Ready Up, the UK’s biggest community games media website, is recruiting to fill two News Team positions and one staff writing position. For any Train2Game student who enjoys writing about games, this is an incredibly valuable experience and a great way to get recognition in the games industry and make some good contacts.
Ready Up is staffed by industry professionals and passionate amateurs, each bringing different skills: writing, photography, web design and professional gaming, to the site. With daily updates to the website’s blog and review pages, Ready Up’s staff work closely together to produce fresh, topical content, with a personal slant and with passionate style.
Applicants looking to join the three-time GMA-nominated team must have solid spelling and grammar, be well informed, dedicated and have strong knowledge of both video games and the industry.
Successful applicants will be responsible for researching, writing and editing your own topical stories, one day a week. Previous experience in news writing would be an advantage but is not essential. News writers will work within a small team and be expected to contribute to conference calls and regular online meetings.
Successful applicants will regularly blog, pitch feature ideas and write reviews, producing lively, clever copy, that’s current, accurate and informative.
What they can offer you
If you’re looking to make your break into journalism, Ready Up offers you the chance to build up a body of work, benefit from the coaching and support of established journalists. You will have the opportunity to attend industry events where you’ll have the chance to spend time with game developers and other industry insiders.
How to apply
If you’d like to apply for a position, email Ready Up at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information.
- Tell them about yourself and your background.
- A brief statement on why you think you will make a good addition to the team.
- A link to your online profile(s) – Blog/Tumblr/Youtube/Twitter/LinkedIn/Facebook.
- News applicants should include an example news story in Ready Up’s house style. It should be no longer than 200 words and include a headline and strapline (one sentence summing up the article).
All applicants should include examples of relevant work, either attached or linked.
You have to be 18 years old or over to apply. Ready Up is a non-profit organisation and as such there is no payment for work. For updates on the recruitment process follow the company on Twitter and Facebook.