By Ryan Tyner / February 7th, 2013
UPDATE: -02/10/13 8:00 AM
Thanks to all of those that applied. We got quite the response and it seems we have enough applications at this time. However, we ARE still looking for Japanese translators.
Everybody that applied before now, will be contacted shortly. We did not get much of a response for chat room mods, so we’ll likely delay the reopening of the chat room. For everything else it seems we are good. However, you may still apply. Just send us an email expressing your interest and you will be put at the top of the list for when we look for volunteers the next time. We’ll probably do so right before E3, so maybe in May. Thanks Everybody!
oprainfall is searching for volunteers to fill various openings we have for our website. Specifically, we are looking for REPORTERS, AUTHORS, EDITORS, GRAPHIC ARTISTS, FORUMS AND CHAT ROOM MODS and TRANSLATORS. Volunteers will receive training in whichever position you have signed up for. We ask that you give at minimum an hour of your time each week, but the ideal candidate would give three to four hours of their time in a week.
If you ever wanted to work with a website, this is your chance! Gain some work experience that you can add to your resume. These are strictly volunteer positions; however, we do offer other perks such as an incentive program with cash rewards! If you are interested in joining us, check out the job descriptions below and then send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you ever wanted to write your own video game related articles that thousands upon thousands of people will see? You’re in the right place. Go get a name for yourself!
Requirements: Anybody can apply to be an Author. If applying, please forward to us a sample of writing for our review. Anything will do; a short story, blogging, even an old high school or college essay. oprainfall Authors are expected to write a minimum of two news articles per week which should take about an hour of your time.
Do you spend all day browsing video game websites and forums, looking for the latest news? Why not do that AND do something productive while you are at it?! Reporters look for news that we can use around the internet and share it with us. It really is as simple as it sounds.
Requirements: Anybody can apply to be a reporter. Reporters will need to report at minimum three RELEVANT news items per week, which should take about an hour of your time. Relevancy is key; if your news does not get picked up by an author, it will not count. Reporters will be given access to our RSS Feed as well as other Press Resources to help them find relevant niche video game news.
Are you the type of person that just hates seeing typos in articles? We hear you, we see it all the time ourselves at those “other” sites, and it drives us crazy! Why not help oprainfall avoid the same mistakes by volunteering as an editor?
Requirements: A college degree is preferred, but not necessary. Anyone wanting to be an editor at oprainfall will need to show they have previous editing experience and a firm grasp of the English language. Editors will need to edit and publish at minimum four articles a week, which should take about an hour of your time.
Are you a graphic artist or designer that loves to share your art on the internet and would love to have an audience that will see your work? Why not put your talents to use with us at oprainfall? We are looking for artists that can create custom images for articles, or can create backgrounds for social media.
Requirements: If applying please forward to us some samples of your best work. We ask that you spend at least an hour each week making custom images that our Authors request for articles, or on designing backgrounds for our use.
FORUMS AND CHAT ROOM MODS
So let me guess, you spend all day in forums and chat rooms and have always wondered what it is exactly that moderators do. How does one become a moderator anyway? Well, it’s pretty simple with oprainfall; just apply!
Requirements: Anybody can apply to be a forums moderator as long as you have extensive forums experience. Just know your way around forums, you’ll learn as you go. Mostly we want you to have a consistent presence in the forums but there are other duties as well which will be detailed if you apply. For our chat room, you must have extensive experience with IRC and have the time to have a consistent presence in the chat room.
Did you learn Japanese to play video games, but would love to use your knowledge of the language for a greater purpose? Why not help us translate articles?!
Requirements: We are searching for JAPANESE translators. You will need to demonstrate to us that you are fluent in the Japanese language. Our translators will need to translate news as often as possible for our authors. We would like at least an hour of your time each week.
Thank you all for reading, and we look forward to working with you in the future! Apply by sending us an email to email@example.com