FrakMedia! Productions LLC is looking for a few people who want to write and contribute artwork, videos, and the like to a new Battlestar Galactica-centric science fiction news site.
The general concept of the site is a focus on Battlestar Galactica in all its forms, including the Original Series and the prequels Caprica and Blood & Chrome. In addition to focusing on the BSG universe, we will focus on BSG in the real world. (For example, NASA’s cool new RoboNaut — is it cool? Or are you expecting it to destroy all humans?) Also, you’ll be given the opportunity to review television episodes or movies where you’ve seen BSG and Caprica alumni, and share them with your fellow fans!
Content in the news site will range from news about the cast and crew’s current projects, to convention events, to prop and costume collecting, new BSG products (QMx, ANOVOS, Her Universe) and beyond.
So when you do apply, don’t just send us your name. Tell us why you would like to contribute to our BSG news site, why you think you’d be a great fit for this endeavor, and share with us some samples of your work. For article writers, previous journalism experience is preferred, but not required.
All of our writing positions are volunteer (pro bono), however the perks are great. For instance, if you review a BSG product, you’ll get to keep it. Additionally, because of the Wiki’s exposure to the community, you have a chance to interview actors and writers, to become a visible member of the BSG genre community. There’s also the pride of being able to point people to an article you wrote and saying that your works are seen by thousands of people. That’s always cool.
As for writing an article: it takes only a couple hours every week — and our editing team will work with you to make the article / story the best it can be, and to find your voice.
Share with me your name, where you’re from, what draws you to the Battlestar universe, and where we can find some of your works online. If you don’t have published samples, that’s OK … write up a story based on what you’re reading online, and let us see what you got!
We want to fill slots for news, columnists (op-ed pieces), artists to show their BSG-inspired works, and reviewers. News writers should be able to look at a breaking story, pull out the main news nugget to share with readers, and be able to pull up necessary context to go with that story, explaining why that story matters to your fellow fans.
Columnists write on a regular basis about various topics, but usually following a main theme somehow involving Battlestar Galactica. This is a chance to share some of your thoughts and feelings, and bring to light various things that might not necessarily be mentioned in the news pages.
Reviewers take a look at an episode, a piece of merchandise, or the like, and share with readers why the episode is worth watching (or not) or why that item is worth having (or, again, not). You have to be willing to work in a very specific and professional format, and be ready to publish a review in a timely manner — the early bird gets the worm, after all! (Unless the bird is killed by radioactive fall out, then… nevermind.)
So do your job and send me an email TODAY! Deadline for this will be September 15, 2011.
Joe Beaudoin Jr.
FrakMedia! Productions, LLC