magic back to the photography world. Specifically, we’re looking to remind people that photography is an art.

– Must be able to meet weekly deadlines. We are flexible and accommodating within reason. The site has a pretty high emphasis on working together and helping each other out.

– Must work well with a team and be able to take guidance (sometimes constructive criticism) well. Both the Editor in Chief and the Copy Editor provide help where needed.

– The Phoblographer champions its ethics and has since day one. We refuse to work with Unsplash and believe that creators should be compensated ethically. And we’re also looking for someone with high moral and ethical standards. We’re POC and Feminist thinking.

– You’ll have a trial period of three months.

– Monetary payments done through PayPal, QuickPay, Venmo, Bank Transfer, or check. The Phoblographer is well known for fair and honest compensation amongst the photography blogging world.

– We have a very serious non-compete policy pertaining to certain other sites. 

– Your location does not matter; our current staffers are in Asia, Europe, and America.

How to Apply

Skip the resume and send an awesome cover letter to chrisgampat@thephoblographer.com citing all the best stuff you’ve done, talking about the qualifications you meet, along with three writing samples demonstrating that you can do the type of work we’re looking for. Links to your website, portfolio, and writing samples should be included.

Be sure to make the subject line say your name and the position you’re going for. For example: Chris Gampat: News/Culture Writer Position.

After your application is received, it will be reviewed by me. Good luck to all applicants!

Entry Level Reviews Writer (Hiring Only Within the US with No Exceptions)

The Phoblographer requires new Reviews Writers. If you’re in college and need a paid internship, we’ll work with you! If you’re right out of college, we’ll work with you. The site’s current Editorial staff are all millennials. We’re looking to bring in younger team members to mix things up. We know that we reach zennials, college students, and high school students daily. Ideally you’ll be reviewing things from cameras, lenses, filters, lights, camera bags, computers, phones, etc. I’m looking for the best candidate, and that ultimately comes first as the site has to maintain its integrity. My goal is to build as diverse a team as possible. Most important to this position is lots of experience and photography knowledge.

Our ideal candidate will be a great team player and also follow these guidelines. FYI, this is a part-time position.

Requirements

– Ideally, you’ll know how to use WordPress. Other apps that we use are Trello, Gmail for work, and Grammarly. We use the Gutenberg version of WordPress.

– Strong command of the English language; the American dialect and spelling are mandatory. Being able to create enticing leads and headlines will really convince us.

– Show me writing samples that are ideally related. And if you don’t have any, then create something that you’d see on our site.

– The Phoblographer champions its ethics and has since day one. We refuse to work with Unsplash and believe that creators should be compensated ethically. And we’re also looking for someone with high moral and ethical standards. We understand that you’re younger and more green. So we’ll teach you.

– Must have industry technical knowledge. We’re talking about more than just apertures and shutter speeds. You also need a working knowledge of lighting, posing, filters, etc. You’ll need to be able to demonstrate it too.

– Review output varies. But in an ideal world, I’d say once a week. I’m taking a more significant step forward back into reviews. Reviews are between 750 and 2500 words typically. This is a freelance job. No one on staff (except for me) needs to work more than 8 to 12 hours a week. Mental health is vital to us. If you’re working longer than that, then you’re doing something very wrong. We’ve had people waste a lot of time before unnecessarily, and we’re not looking for that. The site treats its workers very well, and we expect the same in return.

– Must be able to meet deadlines and have open communication. If you’re going to be late on pieces, just know that you’re going to throw off an entire process. You should do the basic courtesy of letting me know. I’m not a monster. I just believe in fairness.

– Must work well with a team and be able to take the guidance (sometimes constructive criticism) well

– You’ll have a trial period of three months. If you’re applying for this job and an internship, you must show that you’ll be receiving college credit for it. We’ll also pay you, of course!

– Monetary payments are made through PayPal, QuickPay, Venmo, Bank Transfer or check. Everyone is paid on average, no more than 24 hours after submitting an invoice. The Phoblographer is well known for fair and honest compensation amongst the photography blogging world.

– We have a very serious non-compete policy.

– You must be based in the US. That’s mandatory

How to Apply

Skip the resume and send an impressive cover letter to chrisgampat@thephoblographer.com, citing all the best stuff you’ve done, talking about how you fulfill the requirements to be part of the team, along with three writing samples demonstrating that you can do the type of work we’re looking for. Links to your website, portfolio, and writing samples should be included.

Be sure to make the subject line say your name and the position you’re going for. For example, Chris Gampat: Vintage Camera Writer Position.

After your application is received, it will be reviewed by me. Good luck to all applicants!

Entry Level Tech Specialized News/Opinion Writer (Located All Over the World)

The Phoblographer approaches news a whole lot different than other publications. You can read more or less the same story everywhere else. But not here. And we’re looking for a younger perspective. If you’re still in college, you can apply for a paid internship. If you’re right out of college, you should apply because the market sucks right now!

Requirements

– Ideally, you’ll have WordPress experience. We’re willing to train for this position. The apps that we use are Trello, Gmail for work, and Grammarly.

