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#1 User is offline GeneHF 

Posted 03 June 2009 - 09:07 PM

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As you've probably (or probably not) noticed, the front page is almost a bit.... one-sided.

I'll cut to the chase. As editor of the front page, I've been given the green-light by Scarred Sun to look for some writers. The front page pretty much focuses on Sega news with Sonic as a main priority, as well as important site news. Pretty much, I'm looking for people who love to write and are versed in Sonic stuff... this can include the Archie comics, potential DVD releases, news regarding cartoons/animes, game news, and oddities like obscure Sonic products.

I'm not looking for accolades of journalism, proper use of AP Style or all that, though it is a plus!

Those interested in applying must offer a writing sample that Scarred Sun and I will look over. Your sample can be a piece of your area of specialization if it matches any of them listed above.

Understand that I'm not looking for a person who will write one article and then never commit to it again. At the same time, I'm not looking to flood the page daily with useless trivial news about what's going on at Sonic Site XYZ. We'll leave that yellow drab to other websites. The front page should contain news relevant to the site and its interests and be updated regularly, not every few weeks at the new Sonic Unleashed DLC pack.

To clarify: while this isn't true for all pieces, most of the job is writing, but digging for more information never hurts. For the most part, the stories on the front are largely cut-and-dry, for example, with not too much digging for information. Don't be afraid to question people for more info if needed.
This post has been edited by GeneHF: 09 June 2009 - 11:40 PM

#2 User is offline The Shad 

Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:22 PM

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Already sent mine in.

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Oh, right. I'm supposed to do this job.

Goops.

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Ok, I sent mine in already.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 10:50 PM

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Retro seems so interested in this!

#6 User is offline GeneHF 

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I'll be closing applications soon if interest doesn't pick. We'll be looking at those that submitted pieces and decide who to add.

June 10th.

#7 User is offline SegaLoco 

Posted 06 June 2009 - 12:07 AM

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I may throw together a sample on the Sonic: Evolution of a Hero comic. I picked it up back on free comic day. Tomorrow if anytime will be the day.
Would one just need to write, or would pictures or scans of the topic be helpful?

Edit: Just remembered that this is not an article that is going up. I still might as well do scans to show that I can make relevant scans and captions.
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