My name is Karam Elahi and I’m the Editor-in-Chief of the popular game review and news website that you’re cruising through, SpawnFirst.com. SpawnFirst is comprised of gamers who are passionate about gaming, and love writing about it too! We want to incorporate more avid gamers and passionate game journalists into our fold. We get hundreds of hits a day, and some of our articles have had thousands of views throughout the past few months. Our site is expanding at a tremendous rate, and we want you to be a part of it!
We’re looking to fill a few open volunteer opportunities that we have: CONTRIBUTOR writers (news, articles, reviews, and op-eds). We’re all full up on SpawnStaff for now.
At SpawnFirst, we believe that if you’re a good writer, you should be free to write about whatever the heck you want! Do you feel like writing up a review on a game that you’re planning to purchase? Let us know and go for it! Have a comment about certain news-worthy announcements? Write it! Do you absolutely hate the antics of David Jaffe? Kill it in an opinion piece! SpawnFirst has always been open to the opinions of our staff and contributors. It’s a place to promote your writing skills and present them to a world-wide audience of viewers. We promote all of our articles, reviews, and previews via social media and through other websites, to provide the maximum exposure of our presence, and your skills. We even write letters of recommendation at your request, in case you ever decide to hit up the big guns like IGN, Gamespot, etc.
What about schedules, you say? We’re open to all kinds of writing positions! If you want to freelance it and submit articles whenever you feel like (minimum of once every 2 weeks), you’ll be added as a “contributor” to our site, and will have your name added below the SpawnStaffers on the “About Us” page (keep in mind that contributors do not qualify for review copies and interview opportunities).
If you feel like becoming part of the SpawnFirst clan and selling your soul to us, then you’re in for a good time. A minimum of 2 articles/reviews/op-ed submissions a week will guarantee you a spot as a SpawnStaffer (complete with a bio, your social links and a snapshot of your beautiful mug)! New SpawnStaffers will be eligible (after a 2-week probation period) for potential review copies (PC, Xbox, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, etc.) and interview opportunities as well.
Keep in mind that we’d also like our applicants to have a good collection of platforms (if possible), and are planning to buy some good hit games as well. If you are buying a certain game that you would love to review for us, let us know and we’ll add you into the review schedule and rotation! Once review copies are assigned to you, you’re expected to write a review on it. We’ll never ask you to buy a game and review it, however, if you’re already planning on buying a game and want to write a review on it, just let us know (though you must follow our review policies and award/badge criteria religiously).
We are looking for volunteer-only applicants, but remember, the best-of-the-best, our beloved SpawnStaffers, are the only ones who are qualified to receive review/preview copies of games from indie and major developers.
So if you think it’s time to “respawn” your game journalism career, let us know if you’re interested!
Just email us at email@example.com, and send us the following information:
- Current platforms owned/future platforms that you’re buying
- Your favorite game genres
- Current submission schedule that you’re open to (remember, whatever you agree to will be expected)
- List your game journalism experience (links to articles that you’ve written). If no experience, then please send us a written opinion/review/news piece of around 500 words
- Your reasons for joining our diverse team
- Any other special skills that you think might be relevant to us
- Experience with WordPress CMS (would be nice, but optional).
We can’t wait to have you as part of the SpawnFirst team. Good luck!
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