GosuGamers Dota 2 section is recruiting
Are you a Dota 2 fan who wants to write about your favorite game and/or maintain one of the richest tournament databases in competitive Dota? Apply to become a GosuGamers crew member and start building your connections with the industry.
GosuGamers is an eSports portal mostly specializing in Dota 2, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Counter-Strike League of Legends and just recently Overwatch. The website has its roots from back in 2002 and in its twelve year history has evolved into one of the premier places for eSports coverage, providing news, featured content, VODs, replays, player and team rankings, matchticker and in-depth event coverage.
What being part of the GosuCrew will give you?
- Experience and exposure within coverage/journalism in eSports: GosuGamers is a great place to start your writing career and publish your work on a well-read platform.
- Contacts to player/team managers and eSports organizations: Build your connections with the people in the industry.
- Be one step ahead of everyone else when it comes to knowing the happenings on the scene.
- A chance of helping your local scene grow: DotA has been around a long time and there has been a ton of competition all over the place, much of which eludes our sight. If you’re passionate about your local scene, come and write about it!
- Work with friendly, open-minded people who also happen to share your love of Dota 2!
Additionally, we’re always happy to help our outstanding volunteers in their future career steps. We’ll happily write you a letter of recommendation if your work has really been great and many crew members have used this opportunity to move on and work for other eSports companies or non-eSports media.
What being part of GosuCrew means/requires?
Put down a few hours per week to help out with content/coverage: As all GG.net crewmembers work on voluntary basis, it’s entirely up to them when, how much and with what they want to help. You will be working with your crew leader closely to coordinate some tasks, but most of the time you will set your own tempo.
Take initiative and assign tasks to yourself: we love people who don’t need to be babysat and ordered around (this is not the point anyway). If you want to write an article about an event – go for it. If you want to help with the ticker by taking care of some matches – it’s all yours.
Use Skype and crew forums to communicate with the crew: our guys are online most of the time, busy not having live at all…
What we’re looking for
Simply put, the Dota 2 section of GosuGamers is divided into two sub-sections: editorial and coverage work. For the basic outline of each position, take a look below.
1. Handling matchticker (results, drafts, schedule etc)
What the members part of the coverage crew do is updating our matchticker with dates/times of upcoming matches, update results and brackets, add drafts to our match pages. Other related tasks are updating rosters and streams.
In order to do this, you will be working with our tournament platform where we register and keep track of tournaments. Meaning, you will be using the information in our database as well as adding to it but there is no need to know anything about databases or web programming. The tasks consist of selecting names from drop lists and entering dates/times/names. Mostly it would require you to watch and follow games played in order to find the results and drafts. You would also need to know a little bit about the competitive scene in order to be familiar with the teams and players.
2. Handling VODs
Adding VODS to our database (linking from YouTube, Twitch etc). In order to do this, you will be working with our tournament platform where we register and keep track of VODS
Editors are responsible for all text-based content on the site, ranging from news posts about tournaments, transfers, players, events and so forth to unique content, including interviews, guides, tournament previews, columns, player and team profiles and event recaps.
GosuGamers editors need to be able to write proficiently in English and either be native English speakers or have an English Literature major. Demonstrating a true interest for journalism by either having a background in the field of writing or a journalism degree represents an advantage.
When you apply please provide us with a CV or a portfolio and a piece you’ve written on DOTA, or failing that eSports. The article must be at least 200 words long, and reflect your current level of ability.
Send your application to [email protected] with the position you apply for in the title of the e-mail and with the following details the body:
SECTION YOU’RE APPLYING FOR: Editorial/Coverage
ACTIVE WORK HOURS:
HOW MANY HOURS DO YOU EXPECT TO DEDICATE TO GG.NET WEEKLY:
YOUR GOSUGAMERS PROFILE LINK:
YOUR SKYPE ACCOUNT WHERE WE CAN REACH YOU:
We look forward to reading your application!