Write for ConsoleMonster!

Write for ConsoleMonster!

Published On December 4, 2007 | By Russ Clow | Features

Well it’s that time of year again – Christmas lights, awfully cheesy songs, and the opportunity to get your foot in the door of one of the most exciting and impressive next-gen fansites on the net… [That’s us by the way -Ed]

Ok, the last one doesn’t come about as often as Christmas does, but we are on the scout for more talented and dedicated writers to help push the boundaries of ConsoleMonster.

We have plenty of exciting prospects for the new year at CM.com, but we need more staff to help around the site in the following positions:

News Writers:

News is the most important part of a fansite. It’s a reason for visitors to come back to a site every day, and to find out first-hand what the hell is going on in the industry. We are looking for a few intelligent, talented writers to be dedicated news writers, scouting the internet for the latest official (and unofficial) news related to the xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3.

The ideal candidates would be able to take press releases and/or news articles and re-write them in a witty but informative way. You need to be able to post news daily, and be able to proof read and deliver your own content in a professional way.

News Editor

There is always news flying around the net, which means there will always be news articles on our site. We require a self-motivated individual to read through posted news articles and correct grammatical and spelling errors, as well as confirm that the article conveys accurate information.

The ideal candidate for this position would have previous editor experience (although not necessary) with excellent patience and a very strong hold of the English written language. You will need to be able to read an article, easily spot errors and correct them. You will need to be available regularly to ensure news articles are posted with no errors in a quick, orderly fashion.

Platform Specific Editor(s)

Once an article has been submitted, it needs the careful, watchful eye of an editor to ensure that everything within the article is not only correct, but actually makes sense.

The ideal candidate(s) for this position would have previous editor experience (but again, not necessary) with a talent for spotting and fixing errors. You must have a very strong grasp of the English language, and be able to work and communicate as both an individual, and part of a team – reporting to the Lead Editor.

Have something else?

If you have a skill or talent that isn’t listed above, but you’d like to offer it to ConsoleMonster, we’ll be more than happy to have a chat and see what we can do.

What do you get?

Firstly, you get extensive experience on a fast growing and exciting video game fansite, which has the full support of every major UK publisher. You’ll regularly be invited to attend events throughout the UK, gettings hands-on with upcoming titles, and speaking to developers first-hand. You’ll also have the opportunity to review video games sent to you from us, should your position include it. We are also planning to pay staff for their hardwork in the middle of next year, and so getting in now will give you the opportunity to earn some beer money!

If you are interested in any of the above positions position, or you have your own position you’d like to fill, then please contact us using our Contact Form or PM an Admin in our Forum.

Be sure to include your age, previous experience, example articles (if none are published, attach an article written by yourself in word/notepad format) and the position you would like to take. It wouldn’t hurt to include a CV or resume as well.

Hope to hear from y’all soon!

About The Author

Russ Clow not only nearly shares his name with one of the best Gladiators around, but he also has a bundle of experience under his belt. Since a very young age he's been playing video games, and has been working in the video game industry for most of his working career. Russ is a secret Sony Fanboy, although he tries hard to hide it so as to keep his position as Editor-in-Chief. When he's not playing games, Russ likes to play football with the "lads".