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Alex Walz
05-03-2010, 01:27 PM
Internship: Public Relations Representative

Need something to do over the impending summer months? Looking for a steppingstone into a career in Public Relations or Game Design? This is your shot! Reverie World Studios, INC. is looking for a Public Relations Representative intern. This internship offers full access to the latest Dawn of Fantasy build and developer tools, a glimpse into the game design process, helpful coaching throughout the internship, and flexible hours (10-15/week) while working from a home office.

Internship Duration: Date Hired - July 31
Please note that this is an unpaid internship. Following the internship, the intern will have the opportunity to sign with Reverie World Studios as an employee.

Job Description:

As a Public Relations Representative Intern, you will be working under the observation of the PR Head and CEO to establish and maintain Reverie World Studios' connections as a public liaison, and to promote Dawn of Fantasy through social media marketing and search engine optimization, media updates/publication, and community events.

Responsibilities:
Act as a liaison between Reverie World Studios and the Dawn of Fantasy community, encouraging personal communication over the forums, email, and messenger clients that abides with preset marketing standards
Assist with weekly Fantasy Friday media updates and publication
Work with other sites to ensure up-to-date Dawn of Fantasy profiles
Act as a liaison with other sites and groups for exclusive interviews, screenshots, and other articles as per request
Maintain social networking feeds and our own forums and site, as well as regularly checking external forums and fansites
Assist with the distribution of, and answer inquiries regarding, the Closed and Open Betas
Coordinate community events such as tournaments and forum competitions

Requirements:
Knowledge of HTML and Content Management Systems
Functional knowledge of Graphic Design, SEO, and Social Media marketing
Proficient command of the English language with an eye for detail, as demonstrated in written and oral communication
A genuine passion for community interaction and MMO and/or RTS gaming

Desirable:
Previous experience in the Games Industry is a plus
Previous experience in Community Leadership or Representation is a plus
Functional knowledge of CSS, Flash design, and/or Lua is a plus
Proximity to our office in Toronto, Ontario is a plus

All applicants must be sixteen years of age or older and have a prior understanding of Dawn of Fantasy's mechanics, and must have computer specifications exceeding:
XP, Vista, Win 7.
CPU: 3.0+Ghz single core Processor or a Duel Core processor.
Video Card: High end 256mb, atleast geforce 8 series.
Full access high speed internet connection for communication and application sharing.
Good Anti-Virus, Anti-Malwere, and Anti-Spywere for better security of Dawn of Fantasy's Data to prevent vital information leaks.

Note: These are not Dawn of Fantasy's system requirements.

About Reverie World Studios:

Formed in 2001 as Reverie Entertainment Ltd., the company now known as Reverie World Studios, INC. is committed to making a name for itself in MMO gaming and the greater gaming industry. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Reverie World Studios is set to take full advantage of the rapidly expanding market for interactive entertainment media. Boasting a completed next-generation game engine and a team of talented designers with experience on past AAA RTS titles including Empire Earth, Empires: Dawn of the Modern World, and Rise & Fall: Civilizations At War, Reverie's goal is to become a leading Canadian exporter of interactive media and retain a concentrated talent pool capable of pushing the boundaries of the industry. With its flagship title, Dawn of Fantasy, tantalizingly close to completion, the scene is set for Reverie to expand and grow, producing outstanding games and continuing to develop the company.

Please submit resumes, along with your system specifications, to: publicrelations@reverieworld.com by May 11th. All shortlisted applicants will be interviewed between May 12th and May 15th.

blackfang
05-03-2010, 01:45 PM
If only i was able to meet all the requirements however i am not proficient with w7 and vista, and i never tried html:p All i am good at is speaking, i guess. However for ONCE i am actually old enough (very soon) to be part of something. Ahh well better luck if i ever get some experience with whats needed;)

Alex Walz
05-03-2010, 02:03 PM
You don't need to be proficient with Windows or Vista, you just need a computer with those specs - either a XP, Vista, or Win 7. And HTML's easy. :p

GPS51
05-03-2010, 02:04 PM
Yeah I hope you guys get somebody who fits the bill to a T.

