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    Full-Time writing position with Nintendo

    I couldn't actually see anywhere to apply, but I understand Future Publishing are the recruiter (you'll have to look them up)

    Nice job!

    Staff Writer - Official Nintendo Magazine
    Description Job Description:

    As Staff Writer you will need to convey your enthusiasm and vast knowledge of all things Nintendo to a highly knowledgeable and passionate readership – while achieving a fast and accurate turnaround of copy.

    On application, please provide a 300 word review of a recent Nintendo game of your choice and three ideas for features for Official Nintendo magazine.

    Responsibilities

    * Write news, previews, reviews and occasional features under instruction by the Editor. Minimum 25 pages per issue are required.
    * Ensure that all your articles are illustrated with action-packed screenshots and striking, relevant artwork.
    * Generate feature ideas and source news and discuss these with the magazine team.
    * Represent the magazine in a professional manner at industry events and press trips, forming good working partnerships with software representatives which make Official Nintendo Magazine leading contender to publish relevant exclusives.
    * Ensure that you’re fully aware of the latest Nintendo developments, at home and abroad, becoming the magazine’s leading source of Nintendo knowledge.
    * Assist Production Editor with headlines, straps, captions and crossheads, taking full responsibility for the articles you produce.
    * Communicate directly with the readers, through website, email and phone calls, answering queries and gaining an understanding of reader needs and expectations.

    Essential Skills and Competencies

    * Ability to produce excellent copy under pressure and to tight editorial deadlines.
    * Excellent knowledge of the video games market and Nintendo consoles/games
    past, present and future.
    * Strong analytical skills and the ability to communicate game evaluations to Nintendo gamers of all ages.
    * An understanding of the games magazine market and the competencies required
    from a successful games magazine.
    * A desire to participate in and contribute to the editorial fundamentals involved in
    the launch, evolution and development of the magazine.

    Essential Work Experience

    * The successful candidate will have experience of writing for similar
    Magazine/other media.

    Preferred Work Experience

    * Experience of video games magazines and knowledge of the market, specifically Nintendo

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    Future Publishing don't publish the Official Nintendo Mag, it's EMAP. Future do the Official Xbox/360 and PS2 mags.

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    Not sure who it is here, but I would never, ever want to work for Future, no matter how sweet the job sounds.

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    and your justification for that is....?

    I'd enjoy writing for a gaming mag, i just dont know enough about games. Sure, i know LOTS about games, but you need to be able to make relevant obsqure references to games of days gone by, which quite frankly i couldnt do confidently.

    Perfect job for a Ninty Nutter like DirectHex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beanbandit
    Future Publishing don't publish the Official Nintendo Mag, it's EMAP. Future do the Official Xbox/360 and PS2 mags.
    It's definately Future Publishing who are recruiting. It's on a press site so I can't link to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunjiweb
    and your justification for that is....?
    Talking to various people who work @ magazines owned by them, and hearing various stories of dodgy practice.

    They're just not a publisher I respect. At all.

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    I've not worked for Future at all - I did write for Emap yonks ago though. It wouldn't stop me applying though, what would is the fact that I'm not really au fait with Ninty stuff...
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