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Reviewers and MMORPGamer Columnist


ALEX FULLER
News Director



RPGamer

Please note that while all staff members are expected to act professionally in their roles, RPGamer is an enthusiast site and all RPGamer staff positions are voluntary and unpaid.

Since its inception in 1998, RPGamer has grown to be one of the most well known, respected, and popular RPG-centric websites in the world. Of course, none of this would be possible if it weren't for the hard work the staff of RPGamer has put in over the years. RPGamer is currently looking to hire multiple reviewers and an MMORPG columnist to improve our coverage in these areas.

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Reviewer
Those looking to apply should take note of the following requirements and expectations for the role:

  • Reviewers are expected to review at least one title, new or old, roughly once a month.
  • Games that receive reviews must have been completed by the reviewer (we have provisions for games where this is not possible for whatever reason, but permission must be given first)
  • Applicants must have good knowledge of English.
  • Applicants must be comfortable with editing a html template.
  • Applicants will need to be self-motivated and able to work autonomously. If you are unable to work without constant supervision then RPGamer is probably not the place for you.
  • Those hired will be expected to assist other staff members by proofing their articles.

In order to apply for a reviewer we will be requiring that applicants supply an original review for a recent RPG (< 2 years) that does not currently have an RPGamer review. We are specifically aiming to improve our coverage of recent PC titles, so applications targeting this area of the genre will be favourably looked on. In terms of style, reviews should generally be written in third-person, though some limited first-person is permitted in the intro or outro sections. Reviewers should be looking to examine all the relevant aspects of a game, not providing a casual blog-style write-up of the playthrough.

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MMORPGamer Columnist
RPGamer is also hoping to revive its MMORPGamer column, which is (surprisingly enough) a column focusing on some of the latest happenings involving MMORPGs, and is on the lookout for someone to bring on as a Columnist devoted to finding and sharing some of the most interesting news stories regarding MMORPGs on a regular basis. Those looking to apply should take note of the following requirements and expectations for the role:

  • Columnists are expected to produce at least one column each month (if possible one a fortnight), keeping an eye out on various websites or resources for relevant news.
  • Applicants must have good knowledge of English.
  • Applicants must be comfortable with editing a html template.
  • Applicants will need to be self-motivated and able to work autonomously. If you are unable to work without constant supervision then RPGamer is probably not the place for you.
  • Those hired will be expected to assist other staff members by proofing their articles.

Though MMORPGamer will be primarily focused on news, as a columnist the successful applicant will be able to provide their own editorial take on things. Applicants should note however that it is RPGamer policy not to report on unsubstantiated rumours, and that this policy extends to the MMORPGamer column.

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Positions at RPGamer are currently unpaid, but this isn't to say that working here is without other rewards. In addition to having your writing read by a wide audience and the most renowned video game companies in the industry, RPGamer staff members are also privy to their very own @RPGamer.com email address, as well as the satisfaction of knowing that they are an integral part of RPGamer. Working here is also an excellent way to break into the gaming world; many of our former staff have gone on to work with development houses and news outlets both in the US and abroad.

How to Apply:
To apply you will first need to click one of the links below to supply your personal details and basic information on why want to write for RPGamer. After this you will need to supply writing samples. These must be supplied by editing the Review or MMORPGamer template* (available here) and e-mailing the resulting edited template to macstorm@rpgamer.com and severinmira@rpgamer.com. As mentioned above, applicant reviews must be for a recent (< 2 years) title that RPGamer does NOT have a review for as of the time of this posting and the game must have been completed by the reviewer. Do not send any review that you have written previously. The example MMORPGamer column should feature at least four stories.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to double-check both their application and writing sample before submission; remember, this is a position that involves a fair amount of writing, and so we are looking for people who are able to produce consistently strong material with a minimum of errors. If you have any questions about the process or the templates please e-mail us or ask in the dedicated forum thread.

Interviews will be held as applications are received, so don't delay. If you have any questions or concerns, please use the message forum link below, as RPGamer staff will be watching it closely. Thank you for your interest in helping out RPGamer; we look forward to hearing from all of you.

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(* We will not penalise minor templating issues, particularly in those circumstances such as the game not currently having relevant pages or screenshots to link to on RPGamer etc., but ask that applicants do the best job that they can.)




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