UPDATE: Applications are now closed. A shortlist of potential writers will be contacted in early February. If you were not successful, please keep reading for future opportunities.
We’re sadly losing Kendy/MissMuffcake soon so we’re looking to add a few extra people to the SCK team who can help us cover more topics and make the site even better! Could you be one of them?
There are 2 different roles available and we are likely to hire more than 1 person for each role. We’d prefer you apply for one role only, but there is an option in the columnist application to add the freelancer information. If you’ve applied in the past, you are most welcome to try again.
Columnists would write a longer post (or create a video) once a month at most on a specific theme. We’d especially like to find people based in or near kawaii cities like Tokyo, London, Los Angeles & Seoul to cover events & character cafes but would also be interested in people who could create original craft tutorials, how to guides or other specialised content (see suggestions below).
This is a paid position starting in March on a trial basis. You would receive a set fee per post/video plus we can cover some agreed expenses and/or provide help with press access to events, items for review etc.
Freelancers would write 1-3 short posts a month on general kawaii topics like shopping picks, DIYs etc. It would be a mix of your own ideas and set topics with holiday & seasonal themes.
This is a paid position starting in March on a trial basis. You would receive a set fee per post and may receive items for review.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
These are some of the topics/themes that I know we need help with (especially without Kendy, Mady & Mortis!). If you able to help with any of these, please include details in your application.
- Vegan baking & snacks
- Beauty, hair & makeup, especially for BIPOC & vegans
- Fashion, J-Fashion & cosplay
- Culture, holidays & shops outside the UK, EU & USA
- Korean kawaii & K-Pop
- Original video content
- Baking (e.g. book reviews, trying recipes)
- Events / character cafes
- Visiting Japan & Korea
Please read before applying
All applicants must be over 18. You can live anywhere in the world but should be fluent in English and able to write clearly and simply. Skills with image and/or video editing software is a bonus but not required.
Applications close on Sunday 24th January 2021. By submitting your application you are giving Super Cute Kawaii permission to use your post pitches and column ideas with appropriate credit and agreeing that all written content is your own work.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in the first week of February to write test posts before we choose who to hire. Successful applicants will be paid monthly on a freelance basis and it is your responsibility to comply with your country’s laws regarding self-employment and taxes.
If you have any questions or issues, please leave a comment below or contact us.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.