Imperium News is recruiting writers!
The Purpose of Imperium News
Imperium News intends to be the voice of the Imperium in the media, much like the Voice of America. We’re working to create a platform where our people can both read and write articles of interest to our community, both as staff writers and enabling ad-hoc blogging through the User Submission system. We publish writing on a broad array of topics of interest to our people – game news, science news, opinion pieces, book reviews, fiction, humor, as well as highlighting opposing voices from players outside our organization.
What Imperium News Offers Writers
- Compensation: Write something related to Eve Online and receive 500m – 1b ISK. Bonus: we have a new system where your editor will pay you within 72 hours of publishing an article, no more waiting until the end of the month!
- Your Own Editorial Team: Unlike other sites where there are a pool of editors and writers, Imperium News has introduced a team structure for editors and writers. Our writers each have an individual editor who mentors and provides feedback as part of a team of up to eight other authors. Each team has its own Discord channel, so you’ll never be lost in the crowd!
- Better Platform: Imperium News is a WordPress site and the staff is coordinated on Imperium Discord – keeping in touch is a snap, and if you wrote for TMC on the old Drupal platform, you simply would not believe how much better WordPress is for writing.
- Requirements: All you have to do to remain on staff is write one piece every thirty days, and be active in our staff chat channels on Discord; that’s it!
How to Join the Imperium News Writing Team
Easy! Send us a writing sample using the User Submissions system with “Application” somewhere in the title! The sample should be a minimum of 600 words and be worthy of publication if you’re accepted; this will be your first piece published on the site if you’re brought on the team! Write something you’re passionate about: opinion pieces, battle reports from recent conflicts, gameplay guides, lore articles, and book, movie or game reviews all make for fantastic writing samples.
Examples for Writing Samples and Submissions
Want to write, but unsure what type of articles we love to publish here? Here are examples of common types of articles we’ve published to give an example of style, format and flow.
- Battle Report, Narrative: Project Waffle.Box Snuffed Out As the Culture Take the Initiative by Sister Bliss
- Battle Report, Factual: Two Revenants Down in The Forge by Rhivre
- Human Interest: Twitchcon, the Aftermath by Gommel Nox
- Industry Analysis: Virtual Reality: Where We Are Now by Turk Fezzik
- In-Depth Investigative Reporting: The New Eden Trade Network by Rhivre
- Opinion: Player Retention: Cradle to Grave After Grave by Arrendis
- Games Industry News: Endless Space 2 Enters Early Access Next Week by Ramon
- Fiction: Outside the Wire by Alizabeth
Want to Write a One-off? Try the User Submissions System!
Not sure if you’d like to commit to joining the staff, but have something to say? Check out the coolest new feature on Imperium News – our User Submissions page! Now you can write articles for publication using the same writing interface as our staff writers, and what you submit will be proofed and published by our editorial team. We guarantee feedback: if you write a piece that is unusable, you’ll receive an email within 72 hours of the submission explaining why your piece was rejected. This is a great way to see if writing is for you, and to ensure your voice is heard.
Transitioning from TheMittani.com to Imperium News
Between now and the end of October you can expect to see a transition from TheMittani.com to Imperium News. For now, articles are being posted on both sites as our fantastic dev team collects feedback and squashes bugs. As we ensure the last whizgigs and beepboops on Imperium News are working to our satisfaction, we’ll begin redirecting articles from TheMittani.com to Imperium News, and eventually we’ll be shutting down TheMittani.com and its Drupal platform entirely once our community is satisfied with Imperium News. It’s an exciting time, with a unified Imperium News, Discord and Twitch presence – join our team today!