Wii 2 Blog is looking for a new writer!

I’m looking for an assistant writer to help out with covering news for Wii 2 Blog. Sound like something you’d like to do? Hit the break for the details!

Applications are now closed. The new writer will be announced shortly.

Writing!We’ve come a long way since I started Wii 2 Blog back on September 15th last year. Since then, we were on an indefinite dry spell for Wii 2 news and rumours… until last week’s big story about Project Café. The rumour mill has now swung into high gear, and I’d like to offer one lucky person the chance to join me in covering the latest rumours and happenings about the Wii 2. Once you’ve been on board long enough, you’ll be allowed to attach a link to your own work or site on every article you publish.

You need to…

  • …be a (fairly) good writer – you don’t need to be perfect, but your writing should be easy and enjoyable to read.
  • …be able and willing to find, research, and write about news stories on your own before our competitors do.
  • …stick to it – you must be available to write on a regular or semi-regular basis, and not slack off a week in.
  • …be a member of Wii 2 Boards (or become one) and maintain an active presence there. Readers want to be able to interact with the site’s staff!
  • preferably (but not necessarily) be able to update the site during times when I’m not able to. I get home from school every day between 15:00-17:00 Pacific time (GMT-8), and am asleep through most of the night. Europeans, you’re at an advantage here!
  • …have a passion for Nintendo and be legitimately interested in staying on the bleeding edge of Wii 2 news.

Disclaimer: This is not a paid position. By applying, you agree to volunteer your time and skills for Wii 2 Blog with no expectations of monetary return. Nonetheless, you will still be expected to work regularly and reliably, or you may lose the position. You are free to reference your writing for the purposes of a CV or portfolio, but be aware that anything you publish on Wii 2 Blog legally becomes my property, and will not be removed even if you quit or I kick you off.

That’s about it. I don’t care how old you are, as long as you’ve got the skills and are able to make the commitment. When applying, please include the following:

  • the name you’ll want to go by on the site
  • your first name and either the initial of or your full last name
  • the timezone you live in
  • the times and days of the week during which you’re available to write
  • a sample of your writing (can be linked, attached, or in the email itself)

Don’t be shy about sending in an application! If you have any questions, please post them in the comments below and I’ll reply ASAP.

Feeling ready now? Send in your application to contact@wii2blog.com, and I’ll look it over.

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  1. Play4Fun

    Well, there’s this guy who posts in the Wii lobby (IGN) and he makes great and very informative threads. The posters there basically use his threads for Nintendo news more than IGN’s main wii page.
    I don’t know if he would be interested though. I could ask him if you want.

    • If he’s good at finding news quickly, and decent at writing about it, I’m definitely interested. Do ask, please. :)

  2. Cobiwan

    heh, I’d like to write, I lack a piece of writing though, I’ll whip together something I guess.

  3. Play4Fun

    Never mind Feldo, the guy I was talking about has other things going on so he isn’t available for this.

    I’m pretty much addicted to these rumour updates as it is =(…and I was always the best at my English class and am pretty good at writing if I do say so myself.

    I can help with writing and I’ll be pretty free in less than a month after exams.

  4. Play4Fun

    Oops. Forgot to send an essay.

    • Dang, I guess that’s too bad.

      I think you’d make a good candidate for a writer, Play4Fun. Feel free to buzz me with an application when your exams are done! :)

  5. Dang, I would love to help Feld0, but I’m just too busy with other stuff :3
    And my timezone is pretty much perfect. While you sleep, I post. While I sleep, you post. XD

    • Aww, I had actually sort of been hoping you’d apply, Mark. I know you’re really great at finding news, and timezones are on your side, too. Oh well. Best of luck with 3DSConnect and your other projects!

  6. @Feld0

    I submitted an application. Hope I win!

    Also, see my ALL NEW Wii 2 News site (inspired by you :D ) by clicking my name.

    • Derrick, I’m not exactly giving anything away. :P Becoming a writer on here is a huge responsibility – trust me, it won’t be anything at all like winning a prize if you do get it.

    • I wasn’t saying that! I know it’s not just some GAME! Also, please check out my site (inspired by you) and tell me what you think!

  7. FireGrey

    I have sent you my application via email.
    I am looking forward to a response.