Aametherar
05-03-2010, 02:48 PM
Oh I would be so good at that if I had any actual media skills! Well...that and knowledge of the English language. Ork ork ork!!! Sounds like something someone like Kire would be great at.

nickson104
05-03-2010, 03:27 PM
Like the others, I would love it but I know I certainly do not meet the necessary standards :(

No HTML/CSS/Flash/LUA experience
No grapic design/SEO/Social marketing experience
As for my computer, I dont think my 1.5ghz quite reaches your standards even if everything else is in order :(

But Im sure someone will be able to fill that spot easy :)

Aametherar
05-03-2010, 03:34 PM
Like the others, I would love it but I know I certainly do not meet the necessary standards :(

No HTML/CSS/Flash/LUA experience
No grapic design/SEO/Social marketing experience
As for my computer, I dont think my 1.5ghz quite reaches your standards even if everything else is in order :(

But Im sure someone will be able to fill that spot easy :)

Yup, nail on the head. Unfortunately we're a dime a dozen heheh. Actually everything there should be pretty simple to learn, I know I have learned a bit in a few of those already just by wandering around aimlessly, but certainly not up to the standard that would be required. Like I said, it seems like something more up Kires alley, he seems pretty good with that stuff.

Oh...and there's that whole pesky English thing! Ork Ork Ork!

Generation
05-03-2010, 04:38 PM
Like how I just turned 16 yesterday lol. I do understand the html and english but that's it lol

Negthareas
05-03-2010, 09:39 PM
Sorry, though I am heading into college for Comp. programming, my current knowledge is close to nil.

LiTos456
05-03-2010, 10:04 PM
Ah great. 16 years old minimum again, blah blah blah.
I thought 16 was minimum for official employment, not internship?
Oh well, I'll just go back to moderating then. >.> 1 year...

Henry Martin
05-03-2010, 10:09 PM
Well I have used html, I've designed in flash, have some Graphic design knowledge('Some'), I've been using lua since c# has started to make sense to me (well programming in general), I'm 22 so I don't have the age worry(almost done with college). But I don't think this is for me.

I'm not a Public Relation type of person.

Aametherar
05-04-2010, 12:11 AM
Ah great. 16 years old minimum again, blah blah blah.
I thought 16 was minimum for official employment, not internship?
Oh well, I'll just go back to moderating then. >.> 1 year...

Oh did I mix you up with Kire? I've been away too long..or wait...idk, anyways I didn't realize you were so young, you do some nice stuff considering your age!

Vimes
05-04-2010, 03:11 AM
I understand things are strapped but using the unpaid internship route - why didnt you just ask for middle/upper class kids with wealthy parents need apply only. IF you want work for free and truly wish to open yourselves up to gaining talent from all areas you should package up the position so it can be managed in spare time or weekends or even over the internet.

Only the priveleged may apply would have to be the caveat otherwise..

Bar the location preference so you can hunt them down and slay them if they mess up - I think I do all of the above (albeit badly and half arsed) for free anyway. But if I officialised it - it would count as a job therefore impacting tax etc zzzzzzzzzzzz.

Aametherar
05-04-2010, 04:05 AM
I understand things are strapped but using the unpaid internship route - why didnt you just ask for middle/upper class kids with wealthy parents need apply only. IF you want work for free and truly wish to open yourselves up to gaining talent from all areas you should package up the position so it can be managed in spare time or weekends or even over the internet.

Only the priveleged may apply would have to be the caveat otherwise..

