Are you ready to jump in to the world of writing about games? Unless you’ve reached this page by error, that answer is probably yes. The good thing is, you’re in the right place. We are currently looking for ambitious writers with all levels of experience to join our team of contributors.
Why you should write with us
An established website
Attack of the Fanboy is a community-driven independent website that was established in March 2010, and has been providing video game news, reviews, videos and more to our growing audience of readers on a daily basis. Having established our footprint, our site attends industry events like E3, PAX, Gamescom, Eurogamer Expo and others, which gives us an inside look at the video game industry, and in-turn, enables us to write better, more informed articles for our readers. The opportunities that are available for our writers are directly tied to the level of commitment that a writer demonstrates for our site. Current and past contributors for our site have sat for interviews and previews for some of the biggest games franchises in the world. Want to see the next big game before everyone else? Write for our site, and this could be you!
Exposure for your writing
Our site is included in the Metacritic, GameRankings, and Open Critic review aggregators. We are also a provider of News Content for Google, Bing and other search engines. What’s this mean? It means your writing gets seen by many in the gaming community. Our site is a great place to establish your footprint as a critic, reporter, or other contributing member of our site. We’ve also got 1000’s of followers on Facebook and Twitter, and we publicize your writing via these channels.
Experience is a valuable commodity. If you’re looking to become a full-time journalist or freelancer, we’ll give you a great launching pad and invaluable experience in the article creation process. We’ll teach you how to use one of the most popular publishing programs, and how to adhere to best practices for online media creation.
Who we are looking for
- You are passionate about video games, and want to share that passion with the world.
- You are looking for exposure for your writing, and an opportunity to get real world experience.
- You want to be an authoritative voice writing about video games on the web.
If any of this sounds like you, read on!
Ok, I’m interested. How do I start?
Well, you’re in the right place. This is the place to get started. If you would like to become a staff member, shoot us an email using the address below with a little about yourself, what you are interested in writing about, what types of writing your are looking to do, and how often you plan on writing.
Right now we are only looking for ambitious writers who are looking to actively contribute to the site on a daily basis with the an expectation to make multiple article contributions to the site on a daily basis who can work with minimal oversight.
If you have no experience in writing about games or other topics online, and if you see yourself only being able to write occasionally, you’re likely not a good fit for a paid position on our site. We require our paid contributors to meet a monthly quota on posts, and that averages out to one post per day. However, this is the bare minimum for success with our site.
The ideal contributor to our site can take on multiple challenges such as news writing, creating original editorial content such as opinion pieces, lists, and guides. Our site gets a lot of games to review, so many in fact that our lean staff can barely handle all of them. An ideal candidate should also want to step up to review games when the opportunity presents itself.
We expect paid contributors to become able to edit their own work with limited editorial oversight after a brief test period.
Contact us to inquire about how we compensate our paid contributors. If this sounds like something you are interested in, and you think that you’ve got the time to dedicate, use the contact address below to express your interest in writing for AOTF and make sure to include that you are interested in a paid position.
If you’re only looking contribute occasionaly or when you can fit it into your schedule. Use the email address below and we can discuss whether we’re a good fit for you and vice versa.
We’re currently looking for a weekend editor for a paid position. If you’ve got some free time on the weekends and want to clean up what we missed during the week with news articles, your own original items, or anything else video game related… let’s talk about how you can be Attack of the Fanboy’s weekend editor.
We’ll get back to you shortly with more details about getting started if we feel that you are good fit.
We’re really excited to hear from you! If you have any questions about this process, please include them in your message to us.
If you’re interested in writing for Attack of the Fanboy please contact us with a little about yourself, previous experience, etc.