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RPGFan Wants YOU!
« on: July 11, 2015, 11:02:32 PM »

You may have seen this on the main site, but maybe not! If you haven't, we're looking to hire some more folks. Our last effort went exceedingly well, as it's given us the best output and biggest news staff in RPGFan's history!

We're hoping for similar success this time around, which is why we're pushing to promote this Hiring Drive so much. This time, we're seeking News Writers/Editors, Reviews Editors, and Social Media Editors. Direct application links are here, which include a basic overview of each position. I'll add a little more info below about each, as well.




News Editors
News comes from a variety of sources, such as directly from publishers, other websites, and more. As a News Editor, you'll be doing a combination of finding worthwhile news to write about, and then... writing it! If you browse our news, you'll be familiar with our typical style of news, which can be as simple as that new RPG getting a release date, or as detailed as detailed character profiles for an upcoming Atelier game.

The News team shares these duties of finding and writing stories, so there's less of a burden on any one person. We often get asked what kind of time commitment we expect, though the honest answer is "whatever you can give us," as long as you're able to contribute several times per week, and be around and active amongst the staff. News is especially demanding on time, but the more people we're able to recruit, the more we can disperse this otherwise heavy workload!


Reviews/Previews Editors
One of the most vital and well-respected sections of RPGFan is our Reviews section. We pride ourselves on our excellent review staff - past and present - and we're always seeking additional talented people to help with our perpetually-long list of RPGs to be reviewed.

Good candidates communicate ideas clearly and efficiently in writing, think critically, and can produce on average one review or preview per month.

Professional writing experience is preferred, but not required, as we have plenty of guidelines, advice, and suggestions if you're hired.


Social Media Editors
Using social media isn't new territory for us, but having dedicated people is. As much as we try to have multiple people contribute in this area, we'd much prefer someone who really knows their way around the social web to promote RPGFan and engage with... well, all of you! Our readers, and potential readers.

Ideally, we'd like to hire someone who reads the site regularly and is familiar with the titles  we cover. If you're already a forum regular too, that's a bonus, since we probably already know you!

We have more information on this position in the application itself, since this position is a little harder to pin down compared to something like "write one review per month." We're very open to new ideas in this space as well, so the duties aren't 100% set in stone, and we'd like to hear your ideas for making RPGFan more social and interactive!



That about covers it - please ask us any more questions you may have, and thanks for reading!
« Last Edit: July 22, 2015, 12:47:30 PM by Mike »
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Re: RPGFan Wants YOU!
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2015, 11:38:30 PM »
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Re: RPGFan Wants YOU!
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2015, 08:30:15 PM »
Ideally, we'd like to hire someone who reads the site regularly and is familiar with the titles we cover. If you're already a forum regular too, that's a bonus, since we probably already know you!

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Re: RPGFan Wants YOU!
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2015, 07:49:13 AM »
Hack, I was tempted to apply until I realised that I'll be on vacation with no access to my PC during the recruitment phase. Shame :(
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