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Icy Veins is looking for news writers

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We are looking for several news writers. These are paid positions and we do not require full time commitment.

We have a new design coming up on the website, where news and community stuff will be given a more important place. To prepare for that, we are looking for news writers who are passionate about Blizzard games. We work on a shared revenue system and we do not require a full-time commitment.


We are pleased to announce that we have a number of available positions for news writers on Icy Veins. Here are the basic requirements that prospective applicants should meet.
  • have strong command of the English language (native speakers are preferred, but not required);
  • have experience playing one or more of the Blizzard titles we cover on our website;
  • be able to express your thoughts in a concise, coherent, and engaging manner;
  • be able to put out a steady number of news pieces each week;
  • be willing, in principle, to attend events such as BlizzCon or PAX East in order to provide coverage (in which case Icy Veins will pay for travel and accommodation);
  • be at least 18 years of age.

We are interested in both news reporting (reposting Blizzard announcements or other community news) as well as editorial pieces (on the state of a given game, on an upcoming feature or title, on a Blizzard design decision) and other original ideas (interviews with top teams/players).

For payment, we offer you 95% of the ad revenue generated by your news articles. Therefore, your actual earnings will depend, in great part, on the quality/popularity of your articles as well as on their volume. This is not seen as a full-time or part-time employment position. You will work from home and will not be “on the clock”, but it is important to us that you maintain a steady flow of content.

We have no fixed number of writers in mind (and already have one writer working for us who will be staying on), so we are open to any options that present themselves (several writers each specialising on one or more Blizzard titles, a single writer specialising on all titles).

In order to apply, e-mail us at jobs@icy-veins.com. There is no strict format for applying, so simply try to impress us and remember that we treat all e-mail communication with you as your application. The top choice(s) will be interviewed.

We hope to hear from you soon!

 

EDIT: We will stop taking new applications 14 days after the date of this post, so on the 3rd of November at 00:00 CET.

 

EDIT #2: Added clarification that Icy Veins pays for travel and accommodation if you attend an event.

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Hey there,

can I expect a new HS writer (of course in case someone applies)? Sottle is great, but variance in opinions could bring something new. Also, current HS section is a "one-man operation" and there are still things to do and update such as Naxxramas section or few TGT decks.

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Hey there,

can I expect a new HS writer (of course in case someone applies)? Sottle is great, but variance in opinions could bring something new. Also, current HS section is a "one-man operation" and there are still things to do and update such as Naxxramas section or few TGT decks.

What's to update in the Naxxramas section?

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Hey there,

can I expect a new HS writer (of course in case someone applies)? Sottle is great, but variance in opinions could bring something new. Also, current HS section is a "one-man operation" and there are still things to do and update such as Naxxramas section or few TGT decks.

What's to update in the Naxxramas section?

 

 

Just the decks. The guides are ok, but the decks redirect to Hearthpwn deck builder and it is hard to orientate there. BrM section has all the decks and guides to them right here on Icy-Veins. 

 

Edit: I misread the title. I though it says "new writer," not "news writer". Sorry about that

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Good luck, everyone!

 

My application was submitted, along with a new Icy Veins project I would love to spearhead. smile.png

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what's the policy on non US citizens?

 

The admins and some writers are not US citizens themselves, so shouldn't be an issue.

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Good luck everyone :)

A small question - I've applied and I've been nail-bitingly checking my emails every day; do we receive a reply even if we are not successful? The format of my application was a bit different so I really want a chance to prove myself before the opportunity has come and gone!

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Hey there,

can I expect a new HS writer (of course in case someone applies)? Sottle is great, but variance in opinions could bring something new. Also, current HS section is a "one-man operation" and there are still things to do and update such as Naxxramas section or few TGT decks.

What's to update in the Naxxramas section?

 

Just the decks. The guides are ok, but the decks redirect to Hearthpwn deck builder and it is hard to orientate there. BrM section has all the decks and guides to them right here on Icy-Veins. 

 

Edit: I misread the title. I though it says "new writer," not "news writer". Sorry about that

We're going to see with Sottle how to make the Naxx section better. It was written by Poyo and we didn't want to touch them until his contract with us expired (which it did very recently). Now, Sottle an overtake them.

 

Good luck everyone smile.png

A small question - I've applied and I've been nail-bitingly checking my emails every day; do we receive a reply even if we are not successful? The format of my application was a bit different so I really want a chance to prove myself before the opportunity has come and gone!

Everyone gets a reply, yes.

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This post and application is the final reason I decided to make an account and stop "lurking". Having viewed the forums for such a long time, it feels good to make this step.

 

Good luck to everyone! 

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Hey there,

can I expect a new HS writer (of course in case someone applies)? Sottle is great, but variance in opinions could bring something new. Also, current HS section is a "one-man operation" and there are still things to do and update such as Naxxramas section or few TGT decks.

What's to update in the Naxxramas section?

 

 

Just the decks. The guides are ok, but the decks redirect to Hearthpwn deck builder and it is hard to orientate there. BrM section has all the decks and guides to them right here on Icy-Veins. 

 

Edit: I misread the title. I though it says "new writer," not "news writer". Sorry about that

 

We're going to see with Sottle how to make the Naxx section better. It was written by Poyo and we didn't want to touch them until his contract with us expired (which it did very recently). Now, Sottle an overtake them.

 

Good luck everyone smile.png

A small question - I've applied and I've been nail-bitingly checking my emails every day; do we receive a reply even if we are not successful? The format of my application was a bit different so I really want a chance to prove myself before the opportunity has come and gone!

Everyone gets a reply, yes.

 

Thanks for this clarification

 

This post and application is the final reason I decided to make an account and stop "lurking". Having viewed the forums for such a long time, it feels good to make this step.

 

Good luck to everyone! 

 

Same here, good luck to all!

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With BlizzCon this week, we'll start replying to the applications next week.

Great to hear, was starting to wonder when we might get a reply biggrin.png

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With BlizzCon this week, we'll start replying to the applications next week.

Actually, we're going to delay it by another week, as my wife gave birth this week. As you can imagine, I have more urgent things on my mind right now than sorting applications tongue.png

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With BlizzCon this week, we'll start replying to the applications next week.

Actually, we're going to delay it by another week, as my wife gave birth this week. As you can imagine, I have more urgent things on my mind right now than sorting applications tongue.png

 

Congratulations!! I hope everything is going well.  smile.png

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With BlizzCon this week, we'll start replying to the applications next week.

Actually, we're going to delay it by another week, as my wife gave birth this week. As you can imagine, I have more urgent things on my mind right now than sorting applications tongue.png

I've been checking my email like a paranoid squirrel since Blizzcon ended but that's a great reason for the delay, congrats!

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With BlizzCon this week, we'll start replying to the applications next week.

Actually, we're going to delay it by another week, as my wife gave birth this week. As you can imagine, I have more urgent things on my mind right now than sorting applications tongue.png

 

Congratulations on the new addition to the family!

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I do wish I had seen this earlier. I have been working as a freelance writer within the gaming industry for well over 10 years now. I hope positions for content writers like this show up again.

 

Thanks Icy-Veins for supporting starving writers like myself!

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