Write about Super Smash Bros. and other fighting games for a living by joining the EventHubs team

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • May 14, 2019 at 2 p.m. PDT

Update: The application is now closed.

Earlier: We’re currently looking for a full-time 40 hour per week reporter to join our tight knit team.

This employment opportunity will involve writing stories, managing the EventHubs front page and communicating regularly with the fighting game community.

Application for this position opens today, April 30, 2019 and closes in three weeks, on May 21st at 11:59 p.m. PST.

This position will entail:
• Generating traditional fighting game stories for the site's front page, and tournament coverage.
• Working in the fast paced and fun realm of fighting game journalism.
• Salary depends on experience, but will be around entry level.

Benefits:
• Holiday pay, and two weeks of paid time off.
• Work from home position.
• A friendly and dedicated team environment.

Requirements:
• Knowledge and skill in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. An understanding of Super Smash Bros. Melee will also help.
• A heavy passion and understanding of other fighting games and our community is a gigantic plus.
• The ability to express yourself accurately and tastefully through your writing.
• Background in journalism, or excellent creative writing skills.
• A secure work computer that can also do Skype voice calls.
• Solid communication skills.
• Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States.
• Must be 18-years-old, or older.
• Work examples are required (see below).

Additional skills we're looking for, but not required:
• Solid understanding of Photoshop, or image editing equivalent.
• Ability to translate Japanese to English.

Application questionnaire:

• Are you 18-years-old, or older? (Yes/No)

• Do you have proof that you can legally work in the United States? (Yes/No)

• What is your EventHubs username?

• What is your Twitter username?

• Do you have a Smashboards or Reddit username, if so what are they?

• Which city, state and country do you currently live in?

• Which fighting games do you regularly play?

• How many years have you been playing fighters regularly?

• What is your Nintendo Switch username?

• What is your interest in journalism and web writing?

• Why are you interested in working for EventHubs?

• What operating system is your computer? Also include computer specs like your CPU, RAM and internet connection speed via a Speed Test.

• Include your résumé in the email you send.

Work examples:

• "Settle it in Smash." Applicants will play an EventHubs staff member in an online Super Smash Bros. Ultimate best of five set. This will be done to gauge the applicant's abilities in the game. A wired connection is recommended.

• Provide examples of your creative writing skills. It can be work for other publications/websites, forum posts, or examples you create specifically for this position. The heavy preference for a work example is a story, much like you see here on the EventHubs front page. This should feature an understanding of how writing for the web works in 2019. Your writing examples will be a large factor in the application process.

• It's highly recommended that you look at other modern websites for how to write on the web in 2019. The Washington Post, New York Times, and ESPN are just some examples of places to look. Styling your work examples in this fashion will likely put you many steps ahead of the competition. Writing for the web has its own style and nuance so look around carefully at what other sites are doing, including ours, for the scope and approach of your written submissions.

• Your questionnaire, résumé and work examples should be sent via the (this application is now closed). Google Docs is a great way to send documents, but make sure you give viewing permission to (this application is now closed). All things should be sent in a single email, if possible. Please put your full name and EventHubs username in the subject line.

• You will receive a confirmation email that your résumé, questionnaire and work examples were received by our staff 24-72 hours (1-3 days) after we receive them. If you don’t hear back from us after that time, please follow up again.

• Prior job postings received hundreds of applicants, so it’ll take time to follow up with the potential candidates.

• We’ll be offering updates on the process in the comments on this story, so check back here periodically.

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