Girls in Capes

Women, men & minorities in geek culture and pop culture

Staff Openings

Welcome to the Girls in Capes staff search listings.  Thank you for considering joining us!  You’ll find our list of open staff positions below.  (And trust us, you don’t have to be a Girl in a Cape to apply.)

If you find a staff spot you’re interested in, you can send a resume and three writing samples of blog posts or news articles to girlsincapesmag [at] gmail [dot] com with the position you’re applying for in the subject line.  The body of the e-mail should include your short cover letter, and we prefer attachments in PDF or DOC form.  These instructions only apply if the listing does not include its own specific guidelines, so make sure to read the entire listing before you apply.

If you don’t find a staff spot you’re interested in, you can still submit your resume, samples, and cover letter as outlined above with “Staff Writer” in the subject line.  Please let us know in your cover letter what you may be interested in and able to write about.

General

Horror Writer

The Horror Writer will write 2+ monthly articles and reviews dealing with topics of gender, sexuality, masculinity, and more within the horror genre.  This writer will work across the sections, writing articles and reviews in whichever section is relevant to the piece, though primarily focusing on the TV & Film section.  The Horror Writer will be the GIC expert on horror and be the first contacted regarding reviews of horror titles and other related articles.

LGBTQ Writer

The LGBTQ Writer will write occasional articles and reviews dealing with LGBTQ topics in fan culture.  This can include any of the four sections of the web magazine.  This writer will serve as the GIC expert on LGBTQ fan culture; (s)he will be responsible for working with the editor to propose new article ideas.

Comics & Graphic Novels section

Comics Columnist

GIC is looking for one to two Comics Columnists to write monthly (or more frequent) columns on the comic book industry.  Columnists will have no duties beyond their own columns.  To apply, please submit a resume and proposal (1-2 pages) for your column to girlsincapesmag@gmail.com.  Please include your first article for your proposed column so we have an idea of your writing style and angle.

DC Comics Correspondent

The DC Comics Correspondent will write 1+ monthly articles on issues of gender, sexuality, and other topics exclusively relating to comics and graphic novels fro DC Comics.  While this writer will not be the only writer responsible for writing about the DC Universe, (s)he will be considered the GIC “resident expert” on DC Comics and will be the first contacted for reviews of ARCs, special topics, and other DC Comics assignments.

Marvel Entertainment Correspondent

The Marvel Entertainment Correspondent will write 1+ monthly articles on issues of gender, sexuality, and other topics exclusively relating to comics and graphic novels from Marvel.  While this writer will not be the only writer responsible for writing about Marvel comics and graphic novels, (s)he will be considered the GIC “resident expert” on Marvel and will be the first contacted for reviews of ARCs, special topics, and other Marvel assignments.

TV & Film section

Anime Writer

The Anime Writer will submit 1+ monthly articles on anime, including reviews as well as articles on topics of gender, sexuality, and more.  This writer will not be solely responsible for anime-related articles, but (s)he will be considered the GIC “resident expert” on anime and will be the first contacted for anime-related assignments and special topic articles.

TV & Film Editor

The TV & Film Editor will be responsible for managing all content in the TV & Film section. This editor will be responsible for proposing and assigning reviews and articles for the TV & Film section to be written by the editor, staff writers, or guest writers.  (S)he will run a monthly column on a relevant topic such as women in the publishing industry, women writers in the literary community, or another related topic and also maintain a television- or film-related board on Pinterest of his/her choice.  This editor will also be responsible for coordinating use of promotional art and graphics for the TV & Film section.

We prefer editors with a background in blogging, especially with the WordPress platform, and either an educational or practical background in journalism or editing.  Candidates for TV & Film Editor must have at least 3 months’ experience writing for Girls in Capes in the TV & Film section; candidates who do not already write for the section will be asked to undergo a three-month trial period in writing for the section, either as a columnist or as a staff writer.

To apply for the TV & Film Editor position, submit the following to girlsincapesmag@gmail.com:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Two (2) articles written for GIC to show your style and writing abilities
  4. A one-year outline of a sample editorial calendar for the TV & Film section

Fiction section

Science Fiction Reviewer

The Science Fiction Reviewer will write 1+ monthly reviews of science fiction novels intended for an adult audience.  (S)he will use a NetGalley account as well as any other method to obtain ARCs for review.  The reviewer will be entirely responsible for obtaining at least one galley/ARC per month.  While the Science Fiction Reviewer will not be the only writer composing reviews of science fiction, (s)he will write exclusively on the topic and be considered the GIC Science Fiction expert; as such, (s)he will be the first writer contacted when editors receive new science fiction ARCs and other related assignments.

eBook Reviewer

The eBook Reviewer will write 2+ monthly reviews or articles on speculative fiction titles available exclusively from independent digital publishers.  (S)he will focus on one or more of the following genres of ebooks:

  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Non-Western Fantasy and Science Fiction
  • Steampunk

The eBook Reviewer must be comfortable with using NetGalley or personal connections to obtain review copies or be willing to purchase ebooks for review.  This reviewer must own a digital reading device; when applying, please note which digital reader will be in use.  This reviewer MUST be able to review fairly without score adjustments for “special circumstances” and submit reviews that fit Girls in Capes’ five-star system.

Fiction Editor

The Fiction Editor will be responsible for managing all content in the Fiction section. Primarily, this editor will be responsible for proposing and assigning reviews and articles for the Fiction section to be written by the editor, staff writers, or guest writers.  (S)he will run a monthly column on a relevant topic such as women in the publishing industry, women writers in the literary community, or another related topic and also maintain a book-related board on Pinterest of his/her choice.  This editor will also be responsible for scheduling interviews or blog tours with authors and coordinating use of promotional art and graphics for the Fiction section.

We prefer editors with a background in blogging, especially with the WordPress platform, and either an educational or practical background in journalism or editing.  Candidates for Fiction Editor must have at least 3 months’ experience writing for Girls in Capes in the Fiction section; candidates who do not already write for the section will be asked to undergo a three-month trial period in writing for the section, either as a columnist or as a staff writer.

To apply for the Fiction Editor position, submit the following to girlsincapesmag@gmail.com:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Two (2) articles written for GIC to show your style and writing abilities
  4. A one-year outline of a sample editorial calendar for the Fiction section

Subculture section

Gaming Writer

The Gaming Writer will write 1+ monthly articles on women, gender, and sexuality in the gaming industry.  (S)he will work closely with an editor to develop monthly articles for Girls in Capes.  While (s)he will not be the only writer working on gaming industry topics, (s)he will write exclusively on the gaming industry.  The Gaming Writer will be considered the GIC expert on gaming and the gaming industry and will be the first contacted to work on related assignments.

Steampunk Writer

The Steampunk Writer will write 1+ monthly articles featuring women in steampunk culture and other topics of interest to GIC readers relating to the steampunk community.  (S)he will work closely with an editor to develop articles and article topics and may act as a liaison between GIC and steampunk groups.  This writer may also work on crossover articles including book reviews and reviews of steampunk or steam-inspired film and video.  While not the only writer working with steampunk, (s)he will be considered the GIC expert on steampunk culture and will be contacted first to work on relevant assignments.

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