Be a Dramabeans recap minion: Now taking applications!
It’s time for another round of minion tryouts! We don’t do this often (we first took applications two years ago), but we’re opening up Dramabeans to try out new writers. We love our little family, but now we’re all overworked and we know there are still dramas that are slipping through the cracks, and here’s your chance to save a show. Won’t you save a poor, orphaned drama from obscurity?
If you’re passionate about dramas and would like to be a part of our crazy family, we want to hear from you. We’re mostly in search of recappers, but are also interested in news writers (news requires literacy in Korean). We do pay after an initial training period.
Instructions for recaps:
- Write a sample recap of an episode not recapped on Dramabeans. Make sure to include a comments section. No screencaps necessary.
- Tell us about you and a few of your favorite dramas. You don’t have to write an essay; we just want to know a little bit about you and how your tastes run. Also, let us know if you need subtitles, or if you can recap raw episodes from Korean.
- If you have a blog, send us your link. This does not replace the sample recap step.
- Email your sample to hello @ dramabeans.com. We’ll accept Word or text documents, PDFs, or recaps written into the body of the email.
Instructions for news:
- Select a news article from a Korean source, on something we haven’t written about on Dramabeans. Write a news post and send us the link to the original article.
- Tell us about yourself and what areas of news most interest you.
- Email your sample to hello @ dramabeans.com.
Deadline: Midnight on Sunday, April 10, 2016
- Make sure your sample is proofread and ready to publish. (We won’t be publishing them, but we want to see a finished product.)
- You don’t have to recap the first episode of a series, but they are easier to follow. You might have better luck with a first episode than one in the middle.
- Spend some time on the comments section. Pretend nobody’s watched the show yet, as though you’re recapping it on the day it aired.
- Don’t worry about sounding like us or using our lingo; we want you to sound like you.