Bar the location preference so you can hunt them down and slay them if they mess up - I think I do all of the above (albeit badly and half arsed) for free anyway. But if I officialised it - it would count as a job therefore impacting tax etc zzzzzzzzzzzz.
You're wrong. I have almost no money, can't find a job etc. they gave a time span (and for good reason) and given some peoples situations it's actually quite acceptable. I know a lot of less than wealthy people who would jump at an opportunity like this if they had the proper skills. Anyways PR just isn't a part time position 1 way or another. They'll find someone, trust me, and I doubt it'll be some upper class kid, but even if it was why would that matter?

Also you don't have to pay taxes for unpaid positions.

Henry Martin
05-04-2010, 07:06 AM
I understand things are strapped but using the unpaid internship route - why didnt you just ask for middle/upper class kids with wealthy parents need apply only. IF you want work for free and truly wish to open yourselves up to gaining talent from all areas you should package up the position so it can be managed in spare time or weekends or even over the internet.

Only the priveleged may apply would have to be the caveat otherwise..

Bar the location preference so you can hunt them down and slay them if they mess up - I think I do all of the above (albeit badly and half arsed) for free anyway. But if I officialised it - it would count as a job therefore impacting tax etc zzzzzzzzzzzz.

For people how want a chance to get into the game industry, this is a great opportunity. If they put up more upaid internships(ones I can do) I would take it, as it is a foot in the door.

Me, I am poor. I am in college and I live at home, but I still would take an upaid internship if that means bettering my life in the long run.

Aametherar
05-04-2010, 07:15 AM
It's true, i've seen several gaming companies take the intern approach on their active forum members, it's an awesome opportunity for those who have trained their skills/education doing what they enjoy doing to jump right in and not just get their foot in the door but end up in a good position instantly as it's something that interests them specifically as well as a future position. I just hope we got a few of those here.

otomotopia
05-04-2010, 09:53 AM
I have sent in my application. Thank you for this oppertunity!

J.W.

nickson104
05-04-2010, 11:15 AM
I understand things are strapped but using the unpaid internship route - why didnt you just ask for middle/upper class kids with wealthy parents need apply only. IF you want work for free and truly wish to open yourselves up to gaining talent from all areas you should package up the position so it can be managed in spare time or weekends or even over the internet.

Only the priveleged may apply would have to be the caveat otherwise..

Bar the location preference so you can hunt them down and slay them if they mess up - I think I do all of the above (albeit badly and half arsed) for free anyway. But if I officialised it - it would count as a job therefore impacting tax etc zzzzzzzzzzzz.

Dude... The internship is very important within this industry... Everyone wants you to have previous experience, and here is said experience... That experience will help you secure a place in the industry in the future... It is an investment of sorts... No teacher can teach you what experience can.

Besides you would also get to work alongside a friendly and helpful team. It would be mutually beneficial.

Also you cant be taxed on nothing... whats 17% of nothing? oh wait... nothing...

I would love to be eligible, but I admit there are other better candidates out there....

Alex Walz
05-04-2010, 11:34 AM
I understand things are strapped but using the unpaid internship route - why didnt you just ask for middle/upper class kids with wealthy parents need apply only. IF you want work for free and truly wish to open yourselves up to gaining talent from all areas you should package up the position so it can be managed in spare time or weekends or even over the internet.

Only the priveleged may apply would have to be the caveat otherwise..
I'm sorry you won't be able to apply, but I hope you can understand that we're not looking for free labor here.

We're asking for minimal hours with great flexibility from a home office. This internship won't get in the way of another summer job if you're low on cash. We're also not going to be having you taking inventory or doing other tedious, not-trade related tasks. After two weeks of mostly just playing the game to get a good understanding of all its aspects, the intern will be working on a variety of small projects involving social media marketing, SEO, and feature publication under the observation of the knowledgeable and helpful Department Heads and CEO. Regardless of whether or not the intern wishes to sign as an employee after its all over, we hope to leave him or her with valuable experience and improved skills to jumpstart a future career.

