Please note that this is currently an unpaid position.
- Like video games (any genre, but bonus points for sports fans!)
- Own at least one console (Wii, PS3, X360) or handheld unit (PSP, DS/DSi)
- Are a parent, or have a background in working with kids
- Know how to write a review with an opinion, or are eager to learn
- Have basic tech savvy
- and I reiterate, you have to be able to write clearly, use spell check and provide quality content
- Complimentary review copies of some of the hottest games on the market
- Mentoring/support in learning to write for the web, SEO, writing quality reviews
- Press pass access to industry-only events
- A byline at a major online news outlet
I’m the Family Computing Guide for About.com (a New York Times Company). Right now there are more games, gadgets and gizmos than I can possibly cover and I need some help. I’m looking for one, possibly two, additional guest writers for my site. I’ll send you games (and possibly other cool stuff) based on your interests, you send back your reviews. Right now this is an unpaid, so it’s all about the games, the portfolio, the mentoring and the byline. My goal is to eventually have a few folks on payroll to cover games and software, but we’re not there yet.
This will be a formal application process with writing samples, resume, and a work-for-hire agreement, but for now, please send an email to familyinternet dot guide @ about dot com with the following info:
- Your name
- Your available console/handheld units and favorite types of games
- A little bit about you, any writing experience you have and why you think you would make a good reviewer for parents and families.
- A formal writing sample. It can be brief, but it should be either a review or something that displays your ability to write for an audience.
Please note: Due to the restrictions of shipping games, you should reside in the continental US.