Metanorn Team Up!

Time is up! Thanks to everyone who applied. Results will be out soon!

Time for the WANTED AD of FRESH MEAT! Omnomnomnom~

Oh how, some of you have missed this. Yes, I’ve been getting some email reminders even and as the situation called for it, about time for me to put up some fresh meat announcement after eight months! I almost feel like the Administrator of a college, awarding degrees to special students; though to me, all the writers and contributors around the site are very awesome people. Some of the senpais have stuck around becoming legends, while some left due to RL/studies (oh yeah, happens to all of us!), not to mention that one/two year mark in an aniblogger’s life is still very apparent.

Here, I have to applaud my core team for their dedication to posts and all around site activities (yes, we are always busy with something or another). However, due to some hiatuses and goodbyes, team expansion is in order for the continued content update for the delight of our regulars. So, WE WANTCHOO, SlavesFresh Meat~ Come and join the cool kids. Did you know we are Dollars in disguise? Isn’t it clear from our site design?!

Who are we looking for?

  • Anibloggers for Episodics, Editorials, Manga reviews, Recommendations, Impressions and News update (2-3 Positions)
  • Bonus spot:
    • Video Editor for hands on video editing (1 Positions)
    • Artist for site projects (1 Position)

As Meta Application format has become a standard for aniblogging hiring, I will not be changing much from it:

Some criterion for what we are looking for:

If you have been sitting on the sidelines thinking, this is so interesting. I love this stuff so much that I want to share it with the rest of the fandom. You are basically it.

  • FANDOM: Avid watcher/reader of anime/manga
  • DEDICATION: Has more than an interest in writing/editing and sharing thoughts, as the bottom line will always be to enjoy the process.
  • EXPERIENCE: Some ground knowledge about aniblogging, screen-capping (this is not mandatory as I can always provide a tutorial on our format), while visual editing would be a plus.

What an ideal application should include?

  • An introduction about yourself, some info about how you came to love the fandom, your interest in writing/editing, etc.
  • If you are already writing/blogging/editing/drawing (AMVs/Podcasts/fanart etc.), provide samples with your plugs.
  • Aniblogger post example to be either episodic/editorial/review post in format. Add in screencaps/images to show relevance to the post you have written. Preferred format for this is MS Word document/ PDF/ Google docs.
  • For Artist and/or Video Editor positions: Provide links to the media you have edited or made; Art, Fanart, Podcasts, voice overs, fan-dubs, AMVs count too.
  • Answer these fandom related questions:
    • What kind of anime/manga you like?
    • What are you currently watching/reading? Which titles you followed for Fall 2011?
    • From the Winter 2012 shows, what looks interesting to you? For blogging what is your favourite genre and shows that you would like to cover?
    • If you get selected, what categories (e.g.: for Episodics, Editorials, Manga reviews, Recommendations, Impressions and News update, etc.) would you like to post for from the above wanted list?

Some Pro Messages from the Meta Team:

