Come join us! The Brothers Brick is recruiting now [News]

Have you ever wanted to tell the whole world about the awesome LEGO model you just saw? Are you the person your family and friends look to on Facebook or Twitter for the latest LEGO news and the best LEGO creations? If you have a passion for LEGO and want to share it with the world, The Brothers Brick might be the place for you.

As a TBB Contributor, you’ll get to highlight the news you find, showcase your favorite LEGO models from other builders, and even show off whatever you build yourself. You will be writing 3-4 new posts each week. But all that sounds easier than it actually is.

To help make sure that you’re successful as a new Contributor, here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Adult LEGO builder (AFOL) aged 18 or older.
  • Established track record in the AFOL community, whether on Flickr, a LEGO fan forum, or somewhere else.
  • Good communicator and writer, as evidenced in comments and forum/group discussions.
  • Previous blogging or article writing experience a strong plus.

TBB Contributor positions are unpaid — all joking about secure compounds and million-dollar yachts aside, The Brothers Brick is run by a bunch of passionate volunteers who write about LEGO in their spare time. All money the site earns through the support of our loyal readers goes toward server and bandwidth costs, purchasing products to review, sponsoring contests and fan events like BrickCon, and helping out the LEGO fan community wherever we can.

Even though it’s a volunteer role, being a TBB Contributor provides a genuine opportunity to participate in one of the top hobby sites in the world. If you don’t have prior blogging experience, you’ll have the opportunity to learn or improve on tangible professional skills such as writing for the web, headline writing, search engine optimization, and social media strategy.

To apply, fill out the form on our TBB recruiting page. Questions? Ask us here in the comments.

6 comments on “Come join us! The Brothers Brick is recruiting now [News]

  1. Peter De Smet ???? (@dewlanna)

    I am someone that people turn to when they want to know the latest LEGO news. But writing 3 to 4 articles per week is above my limit.
    I used to write for I also wrote for toy stores and other sites. I am currently working on a Star Wars exhibition that can be seen from May 4 in a toy museum.
    I have close ties with people from LEGO Benelux.
    Maybe I can do something else for you?

  2. Flip

    I think this could also be a nice opportunity to change the website a bit, right now, the author of an article is only visible in a tiny part at the bottom of the text, making it hard to spot them. I think you deserve a bit more attention so it would be nice if your names and profile pictures were in a more visible space! You deliver articles that are a joy to read, be proud of them!

  3. Friday

    Established track record in the AFOL community, whether on Flickr, a LEGO fan forum, or somewhere else….What length of time as an AFOL, frequency of forum contributions, or number/frequency/skill level of original MOCs would you expect from a qualified candidate?

  4. Chris (TBB Managing Editor)

    @Friday: That really depends on the candidate, and there’s no secret number or specific criteria we have in mind. Mostly, we’re looking for someone who’s already familiar with the AFOL community. What that looks like depends on the individual, and we have pretty open minds.

    If someone is just getting back into LEGO, then they’re likely not the candidate we’re looking for right now–though they may be down the road a bit.

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