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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 2:10PM Makikou said

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Amazing, id take the offer asap but im probably too young :/

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 4:31PM zorovriend said

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@Makikou Me too.

Only 1 year and I could apply, to bad I cant keep to and too apart so I can't write perfect Engish.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 2:21PM nathanb said

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Ok, what software game company hired another of your bloggers to be a community manager?

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 2:21PM kgptzac said

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I'd apply for a position if the time is from 12 am to 6 am (jk.

good luck to those who apply.

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 2:21PM ChadAbs said

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I would be all over this, normally. My degrees in writing tell me that I have the ability and my passion for MMOs is off the heezy.

For sheezy.

Too bad my job coversthat time slot and more. While I do have a computer at work (where do you think I'm posting from?) MMOs have to take a back seat to a newspaper's needs. =/

Best of luck in finding a blogger.

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 2:31PM Danteeeee said

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Can we place bets on the amount of underage high school students who only play WoW that apply?

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 2:49PM BigAndShiny said

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@Danteeeee
713
exactly
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 3:52PM Brianna Royce said

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@Danteeeee Given that our focus isn't WoW and that we all lean a wee bit oldish for the genre (hehe), I'm not sure how productive such applications would be. :D I thiiiiink our youngest writer is well past his college years, right?
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 5:40PM Brendan Drain said

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@Brianna Royce The youngest MIGHT be me, and I'm 25. But I was in university when I started writing for Massively 3 years ago.
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Posted: Apr 14th 2011 12:56AM (Unverified) said

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@Brianna Royce I'm 24 and graduating from SDSU next month :D
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Posted: Apr 14th 2011 4:18AM jeremys said

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@(Unverified) You can call me the youngest. Really. I don't mind.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 2:45PM Slayblaze said

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I answered Yes to both questions (and the rest) so I'll have an application in soon.

I hope past comments here aren't checked over for grammatical errors too closely as I usually have several here in my hastily typed rantings!

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 3:05PM jblackyear said

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I am quite sad that I have to pass on this opportunity, as my day job conflicts with the schedule requirements. To the folks at Massively, I wish you all the best during the recruitment process and I hope you find the right person for the job.

Opportunities like this don't come along often, so I'd also like to wish any and all applicants the best of luck!

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 3:18PM Seffrid said

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"the ability to form words without any numbers in them is a major plus"

Hooray!

"And yes, this and all other positions at Massively are paid. We do not accept volunteer work."

My understanding has always been that Massively does employ unpaid contributors, is that not the case? If it is staff positions only that are never held by volunteers then that could perhaps be made clearer.

Given the uncertainty over that, a broad indication of pay rates would be useful in that quite a lot of sites claim to pay their staff but it turns out not to be on any sort of level that would enable someone to do the job other than as a volunteer looking for pocket money!

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 5:02PM ShawnSchuster said

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@Seffrid Everyone on our staff is paid. Some earn flat rates (mostly full-time editors) and some earn per post. We never pay per pageview, as many other sites do. We don't list our pay rates here, but we will discuss pay right away to the best applicants during the second stage.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 3:22PM Haliit said

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I went ahead and sent in an application.

I guess I'm lucky in that I'm about to be "between jobs" and so this comes at a perfect time. It would be great to have this opportunity.

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 3:33PM Dblade said

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I don't see you as being a healthy employer. Not you personally, Massively Staff is great, but considering what AOL did to both the Moviefone peeps and Download Squad, I worry honestly about your long term prospects. Hope Massively continues to escape huffington's gaze, and good luck with the new editor, whoever he or she is.


Posted: Apr 13th 2011 5:44PM ShawnSchuster said

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@Dblade

Totally understandable. I get asked this a lot. But that whole thing is in a different part of AOL from us. HuffPo took over smaller sites that are similar to what they already had, but weren't performing as well on the AOL side. Plus, they don't have a gaming equivalent -- especially one as successful as the Joystiq network.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 4:11PM PrimeSynergy said

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Something told me I should've learn to read and write...

Well, they always said my guessing would never get me into college, but whose laughing now?! HAHA

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 4:13PM Lateris said

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Good luck peeps!

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