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Co-Optimus is Looking for Writers

Join the Co-Opticrew!

Ever wanted to see your name in the byline of one of these news posts? Well guess what, you may have a chance to do just that. Co-Optimus is looking for writers to join our friendly staff.

If you're interested in writing for us, a few things you should know first. Here's what we're looking for in our candidates:

  • Ability to cover co-op gaming by writing between 3 to 5 news stories a week
  • Willingness to review games on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4
  • The availability and flexibility to post daily and be available to cover major events as the need arises
  • Familiarity with streaming and/or video is a big bonus
  • A dedicated co-op partner is also a bonus, but not needed
  • Active on social media
  • Willing to help keep our co-op database up to date and as accurate as possible
  • A commitment to the site and the responsibilities detailed above

A quick note about that last bullet point. Co-Optimus has been kicking around the web for the past nine years and has seen a lot of changes in that time, both to the site itself and its staff. This is, for the most part, a volunteer gig. There are some benefits and compensation (which I'll get to), but it is by no means a full-time position. Those of us who have stuck around for this long, though, have done so out of a passion for co-op gaming. We're hoping to find a similar passion in all those who apply.

If you're still interested, then let's talk about some of those benefits. Here's what we can offer:

  • Game industry experience on a reputable site
  • Per article compensation
  • Possibility to travel and cover shows like E3 and PAX
  • Free games
  • A friendly staff that's always up for some co-op gaming

So, if all of that still tantalizes you and you feel like you're up for it, then please apply! Send an email to with the subject header "Co-Optimus Staff Position." Included in the email should be the following:

  1. A brief bio about yourself and your writing background
  2. Links to any articles/writing you've done for other sites (if applicable)
  3. Why you want to be a writer for the site
  4. Three writing samples attached in .PDF or Word doc format. The samples should include:
    • Two news posts that cover some piece of co-op news from around the web (you can look at any of the posts we've got here on the site as examples of what that entails; please cite your source)
    • One co-op review of a game (any co-op game is fine)

You have until 11:59 pm Eastern time, Monday, August 15, 2016, to submit your application. If you have any questions, please email me at

We look forward to everyone's applications and cannot wait to welcome some new members to our team!