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Are you a huge fan of Nintendo and think what you have what it takes to be a writer on game news? Well, you’re in luck! Always Nintendo is now accepting applications. Although this isn’t paid work, if you join our ranks, you’ll have access to review copies of your favourite games, press releases and events such as E3, and great exposure to the gaming industry alongside those who are part of it!  All positions have an age requirement of 17+!

Below are open positions and the qualifications required to attain them:

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News Reporter

News Reporters are the ones that make sure the site does its main job, providing readers with the latest information on all things Nintendo. Whenever something happens in the world of Nintendo, it’s your job to write it up and share it with the world, providing something informative, yet interesting for all the readers out there.

  • You should be able to be willing to write at least once every two days on weekdays
  • You should be willing to write at least one post during the weekend
  • You should have an advanced understanding of the English language, including grammar, spelling, punctuation and style

Editorial/Feature Writer

Editorial/Feature writers are the ones who make sure the site isn’t single layered with just news. You bring creative and original content to the table. If you have an opinion on the world of Nintendo, or want to start a weekly feature, this is the position for you.

  • You should be able to be willing to write at least twice a week
  • You may be asked to write in another field if that area is short on content
  • You should have an advanced understanding of the English language, including grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style

Game Reviewer

Game reviewers are the writers who get to contribute to share their opinion of a game to the world in many aspects. You get to play upcoming titles before they’re released and get to analyze games from every angle. When you aren’t reviewing a new game, you can go ahead and play some retro games, whether they be from five years ago to thirty years ago.

  • You should be able to write at least once a week
  • You should be able to write detailed reviews that truly encompass a game
  • You should already own a current Nintendo console
  • You should be able to follow any guidelines given to you by a developer (embargos, deadlines, etc.)
  • You may be asked to write in another field if that area is short on content
  • You should have an advanced understanding of the English language, including grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style

Editor

Editors are the ones who make sure every article we post is of a certain quality and standard. You report directly under the Owner, and you make sure no grammar, spelling, or punctuation error goes unnoticed. You still get to write for the site, making sure that your posts are of the standard that you enforce.

  • You should be able to to write at least once every weekday
  • You should be willing to write at least once on weekends
  • You can not procrastinate on any job given to you
  • You should be willing to edit any topic, whether it be a review, news, or an editorial/feature
  • You should be able be humble and provide feedback in a friendly, yet firm manner
  • You must have a flawless grasp of the English language in every possible aspect

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Do you think you fit the bill for any of these positions? Well, take a look at the guide below to see how you can send in your application!

Send an email to contact@alwaysnintendo.com containing the following information:

  • Your name, age (must be 17+), and location
  • The position you are applying for
  • If applicable, any previous writing experiences
  • A relevant sample of your writing in the field you are trying to apply for (minimum 250 words)
  • A summary on why we should hire you
  • Your Skype username (required)
  • Any other skills you have (video editor, artist, website programmer, etc.)
  • Any experience with WordPress?
  • Anything you would like to add

Example of a good application

Hi! I am John Smith. I am 20 years old, and I am currently a student at the University of Southern California, down in Los Angeles, California. I am interested in becoming a game reviewer for your site! I used to write for my school newspaper back in high school, and I currently am a movie reviewer for MarvelLand, a news site featuring Marvel related articles. I think I would be perfect for the role of a game review for Always Nintendo since I currently am studying for a degree in game design, and I think that analyzing the details of other games will truly help me apply what I am learning at school, alongside with letting me learn more about the game design that is currently out in the industry. My work on MarvelLand has taught me what website are looking for in a review and I would love to bring that knowledge onto the site as well!  My Skype username is JohnSmith345. I am a certified user for Photoshop, and I hope that can be of service to you as well! I do not have much experience with WordPress as MarvelLand doesn’t run on that, but I would be happy to learn how to use it. I hope that I can be of assistance, and I look forwards to being part of the team!

Example of a bad application

John Smith, 20, Murica

game reviewer

my school newspaper back in 10 grade

hire me cuz i am da boss

johnsmithlikesthembig

i know how to use photoshop i think

wut dat

naw

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We are looking for professional applications which in themselves show a high level of maturity. Please give us at least a day to respond. We look forward to seeing you on our team!