Join the TYF Team!

TYF 2013 LogoWant to be part of TYF staff?

We’re looking for more STAFF MEMBERS!

Are you an aspiring writer/journalist? Do you want to have your work published? Do you want to interact with our readers and other writers? Do you love music, film, books, TV shows and video games as much as we do and want to share your opinion with the world? If you’re a freelance writer….

THEN THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY!

We’re looking for individuals who love pop culture as much as we do that want to have their work published and be part of the The Young Folks team.  We give you the freedom to write and give your opinion on any topic. Yet of course, we have some rules. For example, massive profanity would BE an issue. (The occasional F-bomb is not a problem, but dropping 20 F-bombs will not get your point across, so try to keep it all PG-13.) Besides that, you’re pretty much on your own reviewing or reporting on an article.

Currently, our writing positions are on a volunteer-only basis, meaning we can’t pay you to write for us. We try to reward our writers with free review copies, swag, free access to events, interviews, etc. If you review TV or film, you will be a Rotten Tomatoes critic for The Young Folks. Also, all of our positions are available as internships. Depending on your college, you can earn college credit for one semester.

As a staff writer, you can help us update the site with exclusive and newsworthy articles and reviews of  latest in film, music, books, TV shows, video games.

Requirements:

  • 2 posts per week minimum (Max: As many as you like.)
  • Age 13 years or older (If under 18 years, please make sure your parents/guardians are cool with this.)
  • Mad grammar skills
  • Knowledgeable of pop culture and entertainment

Positions Available:

Staff Writers/Experts on the following topics:

Marvel Entertainment – Film & TV news, editorials, features, and possibly reviews

DC Entertainment – Film & TV news, editorials, features, and possibly reviews

Lucasfilm/Star Wars – Film & TV news, editorials, features, and possibly reviews

Young Adult Book Adaptations – Film & TV news, editorials, features, and possibly reviews

Staff Writers/Experts on the following TV networks:

ABC Family – News coverage, features and reviews of select shows

MTV – News coverage, features and reviews of select scripted shows

Disney Channel – News coverage, features and reviews of select shows

The CW – News coverage, features and reviews of select shows

Syfy – News coverage, features and reviews of select shows

Reviewers Positions Available:

Comic Book Reviewers – Reviews of the newest comics and graphic novels; Coverage of comic book/graphic novel news and announcements

New Popular Music Reviewers – Reviews and features of new popular music

Video Game Reviewers – Reviews of new and old video games

TV Show Reviewers – Reviews of select current shows

General News Reporters Positions Available:

Music News Reporter – News coverage of music announcements and releases

Movies News Reporter – News coverage of film announcements, such as trailers, casting, etc.

Book News Reporter – News coverage of book announcements and releases

TV News Reporter – News coverage of TV announcements, such as previews, casting, etc.

Video Game News Reporter – News coverage of game announcements and releases

Non-Writing Positions:

Video Content Creator/Vlogger – Record, edit, and produce video content. We are looking for creative, short videos to publish on the main site and our social media pages. If you love making fun videos on pop culture and entertainment, this position is for you!

Design & Social Media Manager – We try, no really, we try really hard to make the site look better and create new logos, new layouts, and finding new ways to attract new readers to come to the site. We’re looking for a skilled individual in all of that cool stuff: Photoshop, InDesign, etc. that also knows coding and how to use WordPress. (Basically, someone can help us with all of the aesthetics of the site.) The Design & Social Media staff member can help get the word out about The Young Folks through Social Media, in particular Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. This person can also provide TYF with reviews and articles that have not been posted yet.

APPLY TODAY!

If you think you got what it takes to be an awesome Staff Writer or you think you can be a kick-ass Design & Social Media staff member:

Email: tyf@theyoungfolks.com with your info (Name, Age, Location, Desired Position), a writing sample of your work, and briefly explain how you found out about The Young Folks. (A writing sample related to music, film, tv shows, books or video games would be a plus!)
If you’re inquiring about the Design & Promotions position, email us a writing sample, as well as, a sample of design work you’ve done. If applying for the Vlogger position, please include both a writing sample and a link to previous video work.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask us! If anything, you can tweet questions to @TYFofficial too.

THIS IS OPEN TO WRITERS WORLDWIDE, so don’t be shy! Just remember that all articles should be written in English!