Red alert! Red alert! Freelance gig in sight! Since it’s not always easy for budding freelancers to hunt down elusive paying gigs in the video game journalism world, I figured I’d take to passing along news of paying gig opportunities when I stumble upon them. That’s not too often, but I’ll ping folks here on ye olde blog as I see them.
Looks like indie-focused site DIY Gamer is looking for some steady bloggers. Paying gig. More details after the jump.
DIY Gamer is seeking to hire a few writers to blog about indie games on a daily basis for their site. This is definitely a paying gig, though they don’t specify their rates.
A few other details from their job posting:
- You must know how to write well. This means avoiding run-offs, fragments, or blatant misspellings.
- You must contribute consistently to the site. You must write two articles per day, five days a week. You must also write one FAQ/walk-through or top 10 feature a month (these are fun, and they pay more).
- You should have a familiarity with WordPress and light HTML editing for articles.
Here’s what you need to send us to apply:
- Your name
- Links to four published pieces (ideally two news pieces and two features or reviews)
- A list of what gaming platforms you own
- A short paragraph explaining who you are and why you’d be great writing about indie games
- Optional: contact information from a former editor-in-chief
This was posted on August 22nd, so it’s still pretty fresh. Hop on over to their site for the full details and contact info. *Note* I’m not affiliated with DIY Gamer in any way. Just passing this along.