Have you looked at the state of games journalism and thought it should be better? Are you tired of being inundated with screenshots and vague statements from PR masquerading as news? Have you been looking to write about video games under the guidance of established professionals?
If you answered yes to all of this, you’re in luck as Gaming Bus is looking for staff! As we look to expand our reach in 2012, we’re looking for people who can alternatively report on the industry behind the games and give thoughtful, detailed analyses on top of that. The difference between us and many other sites is that we don’t care if we offend publishers’ public relations departments, and we’ve shown in our actions that we are willing to put our money where our mouths are. We’re picky about what we cover, we’re unapologetic, and we’re willing to experiment.
If you’re interested in reaching an average of 6,000 unique readers a week while building a résumé for future opportunities, send in a sample article to firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries must be in Gaming Bus’ news format, examples of which can be found here. Further examples of any writing of any other kind can be submitted as well, but we need that news piece.
Important bits to remember before applying:
* This is a volunteer position. Though our editorial staff is paid, writers are volunteer.
* We need daily content. This isn’t the kind of place you join to write a piece a month and expect free video games. Though this isn’t a job and shouldn’t be treated like one, we need someone available to write daily news content, with some editorial content sprinkled in whenever.
* We’re picky about what we cover, but we encourage writers to expand their horizons, so feel free to toss ideas.
* Have your communication skills up to par because at Gaming Bus, we contact companies when appropriate for confirmation.
We look forward to hearing from anyone who wants to get started as a serious writer and isn’t afraid of a deadline!