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Midnight Poutine Looking for Writers

Posted by Tim / September 30, 2007

We're looking for some new writers and one editor to join our team. If you love Montreal and midnight snacks as much as we do, please drop us a line at jobs [at] midnightpoutine [dot see eh]

In your email to us, please state the following:

(i) what subject area(s) you'd like to write about
(ii) how often you'd like to contribute
(iii) any writing and/or blogging and/or photography experience you might have
(iv) how long you've lived in Montreal




Natasha / November 23, 2007 at 08:27 pm
Dear Tim:

As the announcement is from September, I am not sure whether you’re still looking for new writers at Midnight Poutine, but I’d love to contribute some articles if there are opportunities left 

I’m really interested in writing about film, simply because I have an undergrad in film and I love attending film festivals and I’d love to write film reviews. My interests in terms of film include blaxploitation, ‘60s British cinema, and anything Antonioni. But I like new stuff as well…

I’m also interested in the Montreal music scene, and would love to contribute in that area as well.

In terms of writing experience, I am currently a full-time legal writer (not too creative!) at a publishing house working from home in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood. I’ve been at this job for two years. Other than that, I took one year of creative writing before going to law school in Ottawa. But I’d love to get those creative juices out and I’ve got plenty of them…I could contribute two-four articles per week, but I’m really not sure what’s the standard amount of contribution so it’s definitely something I could reconsider.

About me: I’m 26-years-old, born and raised in Montreal but left to study and came back three months ago, I’ve got great writing skills, I ♥ Montreal and the whole Montreal vibe, especially after living in Toronto for 18 months recently! I’m a bit eclectic, I’m a jazz pianist, I’ve done some theatre and got into law, and have studied film and literature. So I’m interested in all kinds of stuff.


Harold Beaulieu / January 3, 2008 at 05:32 pm
Cherchez-vous toujours des contribueurs?
Tim / January 3, 2008 at 07:24 pm
Yes we are.
Harold Beaulieu / January 4, 2008 at 06:50 pm
Il se trouve que je serais plus qu'intéressé à participer à la page. J'aime beaucoup le concept et je suis présentement à la recherche d'une vitrine en bonne et due forme pour publier un blogue cinéma. Cela fait plusieurs mois déjà que je collabore à la section cinéma web du journal VOIR, mais je trouve que la visibilité est moindre comparée à l'effort et l'intérêt que j'y mets.

Ça fait déjà quelque temps que je fréquente "Midnight Poutine" et je serais fier d'y contribuer.

J'ai un DEC en cinéma et communication, j'ai réalisé plusieurs courts-métrages et je suis très familier avec les différentes techniques journalistiques. En septembre, j'entamerai un bac en cinéma à Concordia, suivi d'un certificat en journalisme. Bref, un passionné!

Je sais que vous avez Melanie qui alimente beaucoup le sujet, mais je pourrais amener une dimension francophone au site en plus de critiques régulières des nouveautés importantes en salles.

J'aimerais aussi beaucoup commenter, au même titre que le cinéma, l'actualité de télévision québécoise. J'écoute presque tous les nouveaux CDs qui sortent alors je ne m'empêcherais pas d'en commenter quelques-uns. Bref, je crois que la page possède une forte péjorative culturelle et que je n'y apporterais que du positif.

J'ai couvert le Festival du nouveau cinéma cette année et j'ai réalisé un reportage vidéo avec Stéphane Lafleur, le réalisateur de "Continental, un film sans fusil". C'est un gros fichier vidéo, mais je pourrais toujours vous l'envoyer.

Mon court-métrage de fin de DEC a été choisi pour représenter le Collège à L'intercollégiale des films étudiants. Il est lui aussi un lourd fichier vidéo, éventuellement disponible pour une écoute.

Le plus important, mon blogue VOIR.CA :
(certaines critiques ne se pas "paragraphées" dus à un bogue du site web)

Voilà...ah oui! Je vis à Montréal depuis la fin du secondaire, mais, mon père y demeurant depuis toujours, je fréquente la ville depuis que j'ai appris à marcher.

Au plaisir. Harold Beaulieu

emma / March 6, 2008 at 11:16 am
Are you paying your writers yet?
You make it sound like you are paying your writers.

It would be helpful if you indicated what YOU require and exactly how much you are paying people to create content for your website.
Sam / April 30, 2008 at 10:50 am

So, is this a paid gig or is it a contributor/compensation to be determined type of situation?

Kaitlyn / May 22, 2008 at 08:35 pm
Dear Tim:

My name is Kaitlyn Innes and I am a McGill student doing a Bachelors of Arts with a Political Science major and a Psychology minor. I am interested in pursuing a career in journalism and came across the Midnight Poutine web site. I have already been published in the McGiIl Daily in the arts and culture section and in the McGill Art History paper. I absolutely loved writing for the arts and culture section and I am involved in the Montreal Drama scene. I was born and raised in Montreal and
I stay updated on film and music festivals, book readings, and theater productions. I would love to write book, play and film reviews as well as articles on museum exhibits. However, my political science background does provide a good base for writing about news, current events or politics. I am interested in writing for either section depending on your need. Ideally I would like to publish one or two articles a week.

Thanks for your time,

Rob Postuma / August 7, 2008 at 12:17 pm
Dear Tim:

just discovered this site recently, and a bit confused over why it took me so long, because I love it. I'd love to contribute if I can.

What would I write about? Could be anything really. Restaurant reviews of places normal people can go to without breaking into their savings - seems to be an obvious place I'd start. Me and the girlfriend are a bit adventureous and will try almost anything - from burgers to octopus ( if we can afford it !! ). I could also be good for writing about comics, tv, music reviews .. really anything pop-culture-ish.

How often would I like to contribute? Maybe once a week - or when the desire/need really hits me.

Most of my writing - has tended to be on discussion boards, as a contributor on ( where I whored myself for points towards free movie passes ) and as publisher of several e-zines about comics I did seems like a century ago. I like writing, it's fun and it relaxes me.

I've lived in Montreal most of my life - except for a brief 3 years my family lived in exile ( in Toronto ) after the 1st Referendum.

I think it could be fun contributing to MP, hope I get the chance.
Aly G / July 22, 2009 at 08:41 pm
Hey Tim.
This may be a long shot, but are you still looking for writers? I'd love to write for Midnight Poutine, but as the last post by a prospective writer was almost a year ago, I'm not sure if the offer is still on the table. If it is (miraculously), I'll write a more detailed post.
diane / October 13, 2009 at 12:50 pm
J'aimerais vous proposer un événement. Quelle est la procédure à suivre?
Kahl Sutherland / January 31, 2010 at 04:22 pm
Love the blog, let me know if you need any pics!
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