TGN Is Hiring!

By Jared Miller
In Job Opportunity
May 22nd, 2015

Update: Application deadline extended to June 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST.

Do you spend every day hunting down the latest in tabletop gaming news? Do you plan your weekends around board gaming? Are you reading this post right now on Tabletop Gaming News (your favorite tabletop news website)? If so, you might be interested to know we are hiring! Check after the break for all the fabulous details!

What’s the job?

We’re looking to bring on an entry level Associate Editor who lives in or around the Alpharetta, GA. area. This is an office position, so you will need to come in Monday-Fridays. The Associate Editor will assist in content generation and acquisition. Content includes daily news posts, reviews, interviews, and more. Some convention travel will be required. This is a paid position.

Who do we need?

To work for TGN, you must be at least 18. Candidates need to be available throughout the week, and weekend work is often required (when news breaks, during conventions, etc.). Associate editors will have the opportunity to attend various conventions, including Origins, Gen Con, AdeptiCon, and others.

You’ll also need:

  • An extensive knowledge of and passion for the tabletop game industry
  • A strong work ethic
  • A positive attitude
  • Previous experience writing for the web
  • A fun, upbeat writing voice
  • Experience with self-editing

How do you apply?

Send an email to [email protected] with the following:

  • Email subject line: “Re: TGN’s Associate Editor Position – [Your Name]”
  • City and State
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Skype name
  • Tabletop gaming experience
  • Cover letter describing why you’re the right person for this position
  • Previous work experience
  • Links to or attached files of previous writing work
  • Two sample news posts (original and limited to 400 words each)
    • Post about a recently launched Kickstarter project
    • Post about a recently announced/released game
  • Sample review of your favorite tabletop game (original and limited to 800 words)

Please have your applications to us by June 5, 2015. We will review applicants and contact you if we are interested in early June. Thank you!

  • Mike

    Seems odd that an internet based product needs to have office bound staff #JustSaying

    • TGN_Polar_Bear

      Sure, the final product may be online, but there’s a lot that goes on
      here in the office that someone off-site wouldn’t be able to participate
      in as easily. Group game-testing is obviously something that everyone
      has to be there for. And while instant messengers and e-mails are
      mostly-instantaneous, they’re still not really substitutes for having
      someone at the next desk over if you have a question or need help with
      something, and so forth and so on.

      • Nadgar

        I know I’m late to this, but I fully concur. When it comes to playing nothing beats being there in person. I have used Skype in the past and while it’s ok, it’s easy to lose interest and become distracted.

        There is nothing like sitting around a table, snacking, having fun, and playing games. You just can’t beat it.

        Also, when games becomes more about making money instead of having fun, they generally fail. You may make a quick buck, but the company’s name starts getting a bad reputation and will not maintain long term success.

        In this industry every detail matters because the competition is fierce. It’s a 700 million dollar a year business and everyone from the smallest guy working out of his basement to the biggest companies wants their piece.

        Every bit of detail matters.

  • Landon Sommer

    Did you want the sample posts to be new for this submission or could they be previous work that fits the description?

    • TGN_Jared

      Original for this selection process please. But also supply links to previous work on other sites if you have any. Thank you!

      • Landon Sommer

        Thanks, I now see that it says original next to each of the articles.