Fufufu! It looks like officially time to recruit some fresh blood for Metanorn once again! If you enjoy chatting about anime or even poking fun at it like I always do, then Metanorn is the perfect place for you. You can even take part in some of our amazing podcasts and voice your opinion on anime you love or rant about things you didn’t like. Depending on what genre of anime you like we have it all! From giant mechs to moe girls doing cute things, drama filled stories that make you want to cry or gut busting comedy. If any of this sounds like fun to you then join us up! Good luck and don’t be to scared as we love new people.
HEAR ME, LURKERS OF METANORN. We are about to really dive into the big league and attempt to blog about EVERYTHING EVER, and we need your help to do this! If Metanorn is to take over the world, we need to increase our number. Feeling intimidated? Stop that, this isn’t even a real interview. You don’t even have to see our faces or speak or anything. You type something that is amusing to read (and fun for you to write! That is equally important!) and just click send. You will never have a job interview as easy as that, so relish it while you can. My advice? Relax, write how you usually do, and send it our way. Your natural talent will shine through a lot better if you’re writing as you always do. Best of luck to all of you! Remember, we’ll still love you no matter what!
Hello all possible future bloggers! Leveled-up Hoshi-senpai here welcomes you to take a chance and apply for a seat at the mighty table of Metanorn! Okay I’ll stop now…Anyway, you dear lurkers and readers alike are all welcome. I wish you all good luck upon applying and hope to work with you soon~. Let’s do this!
Yo~! If you have a passion for animanga, writing and expressing your fandom… please feel free to apply to Metanorn. The Meta Team is filled with all types of cool peoples who are welcoming and helpful. Not only will you get the chance to work with an awesome person such as myself, but you won’t have to pay any observation fees. As well, I believe in charging for my time, but if you make it into this blogging team of slaves… I’ll give you a discount on cool custom made graphics and icons for you to show off as your own. So don’t be shy and apply~
Metanorn is hiring! Yay! New people <3!!! If you’re thinking of applying (or even just entertaining the thought of possibly considering to maybe apply), you should go for it! It seems like half of us here (including myself) didn’t think that we would make it in, so working up the courage to apply is definitely worth it. Trust me, Metanorn is an awesome place~. Good luck!
If you want a bit of insight as to how the process of applying was for myself & Zabo, I would suggest taking a quick listen to episode 5 of MetaVerse. We’d really love to have you aboard. It’s a fun time here at Metanorn, and with such a big group of guys and gals already, there’s no shortage whatsoever of us to talk to and joke with and do fun tag posts. Can’t wait to meet you new people!
Wow. I never thought this day would come. The day when I graduate from being fresh meat. See those robes of noob-dom? I am casting them aside! HELL YAH!!!! Needless to say, I’m super excited about this. I’ve always wanted to  boss around my underlings show somebody the ropes and be a super awesome senpai! I’ve had a super awesome time here with Metanorn so I definitely recommend applying! And if you’re like me and have your doubts about applying to Metanorn because of whatever reason, I urge you to shove such misgivings aside and make like Nike. Just do it. You won’t regret it. We’ve got an amazing team over here and WE WANT YOU. Extra incentive: You’ll be my new best friend. 😀
It’s ironic how my 300th post came and went, and I didn’t even realize. If you ask me, I’ve really never looked back since I started aniblogging early 2010. I’m soon to hit the two year mark and I still face no laziness or even boredom from the fandom. It has become a part of my life, shared by many likeminded people and I don’t see it changing anytime soon. Metanorn in itself has played a big part in it and I’m proud on my team for taking it to another level. I promise on-time salaries (comments), benefits (extra graphic bling and fan following), team meets & love, pat on the back and just plain old AWESOME FUN because we got all the characters and then some over here. So, come on over~

Obligatory Shiki Pic: Hi there, newbies. Want some strawberry HäagenDazs?! :3

Time’s up! The Deadline is 11th December, 2011 (±12hours), as we are very international and awesome! Email your submissions to [email protected]. I would welcome guest bloggers too, though you definitely should have a blog of your own to qualify. Also note, if you don’t receive my acknowledgement within three days, please email back or comment here for a reminder.

In case of any queries, comment below, email or tweet. My team and I, would look forward to your applications as we will be judging all of them and quite thoroughly too (we had three rounds in previous hiring). So, good luck and do share this opening with your friends, who you might think would be suited for the position(s) mentioned above.

Happy word-playing. Ja ne~


The Boss lady of Metanorn, who makes it all happen. An animanga enthusiast, who watches/reads almost anything that strikes her fancy. Just beware of her Death Perception and always keep her happy. Regularly found at @KyokaiTM & #[email protected].
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52 Responses to “Metanorn Team Up!”

  1. Uwahh! More fresh meat~ *fires up grill*
    Looking forward to meeting them all!
    I would totally apply if I didn’t have Daifuuku already

    • Foshizzel says:

      I know right? More meat! Err wait I mean more “friends”

      I look forward to seeing them too, no worries Star <3

  2. Joojoobees says:

    Under Kyokai’s leadership, Metanorn has attracted a stable of super-talented team mates, so I can’t wait to see what the new folks will produce. Best of luck to those who heed the call. The application process is supposed to be no more deadly than the Hunter Exam.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yay Kyokai! She is a great leader, same I can’t wait to see who joins up next! LOLOL Yep hopefully none of the applicants die to playing card accidents or large monsters…

    • Kabitzin says:

      The application process is supposed to be no more deadly than the Hunter Exam.

      But is it AS LONG?!

  3. BlackBriar says:

    Metanorn’s hunting for Fresh Meat once again. I’ve already gotten to know last years’ arrivals and I can’t wait to meet the new recruits that will rise to the challenge. Under Kyokai’s leadership, I bet there are going to be a lot of applications coming in. Best of luck to the newbies.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yep! That we are! Always seeking out new people, I am excited to see who wants to join up with us.

      Yes a huge good luck to anyone that decides to try out.

    • Kyokai says:

      Thanks! And dawww, you guys make me blush!

