now before reading any further
(as I'm sure most wont, and will simply go ahead and post), please do not send anything to my e-mail address if you do not fit the criteria I'm about to give below
. It will create unnecessary work, and if it'll take me 4 days to go through half the emails, I'll simply leave it be.
The project I am talking about is an e-Magazine revolving around what's going on with the manga, the anime, Japan in general, it will contain some noticeable global headlines, highlights and news from the RolePlay and our Contests and so on. If you become a part of this project, and it becomes a success, your name will be written on the back and you will indeed receive a reference letter from us, which you can use when applying for a major in journalism for example.
For starting something like that, I will need the following:
- Journalists/writers, who will put together stories/articles and perhaps conduct interviews
- Lecturers, who will proofread all stories
- Designers, who will put everything in one piece
If you see yourself fit for any of these roles, and are generally interested in journalism, please read below:
In order to become a writer
, you will need to somewhat prove that you can actually write stories. Having a past of writing FanFictions for example will greatly aid you in becoming one of our Journalists. If you choose to apply for a spot, please include links to any material you would like for me to read, and optionally write something on the spot just for this occasion. Note
that this is a requirement; not giving anything as a reference will spare me from reading your e-mail at all.
In order to become a lecturer
, you need to demonstrate a high level of skill in typing clear and fluent ENGLISH. You will have a great advantage if you originate from a country where English is the standard- (and your mother-) language. I wont naturally ask you to show me your ID (you can however if you wish), but I will need something similar as for the writer spot. Include any text or piece you have written, that you see fit to work for you as a reference; alternatively
, providing a scan of a degree which vouches for your English skills will get you the spot right away.
In order to become a designer
, and work as a help and load-share to our official Designers, you need to demonstrate your ability to put together a multi-column page of text, with incorporating several images into the text (yes, it needs to look just like your everyday newspaper). I would appreciate it a lot if you could create that just for this occasion, using any possible text and any images you want to include in it. Being a certified graphic designer is something you would want to mention as well.
How to apply
In order to apply, you need to send me an email at [email protected]
titled accordingly to the spot you would like:
- "NBNEWS - writer" for applying for a writer position
- "NBNEWS - lecturer" for applying for a lecturer position
- "NBNEWS - designer" for applying for a designer position
Applications start right away, and will remain open. The project will start when the amount of people needed to form a team is accumulated, and anyone else who wants to join at a later point will be welcome as well. E-mails not titled accordingly will be ignored and lost in the sea of emails I get every day (basically the filter wont point them out).
Thanks for taking the time for reading this and showing interest in this project if you decide to apply;