Join the The Brothers Brick team as a Social Media Specialist or a News Contributor [News]

As one of the most popular LEGO websites in the world, with a monthly reach of several million, The Brothers Brick is a much more complex operation than many of our readers may expect. At the same time, our readers may also be surprised that every one of our team members is a volunteer! If you’d like to be part of the team that supports a diverse, global audience of highly engaged LEGO fans, TBB is looking for a Social Media Specialist to help support our growth and a News Contributor to cover breaking news. If you want to make our social media channels sing and provide up-to-date LEGO news to fans across the globe, read on!

News Contributor

A large part of the LEGO scene is to be able to keep our global audience updated with the latest breaking news. If you have a good sense of the LEGO community, a knack for discovering sources of information and connecting with individuals, you may just be the person we’re looking for.

We’re looking for an individual with the following background and skillset:

  • Strong writing skills
  • A keen nose to sniff out LEGO News from credible sources
  • Up to date with both LEGO products and the fan community
  • A team player able to collaborate with other members to share workload and responsibilities across different time zones
  • Willing to learn HTML and the use of WordPress (even better if you’re already familiar!)
  • Willing to learn and pick up new skills to improve the quality of outgoing news
  • Ability to maintain high confidentiality and discretion for embargoed news and other information you may learn through non-disclosure agreements between TBB and its partners, including the world’s largest toy manufacturer.
  • The level of involvement may vary from week to week depending on when News coverage is required. The likely time commitment would be several hours per week, though more availability could produce even stronger results.

Social Media Specialist

In addition to the core website, TBB has a strong presence on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Discord with active discussions among our readers. We’d like to improve our presence and growth on each of these platforms through more consistent engagement with our readers. If you have professional experience in community engagement or social media management and would like to apply your skillset to help support the largest LEGO fan community on the web, we want to hear from you.

We’re looking for someone with the following background and skillset:

  • Experience running social media engagement at scale (hundreds of thousands of followers across multiple channels, millions of monthly reach).
  • Familiarity with The Brothers Brick and the broader AFOL community.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of social media management tools and technology, with a willingness to recommend new platforms or systems to improve growth and engagement.
  • Ability to maintain high confidentiality and discretion for embargoed news and other information you may learn through non-disclosure agreements between TBB and its partners, including the world’s largest toy manufacturer.
  • This role requires daily engagement with TBB – a few minutes each time throughout the day and several hours on a weekly basis for planning and operational activities.

 

TBB team roles are unpaid — 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, ensuring timely news coverage of important events, sponsoring contests and fan events like BrickCon and Japan Brickfest, and helping out the LEGO fan community wherever we can.

Even though both roles are volunteer positions, 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 web writing 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. More than one TBB “alumni” has successfully referenced experience earned through contributing as a team member during professional job interviews with well-known international companies.


To apply for any of the roles, please use our standard contributor application form and indicate which role you’re interested in.

 

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