The Des Moines Register – Iowa’s largest daily newspaper – is looking for applicants for a new team of community movie reviewers.

I am totally gunning for this job.

The initial requirements are kind of tricky. They want you to submit a review of 100 words or less before they select the best reviews and post them online for readers to vote on. The most well-received reviewers get a spot on the team.

Part of me thinks I have the inside track on this. Theater Hopper already appears in Juice – a weekly youth publication put together by members of the The Des Moines Register’s existing staff. Also, I know the guy who is accepting submissions. I actually used to write for him on a freelance basis a few years ago reviewing concerts for The Register. The devil you know, right? How can they overlook me?

But the real ace in the hole is going to be you guys. After Cami and I see Reign Over Me this weekend, I’m going to burn lean tissue putting together a tight review so it’s a lock for the online voting round. When my review is posted, I’m going to call on your support to put me over the top. I know we can do it together.

Keep your eyes peeled!