Xbox Enthusiast is part of Enthusiast Gaming, home of such sites as Destructoid, The Escapist, Daily Esports, PC Invasion, and OnlySP. Xbox Enthusiast is looking to ramp up its output by adding new writers. We are looking for committed, talented writers to help with news as well as feature articles and reviews.
What’s in it for you?
Well, aside from the fact that you will be joining part of a really exciting media and technology company, you’ll earn a little bit of money and have a showcase for your writing. As we are currently in the process of ramping up the site and building an audience, the pay is more a statement of intent than appropriate remuneration. However, you will earn some money and as we grow, so should our pay. We also get review codes every week and after a while, you’ll be considered for them. So, yeah . . . free games!
What we expect from you?
Clearly, we will expect things in return, from you.
Knowledge and passion: As you can imagine for a website called Xbox Enthusiast we will expect you to be ‘enthusiastic’ about ‘Xbox’. You will need to own/have access to an Xbox One. We’ll expect you to have a grasp of the major Xbox franchises as well as some of the leading figures (Phil Spencer, Major Nelson, etc).
Reliability and commitment: We trust our writers to be able to work autonomously as well as part of a team. You’ll need to create most of your own ideas for articles. We expect you to write at least one article a week or a couple of news stories a day. You are welcome to write more than that but we do consider this a baseline.
Writing skills: While we aim to help you grow and develop as a writer, we do expect you to be able to write at a good level to start with. Every article that publishes on our site is proofed by at least one other writer. We expect you to be able to take the constructive criticism from proofing as well as proof other work to a good level.
How do you apply?
I’m sure you’re all chomping at the bit to find out how you be part of this exciting new team. Well, if you are interested and can meet our expectations then contact us at [email protected] along with examples of your writing (either links or a Word doc) and a brief bio. Please, could you also tell us what time zone you are in.
We look forward to hearing from you!