Most of our team worked for free for at least this long with some donating years of their time. In an ideal world, everyone would get paid and none of our devs would be holding second jobs, but we're essentially an independent studio - so that's just not possible. If you have any doubts, talk to any of our recently hired scripters who underwent similar internships and they all seem to love working with the Reverie World environment and Dawn of Fantasy.

Josh Warner
05-04-2010, 12:41 PM
I signed on for my internship with no expectation of getting hired, of course ideally I'd get a job working on the team and luckily enough I did after plenty of hard work. I'm thrilled I get to work on the game and get paid to do it - but I'd have been happy all the same to just get that year or so as an intern on my resume while working on a game I enjoy, I said as much to Kon several times. I just wanted to get my foot in the door, and enjoy my job. Working with these guys, and especially on this game has been a great deal of fun despite all the hard work I've put in.

GPS51
05-04-2010, 12:46 PM
Basically it seems to come down to whether someone is qualified and desires the chance to get some experience. It's not like anyone's arm is being twisted. Good luck to those with the qualifications that decide to go for it. Sounds like a blast and if I had more experience with social networking/ computer languages I'd totally go for it.

Alex Walz
05-04-2010, 12:57 PM
I think a lot of you may be over-thinking the requirements. HTML's an easy language - you'll need to know formatting attributes, tables, line breaks, etc. Check out W3Schools and learn it in half a day.

As for graphics, we're not looking for an artist. Be able to resize and watermark images and make very simple banners and other images. You'll have our artists at your disposal for more complicated tasks.

CMS and FTP... just google these and then I can help you use them.

Social Media Marketing... know the big ones - Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Digg. Know what kinds of audiences they appeal to and how their services can be used to market a product.

SEO... lots of good articles. It's all about how you mark up and publicize an article to try and get to the top of a search listing. Very basic knowledge needed.

nickson104
05-04-2010, 01:09 PM
If you insist so I may apply, although I'm a bit half minded about it, even if I do, I'm sure someone better will take it so im pretty safe I guess hehe :)

So you require CV and specs? :/ Perhaps I could get hold of them... :) I have a week to decide anyway :)

P.S, Thank you fror the link to W3Schools. That looks pretty damn good site :)

LiTos456
05-04-2010, 01:31 PM
I think I'm still gonna apply (to hell with school and exams!) despite my age, I mean there's nothing to lose anyway. So why not give it a shot, in any case I'll be ready for it because when it comes to working in the industry, even on the borderline of it, it's music to my ears.

Henry Martin
05-04-2010, 01:32 PM
I think a lot of you may be over-thinking the requirements. HTML's an easy language - you'll need to know formatting attributes, tables, line breaks, etc. Check out W3Schools and learn it in half a day.

As for graphics, we're not looking for an artist. Be able to resize and watermark images and make very simple banners and other images. You'll have our artists at your disposal for more complicated tasks.

CMS and FTP... just google these and then I can help you use them.

Social Media Marketing... know the big ones - Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Digg. Know what kinds of audiences they appeal to and how their services can be used to market a product.

SEO... lots of good articles. It's all about how you mark up and publicize an article to try and get to the top of a search listing. Very basic knowledge needed.

You are right I was over-thinking it. but I would potentially like to apply for an internship more art related(hoping one comes soon:)). That would be a foot in the door in the industry that I am going to school for.

GPS51
05-04-2010, 01:34 PM
Well it sounds like you'd get to do simple artwork related things and perhaps when they see your artistic ability you can join the artists.

Henry Martin
05-04-2010, 01:37 PM
Well it sounds like you'd get to do simple artwork related things and perhaps when they see your artistic ability you can join the artists.

That's the idea. Hopefully my dwarf I'm working on with catch their eye:D.

Aametherar
05-04-2010, 02:28 PM
Interesting, I knew some of the stuff was easy (like I mentioned my aimless wandering). I didn't realize though. Besides, we all know I can do basic banners!
http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/4235/bannersk.png

Actually this is something I may seriously look into and put time into now. It's definitely something worth pursuing for me. I still have that issue with the English language though! Ork Ork Ork!

