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Darren
September 28th, 2005, 02:18 PM
GateWorld is currently looking to add a few additional news writers to the team to ease the burden on our current work horses. News stories are front-and-center on the site's heavily trafficked home page, and thus some of the most-read items on the entire site. Additional writers will, quite simply, allow us to publish more news more frequently.

Are you an interested writer? The people we are looking for:


... are 18 years or older
... have formal training and/or professional experience with news writing (and thus know, for example, what an "inverted pyramid" is and how to use it)
... are super-duper Stargate fans, knowledgable about the series, its history, its cast, etc.
... spend regular time online seeking out or reading Stargate-related news items (in other words, this is a field you are already actively interested in)
... are self-motivated to track down news of interest to Stargate fans, not simply count on story assignments
... can write clean and concise copy on deadline that requires minimal or no editing before publication
... can contribute multiple stories per week (typically in the 200 to 400 word range)
You'll get your work published at GateWorld.net and read by tens of thousands of readers, along with a byline on every story you contribute. While this position is currently volunteer and unpaid, we may be able to explore compensation down the road. Because of GateWorld's relationship with Stargate SG-1: The Official Magazine, there are also possibilities that your work may be reused there -- which would definitely include compensation.

Still interested? Please send a letter of introduction to Darren at [email protected], telling us a bit about yourself, your familiarity with Stargate and GateWorld, your writing education and related experience, and include a short writing sample. Thanks for your interest!

Qasim
September 28th, 2005, 02:29 PM
Email sent :)

sueKay
September 29th, 2005, 02:41 AM
Oh the curse of being 17...to old to get a child's fare on public transport yet too young to drink and to do things like this :(

Darren - do you think you'll still be looking writers in November?

Stricken
September 29th, 2005, 02:44 AM
:( im 16

TheWarrior
September 29th, 2005, 03:50 AM
Sounds a kool job - shame I'm to busy with University to do this as it sounds great.

Just looked in the news section, lots of news stories and magazine articles are posted by morjana over there, I think this user would be a good news writer as they post alot of news already.

Also Qasim posts a few pieces of news as do others, so good luck to all who apply.

shockwave
September 29th, 2005, 04:54 AM
what do you mean with inverted pyramid?

Shep'sSocks
September 29th, 2005, 05:11 AM
The inverted pyramid is one where the bigger, more important news gets put at the beginning of the story, preferably with a who, what, how, why, when, where opening sentence in 20 words or less. As the story gets longer the less important news is written in. This is in case the story has to be cut off at some point. e.g. You're hired to write a 500 word story but the editor only has space for 300. If you've written the story in the inverted pyramid style then the story can be cut off at 300 words without losing any of the important news.

shockwave
September 29th, 2005, 06:11 AM
The inverted pyramid is one where the bigger, more important news gets put at the beginning of the story, preferably with a who, what, how, why, when, where opening sentence in 20 words or less. As the story gets longer the less important news is written in. This is in case the story has to be cut off at some point. e.g. You're hired to write a 500 word story but the editor only has space for 300. If you've written the story in the inverted pyramid style then the story can be cut off at 300 words without losing any of the important news.
thanks

Elite Anubis Guard
September 29th, 2005, 11:23 AM
I'm quite familar with webnews and things like that but what is this inverted pyramid?

shockwave
September 29th, 2005, 12:01 PM
I'm quite familar with webnews and things like that but what is this inverted pyramid?
have you read this thread, I asked it and it got explained? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Elite Anubis Guard
September 29th, 2005, 12:29 PM
Oh, not all of it and thanks.

Qasim
September 29th, 2005, 02:08 PM
Also Qasim posts a few pieces of news as do others, so good luck to all who apply.I doubt I will get it as theres lots of people better than me but theres no harm in trying

Lord Zedd
September 29th, 2005, 02:39 PM
Indeed !! :) Do you get paid for it ! :p :p I would love to work for gateworld but I didn't had something like this in mind :) Besides that I am so busy I don't have time to sleep anymore ! This is my 2000 post !
Perhaps I could join the moderatoin team in here. I think it may necessary because there are so many members now and some aren't always online every day. So if you are looking for new mods I would like to volunteer.

