Applications are now CLOSED. Thank you and we will get back to you soon!
Friends and readers, we are currently seeking new writers for the blog. After speaking to my superior (non-commissioned) officer and obtaining the imperial seal of approval from His Royal Trappiness, I have been authorized to open up the application process for the purpose of adding one to two new writers for THAT. We’re looking for Men and Women of Destiny with BURNING PASSION for anime who are looking to join our team and add their voice to THAT. Mecha gearheads, yaoi obsessed fangirls, shoujo lovers, slice of lifers, and everyone in between are welcome. You’ll have free reign to choose the types of writing you do. If you want to write episodic entries, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re more into editorials, THAT has a place for you as well. Rather write about manga or visual novels or doramas? Go right ahead. First time writers and experienced bloggers are all welcome to apply.
Would you like to know more?
Impz: Also, hijacking the post by EO by telling all applicants to re-read the entry again, as I have updated the post on the details.
Following this section will be Impz’s official recruitment procedures and criteria, but I thought I’d put in a word here first. As the newest active writer here at THAT, I can assure you that applying and getting started here isn’t nearly as intimidating as I thought it would be. So don’t hesitate to give it a try. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes either; I made some myself when I first started, but the other members of the team helped me correct them quickly. We welcome all prospective bloggers, though please understand that we won’t be able to accept everyone. But depending on the responses to this call we’ll be adding up to two new members to our team, and I look forward to meeting our new bloggers. I will be handling the majority of the recruitment process, up until the applicants are put before a vote of all the writers. So if you have any questions, feel free to email me and ask.
Impz’s guidelines are fairly general, so include whatever you think might be relevant. That could be a list of your favorite anime, what you watched in recent seasons, any experience you have with blogging, what other interests you have, or anything you feel better represents you as a potential blogger.
Impz’s preface to T.H.A.T Recruitment
I decided to add a page here for all readers of T.H.A.T who might be interested in writing for us. We always welcome applicants everywhere, and it is always my goal (Impz) to allow more talented writers into our group. However, I must add that we do not accept everyone who sends us an email, but it does not mean you are not good enough. It is just that you are not a good fit for us. On the contrary, we take great pride in this blog (at least I do) and we want to make sure that anyone who is making an application to this blog knows what they are getting into.
Why join T.H.A.T?
1. You do not have to deal with the whole creation of a blog and wonder about how to even start one.
2. We are an anime blog that does have quite a few eyeballs reading our entries. On current readership, we have an average of 2800-3000 visitors everyday. Writing for us will mean that you do not have to bother about finding readership. There is already a decent loyal readership in this blog, all thanks to the loving commentators and readers who have continued to follow us.
3. You do not need to bother about administrative and blog templates. You can just focus on your writing.
4. You do not need to feel stressed about writing. This is a team blog, which means there will be people blogging all the time. Of course, we will love it if you write at least one entry per week. We prefer writers who are constantly trying to contribute to the success of this blog.
5. You already have a ready group of writers in T.H.A.T who will be willing to do collaborative posts with you rather than brainstorming entries on your own.
So, do you have what it takes to be a blogger here? Other than the Hollywood-like looks, the hot bodies and sexy voices, we also hope to see…
1. Decent writing - We do not expect you to have sophisticated vocabulary, but we at least hope to see a decent level of writing that can interest any reader who is coming to this blog. If we are bored at your writing, will any reader find it interesting themselves?
2. Distinct voice- More than anything, we like to hear something different from an incoming writer. We believe in diversity, and we do not need to find another author that writes the same old stuff. We particularly welcome editorial writers, raw watching writers and writers who can bring something different to T.H.A.T.
3. Social interactivity- You must be comfortable replying to others, even the mean ones. We are no trolls here, and we want to see if you can handle the pressure. Not everyone can do it easily. We also provide counseling services. Executive Otaku will be in charge of it. By that, we mean he will be treating you very NICELY.
Submission of entries
Here is what is required of you in that email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Administrative matters – Please make sure you have “Applying to THAT Blog as a writer” as the subject in the email. Also, for your blog entry, please enclose it in a word document or Google Docs, and make sure you include your nickname in the file name.
2. An entry – We want you to submit an entry when you email us. This entry should be seen as your first entry that you will post on T.H.A.T. This is a test/gauge/requirement/examination of your writing skills and creativity. We also wish to see that you are able to structure your ideas in a way that allows the commentator to question themes in your writing.
3. What you wish to do in T.H.A.T – Of course, do tell us about your vision when you enter THAT. We wish to know what you want to write, the genre of writing (Episode summaries, editorials, manga, j-drama, k-drama, parodies) and the frequency of your posting. If you wish, you can give one or two paragraphs about yourself, to let us know you a little better.
We will always reply within three days to inform you that we have received your application. As all new applicants’ entries will be seen by all active authors of THAT, we will take some time to inform you whether you are accepted or rejected. If you are rejected, please do not feel hurt because it always pains me to reject anyone.
All in all, let me thank you for reading this wall of text and I hope to see you around in THAT soon!