Join Us for the 2014 Journalist Training Program Sessions!

Want to get real online publishing experience and level up your writing game? Apply for the GameSkinny Journalist Training Program!

Everyone starts somewhere. Are you ready for an online writing experience that will boost your skills and your resume? Well then...

Why Join the Journalist Training Program?

"Not gonna lie, it’s a pretty great feeling to see something you’ve written published online. It’s an even better feeling when that published something is on the front page. That’s the awesome part about GameSkinny – people actually read your stuff.

Sure, I have a personal blog and sometimes I write things there, but on GameSkinny, I’m a *real* writer with a real audience. That exposure comes with perks too. Since I started writing for GameSkinny, my Twitter following has grown and I’ve been asked to participate in things like podcasts and streams." - Lauren

This program is for applicants who want to gain real experience in online publishing. Work in an online newsroom environment in two-month increments. Participants who complete the program are eligible for:

  • A professional referral from the editor in charge of the Journalist Training Program for use on resumes and job applications.
  • The Journalist Training Program qualifies as a college internship for credit. Please indicate your intent to complete the program for credit during your application so we can help you work with your college advisor.
  • The option to apply for a leadership role in the Journalist Training Program in order to earn managerial experience.
  • Consideration for current openings at GameSkinny when applicable.

Each round lasts for eight weeks and students may participate in as many rounds as they like.  Applications are always open, though students should specify which eight-week rotation(s) they are interested in.

Program Start Dates for 2014

  • March 3rd
  • May 5th
  • July 7th
  • September 1st
  • November 3rd

Our program for 2014 concludes on December 25th

Apply for the Journalist Training Program

Former Editor in Chief

Former Editor in Chief at GameSkinny. I am the Gray Fox. Questions, comments, feedback? Bring it. Amy.White (at)

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Published Jun. 20th 2014
  • Landon Sommer
    Looks like I accidentally completed an application while waiting for my second reference to confirm. Whoops! If there is a way I can send that info or just resend my app, I would love to know!
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Featured Correspondent
    How many hours per week and what sort of times will be training be? I would love to apply, however among coaching and playing badminton and work, my week can get rather crowed.
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Hi SN! Katy can give you a better estimate of the exact hours per week, but there are daily writing deadlines (with weekends off). So to some degree it depends on your skill level coming into the program. I'll let her know you're looking for more specifics so she can chime in.
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Featured Correspondent
    Thanks Amy. It's just as with a full time day job, weekends are really the only times I have any time. So if deadlines are from Monday (getting the task) to Friday (handing it in) I may not be able to do the program. But anyway, thanks Amy, look forward to hearing from Katy.

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