Here at Nintendo Prime, we pride ourselves in providing quality news coverage. No, that’s not all we do. We produce original editorial and video content, review games, and so much more. But right here at the site, the backbone of what we do is news. Right now, a vast majority of the news is posted by myself. This is to be expected – I do own the site and this is my baby. I create around 98% of all content at the site. However, I am looking to change this as I hope to improve other areas of our site while keeping up with some consistent news coverage. This is where you come in!
I am looking to add a handful of enthusiastic and passionate Nintendo fans to the team to cover news. The job entails scouring the internet to update our news queue and then obviously, creating the posts of which for now will go through me for approval (we’re too small to have a fully functioning Copy Editor team yet. Some day!). Thus you must be able to scour the internet and you must have at least passable writing ability. I will work with you to improve on your writing ability should it be required, but generally I don’t want to teach you how to form a complete sentence.
We use wordpress, which should be familiar to enough folks where the training period should be relatively smooth, and I have training videos setup so you can prepare yourself to post on your own time, instead of waiting on my availability (and with 98% daily content production coming from me, let’s be honest… that availability for a fully training session is pretty slim!).
I want to be absolutely clear – these positions are 100% volunteer based. We do not currently make enough money to do anything other than cover typical server bills and production equipment costs.
To even make the above point more clear – I do this for my main job, and not even I make anything yet. It’s all reinvested and will be until we hit a more critical mass of income in future years. Then, at that point, we may look to add additional paid staff. But there are benefits to volunteering even without a guarantee of future pay. It looks good on resumes (duh), and we can get you access into some media only events – be it E3 or even PAX.
Honestly though, I am not looking for folks who have ambitions to make this work a career, rather I just want folks who have a true passion for covering news and have enough spare time to dedicate to it. News happens daily, 365 days a year, and thus I need volunteers who have time available practically every single day to get multiple posts out. I’m talking anywhere from 3 to 10 news posts out per day.
If you think that person is you, feel free to apply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “News Team!”. The email should include your name, age (we have no age requirements at this time), favorite Nintendo IP, and why you think you’re a good fit here and we should choose you over say, someone else who applies. I promise to respond to each and every application, even if we have to unfortunately decline your application at this time.
Thanks for your time and patience!