– Strong command of the English language; the American dialect and spelling is a plus.

– Previous imaging news writing experience or columnist experience.

– Will be able to demonstrate knowledge of copyright laws as they pertain to using images, etc.

– Must have industry technical knowledge; artistic photography knowledge is a nice plus!

– Two news/opinion pieces a week. Usually, pieces are a minimum of 550 words each. This is a freelance job. No one on staff (except for me) needs to work more than 8 to 12 hours a week. Mental health is very important to us.

– Must be able to meet deadlines

– Must work well with a team and be able to take guidance (sometimes constructive criticism) well

– You’ll have a trial period. If this is for college credit, then please show us proof. You’ll be paid. If you’re out of college, we’ll treat this like a normal freelance gig.

– Monetary payments done through PayPal, QuickPay, Venmo or check. The Phoblographer is well known for fair and honest compensation amongst the photography blogging world.

– We have a very serious non-compete policy.

– Your location does not matter; our current staffers are in Asia, Europe and America.

How to Apply

Skip the resume and send an awesome cover letter to chrisgampat@thephoblographer.com citing all the best stuff you’ve done, along with three writing samples demonstrating that you can do the type of work we’re looking for. Links to your website, portfolio, and the writing samples should be included.

Be sure to make the subject line say your name and the position you’re going for. For example: Chris Gampat: News/Culture Writer Position.

After your application is received, it will be reviewed by me. Good luck to all applicants!

Entry Level Interviewer (Located All Around the World)

We’re looking to interview more photographers for our Photo Culture section. And if you love talking to them, why not hop aboard? The editorial staff is made of all millennials. And we’re looking to get a younger perspective.

Requirements

– Ideally, you’ll have WordPress experience. We’re willing to train for this position. The apps that we use are Trello, Gmail for work, and Grammarly.

– Strong command of the English language; the American dialect and spelling is a plus.

– Previous photographer interviewing experience

– Will be able to demonstrate knowledge of copyright laws as they pertain to using images, etc. If you don’t know these, then we’ll teach you.

– Must have artistic photography knowledge.

– One interview a week. This is a freelance job. No one on staff (except for me) needs to work more than 8 to 12 hours a week. Mental health is very important to us.

– Must be able to meet deadlines

– Must work well with a team and be able to take guidance (sometimes constructive criticism) well

– You’ll have a trial period if you’re not doing this for college credit. Otherwise, you have to prove that you’re doing this for an internship. We’ll pay you, of course. If you’re out of college, we’ll treat this as an ordinary freelance gig.

– Monetary payments done through PayPal, QuickPay, Venmo or check. The Phoblographer is well known for fair and honest compensation amongst the photography blogging world.

– We have a very serious non-compete policy.

– Your location does not matter; our current staffers are in Asia, Europe and America.

How to Apply

Skip the resume and send an awesome cover letter to chrisgampat@thephoblographer.com citing all the best stuff you’ve done, along with three writing samples demonstrating that you can do the type of work we’re looking for. Links to your website, portfolio, and writing samples should be included.

Be sure to make the subject line say your name and the position you’re going for. For example: Chris Gampat: News/Culture Writer Position.

After your application is received, it will be reviewed by me. Good luck to all applicants!

Declassified Researcher (Based Around the World)

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This researcher will take over for me on the DeClassified series. Arguably, this is probably one of the most fun jobs on the site. I used to spend lots of time on Friday digging into the CIA’s Declassified archives about photography. Then I’d find a way to create a coherent story. I used to enjoy it. But my role is moving more into actually being a true Editor in Chief and Publisher of the site. So you’ll be taking the reins from me.

Requirements

– Must be proficient with WordPress. This is absolutely mandatory. Other apps that we use are Trello, Gmail for work, and Grammarly. This specific position will also be working with another platform that we use.

– Strong command of the English language; the American dialect and spelling is a plus.

– Previous imaging news writing experience or columnist experience.

– Will be able to demonstrate knowledge of copyright laws as they pertain to using images, etc.

– Must have industry technical knowledge; artistic photography knowledge is a nice plus!

– One article a week. Usually, pieces are a minimum of 550 words each. This is a freelance job. No one on staff (except for me) needs to work more than 8 to 12 hours a week. Mental health is very important to us.

– Must be able to meet deadlines

– Must work well with a team and be able to take guidance (sometimes constructive criticism) well

– You’ll have a trial period.

– Monetary payments done through PayPal, QuickPay, Venmo or check. The Phoblographer is well known for fair and honest compensation amongst the photography blogging world.

– We have a very serious non-compete policy.

– Your location does not matter; our current staffers are in Asia, Europe and America.

How to Apply

Skip the resume and send an awesome cover letter to chrisgampat@thephoblographer.com citing all the best stuff you’ve done, along with three writing samples demonstrating that you can do the type of work we’re looking for. Links to your website, portfolio, and the writing samples should be included.

Be sure to make the subject line say your name and the position you’re going for. For example: Chris Gampat: News/Culture Writer Position.

After your application is received, it will be reviewed by me. Good luck to all applicants!

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