Bookstacked
LOOKING FOR NEW WRITERS! Join our team of book bloggers! Looking for News Writers, Book Reviewers and Feature Writers!


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Jobs

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 18 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 18 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, state/province.
  • The position you are applying for.
  • Explain why you want to join the team.
  • Please include a brief history of any past experience you may have (if applicable). Also, we’d love to see writing samples if you have any.
  • Your Twitter account if you have one.
  • Please let us know how you heard about us! 🙂

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.

News Writer

Team: News Team

Job Description: News coverage is what sets Bookstacked apart from other book blogs. Bookstacked’s News Team publishes articles multiple times a week, keeping readers up-to-date on the latest in YA. Topics range from popular franchises like J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World and Rick Riordan Presents to news about the latest Kindle or Netflix adaption of a YA book. Bookstacked is currently looking for three to four individuals to join the News Team.

Job Expectations: News writers will be expected to write a minimum of two articles a month, occasionally three depending on the news cycle. News writers will cover multiple topics in the YA world, so they should be knowledgable in multiple YA book franchises. They’ll be able to receive assignments from editors and turn an article around within a day (although we’ll try to give them an early heads up if possible).

Also: News writers are free to join us on our podcast! And news writers can contribute to other areas of the site if they wish, including Features, Book Reviews and movie reviews.

Book Reviewers

Team: Book Reviews

Job Description: Book Reviews are essential to any YA book site — especially 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 or even using humor and memes to convey your thoughts and feelings about a book. You just need to be yourself! Bookstacked is looking for two to three individuals to join the Book Review Team.

Job Expectations: We are looking for book reviewers with strong voice, opinions and a passion for reading YA. Book Reviewers will be expected to write one book review a month. They’ll be free to choose which YA books they want to review, as long as the books aren’t older than four years old. However, Bookstacked’s primary focus is on newly released books. As such, they’ll need to be able to work with editors and occasionally take assignments (such as reading a new release). In these cases, reviewers will normally be given several weeks to read and review assigned books.

Also: Book Reviewers are sometimes offered advanced copies of books and are even given opportunities to interview authors. Book Reviewers are also free to contribute to other parts of the site if they wish, such as contributing to Features and joining us on our podcast.

Feature Writers

Team: Features

Job Description: Feature articles are original articles to Bookstacked. This includes opinion pieces, quizzes, book vs movie comparisons, lists and galleries — a lot of it is fun, light-hearted content. Feature writers have the privilege of being creative about what they write about and how they choose to present it. Bookstacked is looking for four to five individuals to join the Features Team.

Job Expectations: Feature writers will be expected to write one article a month. We’re looking for writers with a strong voice — it’s all about expressing yourself and having fun! They should be fairly knowledgable about the YA world, having an interest in multiple YA book franchises. They’ll work with editors to plan their articles a month in advance. They should be able to come up with their own article ideas, but they should also be able to receive assignments from editors. They should be able to work and collaborate with other team members, as feature writers often team up to work on articles.

Also: Feature writers are free to join the rest of the team on our podcast. They can also contribute to other teams, such as Book Reviews and News. They may sometimes have opportunities to interview authors and cover events.

Social Media Gurus

Team: Social

Job Description: Social media gurus push archive content and occasionally content from other websites through our social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. They work with the site’s writers to create graphics that promote the site’s content. Bookstacked is looking for one to two individuals to join the Social Team.

Job Expectations: Social media gurus will be expected to post one to two times a week on social media. They’ll need to be able to work with writers to know what’s coming in terms of content. They should also have skills in graphic design, as they’ll be expected to occasionally make graphics to post on social media (especially for Instagram). They should also be able to interact with commenters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts.

Also: They’re free to join the rest of the Bookstacked Team on the site’s podcast!

Last Updated: October 2018


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