  4. Tofu says:

    dayum~! It’s going to grow even bigger! xD Is it safe to bet that Metanorn has the most largest number of writers out of all the other ani blogs? 😛 But good luck to all the applicants and very soon in the future we shall celebrate Meta’s growth once again! ^^

    • Foshizzel says:

      Muhahaha internet take over is no easy task Tofu! We always need fresh people to help with the cause. I think so…but don’t quote me on that! Thanks Tofu! Were always growing xD

  5. Toori-chan says:

    OMG! It’s the time of the year already? I always thought of joining Metanorn since the last recruitment. I wish I could but I do not have any ani-blogging experience nor skills. Though I can do video editings but my stronger point is at doing subs so I’m probably better off to fansubs. Still hoping to join the video editing department.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Indeed it’s that time again, awww you should try! Ohhh yes! Video spot would be nice to have for future projects.

    • Zabobinator says:

      AAAHHHH! We want you here! Not there! Here! APPPPLLLYYY~ xD

    • Jrow says:

      Why not start Metanorn Fansubs? I know timing and have actually done a couple fansubbed episodes with a friend of mine. It was a few years back, but I still did it.

      • Kitty says:

        @Jrow and @Toori-chan YES PLEASE!! Fansubber groups who actually care are always appreciated!! Then again it -is- alot of work I hear, and groups always seem to be hiring. (never done any episode myself).

        • Toori-chan says:

          @Jrow @Kitty Fansubbing is really tough. We need a translater, typesetter, timer, karaoke (OP&ED), encoder and uploader. All of these can only work on one series at a time that is why fansub groups are always busy recruiting people. Show ▼

  6. Ristlin says:

    Good luck o getting some new writers~ ^^

  7. Kitty says:

    Oh how I would so love to do this XD but atlas I have horrible procrastination skills. I would not want to bring the team down! But Ganbatta to all those who do apply! Fresh meat is always fun to harass! hehehehe

  8. Junko says:

    Gonna go ahead and link this on my tumblr. Got a whooole load of anime fan followers, so I’m sure some of them will be interested.

    Good luck everyone 🙂

  9. Bob from Accounting says:

    Hmm, this could be my chance to bring sufficient Chihayafuru love to this blog…
    On the other hand, I’m a lazy git. Plus, I watch anime on streams so my screencaps would probably look horrible.

    • Kyokai says:

      We are in process of backlog, blogging it very soon. Expect it to be out early next week.

      The decision of applying is up to you. The mechanics of posting is very easily taught btw.

    • Karakuri says:

      As the boss lady says, it’s in progress~!
      I used to watch all of my anime through streaming as well (my screencaps for my application were taken from streaming too), but Kyo taught be the mechanics.

      • Bob from Accounting says:

        Unfortunately, I’m a teenager living under the rule of extremelly internet-paranoid parents, so I couldn’t switch to downloads if I wanted to. *sadface*

      • Bob from Accounting says:

        Unfortunately, I’m a teenager living under the rule of extremelly internet-paranoid parents, so I couldn’t switch to downloads if I wanted to. *sadface*


        • Kyokai says:

          This site doesn’t hate you (we love our commentors!), it’s our spam filter that gets bombarded throughout the day and sometimes in stopping them some genuine comments get swept in it too; though, we always save it! :3

          • Bob from Accounting says:

            Ah, I see. Thanks for making me feel less paranoid there. So just to clarify, one would have to switch to downloads for posting, yes? I just want to make sure that there really would be no point in me applying.

          • Kyokai says:

            Yes, definitely. To maintain the quality of images, download is the only way because screencaps from streams are rather crappy.

  10. Namika says:

    New meat again?? Wow, Kyokai, what an appetite!!!! 😀
    :3 interesting to see the new subjects =w=

  11. Carla says:

    Fuu, I would love to try, but English is not my first language… I’m afraid I might commit some grammar mistakes. ( ̄^ ̄)

  12. Hana says:

    Aw, new additions to the family soon, eh. If I didn’t already have my lovely THAT family, I’m sure I’d be interested in joining such an awesome bunch. Best of luck to all who apply! 🙂

  13. Alynn says:

    Oh, man, I’d apply for the artist position, but unfortunately I’m a horrible procrastinator. I’d probably never finish my assignments. D;

    Good luck to the applicants!

  14. ceyrai says:

    I’d really love to apply for all three positions, but yeah, I can’t even comment regularly here, so I’ll leave it to the more dedicated kids. Good luck on the talent search! 😀

  15. xochandaox says:

    hahaha, aww its that time of.. year? or.. idk, anyways..
    looking forward to the new peeps. I procrastinate too much to do it. 😛

  16. anaaga says:

    Male new meats have the obligatory to watch yaoi with me

  17. Mimiko ♥ says:

    hmm.. I’m curious about the video editor position. I wonder what you guys are planning for xD

    I want to try and apply as blooger/video editor.. if not for being busy all the time. Guess I’ll just stay as a stalker here 😀

  18. Oracion says:

    Excitedness at this development!

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