Due to an internal mix-up, there was external confusion about the deadline for applications for the RPS junior writer position. To make sure everyone gets a chance to get their applications in, we’re extending the deadline to 23.59 UK time on Monday 28th July. You’ve got until midnight Monday night. If you already sent your application in after 3pm Friday, don’t worry, we’ve got it (and of course the very many that arrived before!). The original instructions for the job position are repeated below.
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 11.59 UK time on July 28th 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.