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The largest and fastest growing sports video games website, Operation Sports, is currently seeking three talented writers to join our staff of sports gaming professionals. We are currently seeking writers who have extensive knowledge of various sports video games who could share their expertise with thousands of gamers. Ability to meet deadlines is a must as is an elevated proficiency in writing for an online audience. The ideal candidate would be able to contribute one or more articles per week that engage and inform gamers on current sports gaming titles and news stories.

If interested please send the info listed below to us at [email protected]. We expect you to include the following in your e-mail:

-Full Name
-Your Location
-A Resume
-Two relevant samples of your writing of at least 400 words in length
-Three sample article idea proposals you could write for Operation Sports
-Briefly (in 150 words or less), Explain your first sports gaming memory
-Briefly (in 150 words or less), Explain your most anticipated sports-gaming title set to be released in the next 6 months
-Your Favorite Video Games (overall, not just limited to sports games)
-Your Favorite Sports Video Games
-The Typical Amount of Time you Spend Gaming Per Week, Amount of Time on Sports Games
-Do you Play Online?
-Your OS Username
-Your Age

Please note that we require all enclosed documentation to be sent and failure to include everything will result in your application not being considered. We look forward to hearing from you! Deadline to apply is end of the day Friday, May 8, 2009!

Member Comments
# 1 chilidogbeefcake @ 05/04/09 04:20 PM
do you get paid?
 
# 2 acts238shaun @ 05/04/09 05:23 PM
With wording of "sports gaming professionals" at the top, I have to admit that wondered if this was indeed a paying position or on a volunteer/intern basis.
 
# 3 MMChrisS @ 05/04/09 05:50 PM
There is no pay for writing for Operation Sports, but you do get free games (the one's you review) and occasionally you might to get to go on preview trips.
 
# 4 bronco92 @ 05/04/09 05:51 PM
It is currently volunteer, however there are definitely certain perks. E.g. free games, potential opportunities to represent OS at media/press events etc. As OS grows we plan to one day compensate all of our staff writers, however at this point in time it simply is not possible.
 
# 5 bronco92 @ 05/04/09 05:51 PM
What he said...
 
# 6 MMChrisS @ 05/04/09 05:54 PM
Well, we can never be accused of not being on the same page
 
# 7 acts238shaun @ 05/04/09 06:02 PM
Sounds good...I would have done it for free and no perks, lol. What can I say, I love sports games!
 
# 8 JohnDoe8865 @ 05/04/09 06:55 PM
I sent in an application. I love OS, so I'd be happy to help if I qualify.
 
# 9 stlstudios189 @ 05/04/09 07:56 PM
It would be a neat job that I could never do.
 
# 10 loserkid32 @ 05/04/09 11:03 PM
Are you looking for someone with a lot of experience and of a certain age?
 
# 11 MMChrisS @ 05/05/09 12:00 AM
Since we only have three openings, we will definitely probably be taking the very best writers. With that said, experience and age are just typically numbers. It's the passion you bring and what you can do that we are concerned about. Some guys have submitted resumes and such in the past that would probably get them hired at a paying writing position, but that means nothing if you don't bring passion and excitement to the table. If you don't have both of those, it's hard to get up about writing for us for free games and a trip or two.

With that said, if you are passionate and excited about sports gaming, we want to talk because I consider this one of the coolest gigs around.
 
# 12 texbuk84 @ 05/05/09 12:59 AM
I will send in an app also. I work at Gamestop part time and I try to get my boss to give me the games early just so I could review them for the fans on this forum. If it works out, I'm definitely in.
 
# 13 buzzguy @ 05/05/09 11:10 AM
Cool! May have to look into this! Gotta love how the internet makes gigs like this possible.
 
# 14 acts238shaun @ 05/05/09 09:37 PM
Same here...interested and will apply. Funny about you working at Gamestop, I am trying to get a part time gig with them in this area.
 
# 15 jWILL253 @ 05/07/09 04:51 PM
I want to send an app in, but I don't have any experience in high school newpapers ,and the like, to put on my resume.

But, I do write poetry,short storiesm and songs. Is that enough?
 
# 16 baumy300 @ 05/10/09 07:34 AM
I just seen this now and I am kicking myself for not noticing it sooner!

I wrote a bunch of articles for my hometown paper and was also the sports editor for my college paper. I sent in a an application (late) anyways.

Looks like a great deal and a good chance to give something back to OS.

EDIT: Well, other than 25 dollars.
 
# 17 secrt ag3nt man @ 05/15/09 04:11 AM
i think i could give it a try jus jave to work on the spelling lol
 
# 18 maddeninyoeye @ 05/26/09 02:32 PM
Has this been decided yet?
 
# 19 CMH @ 05/26/09 04:27 PM
For anyone that missed the deadline or skipped it because they weren't sure, strongly consider it next time.

It's a pleasure working with Chris. All he asks for is passion and meeting your deadlines. It's not much if you have the time to commit to it. The staff is great and you get to have your voice heard in the community.

If I had the time I wanted to give to OS, I would have never opted to leave the staff. Of course, if you ask Chase, he probably wanted me gone anyway.
 
# 20 ChaseB @ 05/26/09 05:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by YankeePride
For anyone that missed the deadline or skipped it because they weren't sure, strongly consider it next time.

It's a pleasure working with Chris. All he asks for is passion and meeting your deadlines. It's not much if you have the time to commit to it. The staff is great and you get to have your voice heard in the community.

If I had the time I wanted to give to OS, I would have never opted to leave the staff. Of course, if you ask Chase, he probably wanted me gone anyway.
He sure did.
 

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