Want to write News Posts for us?

BastianMarch 27th, 2013 by Bastian

Do you have a passion for Zelda and journalism? Did you realize the two could be combined? Here at Zelda Dungeon we work hard to get you the newest Zelda news as fast as possible thanks to a great team of volunteer writers!

If you’d like to join this fantastic team and you think you have what it takes, jump inside to discover the qualifications and find out how you can apply today!
 
 

 
We’re looking for dedicated, talented people to help us report on the latest Zelda news! We’re looking for News Correspondents who fulfill these minimum requirements:

  • Must have a strong grasp of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax
  • Must have access to Skype (as we do most of our organizing there) and be able to check in daily
  • Must be able to write News Posts several times a week (with a bare minimum of at least one News Post a week)
  • Must be at least 16 years of age

  • A plus (but not a requirement) if you’re already familiar with WordPress.

    If you feel that you’d be a great fit for our team, we’d love to hear from you! Click here to fill out the form today!


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    • EzioCRossfire

      Damn it, only 1 1/2 year away. So close. :(

    • JJgenesis

      I’d offer my services but I feel like I’m better off on PD

    • Dom

      I dont understand this.. I applied when this was first posted, and I sent like.. 3 emails and I never got any responses at all.. I really, REALLY want to make a Zelda based video blog.. Ill fill out the application again..but really guys, please get back to me…even if its a written “no” please give me any kind of feedback..

      • http://youtube.com/bastiantime bastian

        We are not currently looking for video bloggers. Notice that this post is about writing Zelda News Posts. :D Unfortunately due to avalanche of submissions, we cannot always respond to everyone who submits an application for a position we are not hiring for at the time. I hope you understand.

        • Dom

          AHH, okay, c= I just noticed the video position on the openings and that’s what i applied for, thanks for responding, If you guys ever do look for another video poster Ill be around. Thanks!

          • http://youtube.com/bastiantime bastian

            Thanks for understanding! :D

    • Link12

      I would love to work with Zelda Dungeon also,but 1. I’m a year away from the age requirments and 2. I’m not allowed to have a Skype acount. I wish Zelda Dungeon would come up with a way where intrested people could hold an interview via maybe like a closed forum,email,or Facebook. Skype isn’t the only form of communication

      • http://youtube.com/bastiantime bastian

        It is to us, though. We do ALL of our communication in one place, that place is in a Skype group. Sorry. :( Maybe when you’re allowed to have Skype access you can apply?

        • GreenHat

          There are some options on Facebook that allow for communication similar to that of Skype, and I think there is an option much like it on Google as well. I did send in an application and mentioned in it that my Skype account won’t let me use it. I don’t know why, but it never works.

          • Atticus

            Have you tried making another account for Skype? Like Bastian said, we do all of our communication in one place: Skype. It’s beyond useful, and it’s very important to have an account there when applying.

            • GreenHat

              I actually have tried. It might be my computer, but I guess I’ll try again to see if it works.

            • Atticus

              Is Skype up to date on your computer? And just out of curiosity, have you ever deleted Skype? I would search up some FAQs as to what could be the problem.

          • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

            For Facebook or email, you don’t get a notification on your computer when you get a message. You have to have that page open on the internet, and therefore it’s not as fast. Skype also lets you have calls.

        • Terminal

          I’m 12, but already have my own Gaming Website and a skype, (my highest grade is in english). Could i sign up?

      • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

        Skype is one of the most convenient forms of communication, though. You don’t have to like it, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t use it. For Facebook or email, you don’t get a notification on your computer when you get a message. You have to have that page open on the internet, and therefore it’s not as fast. Skype also lets you have calls.

        Also, no offense at all, really I don’t mean this personally, but I’ve spotted many, many spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors in your comment. Such as:

        *also, but
        *account
        *interested
        *forum, email
        *email, or Facebook
        *communication.

    • Link12

      Plus, I see a least two fifteen year olds.

      • Atticus

        There have been plenty of staff members who don’t fulfill the age requirement, but have proven to be exceptional at fulfilling other requirements.

    • Altair_420

      I would be up for it, but i dont use skype. Ive been a Zelda addict since i got my 64 back in 1998. I dont like the idea of checking in daily either…….. but i could deal with that, ive just never used skype before.

      • http://youtube.com/bastiantime bastian

        You can always learn. Skype is essential to the position, actually.

        • Atticus

          Skype is extremely easy to install and navigate. It’s free, and a lot of us use it for fast communication. Despite popular belief, Skype serves to be an excellent IM service. Skype is essential for most staff positions here at ZD, so it’s best you take the time to make an account.

