Team UP! We are hiring – Updated

Metanorn’s looking for fresh blood and it could be YOU~!

Updated on 20th Oct, 2010: Application’s are open again~ Check HERE.

Hey all! As you must have noticed already, the announcement for writers wanted at Metanorn has been up subliminally on our sidebar for the need of some new blood for the next season.

This post is all about our hunt for dedicated writers. First and foremost is our motto to HAVE FUN HERE AND ENJOY YOUR STAY! That is the first thing that kanzie told me when she enlisted me on the team and I have never looked back. We are the people who enjoy everything about the anime/manga fandom. So, yes we do have philosophical thoughts but we are a bunch of fangirls too because we love anime-dorama, seiyuus and everything surprising or exciting about the fandom.

Some criterion for what we are looking for in a writer:

  • Avid watcher/reader of anime/manga
  • Dedicated: Has more than an interest in writing and sharing thoughts because well, whatever it is the bottomline will remain to enjoy the process rather than taking it as a job
  • Some ground knowledge about ani-blogging and screen-capping (this is not mandatory as I can always provide a tutorial on our format)

What an ideal application should include?

  • An introduction about yourself, some info about how you came to love the fandom, your interest in writing, etc.
  • If you are already writing/ blogging, provide samples (where applicable).
  • A post example, take any episode of series that you are watching and write an episodic review of it. Add in screencaps to show relevance. You can send this by copy-pasting it in your email editor or even send MS Word document if you do not trust your email editor to keep the alignment, attachment, etc.
  • Answer these fandom related questions:
    • What kind of anime/manga you like?
    • What are you currently watching/reading?
    • From summer/fall shows, what looks interesting to you. Also for blogging what is your favourite genre and shows that you would like to cover?
    • If you get selected, what categories would you like to post for? Check out our categories tree for a reference. (E.g., Anime episodic, manga, quick-bits, etc.)

Deadline is pretty open right now (tentatively mid of November). Email your submissions to [email protected]. Would welcome guest bloggers too so whatever floats your boat. ^^

Bottomline is we are doing this self-motivated, just because we love the fandom so much. Though, there is definitely gratification when you find like-minded people and get response from the frequenting visitors. In short, a platform where you can share your anime love and thoughts with whacky people just like yourself! XD

So, we would look forward to your applications and in case of any further queries, comment here or email. Apply Away~!

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96 Responses to “Team UP! We are hiring – Updated”

  1. Tenshi says:

    Hello, i was wondering about this announcement earlier before this post. I have never blogged before but have considered creating one for a while. I have no formal experience as a writer either but would still like to try for this post :)

    • Kyokai says:

      Hey Tenshi, aniblogging doesn’t really need any formal experience. You just need to love the fandom. Why don’t you try out as per the applications guidelines and see how it goes? ^^;

      • Tenshi says:

        Do you believe still being a highschool student would matter…. ^^

        • Kyokai says:

          Seriously, it won’t. I know writers who are in school and still write awesomely! ^^;

  2. Kurone Takuma says:

    I really want to try out. But I am too busy with my school and work. I really want to blog about the latest episodes of anime that I watch.

    • Kyokai says:

      We are looking for dedicated writers who would spend some time in aniblogging. If you are busy now, how about you apply later during vacations or something? ^^;

  3. oplover says:

    I hope it will turn well, because i love your blog. :tea

    Anyway i can’t join because i am busy with my forum (As a moderator) 😛

    • Kyokai says:

      Arigatou~ You join the team or not, we still love you being a regular commentor. <3

  4. Mushyrulez says:

    I swear I saw the last sentence as “Apple away!” @_@

    • Kyokai says:

      LOL! That would be almost like bomb’s away! xD

  5. Gantoris says:

    O.o lol apple away! It reminds me of touhou Bad Apple. GO NEW BLOOD! wish the best for the upcoming contestants!
    (Prefers reading then blogging)

    • Kyokai says:

      LOL. Thanks for the encouragement, the new ones would definitely need it and we love our regular commentors. <3

  6. gelo! says:

    is it okay if I’m in high school?

