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2.2
25%
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Pros
  • "It’s fun to write entertainment topics on reality tv(in 3 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, friendly and helpful editorial staff, user friendly systems, good money (depending on where you live), plenty of opportunity for growth(in 3 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "They make their money by exploiting freelance writers as contractors who should be part time employees to eschew minimum wage(in 4 reviews)

  • "I moved on to a healthier entertainment site that pays a full-time salary, unlike Screen Rant's disgustingly low pay(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good opportunities for competent journalists

      Oct. 19, 2021 - Editor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -the people are awesome -limitless opportunities -fun subjects -flexibility

      Cons

      -no set hours means time management can be challenging -base pay is very low -the expectations for writers is high compared to more casual sites (faster turnaround, quotas, etc.) I see a lot of former writers complaining on here. The truth is: SR kind of has a low bar. Management likes to give people a chance. Unfortunately, a lot of the writers don't last b/c they just can't develop the skills fast enough to make up for their lack of professional experience. As an editor, I often get treated like a secretary from brand new hires. Ego like that makes it hard to learn, and people who can't learn won't succeed. No online entertainment site is going to hire some fresh college grad, pay them $200 to write about Star Wars, and promote the heck out of it on social. That's a fantasy. SR will at least let you write about Star Wars, and it may get put on social -- and if it's a hit, the bonuses are pretty sweet. Is SR a bit exploitative? Definitely. But that's also the industry.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Content Farm

      Feb. 28, 2022 - Freelance Writer in Saint-Laurent, QC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Remote Great way to get clips

      Cons

      Pay per article is awful. You get $10 for completing an average article which is a joke considering the amount of work you put into it. You are competing with other freelance writers for crap pay.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good part time job/ writing side gig

      Sep. 29, 2021 - Writer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - fun to write articles - good training program,

      Cons

      - not much pay. good enough for part time

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee

      ScreenRant Reveiw

      Jan. 2, 2023 - Journalist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Enthusiasm, communicative support and editors, experience in the industry, work from home job.

      Cons

      Editors rewriting work to appear more inflammatory, pressure to create "clickbait" articles, frequent format changes, pay is dependent on view count (which changes depending on when editors decide to publish certain work), senior editors get pitches before junior editors, an emphasis on negative journalism, pressure to lie to the reader and make them angry, focus on including negative keywords in headlines.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Decent

      Nov. 25, 2022 - Content Writer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Easy money to make if you work

      Cons

      System can be quite slow

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Minimal pay for maximum work

      Nov. 20, 2022 - Freelance Writer in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good experience and the writing process itself is fun.

      Cons

      Extremely low pay, difficult to develop strong working relationships, expected to do far too much for how low the pay is (multimedia and image editing as well as writing articles), no opportunities for career progression.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great starting place for new writers

      Aug. 13, 2022 - Editor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Room for growth. Great team and culture. Flexible and understanding environment.

      Cons

      The pay could be higher and benefits should be offered to full time employees such as editors and staff writers.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Everything is great, except for the pay

      Jun. 23, 2022 - Senior Writer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      PTO, opportunities for advancement, communicative team, a crazy amount of content to write, great feedback from editors, positive work/life balance environment

      Cons

      Terribly low pay. Like $10 for 2-3 hours of work.

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Needs To Respect Writers Better

      Jun. 27, 2022 - Freelance Writer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Get to write about topics you want, as long as they make it through a bureaucratic pitching process. - Get your writing published pretty easily.

      Cons

      -Pay is insanely low ($10 per article) well below minimum wage for the amount of work you'll do. -The editors have an insane amount of control over the "writing" process -You'll spend more time editing your article to fit into the Screen Rant template than you will actually writing

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      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great if only there were more money

      May 24, 2022 - Feature Writer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Get to write whenever you want.

      Cons

      Almost no money and five articles a week requirement which includes making your own pictures and SEO/linking details which is horrible for the money offered.

      1 person found this review helpful
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    Screen Rant has an overall rating of 2.2 out of 5, based on over 122 reviews left anonymously by employees. 25% of employees would recommend working at Screen Rant to a friend and 33% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Screen Rant employees rate their compensation and benefits as 1.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Screen Rant. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

    25% of Screen Rant employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Screen Rant 2.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.6 for culture and values and 2.1 for career opportunities.

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