Puppeteer
05-04-2010, 02:31 PM
Well good luck to all of those who apply! Remember, I cull the losers.

Alex Walz
05-04-2010, 02:43 PM
Wow, that's pretty impressive, Aam. Perhaps you can design the new unit GUI. :D

Yeah, Litos, go ahead and apply if you want. I can't guarantee full employment after the internship if you're still be under 16, but I'll look into the law.

welshie
05-04-2010, 03:25 PM
Aha, that banner is the buisness! I think you got your future career sorted there, maybe add a few colours and your like a god at the job =]

As for me, all im good at is the social side of it. Apart from knowing/being part of the social networking side of things im pretty lame at computers in general (had a horrible IT teacher, She once asked me what RAM was so i told her it was a male sheep, but ofc its Random Access memory). Even if the HTML only takes half a day to learn for me it would be getting the necessry time off from work, drinking and rugby. But apart from that i do hope the applicants all the best of luck.

LiTos456
05-04-2010, 04:06 PM
Wow, that's pretty impressive, Aam. Perhaps you can design the new unit GUI. :D

Yeah, Litos, go ahead and apply if you want. I can't guarantee full employment after the internship if you're still be under 16, but I'll look into the law.

That's fine, I already got pounced here once for not being 16 (well it was the publishers' call) so I'm aware of the legal issues. Intern for a couple of months is great, and more than I could ever get anyway. But in case that I do get the chance, I'm sure I can wait until next April :)

PS: A, that is in amazing banner. If Reverie does not hire you, I am shutting down dofsource, resigning as a moderator, and am going to spread leaks and other propaganda about this game and company all over the internet.
=D
And yeah I honestly can never remember your name so I'll just call you A from now on.

Aametherar
05-04-2010, 04:24 PM
I'm studying now, I figure I got a couple days before I have to send anything in and I intend to pump my brain full of knowledge! Graphics aren't a problem with banners like that! My main goal now will be English! www.learnenglish.de woo! Ork Ork Ork! <.< On a more serious note I guess the main things are i'll have to check out digg and HTML, if they're half as easy as the rest of the stuff it shouldn't take long :P

GPS51
05-04-2010, 04:38 PM
HTML is fairly easy to learn. I did a little website creating at one point a few years ago and got moving quickly thanks to some great websites.

Aametherar
05-04-2010, 09:18 PM
<html>
<h2 style="background-color:grey;font-size:24px;font-family:verdana;text-align:center"><b>Humdedum</b></h2>

<!-- Ninja comment says um um um...nope, can't think of anything witty! -->

<p style="background-color:black;color:grey;text-align:right">Yep, it feels like i'm learning BB code again, but a little more complex, or maybe just different. At the very least i'm enjoying it.</p>
</html>

Alex Walz
05-04-2010, 09:38 PM
Glad you're having fun. :p

As a pointer, including an actual resume and using near-perfect spelling and grammar in your emails will go a long way as far as first impressions go. :)

LiTos456
05-04-2010, 09:55 PM
Oh, well then I guess it was a bad idea to send the resume in another language
Just kidding. Here goes nothing, applied :p

Aametherar
05-04-2010, 10:13 PM
Oh, well then I guess it was a bad idea to send the resume in another language
Just kidding. Here goes nothing, applied :p

I'm still having the English trouble myself :confused: I sent it in Orcish on accident! Joking heheh, i'm still going over everything I need to know before applying. I figure 1 way or another i'm gonna learn something! I do love learning! In the case of html i'm sure it's something i'll probably use in the future in moderation on various forums that allow it.

Josh Warner
05-05-2010, 01:06 AM
I'm still having the English trouble myself :confused: I sent it in Orcish on accident! Joking heheh, i'm still going over everything I need to know before applying. I figure 1 way or another i'm gonna learn something! I do love learning! In the case of html i'm sure it's something i'll probably use in the future in moderation on various forums that allow it.

