We’re currently seeking some help with keeping the site up-to-date with the latest Nintendo news, reviews and gossip. If you think you’ve got what it takes, and would like the chance to work for one of the UK’s top Nintendo news resources, get in touch!
We currently have the following positions available:
As a News Editor for WiiDS.co.uk, you will be expected to post regular news updates from the wonderful world of Nintendo. You will rely on official press releases and media sources, news tips from our readers together with various other gaming websites via browsing and RSS feeds. You will be posting on a multitude of topics including gaming industry, culture and gaming media, together with being involved with writing original feature articles whenever possible.
Feature editors are expected to write exclusive features for WiiDS.co.uk on a multitude of current topics. These will range from comparison and opinion pieces to organising and conducting interviews with gaming industry insiders, game developers and publishers. You will also be expected to co-ordinate team projects such as the Staff Roundtable and other regular features.
Review editors for WiiDS.co.uk will be expected to write reviews for the current releases on the Wii and DS platforms, including WiiWare, DSiWare and Virtual Console titles. Reviewers will be provided with review copies of various titles and expected to play through the game and write up a review to a strict time frame. Review Editors will also be expected to keep the site up-to-date with game release news and keep our release calendar up-to-date so we don’t miss anything out!
Media editors are expected to keep our extensive media catalogue in check. This includes keeping the site up-to-date with all the latest screen shots and videos for the most recent titles, maintaining our YouTube channel and becoming the lead in our new podcast project. Image/Video/Audio editing skills are required for this role.
Our Community Manager is expected to keep all of our loyal fans happy via whatever means are available. This includes managing our Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts, moderating site comments and answering query emails, together with helping to get the WiiDS.co.uk Forum back off the ground and recruit a new forum moderating team. Also, keeping the site up-to-date with the latest goings-on in the community is required.
To apply for any of the above positions, you must meet the following requirements:
- Must demonstrate at least a college-level writing ability.
- Basic photo editing skills are necessary, such as cropping. Advanced photo editing skills are a plus.
- Be able to post at least 1 news article, 5 days a week, Monday to Friday.
- Basic HTML knowledge is helpful, but not essential.
Applicants who meet these requirements will be expected to submit at least two writing samples to help us gauge their ability. All samples must be written in Microsoft Word, HTML or already be available on the web. Samples must also be related to the position you are applying for, so if you’re planning on applying to be a game reviewer, an essay about the life cycle of a frog isn’t going to help us!
To apply, send your details (name, age, location) and writing samples to email@example.com.
We hope that we can find some like minded Nintendo fans to help keep the site alive and current, and are looking forward to reading all applications that we receive!