GameLuster is seeking 3-5 new writers to add to our staff of dedicated content creators and gamers.
In addition to writing, we’d love it if you participated in our recently started podcast or contributed any audio-visual content. This could be gameplay recording and editing (with or without commentary), news montages, webcam monologues, or anything else A/V, provided it fits with the purpose of sharing enthusiasm for games, commenting on games, or is appropriate content for a video game website.
This is a position that could grow into other areas. We’d bring you on as a writer, but if you gravitate towards A/V work, you could become a graphic designer, or an audio editor, or a video producer – etc. We bring someone in and, with light restrictions (a 3 week probation, 2-3 stories a week rule), give that person the freedom to step up to the plate as they see fit.
All hires are volunteer, though we do offer some cash each month – last month, five bucks a person – for the top five performers. As we grow, so too would any funds we disburse. Other, non-monetary benefits include networking with fellow gamers and building an online portfolio.
We’re on Discord, so you’d have to be willing to use that, and we ask each new hire to sign up for GamesPress and N4G.
If interested, email the editor-in-chief, Trevor Whalen, a statement of purpose – why you want to write about video games and work on a website – and 1-2 writing sample(s) on something gaming-related. The email address to use is firstname.lastname@example.org. Trevor will reach out to you for an interview on Discord if interested in your work.
If you have a resume with relevant writing, editing, audio-visual, academic, or job experience, you may include it, but a resume is not required. Please share any experience in A/V creation, if you have it, but we would be hiring you as a writer so, if you don’t have it, don’t worry.
We hope to hear from you, and would love to welcome you to the GameLuster crew!
- We cannot guarantee we will be able to respond to every application received.
- All new hires will be subject to a three week probationary period in which 2-3 stories must be written each week. One substantial story may also count for this requirement.
- We currently hire staff as volunteers, though a small amount of cash is given to top performers each month (via PayPal).
- While it may be possible to request and receive a review copy of a game, and we do receive game codes for use in coverage, you are not guaranteed to receive any, or one for any particular game.