Jobs @ Anime News Network

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News Intern

Anime News Network's ongoing internship program is open to new interns every semester. Interns will have the opportunity to work with ANN's news team and earn valuable on-the-job journalism experience with a professional publication. No experience is required.

Each semester ANN hires two news interns: one with intermediate Japanese knowledge and one without. Intermediate level is defined as JLPT N3 or equivalent.

Applicants for interns should expect to spend 10 hours a week performing tasks for Anime News Network, including posting press releases (that are already written by other companies), writing news articles under the guidance of Managing Editor Crystalyn Hodgkins or Associate Editor Karen Ressler, and researching information for news articles. Strict adherence to deadlines will be expected. Full details of the position will be provided to serious applicants.

These are unpaid internship positions, but they may be eligible for school credit (talk to your school). This is a work from home internship, please verify with your school to make sure this is acceptable. Preference will be given to candidates who are seeking school credit.

We also accept candidates for 2-term internships (eg: Sept 1 to April 30). Please specify in your cover letter if you want to do a 2-term internship. Preference will be given to candidates applying for 2-term internships.

Important: Applications (cover letter + resume) must be received by

  • February 15, 23:59 ET for spring internships,
  • April 15 for summer internships,
  • July 15 for internships starting on September 1 and
  • November 15 for internships starting in January.

Applications (cover letter + resume) must be sent to internship (at, and the email's subject must read "Your Name - News Intern" or it will be discarded (eg: if your name is "J Smith, the subject should be "J Smith - News Intern"). Nothing sent to this e-mail address will be read before the deadlines. Any questions about these positions should be posted in the forum here.

Note: We only respond to successful applicants.

Convention Correspondent

Anime News Network is currently seeking freelance writers and photographers to assist in our regional convention coverage throughout the year. ANN editors will coordinate coverage with you, which could involve any of the following: cosplay and exhibit hall photography, basic convention coverage, industry panel news reporting and guest interviews. Convention correspondents will receive pay on a per-assignment basis, press access to the convention and a per diem for local travel (taxis/gas) and food expenses in exchange for speedy, professional and complete coverage done within the provided guidelines.

While we are primarily seeking seasoned convention reporters but are more than willing to take on less seasoned writers; we're interested in building long-term freelance relationships with reporters close to these conventions (or if you already travel to several cons a year and would like to make a little side money covering the shows for us, get in touch).

Right now we're looking for correspondents to cover the following conventions:

Sakura-con March 30-April 1
Anime Boston March 30-April 1
Anime Central May 18-20
A-Kon June 7-10
AnimeNEXT June 8-10
Anime Expo July 4-8
San Diego Comic-con July 19-22
Otakon August 10-12
Animefest August 17-20
Crunchyroll Expo September 1-3
Anime Weekend Atlanta Sept 20-23
Anime NYC November 16-18

Email [email protected] with the subject heading 2018 Conventions Correspondent along with a short cover letter detailing which conventions you're capable of covering, and your previous convention reporting experience (if any). Please include links to any relevant convention reporting, interview work, cosplay photography, other writing or anything else you feel demonstrates your ability. Applicants we are serious about hiring will hear back from us within 2 weeks.

Freelance Editorial Contributor

If you're interested in becoming a freelance editorial contributor to Anime News Network, you're in luck; we have a handful of new policies about submitting to our publication for potential freelance consideration.

What We're Looking For

As of May 2016, Anime News Network is currently accepting pitches from freelance writers to contribute informative, entertaining feature editorials and opinion pieces focused on a single show, a single subject, a manga, a videogame, or otherwise – articles like the following:

Three Reasons Why Blood Blockade Battlefront is the Best Show of the Spring

Manga vs. Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist

How Fire Emblem Became A Phenomenon

You can see dozens of other examples on our Features page!

Anime News Network pays on a per-assignment basis; payment is discussed after your pitch is accepted.

How To Inquire

Send an email with your cover letter, resume and links to two relevant writing samples to the email address listed below, with the requested information. Preferred writing samples include: previously published anime editorials or reviews, previously published entertainment journalism or media criticism, relevant personal blog posts – the pieces you feel are most representative of what you can bring to the table. Academic work is accepted but in most occasions we will ask for nearly any review or editorial work before looking at dissertations or thesis papers, which historically haven't given us a great idea of the contributor's personality. While previous entertainment journalism or editorial work is obviously greatly preferred, we're open to writers from all walks and vocations - many of our current writers are teachers, engineers, business owners and more.

Your cover letter should include, along with your standard letter, one topic or a short list of topics you have editorial concepts for that you'd like to pitch. Let's say you'd like to write articles about My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan. Your cover letter should mention those topics at the end of your letter, like so:

I would like to pitch editorial features about the following shows/subjects:
My Hero Academia
Attack on Titan
Anime Music Videos

Do not simply list your editorial pitches; we'll email you. The editorial team will endeavor to be in contact with contributors we are seriously interested in within 5 to 7 business days of receiving your email. Unfortunately we cannot respond to every email, nor can we respond to any requests to evaluate a resume or writing samples, nor can we confirm receipt of your email unless we are already in contact with you.

Send all inquiries to [email protected] with the subject ANN Contributor Program and the requested information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,
Anime News Network

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