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Description

SheAttack.com is a female-run website that features news about video games, gaming media, industry, culture, and socialization in gaming. There is a statistic that 49% (and rising) of gamers are women. Our main objective is to figure out what that 49% are playing and how we can bridge that gap between the 49% and the rest of the gaming community. Not only do we strive to be that bridge, we also offer an additional perspective on gaming that doesn’t alienate the majority.

Although the theme of SheAttack.com emphasizes the presence of female journalists in gaming, we do offer positions to male candidates such as copy editors, videographers, photographers, video editors, website developers, graphic designers, tech specialists, and community managers. If you fit this criteria, please email us at [email protected]

Available year-round.

Requirements

No official experience or resume is required. Every applicant will be asked to give samples of their literary skills to determine whether or Not they may be good candidates for a writing position. We are looking for people who are willing to grow with and help expand a fairl new website. All we ask is that potential staff: 1) Be professional. 2) Be reliable. 3) Stay abreast on gaming news, events, and cultural shifts in the gaming world. 4) Be flexible. 5) Be consistent. How to apply: 1) Please include your name and a list of any consoles/platforms you own (including mobile devices). 2) Please list your favorite types of games/genres. 3) Please list your skills, any experience you have in gaming journalism/community, and why you'd like to write for SheAttack.com. 4) Please provide a sample of your work. Your submission should be a 300-500 word article regarding any gaming-related topics or news of your choice. Please email [email protected] to submit the above and for further inquiries or information. Benefits & Perks: Although this position is unpaid, there are many benefits and perks to joining our organization. We often receive free games for preview or review and are eligible to attend most gaming/nerd culture conventions and events just as Comic Con, PAX, CES, E3, and more.

Responsibilities

1) At SheAttack we strive to be as professional as possible. This means No gamertags on your author profile. If you choose to write for the site, it is required that you use your first name (last names are required for regular staff that desire to represent the website at media events). New staff will begin as contributors and work their way up based on performance. Contributors are still expected to use first and last names (or last initial). Regular staff are also expected to provide a photo of themselves and a short bio for their author profiles. 2) We do have a publishing schedule that writers are expected to adhere to. Each writer is expected to write one to two articles per week - one opinion piece and one news OR two opinion pieces. Because a lot of what drives a small website is original content, your two articles canNot be both news pieces. Writers also have "targets". Targets are a set of topics that the writer is kNowledgeable about and expected to stay abreast on for their content. Example: If Nia is a Nintendo fan that loves The Legend of Zelda, her targets may be Nintendo news>The Legend of Zelda>action/adventure games. Her job would be to keep up with these topics and make updates related to these topics. 3) We aspire to work together in the spirit of sisterhood and professionalism. It sounds corny, but as female gamers it’s important to stick together and be on the same page. Gaming, as it pertains to women, requires that we are professional while still speaking our thoughts in our work as sometimes we're heavily scrutinized simply based on gender. Make sure that your content is always an adequate representation of the website, female gamers, and yourself. If you get caught slipping, the industry will definitely let you kNow it. 4) Although SheAttack is run by women, we are Not affiliated with any political groups or organizations. With that being said, you are more than welcome to discuss gender, sexuality, and social topics as it pertains to gaming.