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I am not sure where to put this question. I am not even sure if it goes in the forums. I wanted to ask this anyway. How does one become a news article writer, journalist or editorialist for Crunchyroll?
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MasakiTakeda wrote:

I am not sure where to put this question. I am not even sure if it goes in the forums. I wanted to ask this anyway. How does one become a news article writer, journalist or editorialist for Crunchyroll?


Suppose it can't hurt to be here since I'm sure others also wonder, though I could see it being in site questions as well.. anyway! Let's see here...
In general, jobs for CR are listed over at http://www.ellation.com/jobs/. They might or might not include writing positions, but that's a good place to start.

I wish you'd asked earlier, to be honest, there was an open call for writers over at /forumtopic-1016861/call-for-writers but it closed a day ago. Because of that, I'd keep an eye on site news, especially by Miles, since future calls will probably come from him as well. I don't know if they'll find the number of writers they're after from that, or if they'll open things up again just in general, but it's a good place to look.
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Suppose it can't hurt to be here since I'm sure others also wonder, though I could see it being in site questions as well.. anyway! Let's see here...
In general, jobs for CR are listed over at http://www.ellation.com/jobs/. They might or might not include writing positions, but that's a good place to start.

I wish you'd asked earlier, to be honest, there was an open call for writers over at /forumtopic-1016861/call-for-writers but it closed a day ago. Because of that, I'd keep an eye on site news, especially by Miles, since future calls will probably come from him as well. I don't know if they'll find the number of writers they're after from that, or if they'll open things up again just in general, but it's a good place to look.


MakotoKamui,

Thank you for your help. I will keep an eye out in site news. I appreciate your guidance. How often does CR typically put out a request for new writers?

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Unfortunately, that's something I don't know... I'm just a site mod, not an employee or anything. I'm pretty sure I've seen those calls at least a couple of times over the years, but it's also not something I actively search out, so there may have been more that I just missed out on, and other calls for 'ambassadors' and similar roles might ask for similar information sometimes.

One other thing you might try is writing up show reviews and such - deep dives into characters or plotlines, examinations and comparisons for older shows, historical events, and mythology that influence the work, stuff like that. Having a portfolio you've done over in Creative Corner or on another site would probably help you out since you could point to it when the next call does come up as evidence of how you work. Don't know if it'll help, but it certainly can't hurt!
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