Ready-Up, the online games community and website is looking for a new staff writer. The applicant must be willing and able to blog, review, attend press events and generally get their hands all inky in the pursuit excellence in writing about games...
This is a definite opportunity for anyone with an interest in the art, culture - and playing of games. Of course, it's also handy to want to know more about where games come from. If you're a huge Keiron Gillan fan, weep quietly as you think about Stuart Campbell, have passionate arguments in the pub about whether Brooker or Blyth were better writers for Zone, or generally bore the back teeth out of non-gaming friends with your opinions on the titles they recently wasted money on; then you really should think about this.
If you know you have what it takes - if you can prove that you're capable of stringing many words together in enjoyable and useful ways, then pop by the Ready-Up site and let them know.
The full job description and benefits are outlined after the jump.
Ready-up.net seeks new staff writer – apply now!
A rare opportunity is available to work on the UK’s fastest growing gaming community website.
READY UP needs a passionate, talented and committed writer to join our team and contribute to the blog and review sections of the website. Applicants must be willing and able to attend press events.
As a Staff Writer you will be responsible for researching, writing and editing your own regular blogs for the site, bi-monthly. You’ll produce lively, clever copy, infused with your own personality and style.
Applicants must have solid spelling and grammar.
Most importantly you must be able to display a keen knowledge of and interest in gaming.
What we 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 and the opportunity to attend many industry events where you’ll have the chance to spend time with game developers and other industry insiders.
This is an exciting opportunity to hone your writing skill and take the first steps in a career in journalism.
Ready Up is a non-profit organisation and as such there is no payment for work however you will be provided with promotional copies of games for review purposes.
About Ready Up Community Gaming Site
Ready Up is a gaming website staffed by industry professionals and passionate amateurs each bringing different skills like photography, writing, web design and of course professional gaming to the site, our content and media. With daily updates to the website's blog and review pages Ready Up's large staff work closely together to produce fresh, topical content with a personal slant and with passionate style. With a policy of maintaining roughly equal numbers of female and male staff, Ready Up provides the broadest range of experience you'll find in the industry utilising the experience of clan leaders, professional competitive gamers, award winning videogame journalists, games programmers and even the UK's Frag Dolls. In Britain, Ready Up is one of few gaming media website covering gaming events such as tournaments, conferences and game launch events - all filmed in High Definition video. Recent projects include a mini documentary on Video Games Live, the live gaming music concert, screened at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival over three days. Ready Up video features also make regular appearances on Official Xbox 360 Magazine's cover disk. Currently Ready Up is producing several videos of industry lectures and panels for Channel 4. For more information visit www.ready-up.net.
How to apply
If you’d like to try out for the position go to ready-up.net and drop us a line.