X3F continues to grow and it's time for us to search for a new recruit. Sure, the world of sitting at your computer and scouring the internet for the latest and greatest news is glamorous, but it's not all glitz and glory. No, being a blogger is hard work, and we're looking for the best and brightest to take on a writing position. If you think you've got what it takes, read on.
What we're looking for:
- You must understand the X3F mission and do your best to abide by it.
- You must have a passion for games. Of course this must apply to the Xbox 360, but an appreciation of the entire gaming spectrum is even better
- Strong writing ability is essential
- Must be able to write under deadline (pretty much constantly)
- Prolificness. You've got to be able to write, and you've got to be able to write a lot
- A computer with a reliable internet connection. Laptops are awesome and recommended
- The software and skill required to create and edit images or screenshots
- Multiple forms of contact (IM, mobile, email, etc.)
- A basic knowledge of blogger's HTML
- You must be eligible to work wherever you live
- Equipment and knowledge required for video editing
- In particular, we're looking for talented writers in or near the San Francisco area
- A subject line including "X3F App" and your full name
- Your city and state
- Your email address
- Your daytime and evening phone numbers (Skype is fine)
- Your AOL IM and/or Yahoo IM addresses (and your Gamertag if you want)
- The consoles you currently own
- A cover letter telling us why you're the right blogger for the job (include writing experience, etc.)
- A "sample" review of no more than 700 words on any 360 game
- Two more writing samples of yours on the topic of games and in the style of a typical X3F post. If you're strapped for ideas, you might attack one of our stories from a different angle
- Three links to posts on X3F that you feel best exemplify the sort of content we want here
- Three suggestions for how to improve X3F ("More posts" is not a suggestion)
- Your nomination for the best game of 2007 (not necessarily 360), and why you chose that game (you should probably stick to games that are available).
1. If you can't answer this, that's fine, but I'm curious as to whether or not applicants will be expected to work 9 to 5 shifts or if it's more flexible than that?
Posted at 4:49PM on Sep 7th 2007 by Tony