Thursday, July 24, 2014

Roblox News: Summer Interns 2014

It's that time of year again; Summer! For the past three years Roblox News has run a successful internship programme. We select a handful of promising applicants and introducing them to the world of gaming journalism. Last year we had a fantastic batch of fresh writers - some of which stayed on at Roblox News to perform full-time roles on the blog. Roles include site journalism, game journalism, and catalog analysis! The scheme has harbored some great accomplishments for Roblox News, and through this method of recruitment we are able to better develop the skills of future employees and better tailor them to our blog than we would through a simple recruitment process. 

How do they work?

Each intern will be assigned to a specific member of staff called a 'mentor' to 'shadow' them. They will observe the staff member's role on the blog; learning about the articles they publish and how they can produce articles of the same high quality. From the staff member, the intern will learn job specific skills. The intern will be focussed on one section of RN's site, whereas a staff member may be performing several different roles at the same time. This gives the intern the ability to study their area closely and develop experience relevant to it. It will be the mentor's responsibility to private message their shadowing intern after each one of their posts with four positives points and one target to improvement in the next. This is important so the intern can build on their skills, but mentors can also practice responsibility and leadership skills through the programme.

How do you apply? *Deadline 12:00am PST Monday 4th August*

This year we are running the exact same programme (with the exception of the mentor's new duty) and will hopefully be accepting even more interns! Anyone who wishes to take on an internship here at Roblox News must send an application via private message to arbirator on ROBLOX. Applicants should have fairly good experience and knowledge of the ROBLOX site, including the games, catalog and forum sections, and should have competent English skills.

The application should include:

  • Your favourite aspect of the ROBLX site
  • Your ambition on ROBLOX
  • Why you want to become a summer intern at RN
  • Which staff member you wish to shadow and why
  • A sample article of your choice - anything to do with ROBLOX. Place reviews and item reviews are  a favourite among applicants, but you could try something more adventurous! 
  • What new type of article you would like to see on RN, and why. 

Internships are a great way of helping people deepen their knowledge as well as giving them experience with other staff members and developing social skills. RN interns are likely to be asked to stay on as full time staff after the programme finishes.

Thanks, and good luck!

Editor of Roblox News