GeekPlanetOnline is a crowd-funded podcasting network staffed entirely by volunteers – which includes our management staff. Over the next year we hope to expand our audience, and therefore increase our Patreon support, with the aim of being able to start paying a small stipend to everybody who works with us and increase the variety of content that we can provide.

In order to achieve this goal, we are currently looking for volunteers to fill the positions listed below. Whilst the work will be unpaid, all successful applicants will be eligible for paid work once we achieve our crowdfunding targets; in other words, if you help us to reach the point where we can pay our current staff, you will be paid too!

Although we cannot offer financial recompense at this stage, there are some benefits available, particularly in the case of review staff, who will be permitted to retain any review material that they are sent. We are also occasionally in the position to offer event, convention and movie press screening tickets in exchange for written coverage.

If you would be interested in applying for a role please click on the APPLY link in the position description to send an email explaining why you are interested and including, where applicable, links to examples of your work.

 

 

Social Media Manager/Fundraiser

GeekPlanetOnline is looking for a motivated, communicative individual to run their social media accounts and crowd funding. The successful applicant will be expected to monitor our main portal site for new content and to post links to this content on our Twitter and Facebook pages; in addition, they will generate daily interaction with followers via both accounts and take the lead in fundraising for the network, to allow us to pay our volunteers for their work – transitioning them from volunteers to freelance employees – and expand the range of content that we are able to provide.

In return for their work, the successful applicant will be the first to draw a salary from successful fundraising targets – before the management and writers – as a reflection of the importance of their role. Salary offered will be dependent on the amount of funds raised, and in the case of low amounts may take the form of a monthly stipend rather than a standard pay cheque.

This position reports to the Editor-in-Chief.

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Review Staff

We are currently recruiting for staff to review books and films which are sent to us by publishers. These items vary between physical and digital copies and, in the case of the latter, are usually offered in a variety of formats (meaning that owning a particular platform is not required, e.g. if you don’t own a branded e-reader you can read books on another portable device, such as a tablet, smartphone or laptop).

Successful applicants will be expected to write to (a usually generous) deadline and matching the house style; in return, they will receive full credit for their work and will be permitted to retain the review material that they are sent for personal use. Successful applicants will also be eligible for paid work once our funding goals are met.

We are looking for several review staff, as we appreciate that there is only so much time that somebody can dedicate to a volunteer role and we wish to cover as much of the material that we are sent as possible. No previous experience is required, but basic knowledge of word processing software and internet applications is advantageous.

This position reports to the Reviews Editor.

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Columnist – Gender Issues in Geek Culture

At GeekPlanetOnline we are very much aware of the struggles and prejudices faced by marginalised groups within geek culture. We are seeking a self-identified female writer for a fortnightly column focusing on issues relating to gender in the geek community, from the treatment of women within fandom and entertainment to the problems faced within the convention circuit and anything in between.

The successful applicant will be expected to write to fortnightly deadline and matching the house style; in return, she will be able to take the lead in developing her column – ensuring that the voice of the column is hers and not that of the management - receive full credit for her work and will be eligible for any press tickets that we are offered for events and conventions, in exchange for timely coverage of those events. Successful applicants will also be eligible for paid work once our funding goals are met.

This position reports to the Editor-in-Chief.

THIS ROLE HAS NOW BEEN FILLED!

 

 

Columnist – Racial Issues in Geek Culture

At GeekPlanetOnline we are very much aware of the struggles and prejudices faced by marginalised groups within geek culture. We are seeking a person of colour, of any gender identity or background, for a fortnightly column focusing on issues relating to race in the geek community, from the treatment of people of colour within fandom and entertainment to the problems faced within the convention circuit and anything in between.

The successful applicant will be expected to write to fortnightly deadline and matching the house style; in return, they will be able to take the lead in developing their column – ensuring that the voice of the column is theirs and not that of the management - receive full credit for their work and will be eligible for any press tickets that we are offered for events and conventions, in exchange for timely coverage of those events. Successful applicants will also be eligible for paid work once our funding goals are met.

This position reports to the Editor-in-Chief.

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Due to the volunteer nature of these roles, there is no closing date for applications; the listing will be removed when the position has been filled.