          • http://youtube.com/bastiantime bastian

            I think you’re replying to the wrong person there. ;)

            • Atticus

              Sorry, my bad! xD

    • Nikki

      I don’t have a good grasp of syntax): Grammar and punctation I’m okay with, and I have a good grasp of spelling. I also have Skype(which is probably the only requirement I really can fulfill. I read all these other posts from other people and I realize that I could never write well like that for the position.

      • Altair_420

        If we combine forces like twinrova we should be able to get by with my writing skills and your skype program. =)
        Kinda like the girls that do the zelda manga series…..two people working under one name.

        • Atticus

          You don’t /have/ to apply now. I can guarantee you there will be more openings in the future. Why not apply then? Perhaps in the meantime you can expand your knowledge of basic grammar, syntax, punctuation, and spelling mechanics.

          • Altair_420

            The comment you replied to was just a joke. I wasnt trying to apply, im just commenting on an article.
            And for the record I can TyPe HoW i WaNt, punctuate;- /how I see/…,/ fit/….[][][]. and spell hough-evore aye wunt toooo.
            ps- if you love skype so much why dont you marry it? =p

            • Atticus

              Eh, it’s not like they would have accepted you anyways. They don’t want immature five year olds writing their articles.

            • Altair_420

              Good, because i didnt apply, plus, 5 years olds should not be allowed to use skype . ( i question your parents judgement in letting you use it)
              LOL What was I thinking? Thanks for pointing it out to me, O great ruler of zeldadungeon.net.

            • Atticus

              How kind of you! No, really I mean that’s truly nice of you. I take great pride in making myself the “O great rule of zeldadungeon.net”. You don’t know how much this means to me; I think I’m getting a little teary eyed! My parents have great judgement, thank you for pointing that out. I appreciate it. What were you thinking? You were thinking about all these wonderful compliments! Thanks so much! =D <3

            • http://medlismessages.blogspot.com/ Heroine of Time

              ruler*

              teary-eyed*

              Oh, and now that I look at it, the fifth sentence is a comma splice.

            • Atticus

              Oh, why thank you, “O great ruler of grammar”.

            • http://medlismessages.blogspot.com/ Heroine of Time

              You’re very welcome, “O great [insert humorously sarcastic title here]“.

            • Altair_420

              Looks like you need to take your own advice and “expand your knowledge of basic grammar, syntax, punctuation, and spelling mechanics”.

            • Altair_420

              If what you say held any truth, your title would include MOD in it.
              I’ll let you enjoy these so called ‘compliments’, as I can tell you dont get very many. A wise old woman once said; “There is no medicine that can cure a fool”, and after reading your last comment, i guess thats true.

            • Atticus

              Haha, okay. =)

            • Altair_420

              LOL Yeah so anyway we both seem to like zelda so…….

              friends? =] *plays saria’s song*

    • Twister27

      Just wondering, do you ever need post editors? I am quite strong in grammar, spelling, etc… but I don’t think I would be able to write enough posts per week.

      Regarding the need for editors, I have noticed that posts on ZD often do have little mistakes that could easily be corrected. That being said, it is rare to find any that are rife with errors.

      • http://youtube.com/bastiantime bastian

        Trying to steal my job, eh? :P

      • http://medlismessages.blogspot.com/ Heroine of Time

        I’d love to apply for a job like that as well, for similar reasons. I love to write and edit things, but I’m not necessarily creative enough to think of something new each week. I really wish there was an editor position.

      • Guest

        Just goes to show….

        *ripe

        I know everyone makes mistakes, but still.

        • http://medlismessages.blogspot.com/ Heroine of Time

          “Rife” is also word meaning “of common occurence” or “widespread”.

    • dem600

      i turn 16 in august of this year does that count?

    • GreenHat

      Okay, I got my Skype account to work. So, do I have to edit my application, send in a new one, or what?

      • http://youtube.com/bastiantime bastian

        Go ahead and send in a new one.

    • Shad

      I want to but I am 14 and I am not able to use skype so i dont have an account… can i still possibly do it?

    • Shad

      Do you need to know HTML writing as well?

      • http://ZeldaDungeon.net/ Jordan D.

        You can learn on-the-job like I did, but prior knowledge is helpful.

    • I WANT IT

      I’m a hopless grammar, spellin, and writin in general, but im a kickass webpage and video game designer, I know 17 different coding languages and I love zelda.
      any openings?
      I can check in on skype…..
      $#@&(%##^&&%$##@@@#%^&(^%$#@#^&*
      (reaction to reading the last requirement)
      will you have openings still in 4 years??

    • Stephen Beeler

      ugh… I have to wait a year and a month!?

      http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

    • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

      I fill all of those except for age. :/

      Meh, I don’t really like the idea of having to post at least one (preferably more) news post per week. I wish I could be an editor or something like that, but not really a full-on writer. Oh well. Maybe I’ll change my mind in the future.