JOBS @ GAMEBANANA

PHP DEVELOPER

We are currently seeking a proactive and professional PHP developer to work under supervision of our existing programmer on Machinefloor Inc Products. Applicants must be willing to submit a full resume or CV along with examples of code they have previously written.

Essential Experience/Skills

  • Extensive knowledge of PHP & HTML
  • Self Motivation
  • Workload management skills

Desired Experience/Skills

  • Previous employment experience and a working knowledge of SQL, JavaScript and CSS are desirable.

To apply for this job e-mail jobs@machinefloor.com

Virtual Reality Researcher

As part of our ongoing research into emerging trends in the games industry we are looking for an individual or team of individuals who are passionate about the prospects of Virtual Reality (VR) PC Gaming, to help lay down the foundations for a VR section on GameBanana and potential new VVGNet site.

We are looking for individuals who are able to:

  • Keep users up to date with the latest advancements in VR technology.
  • Research advances in VR and how these will affect amateur and freelance modders.
  • Acquire and repost VR content and tutorials to encourage growth in VR related mods.
  • Help attract prominent VR developers to the site and foster growth in the section.

Essential Experience/Skills

  • Self motivation and a desire to improve the section.
  • A reasonable level of English.
  • Friendly and approachable manner.

Desired Experience/Skills

  • Previous experience with Virtual Reality kits and/or willingness to travel to local industry trade shows would be a bonus but is not essential.

This is a voluntary position open to both community members as well as existing staff.

To apply for this position e-mail jon@machinefloor.com with details of what you can offer GameBanana/VVGnet, any relevant experience you have, as well as age and location.

GAME AMBASSADOR

Are you passionate about a specific game or game engine and want to help build a thriving community for it? If yes then we at GameBanana may be interested in your services!

Our new game ambassadors roles aim to help our most dedicated users micromanage their own sub-communities and work alongside the moderation and news teams to help foster growth in the game customization community.

We are looking for individuals who are able to:

  • Keep users up to date with news on the latest updates and game changes.
  • Organize community events and competitions.
  • Help attract new submitters to the site and foster growth in your department.
  • Work with site staff to ensure the section looks good and functions smoothly.

Essential Experience/Skills

  • Good relations and connections with the games fan base both on and off site.
  • Self motivation and a desire to improve the section.
  • A reasonable level of English.
  • Friendly and approachable manner.

Desired Experience/Skills

  • Previous experience in community management, customer service or public relations is desired but not essential.

To apply for this job e-mail jon@machinefloor.com with details of which game you would like to help with, any relevant experience you have, including sites you are a member of and a brief overview of how you think you could benefit the section.

LANGUAGE AMBASSADOR

Are you bilingual or multilingual? We've recently added the new embassies feature to the site allowing our non-English speaking members to contribute! We have members from all across the world and want to embrace these great communities by allowing them to use the site in their native language. However to do this we need multilingual staff to help us, if you are fluent in more than one language and have free time to help your fellow Bananites then read on!

Current Languages supported

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Brazilian / Portuguese

We are looking for individuals who are able to:

  • Help users in their native language.
  • Organize community events and competitions.
  • Translate news articles and site pages into other languages.
  • Help attract new submitters to the site and foster growth in your department.
  • Work with site staff to ensure the embassy functions smoothly.

Essential Experience/Skills

  • Must posses a high level of both English and one or more of the supported languages.
  • Self motivation and a desire to help the community.
  • Friendly and approachable manner.

Desired Experience/Skills

  • Previous experience in community management, customer service or public relations is desired but not essential.

To apply for this job e-mail jon@machinefloor.com with details of which language you would like to help with, any relevant experience you have, and a brief overview of how you think you could benefit the site.

Contest judges

We are looking for talented individuals who are able to provide in depth technical analysis of contest entries and provide constructive feedback to allow us to decide upon a winner. Available sections include, Level Design, 3D Art and Graphic Design. A high EF level is desired and you must provide examples of your previous work within the section you apply for.

To apply for this job e-mail SkyppySDK@GameBanana.com with details of which areas you would like to help with, any relevant experience you have, and a brief overview of how you think you could benefit the site.


NEWS REPORTER [6 Positions]

We're currently looking for News Reporters to join the current staff. Initial responsibilities will be to cover press releases during a 'trial period', after which you'll be responsible to research and collect information on your own accord with minor topic direction from Editors/Managers. There will also be possibilities to write larger articles at a different pay scale.

You need to be available on a regular basis and must know your way around the internet and other news mediums in order to collect relevant information for GameBanana; Reporters must be able to post one or more pieces each week. We have several tools available that pull in a large portion of information but extra research may be required.

Applicants must be willing to submit examples of written work upon request.

