Join the Newshounds Team!

By Rebecca Smith, 7 months ago
Yet again that time has come where we're looking for more people to join our news team here on TA. We need people who would like to devote their time to helping us get all of the Xbox related news and information onto the front page in a timely manner. You'll get to see your name on the front page of TA, although you can choose to write under an appropriate pseudonym if you prefer. You can also be part of a growing Editorials team that is ready and waiting to post their opinions on the latest hot topics.

Any applications can be sent to me, punkyliar, here on TA via PM.

Here are the application questions:

1) What is your location and timezone?

2) How much time could you give per day and what times would you generally be available?

3) Why do you want to be a newshound? What contributions would you bring to the team?

4) Are there particular genres/gaming topics you favor? All newshounds are expected to cover everything, but what would be your comfort zone?

5) Is there anything that the team doesn't currently cover that you'd like to see? How could you help to cover this area?

6) Have you written news previously? If so, where? Please submit examples if this applies to you.

7) Have you been on TT or TA site staff before? If so, please tell us a little bit about your experience.

8) Where would you go to find news? What sources would you consider?

9) What improvements / changes do you think we can make to our news coverage?

10) Please let us know anything else about you that makes you stand apart from the crowd! While we're looking for staff to manage news now, we expect all our staff to be able to handle our other responsibilities, so what special skills or knowledge do you bring to the table?

Finally, and perhaps most importantly (so it's bolded for you), please write a sample news story using the format that we use here at TA. In addition, include how you went about finding the story and checking its authenticity. Please don't submit a sales article, retail releases or content roundup; aside from those you can write about any subject, but the newer the news, the better. Don't feel that you have to limit yourself to Xbox news for the sample article.
Please send us your applications by no later than April 4th.

We are a team that has a variety of interests in and around the Xbox world, be it the games themselves or the gaming industry as a whole, and we look forward to adding more talented and enthusiastic volunteers to our staff. Good luck to all those who apply!
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.