Love video games and Nintendo? Love writing? Love having a great group of people to share those passions with? Then consider joining the Nintendojo team!

We’re looking for writers, podcasters and video makers to join us in covering Nintendo hardware, games and pop culture, as well as video games in general. This is a volunteer site, so there is no pay, but there are the intangible rewards of great friends and experience working in a deadline-driven environment with fantastic writers who will drive you to take your creative powers further than before. You may get the chance to represent us at E3 and other gaming events, interview folks at your favorite game development companies, get review copies of games and more. Previous Nintendojo staffers have gone on to work at EA, The Wall Street Journal, Atlus, iNiS and IGN, among others.


WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Staff Writers

If you love writing and do it well, we’re eager for you to share your brilliance with our team and readers. Staff writers are responsible for editorials, reviews, specials and nightly news roundups. You’re also welcome to develop ideas for podcasts, columns and videos in addition to your writing! If you have a strong grasp of the English language and grammar and are passionate about video games and Nintendo then we think you’d be a great fit for Nintendojo.

Media Editor

If you’ve got a visual eye and can run circles around most in the likes of Photoshop then we have just the position for you. As Media Editor, you’ll be responsible for producing a fair number of the graphics featured on our site, from article and issue mastheads to big projects such as our Top 100. It’ll be your job to produce fun, interesting and appealing graphics to promote and communicate the gist of our editorials, specials, interviews and more, as well as managing our game media library. Contributing to the writing side of the website is also an option if you’re that way inclined but isn’t automatically expected of candidates.

For some examples of artwork we’ve used in the past and would like you to take on, see below:


HOW TO APPLY

Send an email by clicking on the appropriate links below, and include the following information in the body of the email as well as the individual items requested in the position descriptions below:

  • Name and age
  • Location (City and State/Province and Country)
  • The position you’re applying for
  • A note of how much time you could contribute to the site and other commitments
  • (Unless stated otherwise) A sample editorial that would be suitable for Nintendojo
  • Additional items as listed, per position, below

POSITION DETAILS & APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Staff Writers

Send Application Here

You: Just itching to jump feet-first into this video game journalism thing, you’re ready to write an editorial, review, column, or news story. Like most people on the staff already, you’re a Swiss army knife of content. You may be all about consoles, all about handhelds, or all about both types of machines– we’re looking for all flavors.

Requirements:

  • Must have time, energy, and enthusiasm to write a variety of story types as needed or assigned.
  • Must have a strong grasp of English language and grammar.
  • Must have good self-discipline and demonstrate consistent reliability.
  • Must be able to participate in staff meetings and round tables.
  • Must have general knowledge of the industry, especially relating to Nintendo.

Please Submit:

  1. The items listed above under “HOW TO APPLY”.
  2. A statement of which consoles/portables you own and intend to write content for.
  3. A sample editorial, anywhere from 600 to 1800 words long. The editorial may be on any topic but should be something you could imagine featuring on Nintendojo. (If you’re in need of some inspiration then consider writing about the future of one of Nintendo’s biggest franchises or a Top Ten article of some kind!)

Media Editor

Send Application Here

You: Always one to notice the fine details, you’ve got an eye for design and you appreciate how much visuals can add to an article. You’ve got some experience in making graphics and you want to challenge yourself both with big projects that have concentrated briefs and open-ended requests that ask you to think originally and creativity. Whether you’re a digital artist, a doodler or an all-rounder when it comes to your artistic style, we’d love to hear from you!

Requirements:

  • Must have strong graphic-editing skills and a good sense of creativity.
  • Must have time, energy, and enthusiasm to complete assignments.
  • Must have good self-discipline and demonstrate consistent reliability.
  • Must have general knowledge of the industry, especially relating to Nintendo.

Please Submit:

  1. The items listed above under “HOW TO APPLY”.
  2. An estimate of the number of images you would be able to create per week.
  3. Examples of previous graphic work (if appropriate).
  4. A masthead designed for an issue called “Magnetic Personalities”.
  5. A masthead designed for an article called “A Brief History of Mario”.
  6. A masthead designed for either our Cerebral Gamer or Another Castle columns.

Please note: all mastheads should be 640px by 360px, please submit your designs to these specifications.


DISCLAIMER TIME!

  • We cannot guarantee we will be able to respond to every application received.
  • Your application will be going to a Yahoo.com email account and you will receive correspondence from that same account if we are interested in you.
  • All new hires will be subject to a 30 – 45 day probationary period, the terms of which will be disclosed at hire.
  • While you may get a chance to request and receive a review copy of a game, you are not guaranteed to receive any just by being hired. If you get a review copy you will have to pay for shipping of the game to you. Otherwise, we cannot pay for or provide you video game hardware, games or accessories.
  • Should you want to attend a conference or expo on the site’s behalf, you will be responsible for your travel, lodging and food expenses.
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