Essential Experience/Skills

  • Available through the week.
  • Work independently and within small teams as needed.
  • Research, Organize, and format news to suit our community.
  • Familiar with RSS Feeds (Shared Staff NewsBlur Account)
  • Familiar with basic HTML formatting

Position Benefits

  • Paid work (commission/performance based)
  • Several Unlocks provided

To apply for this job e-mail logan.dougall@gamebanana.com


SITE CONTENT REPORTER [4 Positions]

We're currently looking for a few reporters for this position. News coverage will be on Studio activities, releases, events and potentially short Q/A sessions. These news pieces will be on a weekly and/or monthly basis with a major feature for on of our onsite development studios. The reporter will be responsible for selecting studio candidates each week for review by the editors. Applicants must be willing to submit examples of written work upon request.

Essential Experience/Skills

  • Available through the week.
  • Work independently and within small teams as needed.
  • Research, Organize, and format news to suit our community.
  • Monitor GB Mailbag Email daily.

Position Benefits

  • Paid work (commission/performance based)
  • Several Unlocks provided

To apply for this job e-mail logan.dougall@gamebanana.com


GAME/MOD REVIEWER [2 Positions]

We're currently looking for two more game reviewers to join the team to help cover more game releases and also a focus on smaller indie games & standalone mods released in the industry.

In addition, you MUST supply a sample review (.doc or .ods etc) in proper essay form. It does not have to be a recent release, any title within your current library will suffice to demonstrate your writing abilities.

Essential Experience/Skills

  • Available through the week.
  • Work independently and in a timely manner.
  • Research, Organize, and format reviews in essay format.

Position Benefits

  • Free Games
  • Paid work (commission/performance based)
  • Several Unlocks provided

To apply for this job e-mail logan.dougall@gamebanana.com


DEVELOPER INTERVIEWER [1 Position]

We're currently looking for one outgoing individual to perform developer interviews; both small time developers onsite and outside game studios. The interviewer must be able to communicate both with our community and developers to create an interesting and informative article geared towards the PC modding community. Applicants must be willing to submit examples of written work upon request.

Essential Experience/Skills

  • Ability to write professional letters/correspondence.
  • Self Motivated.
  • Personable.
  • General Knowledge of Game Design.
  • Excellent writing/English skills.

Desired Experience/Skills but not absolutely required

  • Completed College/University level English courses.
  • First hand game design/modding experience.

Position Benefits

  • Paid work (commission/performance based)
  • Several Unlocks provided

To apply for this job e-mail logan.dougall@gamebanana.com


SERVER SIDE CODER

In 2014 we are looking to re-launch the GameBanana Servers and I am offering a position for someone to help us create unique server side plugins to help link the site and servers together.

The role would include working with the site admin team and Lead Server Operator to develop unique plugins based on various research.

Essential Experience/Skills

  • User must have experience and knowledge of coding server side plugins for either Source Engine or GoldSrc games.
  • User must be capable of working together with a team of site admins and operators on a day to day basis and reporting back each month to Machinefloor Staff.

Position Benefits

  • In game benefits on all GameBanana servers.
  • Several Unlocks provided
  • Possibility of paid contract work for larger projects at a later date.
  • An opportunity to engage with the largest games customisation community in the world and build vital contacts.

To apply for this job e-mail jon@machinefloor.com with a brief summary of why you would be good for the role and any relevant experience.


PROJECT MANAGERS

Here at GameBanana we have many great ideas on projects on the back burner and I am looking for a group of people who are willing to take a few of these on. As project manager you would be responsible for overseeing the project from initial concept, right through to implementation.

We have projects of various sizes ranging from small on-site community projects to much larger projects such as new websites, services or projects with large gaming companies. Some projects you will be able to complete using current staff and volunteers, whilst some of the more ambitious projects may require work to be outsourced.

We are always looking for new ways to improve and so PM's have the option of either taking on one of our existing projects or proposing their own unique ideas.

Essential Experience/Skills

  • User must have past experience of managing projects, people or events.
  • User must have a good level of English.
  • User must be expected to work either on their own or organise a small team to help complete the project.
  • Users will be expected to work closely with other staff and provide regular updates to site admins.
  • Users will be exposed to commercially sensitive information regarding new projects and thus must be trustworthy.

Position Benefits

  • Several Unlocks provided
  • An opportunity to engage with the largest games customisation community in the world and build vital contacts.
  • Individual benefits dependant on the project.

To apply for this job e-mail jon@machinefloor.com with a brief summary of why you would be good for the role and any relevant experience.

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    3D Art and Grpahic Design

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    Hahaha, it is still uncorrected.

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    Posted by Arman Ossi Loko @Logan Dougall even if I am a News Reporter.

    has Logan accepted your news application?

    Well, he forwarded the message to you (as far I know).

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    Posted by Arman Ossi Loko @Logan Dougall even if I am a News Reporter.

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    Posted by Rifki sorry if i have bad grammar

    i'm indonesian so i have a very bad english

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    First you will need to have a better english, sorry.

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    Posted by Takatalvi I sent an email 2 weeks ago asking for the half-life game section, is the position already taken or do i have to wait?

    We had a lot of applicants and the team is still deciding, I will try to get back yo you by the weekend.

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