If you sent it in as fluent Orcish, you probably wouldn't get the internship - but I'd certainly be impressed lol.

blackfang
05-05-2010, 02:05 PM
If you sent it in as fluent Orcish, you probably wouldn't get the internship - but I'd certainly be impressed lol.

If he did that i would like a copy of it:) Just so i can show my friends that; THERE IS AN ORCISH LANGUAGE somewhere out there in that crazy mixed up world of ours:D

LiTos456
05-05-2010, 02:09 PM
Hm, I actually really hope I can get a chance at this now.
It does seem like an appopriate type of position for me based on what I do here, but also it'd really bump up my self confidence - I've been really discouraged by school lately, and how much of my time it takes up.
Would be miraculous.
Nevertheless, good luck to anyone else that applied.

Alex Walz
05-05-2010, 10:56 PM
All applicants should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. Litos' email got caught in my spambox, but all the others seem to have gotten through and I've responded to all the applications I've received so far.

A couple applicants have included DxDiag reports. This wasn't required, but it's appreciated, and if you don't include it or detailed specs, we will ask for them in the interview.

If you are registered as a forum member, please include your username as well.

GPS51
05-05-2010, 11:49 PM
Good hunting Alex.

Henry Martin
05-06-2010, 07:40 AM
Good luck to the applicants.

blackfang
05-06-2010, 01:19 PM
Good luck to the applicants.

Yeah good luck to applicants, if i could've i would've applied but i guess i got too few qualifications. I just got a naturally charming personality that makes it easy to have a conversation with me, thats like the only thing about me that i guess i could've used for it:o

LiTos456
05-06-2010, 02:36 PM
All applicants should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. Litos' email got caught in my spambox, but all the others seem to have gotten through and I've responded to all the applications I've received so far.

I guess that was because I emailed it from my official email (at litos-hq.com), and not my personal one. For some reason some routers think my website is a phishing site as well. Why does nobody like my website! Haha.

A couple applicants have included DxDiag reports. This wasn't required, but it's appreciated, and if you don't include it or detailed specs, we will ask for them in the interview.

If you are registered as a forum member, please include your username as well.

OH stupid me, I forgot about the specs. If you want I can email them to you but as you said however, they'd be asked during the interview, so that's alright.
Also I made the typo in the resume, but I already sent you an email about that.

LoveToKill
05-06-2010, 09:44 PM
:x i have non of those skills but hayif you ever have time to teach im all ears

Aametherar
05-07-2010, 04:41 PM
I hope my Orcish->English translator holds up in a cover letter!

LiTos456
05-11-2010, 01:16 PM
Looks like it's over, I guess we all wait for the best now.
Good luck again everyone.

Alex Walz
05-12-2010, 09:18 PM
All applicants have should have received an interview invitation with a preferred time. Please reply with your msn address, and post more ideal times or dates if necessary.

Gleem
05-13-2010, 09:28 AM
I hope my Orcish->English translator holds up in a cover letter!

If you know C++ the "Orcish->English" line made you triple take >.>

JDmino
05-14-2010, 05:58 AM
Damn. Stupid 16 year old age limit. :(

Michael Mullens
05-14-2010, 04:38 PM
Damn. Stupid 16 year old age limit. :(

You have to be of legal age to work. :)

I'm happy with the opprotunity I had to talk to Alex today. Look forward to hearing from you. :D

JDmino
05-14-2010, 09:20 PM
You have to be of legal age to work. :)

I'm happy with the opprotunity I had to talk to Alex today. Look forward to hearing from you. :D

Well in Australia, where I live, the legal working age is 14 and 9 months. Does that technically mean I can apply?

Michael Mullens
05-15-2010, 05:23 AM
Well in Australia, where I live, the legal working age is 14 and 9 months. Does that technically mean I can apply?

If the company was based out of Australia I presume you could... but currently it must follow the laws of it's country of origin.