Well hello there! If you've stumbled upon this page, chances are you're interested in writing about video games, and Gamnesia can provide you with exactly that opportunity. It just so happens that the same is true of our sister site, Zelda Informer! Besides being able to do what we love every day in keeping up with gaming news, Gamnesia and Zelda Informer staff have several opportunities each year to attend events such as E3, PAX, and even meet and interview famous faces in the gaming world.
At Gamnesia and Zelda Informer, we hope to create an inviting, supportive, and educational working environment to foster interest in the gaming world and encourage writers both new and old to never stop improving. If you're interested in working with us as a hobby or even a passion, then apply today!
Writing for these sites is a serious time commitment. Please keep that in mind while considering applying.
Junior Editors are essentially the fresh crew of faces on the news team who have either written very little or never before. Junior Editors are strongly encouraged to post only news and required to show their work to higher staff before posting it to the site. Junior Editors often graduate to a higher position on the staff within a few weeks.
Associate Editors are the bulk of our news team. Associate Editors are encouraged to focus primarily on news, but are welcome to expand their horizons with bigger projects with executive approval.
Senior Editors are the most seasoned writers on our staff and are welcome to post whatever they please, within reason. Having proven themselves as capable writers, Senior Editors are well-trusted and free to follow their posting requirements when and how they please.
Columnists and Contributors are strong writers who don't worry about daily news. Columnists and Contributors focus on major assignments such as reviews, editorials, retrospectives, and other fun and unique content.
In order to provide top-notch coverage of our favorite games, we need to provide walkthroughs of them as well, don't we? Walkthrough Editors' primary focus for now will be Zelda Informer as we take on future projects and work on restoring our past content. Afterwards, Walkthrough Editors will be warmly welcomed to the Gamnesia staff.
While we strive to train the rest of the staff to post top-quality content as autonomously as possible, mistakes do occasionally slip through the cracks unexpectedly, and that's where Copy Editors come in. Copy Editors are responsible for ensuring that all posts are grammatically correct and free of spelling or syntax errors, as well as making sure that the category and tag system are working properly.
**Note: Being an unpaid, volunteer job, we understand perfectly well that there are some days where writing is just hard, be it for time constraints, emotional stress, or other various reasons. Thus, all requirements are enforced yet lenient. So long as shying away from the minimum requirements does not become a regular habit, there are no dire consequences for missing goals.**
Now that you're familiar with the various staff positions and their roles on the site, the next step of the process is actually deciding which position best suits you and sending us your staff application.
**Before proceeding, please note that writing for Gamnesia is volunteer work, and there is no payment involved. As you grow as a writer and spend more time with the site, opportunities and incentives will open up, such as free review materials, invitations to press events, and more.**
To apply for a position on the site, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Alongside this information, we ask that you provide us with at least one writing sample so we can better assess your talents. Lengthier and stronger samples always look better on your résumé — especially for those applying for higher positions — but there is no rigid requirement. This writing sample can cover a recent news story, detail an opinion or argument, or anything you may see fit.
When writing your sample, please look to these previously-published stories for reference:
If your preliminary application is accepted, you will be invited to Skype for an interview conducted through text, and if all goes well in the interview, you'll be welcomed into the staff with open arms. Best of luck!