WDWNT is Hiring a Part-time Night and Weekend Editor
Are you a passionate and knowledgeable Walt Disney World fan? Do you have professional experience as a writer or editor? Are you looking for work? Then WDWNT has an opportunity for you!
WDWNT is looking for experienced writers and editors to join our team. Please note that this position requires a strict and demanding time commitment — moonlighters are welcome to apply, but it is not recommended due to the demands of the job.
Part-time Night/Weekend Editor
The part-time night and weekend editor can expect to work 24-28 hours per week. A weekly schedule would include weeknight shifts from approximately 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and weekend shifts between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Schedules are subject to change based on availability.
Candidates would need to be available for select weekday shifts between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the training period.
This role has the potential to evolve into a full-time night and weekend position, depending on the candidate and availability.
The start date is immediate.
Editor Job Description
Editors maintain the flow of content for WDWNT.com. The position entails writing articles, editing articles, optimizing articles for SEO, adhering to style guidelines, and publishing content on a strict schedule while overseeing a team of staff writers and social media managers. The editor will also monitor news and other sources of content, plus fact-check and research where necessary. You will, in essence, be fully running the website.
There is occasional downtime during non-peak schedules, but that doesn’t mean news doesn’t present itself late in the evening, especially since we cover all Disney and Universal Parks worldwide — you will be expected to be “on top” of news as soon as it breaks during your shifts, with a critical emphasis on speed.
The ideal applicant will be a self-starter with extensive knowledge of Disney Parks, plus speedy typing skills and the ability to manage digital media. Oh, and good grammar skills. (For example, if you don’t know how to use contractions or call it “Cinderella’s Castle,” please don’t bother applying.) Knowledge of Universal Parks and Resorts is preferred but not required.
The position’s salary is negotiable — DO NOTE that during the initial probationary period, you will be paid $15 hourly as we gauge your skills as a writer on the job. Upon successful completion of the probation period as a writer, you will be trained as an editor on nights and weekends (earning $18 an hour) and ultimately take on the role in full.
Extensive knowledge of and passion for Disney parks and resorts (Eligible candidates must pass a test)
Professional writing experience (Preference will be given to candidates who provide writing samples)
Professional editing experience
WordPress (Gutenberg experience is a plus)
High-speed internet connection
A reliable computer (No tablets or netbooks—you must be able to work on a fast laptop or desktop computer)
Video and photo editing experience (You will be managing a high volume of photos and occasionally video files)
Social media experience
WPM of 70 or higher
While remote applicants are welcome, consistent and recent exposure to the parks is key in understanding their operation as a whole. If you have not been to Walt Disney World in over a year or two, you may compensate with research. However, with the ever-changing nature of the parks, if your only exposure is every few years or so, you will struggle with this position. Current Annual Passholders are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you are interested in this position, please fill out our application below and send a resume to [email protected] Applicants should provide complete information and links to relevant writing samples, video samples, social sites, etc. Applicants who do not send in resumes will not be considered.
If you meet the initial qualifications, we will contact you for additional information and a follow-up test. Please do not inquire via social media or email other team members in lieu of an application.