So you think you can write for us, huh?
Chances are that if you are in a high school level English course, or have taken something even more advanced than that, the answer to the above question is probably “affirmative.”
But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves here. Although joining the staff here at AirlineGeeks.com is unpaid and, therefore, does not have set hours, it still requires some dedication. So if you don’t think you can take the time to write an article a week that is at least six journalistic style (short) paragraphs in AP (Associated Press) style, then you’re probably not in the right place.
Now we know what you’re thinking. “Woah. These guys are just a bunch of young writers. Why in the heck are they so strict?” The answer to that is simple: quality over quantity. It’s something that you’d expect to find at any top-notch news publication, so why not here? We cater to an audience that ranges from high-end industry officials, to those who normally wouldn’t have anything to do with aviation what-so-ever. That being said, we want our content to be as high quality as possible.
Anyway, let’s get down to business here. If you continue reading, you will find the things that we can offer you and what we will need from you if you are interested in coming on staff.
What we can offer you.
Publicity. We serve an average of 45,000+ page-viewers per month, and are constantly growing with a new social media team and this brand new, squeaky clean website.
Behind-the-Scenes Tours. Have a local airport (or maybe one that you’ll be passing through during a vacation) that you’d like to get a peak of from an operational standpoint? We can arrange that for you.
Camaraderie. All of us here at AirlineGeeks have formed a bond with one another. We can discuss practically anything we want with each other. We help each other through difficult times when called upon. We’re not only here for our audience members, but for our fellow team members as well.
What we will need from you.
Dedication. We need you to be here to bring us content. You didn’t expect us to just let you sit there, did you? We all have something to do here at Airline Geeks. Whether it’s planning our next podcast with an airline executive to writing a short brief on what new routes some distant, foreign carrier is flying, there’s always something to do.
Understanding. We’re all teenagers here at Airline Geeks. Yes, that includes our Managers, Senior Editors and Administrators. We’ve all got busy lives that will usually come first, so we need you to be understanding of what may be holding us back from something.
Creativity. This last one is essentially the most important. As much as we love news stories on how Delta Air Lines is serving Starbucks on it’s flights, we want something more. Something that our audience isn’t seeing everywhere they look. We’re talking videos, interactive multimedia and editorials. Why should someone come here for the same news they could get somewhere else? We want to be different, and we believe that you are the first step in helping us be just that.
“Okay, so how do I get started?”
Simple. If you feel that you want to be a full-time staff member, go ahead and email us at [email protected].
“I don’t know if I’m ready for that big of a commitment yet.”
Well, that’s okay too! Go ahead and email our Editor-in-Chief, Joe Pesek, at [email protected] and propose to him a story idea. We usually cover the news, so give us something unique. Review a very recent trip you’ve been on. Write about what you think will happen to that start-up airline that just popped up a couple weeks ago. Make it special. See if you like it, then we’ll talk more.
Still have questions? Go ahead and email [email protected] and we’ll get you squared away as quickly as he can. We can’t wait to hear from you.