Join The Team At The GameJar In 2013
TheGameJar has been online for very nearly a year now and we are looking to expand our team slightly, maybe… for the right people. The site has grown from strength to strength, and as it does so we have become increasingly swamped with ideas of how to keep making the GameJar experience more interesting for our readers and community.
At present we are a little ‘family’ unit of nine, and hope to bring two, or possibly three more people into our ranks.
If you don’t know much about us and what TheGameJar ‘way of life’ is, please have a read of our About page. The page explains how we started, and a little about our aspirations for the site as a whole. The long and short of it is we just want to get to know like-minded people, speak honestly about our love of video games, and have some fun in the process. Have a look around the site if you haven’t already, get a feel for the way we discuss things, and if you think you would like to join our team please read on.
We like to think we are a lovely bunch of people, not just the team but the community as a whole that we are slowly building around us. We don’t do this for the money, the ‘free games’ or any sort of recognition, we do this for the sheer fun and love of the industry, and if you have that same drive and passion we would love to hear from you. Maybe your talent lies in writing, maybe you’re a dab-hand at making your own videos, maybe you’re a cartoon artist and want a place to show off your work. Whatever it is you want to do we are open to suggestions. At the moment we are mainly looking for new writers, preferably those who like to create opinion features and talk about their experiences. This doesn’t mean you have to be a professional writer with a degree in journalism and a CV the size of a large turtle; you just have to have a fairly good understanding of the English language and have an opinion or three. We are a bit short on PC gamers, and those who play a lot of indie titles, but interest in either isn’t essential. That’s not to say that we don’t want to hear from you video producers or artistic wizards either – we hope to make a large amount of cross-media content and your expertise could well be the key, who knows?
SO WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?
Well we’re not going to make you jump through hoops to be a part of our team, that hardly seems fair. If you have any questions all you have to do is email Jenn, or if you want to apply please include the following:
- Subject – “I wanna be a part of TheGameJar”
- Your name
- Your email address
- A bit about yourself
- The platforms you play on/favourite games
- What you think you could bring to TheGameJar
- Any links/attachments to your work (written/video/other). If you have none at all, please write up at least 500 words on the gaming subject of your choice
- Any ideas you may like to try out as part of the team to make the site even better
There are a few rules though: you must be over the age of 18, and please get your ‘applications’ in by midnight, 15th January 2013 so we can have a chance to go over everything. You should hear from us either way by the end of the month.
So what are you waiting for? We look forward to hearing from you!