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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2011, 12:54:50 PM »
Hmm, what's holding me back is a lack of writing experience (outside of school work of coarse). It would be cool to be a staff writer though.

Hey, you gotta start somewhere, you know? And besides, if you've survived the NWR forums, you've probably got some chops with a keyboard. &P

Kairon, you should apply for a staff position.
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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2011, 04:09:23 PM »
Ok, another question:  Is there any kind of deadline to submit your application, or are you just accepting until you find a suitable pool of candidates?

More the latter, but if you send them in sooner, you're likely to get more consideration.
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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2011, 10:06:06 PM »
I've considered writing for the site in the past, but to be honest I don't think this site would be a good fit.  Nintendo's burned so many bridges with me this generation that it's hard for me to objectively review anything they put out without an underlying layer of cynicism.  Besides, I have trouble condensing my thoughts into something relatively short and pithy.  Maybe I'll apply to Pixlbit the next time they are hiring.
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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2011, 12:00:23 AM »
I have actually enjoyed my time when I wrote for NWR.  Regarding about writing for a Nintendo centric and multiplatform site I didn't see any difference besides reviewing a potentially larger pool of games. 
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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2011, 10:38:35 AM »
I'm probably the least qualified. I live in Florida, im 16, I don't get any games except for christmas and my birthday (which is the 20th of this month actually), and I don't go anywhere at all. I've only been out of Florida two times. It'd be incredible to somehow contribute to NWR, but I don't know what that would be...
First, not getting games is absolutely not an impediment. You can receive review copies from us. Second, news writing usually doesn't require any game playing.
really? well, still, I'm not really sure what I could contribute to NWR, aside from maybe writing reviews on games or something... I do have good writing skills though, I have a few ideas for a novel or two which I should start on. But, after all, NWR is where I get MY news from. If there is something you'd need me to do, I'd happily do it for free  :) :D

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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2011, 12:50:55 PM »
I'm assuming that Neal has already heard about my approaching application as a Staff Writer. I'm 16 and my mid-winter break starts on Thursday, so I will be completing my application then and I hope to be writing for the site soon.
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« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2011, 01:08:26 PM »
This is an great opportunity.  I found out about NWR a year or so ago, and I really have been silent until now.  I mainly went to NWR for news and a little forum browsing.

I sent in an application and I cannot wait to hear back.  I applied for Previews Editor.  And I made an account here to get a bit acquainted with the people here.
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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2011, 06:23:18 PM »
Oh My God! This is so awesome! Oh wow, I wish I could do this. I love video games but I don't think I am knowledgeable enough to actually be considered an authority in the field. That, and I always have some sort of error in my writing, that I only catch after the fact. But holy crap, do I wish I could be a part of this place... (Also the getting games early and E3 perk is gamer bait.....)

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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2011, 06:48:39 PM »
Two English degrees and zero experience!!! Yay for me!!! :-[

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« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2011, 07:50:58 PM »
I didn't even know you could get games early. I don't really care that much though.

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« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2011, 01:37:46 AM »
That, and I always have some sort of error in my writing, that I only catch after the fact.

Actually, one of the best things that happened to me in the NWR process was being edited and red-lined by some great and wonderful writers who cared about me bringing my writing quality up. Yeah... then someone had the bright idea to make ME an editor for awhile... I imagine that's what skydiving for the first time must feel like...
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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2011, 04:31:11 AM »
I have submitted my application, and will now proceed to undermine my confidence in my own writing.
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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2011, 11:06:45 AM »
I went ahead and wrote a short preview article as well. Everything's attached and sent off, hope you enjoy reading it!
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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2011, 01:13:23 PM »
I'm a better writer then I was when I joined, but even now with my deluxe new title ("Senior Editor", "Mondo Editor", "Box Hunter") I still have mistakes. It's why we edit.


If you have some reservations about your writing sample reading it out loud tends to help. When you read, say, and hear it you engage your brain more then just reading it. It can also help to let it "age" for a day. If you read it right after you wrote it you're more likely to read what you thought you wrote versus what you actually did.


I've actually used text to speech programs to read things I wrote back to me. The robotic voice hides nothing. The places where flow dies stand out quite plainly, and it's very easy to flip the text and have it reread.





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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2011, 01:18:08 PM »
I'm a better writer then I was when I joined, but even now with my deluxe new title ("Senior Editor", "Mondo Editor", "Box Hunter") I still have mistakes. It's why we edit.
I point this out only because I've seen you do it 4-5 times in the past week. Also, to prove your point.
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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2011, 04:57:28 PM »
I've actually used text to speech programs to read things I wrote back to me. The robotic voice hides nothing. The places where flow dies stand out quite plainly, and it's very easy to flip the text and have it reread.

Wow, that's a great idea! I'm gonna start doing that.
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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2011, 12:26:58 PM »
I'd love to work for the team but then I suppose being under 18 does have its drawbacks, if its all the same to you though send me a game, I'll review it, and see what you think, you have got my e-mail address so start using it!
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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2011, 06:11:10 PM »
I'd love to work for the team but then I suppose being under 18 does have its drawbacks, if its all the same to you though send me a game, I'll review it, and see what you think, you have got my e-mail address so start using it!

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« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2011, 03:51:36 PM »
Well yeah, I know that but there's always hope; or not in this case. It'd still be pretty cool to work for NWR though.
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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2011, 09:15:59 PM »
Hey guys, I was just wondering if you are still looking, because I was hoping to apply but this past week just happened to be a really bad time for me.

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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2011, 10:19:43 PM »
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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #46 on: February 23, 2011, 01:43:27 PM »
We'll, I submitted an application, but not sure about my chances given my limited tenure here and the seemingly high demand for these positions.
 
I'm curious as to what everyone chose for their sample review though.  Maybe I'll post mine in the proper forum section later if i'm not chosen.
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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2011, 12:24:26 AM »
This post has been up for a while... are you guys still looking for writers and editors? If so, I'd be interested... but I'm doubting that the positions are still open. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #48 on: March 09, 2011, 06:28:30 PM »
The opportunity is always open, though right now there's a priority to find writers in the San Francisco Bay Area who can cover gaming events.
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Re: Nintendo World Report is Hiring Writers and Editors
« Reply #49 on: March 09, 2011, 08:10:52 PM »
The opportunity is always open, though right now there's a priority to find writers in the San Francisco Bay Area who can cover gaming events.

Can't I just have a NWR press pass...?

Why are you trying to make me apply for a writers position?