Cinema Escapist

Explore and connect the world through a cinematic lens

Recruiting: Asia Staff Writers

About this Position

Cinema Escapist started with a focus on Asian films, and Asia (including East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia) remains our most popular region.

Now, we’re looking for multiple Asia Staff Writers to continue expanding our Asian coverage.

We are looking for volunteers with…

  • A passion for Asian TV shows or movies.
  • An ability to speak authentically to a global audience while writing fluently in English.
  • If you speak any Asian language(s), that’s a plus but not absolute requirement!

Note: if you’re more interested in making a one-off contribution, that’s totally OK! Read the “Contributor Pitches” section of this page for more details. 

How to Apply

Interested? E-mail join [at] Use the subject line “Application: Asia Staff Writer – {Your Name Here}” and include the following within your email:

  1. A brief self-introduction.
  2. Previous writing samples (can be attached as documents or linked).
  3. If available, a link to your LinkedIn profile. Just to help us ensure you’re a real person.
  4. A succinct proposal for what topic(s) you might want to focus on. Want to be our resident expert on Korean romances? Start a column to analyze the presence of cats in Japanese anime? You can propose anything you want that relates to our mission of “explore and connect the world through a cinematic lens”; just explain the relation. We’re open to suggestions and want to give your creativity an audience!

A few things to note:

  • Currently, none of our staff writers or editors receive monetary compensation.
  • We generally expect staff writers to contribute one article per month.
  • We expect staff writers to have an expert command of written English, as our volunteer editors cannot prioritize coaching novices.

About Cinema Escapist

Cinema Escapist is a fast-growing web publication with a mission to explore and connect the world through a cinematic lens.

We review & analyze foreign films/TV with a unique bent. While normal critics ask “why is this movie good or bad”, we go beyond that and ask “why does this movie matter?”

This distinct focus has allowed us do things like…

Want to be a part of our mission? Join us today!

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