Join the Team!
Interested in working on content revolving around Dream Land and beyond the reaches of Planet Popstar? Kirby Informer is currently looking to expand its team by hiring remote volunteers for a few different writing positions! Before you take a look at the roles and apply, allow us to provide you with everything you want to know by answering some straightforward questions.
Does Kirby Informer pay?
Joining the Kirby Informer team is not a paid job--or at least as of right now. We currently have no source of revenue, but we are looking to change that in the future! Every giveaway and month the website is active has been paid for by the site's leading members. We created Kirby Informer out of pure passion. While we do put many hours into Kirby Informer along with the rest of our crew, this is not a full-time job you would be applying to. While we cannot pay for work at the moment, we do promise to compensate our staff once we find a stable source of revenue that can help future-proof Kirby Informer for years to come.
One of our goals behind the scenes is to implement ads onto our website and future podcast, however, we would like to do so in a matter that is not disruptive for our audience--in other words, no massive advertising banners and pop-ups that will interfere with what you are reading or three minute long ads when you click on a video. As everyday readers, we understand wanting to create a seamless experience on our website and we are going to try our best to make that happen.
On a side note, the Kirby Informer team are all friends and we love sending each other Kirby gifts throughout the year! If you are on our team, you are bound to receive stuff in the future!
What will I be able to get out of working with Kirby Informer?
This experience with Kirby Informer will offer you an outlet to make friends with other passionate Kirby fans, and learn more about the intricacies of posting on social media, statistics, how search engine optimization [SEO] works, brand partnerships, public relations, outreach, video creation, and so much more. If we can't offer you a salary at the moment, we want to at least give you an education that will help advance your career--like every great opportunity involving work should, we want to help teach you valuable skill sets.
Whether you are wanting to have fun writing and creating content with some fellow Kirby enthusiasts, looking to learn more about the games journalism/publishing industry, or finding some work to put on your resumé, we promise that this is a worthwhile opportunity for all that are interested.
Additionally, I would like to add that for applicants who are college students, depending on circumstances involving your university's rules regarding internships, we can help you file this opportunity for credit. If you are interested in working with Kirby Informer for this reason, please be sure to include this detail in your application.
How often would I be working?
There is no set schedule or amount of hours you have to work! We are not requiring any of our volunteers to post a specific number of articles or work a specific number of hours every week--you will determine how much you would like to contribute. Once again, this job is for fans who are passionate about Kirby! Whether you are determined to write 20 news pieces within a single month or just four or five, we welcome you to apply!
Current roles we are looking to fill:
How can I apply to Kirby Informer?
For those interested in applying for one of the available roles listed above, we ask that you please send us a description about yourself, your connection to the Kirby franchise, your social media pages, and any relevant writing/art samples--you do not have to be so formal when applying, but please do not act too casual as this is an application! If you have a traditional resumé already and would like to just send it in with a paragraph or two, please do! We want to get to know you from this process.
To apply to Kirby Informer, please send your application and the requested information listed above to the email address listed below. Due to the number of application requests, we ask that you please give us time to respond to your applications. We will try to reach you as soon as possible, but we cannot guarantee an exact time frame. We can promise though that we will be going through a few applications every day!