The Escapist Now Hiring a Non-Games Editor!

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The Escapist Now Hiring a Non-Games Editor!

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Do you like writing about nerdy things that aren't necessarily games? Have you ever thought about moving to sunny North Carolina? If yes, The Escapist might be looking for someone just like you.

As you can see just over here to the left (on the forums), my title here at The Escapist is "Games Editor." That means I do a lot of writing about games - reviews, previews, and the like. While most of us here (if not all of us) play games, that isn't the only thing we do: From columns about tabletop gaming to reviews of the latest anime titles, we at The Escapist have always prided ourselves on having a wide range of content for people of every geeky taste.

Right now, we're hoping to continue that - and to expand it, too. The Escapist is looking for "a full-time editor with a high degree of geek chic" to join one of the most awesome editorial teams in the industry. While a healthy love for videogames is perfectly fine (and indeed, encouraged), this Non-Games Editor would be in charge of finding, editing and creating excellent content that, as the name might suggest, isn't about videogames.

This means content about movies and television shows. It means content about comic books, manga and anime. It means content about cosplay at sci-fi conventions, late-night tabletop gaming sessions, the latest fantasy literature, webcomics and web video - you know, that sort of thing.

As always, we're looking for the best of the best. If you think you have what it takes and are willing to move down to work at The Escapist's totally rockin' HQ in warm Durham, North Carolina (or if you live here already), then head on over to the Craigslist posting and check it out!

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This seems like a good idea, good luck finding someone for the job.

I wish I could move to NC, finally my nerdy useless knowledge could lost its 'less' and become a 'ful', Too bad. Hope you find the best.

Whoever gets this position, I certainly wish him/her good luck.

Quite a fitting picture, I have to say.

As much as I'd love to work at The Escapist, though, my non-game nerd knowledge pretty much ends with Firefly and a select few animes.

Got me with the Fillion pic.

Interesting position, well i wish good luck to anyone who gets the job.

Time to polish up the resume.

Awesome! I wish I was qualified for the job. If there was ever anything The Escapist needed that I could fill in for, I'd be all over it. Good luck to whomever applies and to whomever actually gets it!

Hire Charlie Brooker, anyone?

Would love to try but if you haven't guessed it by now, I'm an illiterate silly twat who can barely form a correct sentence, while I'm probably up there in the geekiness and knowing trivial shit that's useless to most but us geeks get weirdly aroused by... I'm probably not your man and I'm not willing to pay for a plane to Carolina for you to tell me this in person. Besides... I'm guessing you want a fellow a little older than 19. I'm not even considered an adult in America.

So I'm doubting I'll be attending that. Though it's a shame really as I would to work for the escapist team and had it not been for my obvious lack of skill and maturity I'd jump at the chance to work but well I'm an film student living in England, South Carolina is a long way away and it's probably an expensive trip.

That being said, I congratulate the lady or fellow that gets the job and I hope to see them soon on the boards.

As fun as it sounds i think moving across the oceans from Europe would be a bit too much considering i have i job i don't hate so much for now. Good luck finding someone, and im waiting some new fresh content when it's finalized.

Well, I may as well apply. Not much else going on for me job-wise at the moment.

Pfft. Of course I'd have to move.

It's one state away, alas, I'm in school. But this is a pretty cool idea. Good luck with the expansion of geekiness.

This is the problem with the youth of today: too much time inventing nonsense words, not enough time taking a bullet in the lung defending a hill. I don't have to know what the hell twitters and texting and body sprays are to understand that they're not the sort of thing men should be engaged in. Like conversations, or painting things that aren't a house.

The following is a short list of things men should be engaged in, at all times:

1. Getting a haircut
2. Yelling
3. Digesting ribs
4. Hill defense
Get a job, hippy.

Sincerely, the Soldier.

Well obviously I won't be able to get it but I wish whoever does get it good luck. They actually make the Office life look fun!

If only I weren't on another continent or wasn't still in high school. *sigh*

If I lived in US - Totally b e there!

BlueInkAlchemist:
Time to polish up the resume.

I believe in you, Josh!

DESTROY THE OPPOSITION!

You had me a Manga.
Id absolutely love to give this a try but i have no professional writing experience and i can't afford to move...

A: Awesome!

B: FIREFLY FTW!

Damn... I'm a Ninja-pirate killer robot, with a cyborg samurai parrot on my shoulder... thats a lot of things going against me for this position...

That, and all the costs it takes to keep myself maintained and prepared to kill, restricts me to my local area for now... well that and college... I tried hooking my brain up to the internet and download knowledge, but the kind of viruses I got just for searching Japanese Language, plus images, put me off...

Temping, but I detest sunshine.

BlueInkAlchemist:
Time to polish up the resume.

Give it to this man. That's all I have to say on this matter.

Hm, I live in the area, love geeky stuff, and have passable social skills and a fairly competent grasp of the English language. I'm going to apply for the hell of it.

I'm applying, I play board games, read comics, love role-play games, and other things :d lets give it a try.

Hey, I already live in Durham. Sadly, that's Durham, UK, not Durham, NC.

Oh yeah, also I'm in the middle of a degree, terrified of the thought of getting a real job, and more than a little self concious regarding anything I write...

Maybe not for me then. Not yet, anyway.

I'm certainly willing to move to the Carolinas, but I don't think I'm quite qualified enough in the "widespread geekery" category.

Anarchemitis:
This is the problem with the youth of today: too much time inventing nonsense words, not enough time taking a bullet in the lung defending a hill. I don't have to know what the hell twitters and texting and body sprays are to understand that they're not the sort of thing men should be engaged in. Like conversations, or painting things that aren't a house.

The following is a short list of things men should be engaged in, at all times:

1. Getting a haircut
2. Yelling
3. Digesting ribs
4. Hill defense
Get a job, hippy.

Sincerely, the Soldier.

....wut?

OT: Looking forward to seeing some more articles on the escapist about stuff other than video games. Well actually, im not, because im not a geek and dont know/dont care about anything geeky, but if you are, all the power to you.

I would so very like the job, and I would be willing to move, but I can think of plenty of folk who could do it better than me. One day they will ask for somebody with my skill set. Then the day will be mine!

/waiting

Alas, if you had offered a place for a circus skills editor, I would have leapt at the opportunity in a single moment.

Until that day, I'm afraid I shall remain here in Manchester.

How full-time is full-time because I may be willing to move my college classes to online for....no I would be too far away from my girl though. Sorry escapist. Try again in 2012-2013 after I have graduated as a Computer Scientist.

I would to work for you guys but I'm 18 so i don't believe you would hire me. I'm like the gaming, comic-book, manga, anime and web-comic nerd of my group. Plus i just started a D&D group at my college. Choices Choices, My best bet is job security, and pay.

Actually your north of me, in Charleston, South Carolina. You damn yankees.

I'd totally get right in on this if I wasn't Australian... and just left school. Ask me again when I get my diploma, eh?

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