GBAtemp RECRUITING WRITERS - CLOSED

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  1. Ryukouki
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    E3 may have come and gone, but the next dates have been set, and what better chance to celebrate that notion than to join the team? That’s right, everyone, GBAtemp is now seeking talented writers who can seize the initiative to be able to cover the latest information in the video gaming entertainment industry. There are many benefits in becoming a writer for our site, and in order to become one, you must fulfill the following requirements. The following terms are non-negotiable:

    If you have the following traits, great! You are looking solid already. GBAtemp is looking for the following roles to be fulfilled: Editorial Writer, News Writer, and possibly, someone that can work with media to cover events.

    Each position is expected to be able to do the following, in addition to the requirements held above:

    These positions carry their fair share of incentives. The positions and the quantity of submissions are negotiable with GBAtemp, but by being a no show you are subject to being dismissed unless you have an explanation. And don’t worry, we completely understand that sometimes, things happen in life! This is why we would like to hire multiple people so that we are able to cover material in a timely manner! However, anything longer than a month without prior notice is subject to dismissal. No excuses there!

    As far as incentives go, you can possibly earn the following:

    · Access to the GBAtemp Magazine Staff forum, where you can chat with your fellow writers and moderators, and discuss possible news scoops
    · Access to play titles that GBAtemp acquires, and review them. Sometimes, these titles come out early for us! Any position is eligible to participate in the review program!
    · Have the possibility to attend conventions and conferences, such as E3

    GBAtemp wants you to be able to succeed and learn from your experiences here. We also want you to be independent and go out there to make us proud. If you think that you fit the criterion for these positions, you are highly encouraged to apply! To apply, please do the following:

    Please send an email to BOTH t-hug@gbatemp.net and ryukouki@gbatemp.net with the following information:

    · Your first and last name
    · Your forum user name
    · Location
    · The position(s) you desire
    · Your Skype username (if possible!)
    · Two samples of your writing, covering gaming industry material
    · A brief description of your writing experience
    · Your strengths and your weaknesses – this is highly important for a step because being able to identify where your weaknesses are allows you to be able to self-critique yourself and improve! It also allows us on the team to focus on developing and honing that trait so that it no longer becomes a weakness and instead becomes a strength!
    · Consoles that you own, if any
    · Miscellaneous facts about yourself – this is where you advertise yourself and tell us why you really want this position! Tell us something about yourself that you think is unique!

    Your application is graded more heavily (in fact, mostly) on the writing samples you provide, the self-evaluation, and special facts about yourself. In some cases, your location information that you provide us will be considered in terms of coverage positions and on where we need coverage the most. If you are an applicant of intrigue for the team, you will be invited to a texted chat interview on Skype. All of the details you mentioned are going to be kept strictly confidential, and if you succeed in the Skype interview, consider yourself a part of the team! Due to the popularity and quantity of submissions, response time may be delayed, but rest assured we will work as fast as we can to get a response back to you in time!

    Best of luck, applicants, and hope to see you on the other side of the closed door! If you have any questions about this application, please feel free to send a private message here on the forums to @T-hug or @Ryukouki.
     
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  2. ComeTurismO

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    I'm actually really eager to take part of this; but I'm turning 16 in October. Will this still be available by then?
     
  3. Ryukouki
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    It will depend on how much interest and applicants we gather over the next few weeks. If we get a lot between now and end of July we'll have no need to resume this.
     
  4. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

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    I'd also like to add that you need to be a pretty hardcore gamer, and sometimes finish games as quickly as possible.
    Owning nextgen systems is pretty much a must too. Not all, but at least one!
     
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  5. GhostLatte

    GhostLatte Yet Another Shitposter

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    Too bad that I turn 16 next April.
     
  6. Zerousen

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    Interesting. I'd very much like to apply, if I wasn't going to be so busy this year. I'm expecting some great content soon, maybe even ditch other sites and use GBAtemp as my sole gaming news hub. :lol:
     
  7. RevPokemon

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    Question about sample
    Do they have to be pieces we already have written or can they be unique for the application?
     
  8. Ryukouki
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    Ryukouki See you later, guys.

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    Whichever writing samples best display your talents. ;) Also needs to be gaming related.
     
  9. RevPokemon

    RevPokemon GBATemp's 3rd Favorite Transgirl

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    Ok thanks I'll submit an app soon
     
  10. Ryukouki
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    Ryukouki See you later, guys.

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    Looking forward to it.
     
  11. Ryukouki
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    Ryukouki See you later, guys.

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    Oh! One more thing! Whatever position you apply towards, PLEASE send writing samples that are geared towards that position!!

    If you have already submitted an application, please do not worry about that.
     
  12. Sheimi

    Sheimi A cute Vixen!

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    I'll give this a go. I'll submit it in a couple hours via email.
     
  13. emigre

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    I presume my writings on waste participation and alternative waste collection models wouldn't be ideal?
     
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    I forgot
    I dunno, GBATemp deals with a lot of shitty games...

    :tpi:
     
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  15. chavosaur

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    That's right everyone that pen is mightier than the sword.

    Unless you stab all of your competition with a sick ass sword.
     
  16. WiiUBricker

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    Btw, what's the difference between a Contributor and a Reporter? Both have those fancy yellow badges.
     
  17. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

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    A contributor is basically reporter lite. They're still expected to act like a reporter, but until they've proven themselves totally capable, they're just contributors.
     
  18. WiiCube_2013

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    Like, what's the point of finishing a game as quickly as possible? To get a review out there in a rush?

    Doing so won't allow the reviewer to enjoy the game's pros and cons but only as an overall perspective. :-/
     
  19. RevPokemon

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    True but in video game journalism in general games need reviews asap
     
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  20. Nathan Drake

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    Reviewing something isn't about taking a leisurely stroll through the experience. You're just there to judge the gameplay, story, and other elements important to whatever game you may be playing. If you have fun, that's cool. If you feel like you got a full experience on your review run, stellar. In the end though, if you want traffic, you want to get reviews out as soon as possible to direct traffic to your site, your review section. The rest of the internet doesn't care if you're a completionist with a full schedule that only has a couple hours a day to game and wants to 100% the game for a full impression.
     
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