And by hiring I mean “looking for volunteers”. I’ve been running this website for many, many years and it isn’t because I’m superhuman. If I were, it’d probably have more content and a few extra features. I have a lot of people to thank for helping me make the site what it is today and shaping it along the way. Moving and I, the two people most involved with the site at the moment, really need an extra person or two to help fill out content however, and so we are appealing to our loyal readers to see if someone is interested in joining the staff ranks.
What are the benefits? Although we can’t pay anyone (site revenue attempts to cover site bills), we can provide experience which is especially pertinent to those who wish to pursue careers in journalism, PR or within the game industry. We regularly prepare weekly agendas, proofread articles and come up with new ideas for content which are skills that come in handy if you are preparing for or enrolled in college. I was actually surprised how many classes focused around things I was already doing in my spare time.
You also get the chance to meet an international selection of friends with very particular sets of skills, skills we have acquired over a very long career. I have had the opportunity to meet many members of my team here in Japan and have found it rewarding to work alongside them, online and off.
What do we expect from volunteers? Here comes the big, important part for getting accepted: the requirements. We expect at least one article a week. Doesn’t sound like a lot? You’d be surprised. Many of the people who express interest in writing for the site find it too challenging to actually follow through on; whether that’s because they had a hard time balancing writing with real life or they just weren’t quite as passionate as they thought, it can be tough. More than one article a week would be amazing, but we try to keep expectations reasonable and respectful.
Think you have what it takes to be an official Jungle team member? Please send an email to pokejungle [x] pokejungle.net (replace the [x] with an @) with the following information:
Age: (you must be at least 15, sorry)
Location: (country is fine)
News preference: (Pokémon or Nintendo)
Sample article: (details below)
For the Sample Article I’d like to read a speculation article about what kind of plot Pokémon Sun & Moon will have. This could include things like evil teams, regional threats or Professor Kukui’s mysterious assistant Lillie. This is totally your own opinion, but try to keep the writing similar in tone and style to what you normally read here. Be sure to proofread before sending it. You also give us permission to post your sample if we choose to in the future.
And to you readers who aren’t able to or don’t want to write anything: we love you. Don’t worry 🙂 Thanks for reading.