And by “hiring” I mean “accepting more volunteer staff members”. Sadly there’s no money involved. The site makes enough to cover its own costs and that’s about it. The important thing is: we’re looking for tributes (applicants) to submit themselves to our rigorous staff-selection process. This is actually the first time in a number of years that I’m asking the public for applications. Ozy, Kriff, NL, Dae, and past staff members were all chosen by me personally. However, I think there are people here who may have a real knack for finding news, writing articles, and contributing to the site that I may not know about. This is why we’re now looking for people to submit applications. I’ve already had a lot of interest when I mentioned it weeks ago on Twitter/Facebook, but sadly we’re only looking for around 3 people. Since there were a lot more than that we’re staging a little game (one loosely inspired by “The Hunger Games”) that should be fun for those participating and those reading. The top 12 applications the staff and I select will go through 3 challenges (fun writing prompts) that will be posted here without names and visitors will vote. The poll doesn’t dictate who goes and who stays, but it’ll give the staff and I a lot to think about. Each challenge 3 applicants will be released into the wild and we’ll ultimately be left with 3 new members of our staff.
Interested in applying? Here’s what you need to know: we work hard. We’re looking for people who are online a lot, are extremely knowledgeable about Pokémon, have good writing skills, and a lot of personality. You don’t need to know Japanese (it’s a plus though), you don’t need to know how to do insane graphics (it’s a plus though), or any other wacky stuff. Since the current set of staff has very busy lives you need to be able to be called upon to post and also scour the web for news 🙂 As you may have noticed, we also do running series of original content and you may be called upon to start your own. We take the “columns” seriously though so getting one is not guaranteed.
Here’s the application form:
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Favorite Pokémon (and why):
A little about yourself (100~400 words):
Additional skills (graphics, foreign language, etc – “none” is ok!):
Best thing about pokejungle.net:
What pokejungle.net should improve on:
+ Sample news article or past work (100~400 words; if you’re not submitting a past work please write a fictional news piece about a B2W2 feature reveal, ex:4 on 4 battles)
You can use our contact form OR email us pokejungle at pokejungle.net. If you email me subject should be “I submit myself as tribute for The Jungle Games” 🙂 The questions about the site (best/what needs improvement) are mainly to assess how well you understand how things work here and if you have any interesting ideas on what direction we should take the site in. Let the games begin!
ps- Feel free to comment if you’re entering (but do not post the application as a comment!!) and what are some good writing challenges for the contestants?!
pps- I guess this post sounds serious, but we’re really fun-loving and we’re looking for similar people. We also like long walks on the beach at sunset.