By Alec Meer on July 11th, 2014 at 3:00 pm.
Our ancient, titanic oak doors have creaked open once again, and Rock, Paper, Shotgun very much wants to give somebody a job. Yes indeed – we are in search of one brave soul to send to the heart of the sun on a one-way mission to save our solar system. Is that you?
Oh, well, we’re also looking for a new junior reporter for the site. Is that you?
We want to add a writer to our ranks, you see, in a full-time, paid, entry-level position. (Just to clarify some of that – this is a Monday-Friday day job, but you will be working from home. We don’t have an office, y’see.) Someone who offers a new, fresh voice. Someone to train in the ways of RPS righteousness. Someone to post news and Wot I Thinks and features and interviews and all sorts (and perhaps even dabble in some video). Someone with enthusiasm for and insight about a wide variety of PC games. Someone who will develop and grow as a writer during their time on the site.
We have no idea what that person looks like, sounds like or smells like, what country they live in or what their origin story is. That’s why this is exciting for us: there could be anyone out there. Fluency in English is vital, but other than that we’re pretty much open to anything.
If you’d like to apply, this is what you need to do.
1. Write a brief covering letter saying who you are, how to contact you, what you’ve done previously (if relevant), what sorts of PC games you’re into and what types of writing you think you could do for the site, plus links to any relevant previous writing. Please bear in mind that this part of the application is to tell us about you, not to show off your writing skills
2. Include your CV/resume, but don’t fuss too much about previous jobs if they’re not relevant. Brevity is a virtue.
3. Write an article of no more than 300 words in length about a PC game or PC gaming. This should be a new article, and appropriate for Rock, Paper, Shotgun, not something pre-existing. This is the really important part of the application – you’ve got two weeks, so don’t rush it.
Email all that to this address by 3pm UK time on July 25th 2014. Then wait patiently.
Please be aware that failing to follow one, some or all of these instructions means we’ll immediately dropkick your application into the nearest ocean. No excuses.
Thank you, we look forwards to hearing from you, and good luck.