So you want to get your foot into the door of video game or nerd culture journalism, or are looking for greener pastures to continue your writing career? Then n3rdabl3 is a great place to be! If you’re as passionate as we are about gaming, comic books, TV and film, then chances are we’ll get on like a house on fire. If we have any spaces open, you’ll find them right here.
Before proceeding, please make a note of the following:
All applicants must:
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Be willing to commit to regular deadlines.
- Be willing to become a part of our community.
- Be willing to share the work that they create.
And one final but vital note, all of our positions are voluntary.
To apply for one of the below positions please email [email protected] with a short introduction, resume/CV, or an example of your work.
Contributor and Staff Writer:
Applicants will be required to write on a variety of topics from the world of video games as well as other aspects of nerd culture such as TV, movies, comic books, board games, and more.
Applicants are required to have some knowledge of the English language as well an understanding of grammar and punctuation. Experience isn’t necessary, but it’s definitely a plus. We’re looking for someone that’s self-sufficient as well as having the ability to stick to a schedule. Most of all we’re looking for someone with personality and someone who wants to bring themselves out in their words.
Both the Contributor and Staff Writer position will require applicants to both be able to write 150+ word news pieces as well as much longer 1000+ word reviews, features, and interviews. We’ll be able to provide everything needed for both news and reviews, though some level of initiative will be needed to gather resources for certain pieces.
This position comes with many benefits such as the ability to play games, read comics, and watch movies before general release. There are also opportunities to attend EGX, Gamescom, PAX, and E3, and more, as well as invitations to studios for private hands-on sessions.
While Contributors and Staff Writers have the same responsibilities, the amount of work required for each role varies. For Contributors, at least one news post is required per week, and at least one review per month. For Staff Writers, at least two news posts are required per week, and two reviews per month.
Reviews and Feature Contributors:
Reviews and Feature Contributors will be required to regularly review video games, movies, TV shows, comic books, and more as well as creating interesting features around these topics. Features can include opinion pieces, how-to guides, walkthroughs, and other creative pieces.
Much like the Contributor and Staff Writer roles, a general grasp of the English language is required, as well as an understanding of grammar and punctuation. Benefits are also similar, which include review copies of video games and comic books, as well as the chance to attend screenings of movies as well as consumer events such as E3, EGX, and Gamescom, to name a few.
At least four reviews or features are required per month for this role.
n3rdabl3 is seeking someone to help manage their social media and other communities (such as Discord and reddit). Applicants will need to have some familiarity with social networks and how they work, as well as how best to achieve exposure on each.
Some experience with their own channels isn’t necessary, but it’d be a plus. Applicants will be expected to be interactive with the community, create interesting, intriguing, and engaging posts, and be able to put their personality into their work.
Applicants capable of creating images for posts, whether it’s title images or memes, as well as video content for Facebook, would be a huge bonus. They’ll also work closely with our staff writers and editors as well as video producers to create content.
n3rdabl3 is looking for an experienced Twitch Streamer to join our team. Applicants must have some level of experience on the platform as well as the capabilities of streaming at least 720p25fps and have a decent microphone.
Applicants should be able to fill at least two-time slots in our weekly stream schedule and will need to have the time to be able to commit to the schedule. Streams can be anything from an hour to four hours long, or even longer provided they don’t overlap into someone else’s stream time. They’ll also be given the necessary assets needed to ensure their streams are uniform with others.
Applicants must be confident and have a good personality for streaming, they must also be able to interact with our community via the chat while streaming.
Streamers will be provided with access to our Steam library so they can play some of the latest and greatest games, though being able to provide their own selection of titles is also a must.
VR Specialist / Enthusiast
n3rdabl3 is looking for someone who wants to become the next Wade Watts and spend their life with a VR headset on their faces.
Applicants would need to have an interest in not only VR experiences but also the industry as a whole. They would also be required to own at least one mainstream VR headsets such as PSVR, HTC Vive, or Oculus Rift in order to play and review various titles.
While the Galaxy Gear is a pretty neat bit of kit, we’re unfortunately looking for coverage of experiences found on “the big three”.
To apply for one of the above positions please email [email protected] with a short introduction, resume/CV, or an example of your work.