Damien

Icy Veins is looking for news writers

23 posts in this topic

13860-icy-veins-is-looking-for-news-writ

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.

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

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

Edited by positiv2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good luck, everyone!

 

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

Edited by Lunaboreal
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what's the policy on non US citizens?

 

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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! 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

 

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Edited by Avyuir
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

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

Edited by Lunaboreal

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

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!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

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!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Stan
      Episode 34 of the Icy Veins Podcast is here and we have Deadset on the show talking about the Season of Grandeur in Diablo III and we go through the main features of Tides of Vengeance Part II that hit live servers this week.
      Starring:
      Patrick (@NotPatrick) Stan (@heroespwn) Deadset (@DeadsetGaming) In this Episode:
      [00:02] WoW: Patch 8.1 Part II Now Live [00:21] Overwatch: Lunar New Year Event [00:23] Diablo: Season 16 Details Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or leave a comment on the forums. If you enjoy the show, you can support it by becoming a Premium member.

      Previous Episodes
      Episode 33 Episode 32 Episode 31
    • By Stan
      Episode 33 of the Icy Veins Podcast is here, and we discuss Brode's Second Dinner announcement, Blizzard surveying players about Hearthstone Esports, Imperius in Heroes, and World of Warcraft's Patch 8.1.5.
      Starring:
      Patrick (@NotPatrick) Stan (@heroespwn) In this Episode:
      [02:00] WoW: Patch 8.1.5 Details [10:00] Overwatch: Bastet Short Story, Armor Nerfs [17:00] Heroes: Imperius Reveal [21:00] Hearthstone: Esports Survey Question, Second Dinner Announcement [29:00] Diablo: The Darkening of Tristram Returns [30:00] General News: Bungie and Activision Part Ways, Bungie Keeps Destiny Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or leave a comment on the forums. If you enjoy the show, you can support it by becoming a Premium member.
       
      Previous Episodes
      Episode 32 Episode 31 Episode 30
    • By Stan
      In the latest episode of the Icy Veins podcast, we discuss the recent news surrounding Heroes of the Storm, Rastakhan's Rumble meta that's shaping up after release, and the launch of PoE-Vault!
      Starring:
      Patrick (@NotPatrick) Stan (@heroespwn) Sophia (@Sophia_xal) In this Episode:
      [03:00] Heroes: No HGC and Development Slowdown [26:00] Hearthstone: Rumble Run and Rastakhan's Meta [39:00] WoW, Overwatch, Diablo, and General News Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or leave a comment on the forums.
       
      Previous Episodes
      Episode 31 Episode 30 Episode 29
    • By Damien
      Today, we release our Path of Exile site. It is not entirely finished yet, but the content is there and we felt comfortable sharing it with Path of Exile players from our current audience.
      This is a project that we have been working on for quite some time (so nothing to do with the recent Diablo announcements or lack thereof). We developed a CMS from the ground up, using our many years of experience with Icy Veins as a basis for the various features we required on the publishing side of the site. We also added things such as a proper item database or a dev tracker. These are things we can't have on Icy Veins, because the tech the site is running on would not permit it. Hopefully, one day we can run Icy Veins on our new tech and do all these things, if we feel like it.
      As I was saying above, the site is not 100% ready, but it is very close in terms of features. We worked hard in the past two weeks to fix all major bugs, so that end users can have a smooth experience, and we have enough content to cover the currently most popular builds. So we are waiting for your feedback!

      Currently you will find the following things on the site: guides and news for Path of Exile, an item database (still missing out a couple of base items), a dev tracker (Official Forums + Twitter + Reddit), and of course forums where people can discuss about that game.
      Our guide offering is currently as follows:
      Triple Herald Blade Vortex Elementalist Build Arc Mines Saboteur Build Guide Glacial Cascade Mines Saboteur Build Guide Ancestral Warchief Ascendant Build Guide Ascendant Hit Elemental Build Guide Aurabot Ascendant, 8 Auras Build Guide The Cleave Ascendant Build Guide Herald of Agony Occultist Build Guide Frostbolt/Glacial Cascade Totems Hierophant Build Guide Uber Labyrinth Farmer Juggernaut Build Guide Rain of Arrows Deadeye Build Guide Tornado Shot Deadeye Build Guide The Baron Zombies/Skeletons Necromancer Build Guide Toxic Rain Pathfinder Build Blade Flurry Gladiator Build Guide Spectral Throw Raider Build Guide Cyclone Slayer Build Guide We also have a beginner guide for fresh exiles.
      With all that said, we're hoping to see you on that new website and are looking forward to your comments!
      Please welcome our newest website on Path of Exile!
    • By Stan
      It's podcast time and in the latest episode, we discuss the community dissatisfaction with Battle for Azeroth, compare Legion's Artifacts to the new Azerite system, and more. Tune in to Winter Patches Galore for your daily dose of Blizzard news!
      Starring
      Patrick (@NotPatrick) Stan (@heroespwn) In this Episode:
      [00:03] WoW: Patch 8.1 Now Live! Community Reactions, Features [00:24] Overwatch: Winter Wonderland is Live, Features, Hero Balance [00:29] Heroes: Armor & XP Changes, Winter 2018 Event, Sylvanas & Stitches Reworks Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes and leave a comment on the forums.
       
      Previous Episodes
      Episode 30 Episode 29 Episode 28