We are always looking to make the Rotoscopers bigger and better in order to provide our readers, listeners, and viewers with the highest quality and best experience in the animation fan community. We’re very excited to be taking on some new staff to help our news section, website, and YouTube stay up to date with the latest animation news!
All positions are volunteer, but provide a great opportunity to gain experience and build your resume and/or writing portfolio. Many of our team members have been able to use their Rotoscopers experience to get jobs, even some in the animation industry. There is no time requirement; you can do everything on your own time, but we do ask that if you do apply, you be available to write 2-3 articles a week (or as the news comes).
While not a requirement, we do look at those who already contributed to the site via user submitted posts and weight higher when considering an application. If you are a great writer, but do not have specific writing samples about film or animation, this is a great way to build your resume.
Writing Staff Needs
We are looking for writers who are talented, enthusiastic, and–of course–knowledgable about animation (movies, studios, history, key players, etc.). While we want the site and articles to be informative, we encourage our writers to insert their own personality, voice, and opinions into their pieces.
We are currently looking for writers to cover the following areas:
- Disney and Pixar news
- General animation news (all studios)
- Animated TV show news (Disney+. Disney Channel, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Cartoon Network, etc.)
- Reviews of animation TV shows (Disney+, Disney Channel, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Cartoon Network, etc.)
- Reviews of home media releases
- Interviews (with talent for upcoming releases, home media release, other animation projects)
- AZ correspondent (to attend screenings of new releases and write corresponding reviews)
- LA correspondent (to cover press events in Los Angeles, CA)
- NYC correspondent (to cover press events in Los Angeles, CA)
All writers are also allowed to contribute as many opinion articles they want, seeing that their other coverage needs are met.
How to Apply
To apply, please fill out the following form.
Be sure to have 2-3 writing samples ready to attach to your application. If possible, provide writing samples that related to the film and animation industry. Samples containing news stories are highly encouraged. Applications without writing samples will not be accepted.
What to Expect
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and due to the high volume of applications, not all applications will be responded to. Due to the high volume of applications, only applicants selected to join the team will be responded to.
Again, all positions are volunteer, but provide a great opportunity to get experience and build your resume and writing portfolio. We are flexible and understand time constraints. Due to high volume of submissions, we are looking for writers who can contribute a few articles a week (more if during heavy news cycles). As we choose people to join the team, priority and other perks (such as attending special press events, interviews, and reviewing advance copies of films/TV shows) will be given to those with the highest quality of work and availability.