GameLuster.com is seeking writers and one editor.
We are a small, growing site and want to build ourselves up around new staff members. Have passion and vision? Want to write about games and be part of a website? Being a small site understaffed at the moment, what you bring to us could shape our identity strongly. We’re open to new ideas! If interested, see details below.
We are seeking writers of any kind: news, reviews, or features. You could just do one, or you could do all three! To apply, please send us 2-3 writing samples. These could be an article published online, a college essay, a review you submitted to GameFAQs, or even something you write just now for this application. We just need to see what your writing is like. We’d prefer if at least one writing sample has to do with video games.
In addition to your writing samples, please also include a brief personal statement on why you want to write for a game website. It could be two sentences, it could be two pages – as long as it gets the point across, it’s fine.
No resume necessary.
We are looking for one more editor to add to the site. To apply, please send us 2-3 writing samples. These could be anything – school papers, published articles, a review you write specifically for this application – they only need to show us your writing skill. In addition, please send us a personal statement on why you want to be an editor and include a brief description of your philosophy on editing. This could be extrapolating on “I never want to change the writer’s voice, only correct errors…” or “I always want to make a piece as good as it can be before publishing.” There is no right or wrong answer – just let us know how you approach editing.
If your resume includes any editing experience – another website or publication, a school newspaper – please submit it. Separately, if you have college experience up to and including a degree or more, please include your resume as well. If you have editorial experience and college experience, definitely include your resume! If you have neither, there’s no need to include a resume, but don’t worry! Editorial and academic experience are preferences, not requirements. We may still consider you if your writing samples and personal statement are strong.
Also please answer if you are familiar with the AP Stylebook and / or the Chicago Manual of Style. If you have a copy of either of these, that’s a plus – but not a requirement! There are free resources online you may reference as well, and limited free access to the two named above.
Please send all writing samples, statements, and, for editor applications, resumes if applicable to email@example.com . Do note what position (writing or editing) you are applying for and please also note what systems you play on (Xbox One, PC, etc.). We hope to hear from you!
We are also seeking a Graphic Designer. If you are skilled with arts and graphics, please send us samples of your work and note what programs (Photoshop, Gimp, etc.) you are familiar with. Also include a resume if you have college and / or career experience in Graphic Design or any artistic field. We’ll leave the number of samples you include up to you – just convince us that you are a solid graphic designer. (It would be a good idea to include at least three.) As for the positions above, please send all application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org .
- We cannot guarantee we will be able to respond to every application received.
- All new hires will be subject to a 30-day probationary period. The terms of this will be disclosed to you if we consider you for hire. The basic gist is: we expect steady content from you early to make sure that you can be an active contributor.
- While it may be possible to request and receive a review copy of a game, you are not guaranteed to receive any.