The Geekiary is looking for team members!
We began as a humble WordPress blog with three contributors in 2013. We’ve now grown into our own independently hosted website with about twenty frequent contributors and dozens of guest contributors over the past eight years. Our articles have been referenced on notable websites such as Fortune, Yahoo! News, Daily Dot, Vox, iO9, TV Line, XO Jane, Comics Beat, MetaFilter, The Backlot, Buzzfeed, The Mary Sue, Kotaku, and more! We’ve also been cited as a source on various online encyclopedias including Wikipedia, TV Tropes, and the Superwiki, as well as having our review cited on the DVD box for the film Undrafted.
About the positions:
- All members of the team must adhere to Geekiary guidelines, which will be shared via a Google doc upon completion of this form and after review of your application.
- Contributors produce articles (300+ words) at least once per three month period OR contribute reviews for a specialized topic (a specific TV show/comic book/game/etc).
- Guest contributors produce articles on a pitch by pitch basis and are typically not eligible for payment due to low content volume.
- Please submit: A link to a written piece related to fandom or media with your name or pen name as a byline.
- Authors tend to contribute articles (300+ words) several times per month and on a larger variety of topics.
- Authors have priority over contributors for press badges.
- Please submit: A link to at least two written pieces related to fandom or media with your name or pen name as a byline.
- Editors help keep up the quality of our posts. All contributors are required to submit their work to an editor before publication.
- Editors should have prior writing experience and a good grasp of grammar/spelling/punctuation.
- Please submit: Either a writing sample or a sample of a piece you’ve edited.
- Willingness to communicate with our team via Facebook and Discord.
- Basic blogging experience. We will provide a tutorial for WordPress, SEO, and our writing standards.
- A passion for media, fandom, and geek culture.
- A voice from a diverse group not currently represented by Geekiary staff. We strive to represent diverse experiences in geek culture.
- Interests in a topic not thoroughly covered by current Geekiary staff: gaming, podcast recs/reviews, fandom/geek activism, theme parks, webcomics.
- Interest in applying for press badges after a 90 day probationary period.
The Geekiary makes money off of ads, and thus our income is variable. We pay out on a percentage basis quarterly based on our current income in a co-op style system. The more you contribute, the more you make. You must meet a $2/quarter threshold for a payout.
For more information about our finances and to see examples of previous payouts, please request these details in your submission or use our contact page.
The Geekiary also helps reduce cost for conventions and compensate in the following ways:
- After 90 days of consistent contributions to the website you will become eligible to apply for press badges for conventions. These badges are often discounted or completely comped by the convention. The Geekiary staff will provide support during the application process, such as writing letters of intent and website statistics as needed. The Geekiary does not pay for convention badges.
- The Geekiary will pay for shipping and packaging on any items you contribute for our Giveaways. If items are hand crafted specifically for an event, we are happy to negotiate payment for the items as well.
- Geekiary promotional materials or reimbursement for materials is covered with prior approval.