Are you an aspiring, established, or hopeful journalist? Are you interested in reporting on news in a clear and neutral fashion first, separating your opinion from the events? Can you use your experiences to outline why a game stands out, and critically examine how it plays? What about your opinions? Can you present them in a clear and balanced manner, using the facts and evidence to support your arguments? If so, you may be a great fit at TechRaptor.
TechRaptor is always seeking new and talented writers and content creators (video) to join our team and grow themselves right alongside the site.
TechRaptor Staff Writer
TechRaptor Staff Writers are given the freedom to cover the topics, and type (feature/review/other) that they wish to cover. You’ll be expected to follow our guidelines, ethics policies, and work with the team to present quality content to our readers, as well as conduct yourself in a professional manner in all public spaces - including social media.
What can you expect from this position?
You’ll be expected to be a self-starter in most cases, although should you wish to receive assignments, our editors are happy to do so.
In March of 2020, TechRaptor will be moving to a dedicated "News Team" who will handle the coverage of all news that hits our feeds, minus the occasional breaking story, investigative news piece, or even (E3, TGA's, etc) that may arise. This position is only hired from internally, but if you're interested in writing features, reviews, previews, and more here, read on!
If you're interested in any of the following, this position is for you:
- Reviews & Previews
- Features of all kinds
- Satire (KekRaptor)
- Detailed interview stories
- Opinion Pieces
- Video Content (Reviews, Previews, History, and Features)
There's very few requirements to this role, outside of working with the appropriate editor to acquire review keys, pitch stories, or brainstorm ideas. Guidelines for length vary per type of content, although most should be 750 words or more.
Monthly Minimum - In order to remain an Active Writer at TechRaptor, Staff Writers must maintain a 3 article per month minimum, with the added requirement that this must be done 2 out of 3 months of each quarter. Should an Active Writer miss the 3 article minimum once in a quarter, managers will reach out to see how we can help or if anything is needed, and if two of three months are missed - the Staff Writer in question may be removed from the team.
Real Name & Picture - You will be required to use your real name & a picture. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Signed Contract - You'll be required to sign a contract before joining the team.
What’s the pay?
This is a paid position - Staff are paid per-article/video. That pay is sent directly to your bank account 24 hours after publish (1 week for Non-US). Should you apply and be accepted, you'll be given all the rates to decide if you'd like to move forward.
TechRaptor’s pay is ever-changing, and we’ve raise pay 5 times in the last 12 months. Expect that to continue.
What’s the culture like?
As a company, TechRaptor is dedicated to listening to staff, and lifting each other up. We believe that every piece of feedback is valuable, and as such has implemented a system to allow staff to anonymously respond to surveys, and offer suggestions without any worry. You can choose to attach your name to replies, but if you want to be anonymous - the editorial team has no way of "revealing" who you are, in the spirit of allowing true anonymous feedback.
In addition, we want TechRaptor's company culture to be open, inviting, transparent, and positive. While transparency and openness are handled by our policies of sharing almost everything, including financial information, positivity is best spread throughout the team. Which is why we have a slack bot specifically for praising and cheering each other on!
How to Apply:
Please Follow These Instructions. Failure to do so will result in instant denial of your application.
- (Required) Submit 2 pieces that are either a Review, Opinion, Feature, or Interview Piece.
- (Optional) Submit 1 Video You’ve Created
- (Required) Your Real Name
- (Preferred) Links to your social media profiles
- (Required) If you are based in California, please let us know due to the AB5 legislation
Send e-mail to apply[at]techraptor.net with the above to apply.
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How the process works:
- You apply.
- The editorial team reviews and discusses your application.
- You will receive an e-mail with acceptance or denial.
- If accepted, you will receive further questions & a document with how TechRaptor’s pay is laid out. From there, we will proceed until your accounts have been setup and you’re a full member of the team.