All the networks we write for or work with are all through volunteering. We don’t get paid for anything we do.
However we review events and music and receive some tickets to review and also free download releases of various worldwide artists.
As you may know our main platforms are:
Scunthorpe Nights– Providing entertainment posts, graphics & all round promotion working on projects and events with various people.
Scunthorpe Independent News– We are the Arts & entertainment partner of the widely growing network of news & reviews. The change over and re brand from Visit Scunthorpe. Working a long side a team of local people who volunteer their time to tell you what is happening.
BackSeatMafia– This is one of our newer ventures in which we are sent press releases to review album/tracks from worldwide musicians even “Example’s” PR team. The site is based from admin in Sheffield but writers collaborate from all over the UK and outside. They are currently planning to start their own live music gigs in Sheffield in which we have put acts forward.
(Only we have access to the partnership websites TheScunthorpeIndy & BackSeatMafia, writers will not be able to directly post onto this site without us doing it for you if relevant it will be shared and re blogged.)
Newer venture on which we are a part of supporting would be:
Scunthorpe LGBT– A new LGBT community campaign to introduce a community back to the area for mainly the younger generation who find it hard to meet others like themselves. Also for those over 18 who wish to take part in trips and nights. Giving the opportunity of a helping hand to organise events tailored to those involved.
IN:MOTION– A new night that is currently in planning process, a new night of it’s kind ft House, hip hop, dubstep, Drum & Bass and a lot more with live acts rhyming. #TeamAbacus
Party In The Pines– Although it has been re branded from our original designs last year to mark its celebration of becoming a licensed and recognised outdoor venue we continue to support in other ways. Offering promotion support and consider the team close friends after working with them over the previous year.
The Scunthorpe Nights main team still remains at 2 admins but the branches of networks need more, we have recently gained some interest in new writers who have started to take over on one of our sites. But now we are looking for:
Reviewers of music/events
You will be given a subject to cover or you can suggest your own if you are attending an event or like a particular band.
Photographers: Getting coverage as a photographer is hard, and getting your images seen, we write a lot of articles and with those articles images attract a lot more views and add interest. So ultimately we are looking to start a catalogue of images to be used across our networks, it may be you have photos from around town, of certain subjects, bands or scenes. We also would like if you went to an event to send us in the photos from it. All photos sent in and used from photographers MUST HAVE a copyright text written onto the image at the bottom to state it is yours along with the image a link and caption will state your website and courtesy of your name.
Podcast/Video Bloggers: Now for this you have to be quite confident and be warned with traffic that we see thousands of people are likely to watch your video. We will send out a bi-weekly topic and some questions to help you along in which you can use your webcam or you can be a bit more artist, we can edit it for you or if you prefer do it yourself.
This platform can also be used by musicians and bands, a video blog of your progress, gigs or maybe an interview, you can request someone to come and interview you on film or again make it personal by doing it yourself. A good example of this would be the podcasts Ameira send out of themselves to get coverage.
Writers/Reviewers- Topics to cover would be, we don’t want you paying to visit something you aren’t going to see or don’t want to see. Simply if you are attending and event or there is an issue you would like to cover then do so.
We ask you remain professional in the way you do not cause speculation or rumour of untrue stories. And try not to offend people intentionally.
No paid work is included in this, it is merely for hobby and spare time and the joy of helping spread local support. We will however recommend you as we get many questions and requests for certain specialties.
Any further questions please email us or to express interest you can contact us via Facebook or Email.
PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT MAKE ANYONE AN ADMIN PERMISSION. TRUSTED CONTRIBUTERS WILL BE GIVEN AUTHOR ACCESS TO “SCUNTHORPE NIGHTS” BLOG WEBSITE IN WHICH YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SHARE. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO POST DIRECTLY ONTO ANY OF OUR OTHER PLATFORMS/NETWORKS. FOR SECURITY REASONS. FROM THERE YOUR POSTS ON SCUNTHORPE NIGHTS WEBSITE WILL BE REBLOGGED, SHARED, EDITED AND ADDED TO VARIOUS OTHER SITES.
Also you do not have to live in Scunthorpe, for further details on accepted locations email us.