Happy Sunday, friends! You asked us last week to provide more job openings in the gaming industry, so by popular request, we went searching for just that. The following opportunities are all paid positions in some capacity, whether they’re full-time, freelance, or offering free access to exclusive events. Take a look below and see if any fit your interests! It’s our pleasure to bring you all the latest in game-worthy news, especially if it means serving our wonderful community.
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As always, if you know of an inclusive gaming space or games project you’d love to see promoted on our Sunday Loot series, drop us a comment below or check out our contact list! We’d love to hear from you, especially about new and exciting spaces where all gamers can hang out. ✌
Diversity in Games Alliance
In an effort to diversify the industry and provide invaluable opportunities for more people, the Diversity in Games Alliance is hosting an all-day bootcamp course. Their new initiative, “Amplifying New Voices,” will take place on March 13, 2016 during GDC where 36 chosen participants will be trained in “public speaking, presentations, media training, and more.” A travel stipend of $1,000 will also be provided to ensure that everyone who is selected will be able to attend.
All applications are due by January 29, 2016! It’s a quick and easy process, and we sincerely hope you take the time to apply. This is a truly incredible opportunity for anyone looking to hone their skills (and learn some new ones!). We wish all of you the best of luck.
We were recently contacted regarding a super cool opportunity for artists! CTRL+V is currently organizing an exhibition that will feature art that expresses femme identity and what it’s like to exist as a woman in the online space. If you’re a woman and express yourself online in any capacity, this is a chance for your work to be featured in an exhibition! Artists will receive 100% of the sales made.
For more information, you can check out their Facebook event page. The deadline for submissions is January 25, 2016 and the event will take place on February 13, 2016 at the Glass Door Gallery. We sincerely hope you apply!
International Game Developers Association
If you were interested in attending GDC 2016, but you’re not so sure about the price tag on those tickets, you should consider volunteering at the event! IGDA provides a wonderful opportunity to get directly involved in GDC with plenty of time to experience the conference itself. “By completing approximately 12-15 hours of on-site work,” you will receive a free Expo Pass, access to networking events, a recommendation from the IGDA team, and more!
Don’t forget: you only have until tomorrow night, January 11, 2016 at 10 PM PST to apply. The application itself is quick and easy, and you’ll be well on your way to attending one of the most anticipated events of the year. Good luck!
The Ontological Geek
We know there are plenty of you out there who are looking to break into games journalism, and now is your chance! The Ontological Geek is seeking two regular contributors to join their immensely talented team. You will be expected to submit “one feature piece (1,500 words and over) once every two months, or one featurette or squib piece (750 to 1,000 words) per month. […] This works out to 42.5% for a feature article, or 21.25% for a featurette/squib, which is ~$25 and ~$12.50, respectively.”
Please note that all relevant materials should be sent in by February 1, 2016. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to contribute to a publication that we deeply admire! They’re all awesome people, and we hope you decide to apply to join their team. Good luck, friends!
You all know what Polygon is, so we’ll cut right to the chase! The team is currently seeking two lucky, talented people for a few available positions. The Video Producer should be “someone who lives, breathes, and loves capturing gameplay and recording V.O.,” while the Executive Producer will “herd [their] staff of talented video cats.” Despite the fact that both positions remain open for applicants, you should still apply as soon as you’re able.
For more jobs with Vox Media, check out their careers page. There are plenty more opportunities in the same vein as Polygon listed there! As always, we wish all of you the best of luck while you take time out to apply today.