Qasim
September 29th, 2005, 02:39 PM
No pay at the moment but maybe in the future
While this position is currently volunteer and unpaid, we may be able to explore compensation down the road.

freyr's mother
September 29th, 2005, 03:55 PM
:( im 16

Likewise, ive also got html experience and i'd just like to update gateworld omnipedia.

Shep'sSocks
September 29th, 2005, 05:31 PM
I don't want to step on Darren's toes here but I'll also note that if anyone wants to work on Gateworld, either doing news items, or anything else really, capital letters help. Sentences start with capital letters. They have things like spelling, grammar and punctuation. Posting in a thread like this and not using them isn't going to help sell yourself.

MartoufMarty
September 29th, 2005, 07:17 PM
... I'm 17 tomorrow...

Anyone got a time machine? :P

Nah, I can't write.

My sister could do it... But, alas, she has no formal training... And no drive... :P

N8ball88
September 30th, 2005, 05:34 AM
I would love to work for Gateworld writing about Stargate. Unfortunately I have no formal training for writing, and my spelling and grammar are pretty bad at times.

Naughtrish
September 30th, 2005, 06:54 PM
I can't write but if you ever need a proof reader then I'm your woman (despite that my mother tongue is Spanish!)

prion
October 1st, 2005, 10:03 AM
Out of curiosity, who maintains the copyright (and future copyright) of any submitted articles?

Qasim
October 1st, 2005, 02:40 PM
http://www.gateworld.net/copyright.shtml

prion
October 1st, 2005, 04:36 PM
http://www.gateworld.net/copyright.shtml

So does GW AND the author own copyright? If the author wants to reprint it elsewhere, or sell it, they can't without GW's permission, if I'm reading it right.

Qasim
October 2nd, 2005, 08:24 AM
Thats what it says

veneticuss
October 6th, 2005, 07:24 AM
thats cool :], when will we know who got the assignment?

sueKay
October 7th, 2005, 11:39 AM
I think I'll apply when I'm 18 as it's only five weeks away. I sent off my CV to the University Magazine yesterday, so I'll see how that goes. And I have a lot of writing experience, so don't just expect everything I write to be like my fanfics (middle of the road, typos all over the place etc etc...)

Zaahn
October 7th, 2005, 05:18 PM
Hmmm. Is this still active? Or did you get those that you need?

Z

Darren
October 7th, 2005, 08:54 PM
Still active. I'll probably be shuffling through the interested folks in the next few days.

Stargate #1 Fan
October 8th, 2005, 03:05 AM
grrrrr im only 13:( i hate being 13 lol

_Owen_
October 8th, 2005, 10:26 AM
I don't suppose you could make an exception for a fourteen year old?
:(

Owen Macri

veneticuss
October 10th, 2005, 09:24 AM
I think I'll apply when I'm 18 as it's only five weeks away. I sent off my CV to the University Magazine yesterday, so I'll see how that goes. And I have a lot of writing experience, so don't just expect everything I write to be like my fanfics (middle of the road, typos all over the place etc etc...)
If i were you i'd apply now, and explain the situation, :]

SG-1ssm
October 10th, 2005, 05:44 PM
I'd like to do it! I have taken several media classes, and have had several letters to the editor published. I guess you could call that formal training.

I already sent my email but I also have a question: Could I use stories I write for gateworld (assuming I get the "job") on my website under my name? (I like to kill two birds with one stone).

Zaahn
October 13th, 2005, 09:12 AM
Still active. I'll probably be shuffling through the interested folks in the next few days.

Okay, great thanks. I am still interested. :D

Z :)