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We Need Retro News Reporters @ RetroCollect!

Postby Cauterize » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:11 pm


As of recent you may have spotted our advertisement calling for more moderators to help out with the running of the community. As of this week we're doing a similar shout-out, but this time for those of you who want to become news writers for the site.

Simply put we currently find ourselves overwhelmed with the amount of submissions and leads we're given on retro gaming news that we cannot cover all of the topics we wish to. We have a system in place where we upload/share links and snippets to cover between us, but well over half of these go uncovered. This in my opinion is anything but ideal as RetroCollect still remains one of the most informative sites out there for retro gaming news, but readers (and yourselves) are only seeing a small selection of what's going on out there.

With this is mind we're very much in need of experienced writers who are willing to help get the word out about news projects, homebrew releases, fan translations, upcoming indie/modern neo-retro titles, and so forth. It's a fun gig where you'll be getting access to the latest news before it hits, and of course putting yourself out there as a member of the team delivering the hot topics everybody is yet to hear.

Writer requirements

  • Experienced writing skills - able to create reports on various news topics, all whilst keeping things interesting and engaging
  • Quick to the punch - able to write up news (if possible) as close to the day it arrives to ensure the website stays fresh
  • Basic HTML knowledge - able to fix formatting issues that may arise from uploading your news reports
  • Team worker - able to work out between the other writers who covers what

The final note regarding this role is that we are unable to finance for any stories you may submit to the site. That said we can add you into the pool of writers who get access to the free review samples of hardware/games we get sent to cover (which you get to keep once covered) - Plus, any content you create for the website we are happy for you to use within your own writing portfolios should you be wanting to break into the games industry.

Should you be interested or want to know more, please could you send an email to ReadyToWrite@TheNameOfThisWebsiteGoesHere.com with samples of your work (or request a topic from us to cover) and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Many thanks,

Please note - at this point in time we are not looking for reviewers
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Re: We Need Retro News Reporters @ RetroCollect!

Postby The p » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:17 pm

I would like to moderate or add pictures. can you send me a link were I can find some explaining?
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Re: We Need Retro News Reporters @ RetroCollect!

Postby Artabasdos » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:21 am

I'd be up for this, but I know very little HTML code.
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Re: We Need Retro News Reporters @ RetroCollect!

Postby Koma » Wed May 17, 2017 2:51 am

Don't really have writing skills, but would love to help out by moderating/adding pictures, and have a lot of free time.
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Re: We Need Retro News Reporters @ RetroCollect!

Postby gunstarhero » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:59 pm

Koma wrote:Don't really have writing skills, but would love to help out by moderating/adding pictures, and have a lot of free time.

@Koma - RE: your profile Joined:Wed May 17, 2017 1:24 am - Last visited:Thu May 18, 2017 5:49 am Total posts since joining = 1 (as above)

Your not really selling yourself for the role
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Re: We Need Retro News Reporters @ RetroCollect!

Postby DJLaz98 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:17 am

Email Sent! Thank you for asking for this wonderful opportunity to the community
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Re: We Need Retro News Reporters @ RetroCollect!

Postby Prophet » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:08 pm

I am still curious if this position is still open. I have already sent an email but got no response.
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