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Bookstacked aspires to become a strong pillar in the YA book world. We want to be the ultimate one-stop location for the latest and greatest when it comes to YA books, movies, and authors! For that reason, we’re currently looking for volunteer staff members who would be interested in contributing to the website.

ALL POSITIONS HERE AT BOOKSTACKED ARE VOLUNTEER JOBS. Nobody on our staff team is paid. We write about books simply because we love to talk about books! Many of us are looking to expand our experience and talents in writing.

There are lots of reasons why you might consider joining our team! For example, writing for a website is a fun and productive use of time (not to mention that it looks great on a resume). You’ll get the chance to connect with other staffers and make new friends. You’ll also gain valuable experience in writing and online marketing.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for writers who…

  • Are at least 16 years of age or older.
  • Are passionate about reading.
  • Can volunteer a portion of their time every week to contributing to the site.
  • Have a Twitter account.
  • Have a smartphone to keep in touch via Slack.
  • Demonstrate a control of the English language (few spelling, syntax, and grammatical errors).

Past experience is NOT required, although it’s always a plus. We’re especially interested in those who have experience with WordPress (but again, this is not a requirement). We’re patient and are willing to train those who need it.

We stress again that you must be 16 years old or older to apply. If accepted onto the team, minors will have to get and submit written permission from their legal guardian(s) to write for the site.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for one of the below positions, then we want to hear from you! Please prepare a query with the following information:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Location – City is not needed. Please include your country or state if in the United States.
  • The position you are applying for.
  • Briefly explain why you want to join the team.
  • A brief history of any past experience you may have (if applicable).

All queries should be sent to Saul Marquez at SAUL [AT] BOOKSTACKED.COM.

Open Positions

This listing will change frequently. The below positions are organized by the site’s current priorities.

Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts Writer

Job Type: News (primary), Features

Job Description: Bookstacked is expanding its news coverage in 2016. One of our main focuses will be on J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, this coincides with the launch of our new website Ilvermorny.net. We’re looking for 1-2 people who love Rowling’s Harry Potter series and are familiar with the books and movies. This position will cover the following: the original Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, updates on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Pottermore. You’ll be asked to write news relating to any Harry Potter-related topic. You will also be asked to write Harry Potter-themed feature articles (primarily during the months of October-December and July).

Job Expectations: News writers will be expected to write articles on an “as-it-comes” basis. For this position, you’ll more than likely be asked to write at least one article weekly during the Fall of 2016 to keep up with Fantastic Beasts news. The Harry Potter news cycle is expected to slow down at the beginning of 2017. You’ll need to collaborate with other Bookstacked writers covering Harry Potter to divide the news coverage as well as contribute Harry Potter-themed feature articles.

Red Queen Writers

Job Type: News (primary), Features

Job Description: Bookstacked wants to be the #1 source for news and information on Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series. We’re looking for 1-2 people who would be willing to cover news stories related to Red Queen. These individuals would also be asked to contribute to Red Queen-themed feature articles and potentially help in building a knowledge base filled with information about Red Queen characters, settings and plots.

Job Expectations: News writers will be expected to write articles on an “as-it-comes” basis. Red Queen news is currently slow at the moment but is expected to pick up at the beginning of 2017 with the release of King’s Cage. Red Queen writers should also be prepared to cover Red Queen movie news, which could pick up mid- to late 2017.

BookTube Writers

Job Type: Features (primary), News

Job Description: Bookstacked is opening a new section to the site entirely devoted to BookTube. This will entail news surrounding the BookTube community (such as events like Book-Tube-A-Thon, for example). Because BookTube news is scarce, BookTube writers will primarily write BookTube-themed feature articles. These articles will include weekly BookTube video spotlights and interviews with BookTubers.

Job Expectations: We’re looking for 2-3 individuals who are up to date with BookTube. They will be expected to contribute one post a week. This weekly task will often include finding awesome BookTube videos and then writing a short 200-300 word article on why that video stands out to them. They’ll also need to work with other BookTube writers to plan, coordinate and write interviews with BookTubers to share on the site. We’d like to at least see one interview a month (so multiple writers could switch off monthly). News writers will be expected to write articles on an “as-it-comes” basis. This is meant to be a fun and laid-back position on the site and an opportunity to bring attention to some of your favorite BookTubers!

Feature Writers

Job Type: Features

Job Description: Feature writers are those who write original articles such as “The Most Anticipated YA Books of 2014“.  Feature writers are interested in writing and creating fun and interesting web content.  They should have fun talking about their favorite topics within YA literature. Feature articles can include opinion pieces, lists, reactions, quizzes, etc. Feature writers have the privilege of being creative about what they write about and how they choose to present it.

Job Expectations: We are looking for 2-3 writers who are interested in fulfilling this role on the site.  These writers will be expected to write one to two articles a month.  We’re looking for people who have a fun and/or edgy voice to their writing. (This whole feature is just about expressing yourself and having fun!)

Book Reviewer

Job Type: Reviews

Job Description: Reviewing books is one of the main features at Bookstacked. We’re looking for people who love to read YA books and share their thoughts on those books with their friends. You can be as creative as you want in a book review, taking on a serious tone, to using humor and memes to convey your thoughts and feelings about a book–just be yourself! We’re also up to taking video reviews if you prefer to do that over writing. (Video reviewers will post their reviews to the Bookstacked YouTube channel).

Job Expectations: We’re looking for one individual to join the team as a book reviewer. We are looking for book reviewers with strong voice, opinions, and passion. Book reviewers may review any YA books that have been released in the last four years (since 2012).  However, our primary focus is on newly released books. Reviewers will be able to choose which books they want to review, so long as someone else isn’t already covering that book.  However, we will provide suggestions as to which books we’d like to be reviewed.  In some cases, we will also provide digital advanced readers copies of books from debut authors.  Reviewers will also get the chance to interview new authors when the agent/publisher allows it. Book reviewers are expected to write one to two book reviews a month.

Graphic Artist

Job Type: Graphics

Job Description: This is not a writing position, but it’s still important and needed nonetheless! We are looking to expand our use of social media and this is where we need someone with graphic design skills. We are looking for someone who can create content that we will distribute on our Twitter and Facebook handles. Examples include picture quotes from books and fan-edited collages and posters. Graphic artists may be asked to also contribute to creating pieces for featured articles and printed materials (such as bookmarks and t-shirts).

Job Expectations: This individual will need to work with the team on monthly projects and social media campaigns. If you are applying for this position, please include several relevant examples of your work in your email.

Last Updated: October 2016


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