Are you a talented writer, full of opinion and enjoy debating industry subjects? Do you enjoy blending your own thoughts and personality into your work?
Then you might be in luck; our award winning site is looking for a number of volunteers to come on board and join our writing team, to help bolster and increase our output.
Ideally, those interested will have prior experience in working with blogs and independent sites, and have solid writing and grammatical skills. Experience with WordPress is also a plus.
Interested parties will be required to contribute at least one article per week/fortnight, be it a review, opinion editorial or other feature.
Although we don’t currently pay, there are definite perks to be had in joining us, including press attendance at major industry events (particularly in the UK) and the chance to take on reviews.
Worth more than that, is the fact that with us, a lot of our writers have developed and gained the experience they required to have freelance work appear on publications such as IGN, GamesTM, GameRanx, and Games.on.Net.
If you’re interested, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information. Supplying samples up front will speed up the process somewhat!
Posted in Recruitment | Tagged Recruitment, staff, staff writers, writers
In an exciting night for the site, This Is My Joystick was named winner of the “Best Technology Blog” category at the Wales Blog Awards 2011, held in the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff on the 27th of October. We managed to beat previous winner TechBeast and Apptacious, the latter which, coincidentially, is run by TIMJ Staff Writer Mark Crowle-Groves.
The guys at Rant Media were on hand to present the award to TIMJ Site Manager Ray Willmott, citing ‘good insight into the gaming industry’ and ‘interesting content’ as the reasons for taking home the honours.
“It was a real thrill accepting the award and everyone seemed happy we won. All I could think is how proud I was of the team, of all the work we’ve done, and how hard we’ve all worked to achieve this. The award would be impossible without their efforts and it was a real privilege for me to accept this on behalf of the site, being an ambassador for us on this night and bringing home good news.”
Posted in News | Tagged Awards, Honours, Wales Blog Awards, Wales Blog Awards 2011