You like news? Want to write or edit it?
Do you like playing, talking about, and writing about video games? Does the video game industry interest you a lot? Do you read “Iwata Asks” when they come out? Are you offended by the Iwata Laugh? Do you even know who Iwata is?
If those questions all make sense to you, and you said yes to most of them, then you might be perfect for the position of Staff Writer at Nintendo World Report. You’d need to have excellent writing and editing skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for the video game industry, and frequent online availability on AIM or e-mail. It would be awesome if you have experience writing about video games and podcasting experience. Another plus would be if you live in the San Francisco or Los Angeles area and have the availability to cover different gaming events.
We're also looking for a News Editor. The position involves writing and editing news on a daily basis, as well working with other writers to get all the latest Nintendo-related news up on the site. In addition, you'll help cultivate and reshape the NWR News Policy with members of the senior staff. We're looking for someone who has experience writing and editing in some capacity, preferably with knowledge of AP Style. Naturally, you need to be passionate about video games and writing about them.
Working at Nintendo World Report doesn't come without perks. While we're a volunteer site, we do offer access to the gaming industry, chances to attend events such as E3 and PAX. We have been around since 1999, and members of our staff have gone on to work at THQ, LucasArts, Game Informer, G4, IGN, and more. Also, members of our staff have been published in Electronic Gaming Monthly, 1UP, GamePro, America Online, and many more.
If you're interested, send in a note talking about your writing and video game experience, a link to any blogs or past work you'd like to show us, and a news story written in the NWR style to nwrjobs (at) nintendoworldreport (dot) com. Depending on experience, a Skype interview and/or an editing test may be required.