Volunteer Applications

Please note that all positions at RPGamer are voluntary and unpaid.

If you’re looking to break into the gaming industry or have a strong affinity for the RPG genre and a love for writing, then RPGamer is the place for you. RPGamer is constantly looking to expand and improve upon its core team in a variety of areas and to give our readers and community the opportunity to join our team and help create more RPG-focused content for others to enjoy.

RPGamer is a strictly volunteer-run site and all positions are currently unpaid, but this isn’t to say that working here is without other rewards. Those writing for the site are encouraged to go about it as professional a manner as possible, letting its writers have their content be read by a wide audience and the most renowned video game companies in the industry, and the site always aims to provide feedback to help its writers improve. RPGamer staff members are also privy to their very own @RPGamer.com email address, as well as the satisfaction of knowing that they are an integral part of RPGamer. Working here is also an excellent way to break into the gaming world; many of our former staff have gone on to work with development houses and media outlets both in the US and abroad.

  • Please note that you must be at least 18 years old to apply. Sorry, no exceptions.
  • Applicants will need to be self-motivated and able to work autonomously. If you are unable to work without constant supervision then RPGamer is probably not the place for you.
  • No experience is required to join RPGamer, but certain positions do require a writing sample.

Current Openings

Position Application Contact
Internal Development
Content Maintenance Accepting Inquiries  severinmira@rpgamer.com
Programmer Not Hiring  N/A
Designer Not Hiring  N/A
Content
News & Media Taking Applications  severinmira@rpgamer.com
Specialist Columns
(e.g. music reviews, please state in application)
Taking Applications
(Writing Sample Required)
 severinmira@rpgamer.com
Reviews and Impressions Taking Applications
(Writing Sample Required)
 severinmira@rpgamer.com
Video Content
(Streaming and/or video reviews)
Taking Applications
(Example Preferred)
 severinmira@rpgamer.com
Community
Community Manager Taking Applications  severinmira@rpgamer.com

 

RPGamer has traditionally been flexible in its handling of roles. Though we expect volunteers to focus primarily on their hired role initially to build up their skills and familiarity with how the site operations, they are welcomed to try branching out into other areas, while many major features are open for everyone to participate in regardless of position.


How to Apply

In order to apply for a position please the button above and fill out the form. Certain indicated positions require a writing sample, which it is preferred to have included with your application. Samples do not need to adhere to our guidelines and are used primarily to give an indication of willingness to put in necessary effort for the position and the likely amount of training needed. You may wish to prepare any samples in advance of filling out the form (links to writing posted elsewhere are accepted).


Additional Guidelines

Applicants will need to be self-motivated and able to work autonomously. If you are unable to work without constant supervision then RPGamer is probably not the place for you. In addition to creating their own content, all staff members are expected to assist others by proof-reading their articles. Successful applicants will also need to adhere to RPGamer’s internal policies with respect to NDAs and accuracy of reporting. You must be willing to accept feedback and make adjustments or rewrites as necessary based on that feedback. Feedback is always given with the goal of improving your content as well as eliminating any errors. No one’s reviews are perfect, even those experienced reviewers who undergo the most rigorous self-proofing endeavours!

Expected frequency of articles (please note that these are guidelines and not strictly enforced):

  • News and Media Updaters — Expected to produce roughly two-three news articles on two-three days of each week. Press releases and story sources will generally be provided. Please note that RPGamer does not report rumours or leaks and does not editorialise in news articles.
  • Columnists / Editorialists — Expected to produce one such article every one-two months.
  • Reviewers — Expected to produce one review every month. Review length is generally aimed at 1200-1800 words.

If you have any questions regarding the roles or feel you could help in a way not listed above, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!