    • Kyokai says:

      No worries, gelo! You just need to be a dedicated writer and love the fandom. ^^;

  7. ichigopocky says:

    If I send a link to a review do I still need to do the step after that?????

    • Kyokai says:

      Depends on the link you share, if it’s an episodic review then you can skip number three.

  8. Zkage says:

    lol hey you Do get awesome traffic :) where is most of this crowd from?

    • Kyokai says:

      Lol, Zee, it’s basically global and we love it. ^^;

  9. Iso says:

    Nice Evangelion picture you have there =)

    • Kyokai says:

      Arigatou~ Iso. Pretty much portrays that team effect. ^^;

  10. Mikoto says:

    Do you need to write a sample post if you already own a blog? I’m kind of interested, but I’d rather just send a sample of one of my posts. ^^;

    • Kyokai says:

      Fufuu~ The sample post has to be relevant to how we post here (which are a bit detailed) but you are good to go if you want to skip point three. ^^;

  11. foshizzel says:

    Hmmmm sounds like fun maybe ill submit something! =)

    • Kyokai says:

      That sounds brilliant, go for it. ^^;

  12. HokaHoka says:

    I would love by my english isn’t the best and it will need review for sure…so it’s ok -_-

  13. LuluChan92 says:

    Wow! I haven’t checked upon Metanorn for a while, but I see that the traffic here is cool as always!!! I’m on holiday since I’ve finally graduated high school, so I’ve pretty much taken my leisure updating on aniblogshpere for a while… Wish you best luck with your search of new blood!

    • Kyokai says:

      Welcome back, Lulu-chan! We missed you~ <3

      Arigatou~ and would look forward to your support for the young’uns. ^^;

  14. Bass says:

    Hell yea for new blood!

    Can’t wait to see who you snatch up :runs:

    • Kyokai says:

      Fufufuuu~ I would love a JV but for starters, I’m definitely leasing out Flags. xD

  15. Ridojiri says:

    I am interested in this- however, my current hardware restricts me the use of screenshots. Is this a problem?

    • Kyokai says:

      Screenshots are a big part of our posts. We can’t do without them.

  16. AIRKING says:

    I want to try but …. my english isn’t really good … should I try …
    YES or NO
    big question here pffff

    • Kyokai says:

      LOL~ Good English and screencapping are a must here. ^^;

  17. nagi says:

    Yeah, it really is the time to add bloggers because metanorn is such an awesome site and it seems that Kyokai-chan’s the only active writer here for some time now.

    Of course I’d love to apply too but I’m really busy with my thesis now (but of course I still have time for visiting this site for my reading pleasure :wink:) So, I can only wish good luck to those who will apply and continue on giving the best anime thoughts (and goodies)! :)

    • Kyokai says:

      Arigatou~ for the support, nagi-chan. We love our regular commentors and would look forward to your continued support towards the new team. <3

      We'll try to bring in more quality fandom content for y'all to enjoy! ^^;

  18. Vivi says:

    Whoa you have a whole load of people waiting in line! Bet you’ll have an awesome team >:)

    • Kyokai says:

      Fufufuu~ Hopefully! Thank you for the wishes. ^^;

  19. phoenixnumber1 says:

    Should we give our full names or just a pen name?

    • Kyokai says:

      If you don’t want to add your fullname no issue. Only screen name can do. ^^;

  20. Namika says:

    eh….. :sigh

    too bad I won’t be able to participate….. but I wish you luck everyone!! :cheer:

    • Kyokai says:

      Yo, Namika~ <3 this post had been up for almost 10 days. Would look forward to your continuous support to the new members. ^^;

      • Namika says:

        thanks :)

        but I think my delay is forgivable)) I just came back from a vacation :sigh

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