We know you’re out there, dear future Racing Scene Magazine writer, photographer, but we need you here with us, teach you to write about all those cars and races you love so much. Professional writing or photo experience isn’t strictly necessary, but what we do require is an ability to write about cars with wit, concision and authority. And being obsessed with the Racing Scene is good too. So here’s what we’re after:
Want to apply? Read on.
You simply need to send us an email containing everything requested below. Here’s a tip: not following these instructions to the letter will seriously hurt your chances. Another tip: if you have professional writing experience, please do exactly the same thing but also include a few links to your work. There’s no need to send a resume.Last tip: we like action photos, nothing posed unless she is hot.
â€¢ Send in sample posts written in the Racing Scene Magazine style to the email address at the bottom of this article. â€¢ “Racing Scene Magazine style” doesn’t mean a generic-sounding blog voice — think about how your own writing style and voice can shine through while still fitting Racing Scene Magazine.
â€¢ These sample posts can be about whatever you want, but they should seem like they could have been written by one of our writers (but without all the typos and gross inaccuracies). Avoid making up stories — keeping it real helps us see how you might handle an actual news item.
â€¢ Make sure these are germane to the site you want to write for.
â€¢ We won’t be using these on the site, we just want to get a sense of how well you can do this stuff.
â€¢ Your favorite related cars (and why).
â€¢ Give us a few words about how you think Racing Scene Magazine differs from other pubs out there.
About You â€¢ A few words about yourself. (Please note, due to legalities we can’t hire minors.)
â€¢ Your contact info.
â€¢ How much time per week you can commit to blogging.
â€¢ Any foreign languages you speak.
â€¢ Any experience you have with CSS / HTML / PHP coding, or otherwise monkeying with code in a content management system (don’t freak out if you have none of this).
â€¢ Any other questions you may have about the gig.
What not to do (and what to do)
â€¢ Please put everything in the body of the email. No attachments.
â€¢ Send your email to Luis@RacingSceneMag.com
â€¢ If you have any questions, you can put them an email and send it to the same address.
We also apologize, but the sheer volume of applications makes it difficult to respond to everyone. If we’re interested we’ll get in touch, and thanks in advance!
One last reminder: To apply to Racing Scene Magazine, please send us an email at Luis@RacingSceneMag.com with the phrase “Whant to Write” in the subject line!