Hi folks! We know that some of you are looking for a gig, and so we’re sourcing the photo world for a vintage camera and lens expert. Our ideal fit for this position will have a working knowledge of vintage cameras and lenses. We’re not talking about just one camera system, but a lot of them. It not only has to be your passion but something that you very much specialize in. The Phoblographer pays fair (arguably lenient), ethical rates, and we’re known to even attract competitors’ writers because our staff is treated just that fairly. With that said, we have a very strict non-compete policy. The ideal candidate will also have some sort of sales background. Think you’ve got what it takes? We’ve got all the details below.
Vintage Camera and Lens Expert (Pending Title, We May Call You the Nostalgia Editor or Something Like That)
Based on the type of stuff that we know our readers like to read, we invite you all to participate in our call for a Vintage Camera and Lens Expert. Our ideal candidate will be a great team player and also follow these guidelines. FYI, this is a part-time position.
– Must be proficient with WordPress. This is absolutely mandatory. Other apps that we use are Trello, Gmail for work, and Grammarly. This specific position will also be working with another platform that we use.
– Strong command of the English language; the American dialect and spelling are a plus. However, we have a broad international audience, and sometimes the European, Australian, and Asian ways of writing are very appealing to the Phoblographer’s readers. Being able to create enticing leads and headlines will really convince us.
– Previous Vintage camera and lens writing experience. Ideally, we’d like to see articles that you’ve written. You’ll be working on roundups and other vintage-specialty pieces for us.
– Will be able to demonstrate knowledge of copyright laws as they pertain to using images, etc. The Phoblographer champions its ethics and has since day one. We refuse to work with Unsplash and believe that creators should be compensated ethically.
– Must have industry technical knowledge. We’re talking about more than just apertures and shutter speeds. You also need a working vintage knowledge. You’ll need to be able to demonstrate it too.
– One article per business day with variations during certain seasons. Articles like the type that you’ll do for us are between 750 and 1000 words. This is a freelance job. No one on staff (except for me) needs to work more than 8 to 12 hours a week. Mental health is very important to us.
– Must be able to meet deadlines
– Must work well with a team and be able to take guidance (sometimes constructive criticism) well
– You’ll have a trial period of three months.
– Monetary payments are made through PayPal, QuickPay, Venmo, or check. Everyone is paid on average, no more than 24 hours after submitting an invoice. The Phoblographer is well known for fair and honest compensation amongst the photography blogging world.
– We have a very serious non-compete policy.
– Your location does not matter, but we have a preference for folks in Asia and Europe due to how our process works. However, I highly encourage people from the US, Canada, etc. interested in the position to apply.
How to Apply
Skip the resume and send an impressive cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, citing all the best stuff you’ve done, along with three writing samples demonstrating that you can do the type of work we’re looking for. Links to your website, portfolio, and writing samples should be included.
Be sure to make the subject line say your name and the position you’re going for. For example, Chris Gampat: Vintage Camera Writer Position.
After your application is received, it will be reviewed by me. Good luck to all applicants!