My Trial Diary
Posted 2014-02-04 Ante
Hello, my name is Andreas and I've been trial working with Fnatic since early December last year. I've always had a weak spot for eSports, Counter-Strike in particular. Last year I was just a normal guy playing games and following my favorite eSports teams. That's when I heard Fnatic was hiring proofreaders and newswriters. My first reaction was to go for it and apply for a spot. I mean, I had nothing to lose, right? This was my chance to give something back to the eSports community.
The interview process went quickly, I was now working for the best eSports team in the world and I was pretty happy about it. When I was accepted as trial, I made it very clear what I wanted to do. I was going to proofread any content that was published on the site. Going into Fnatic I had plenty of freelance experience with proofreading. Writing articles however wasn't really my thing, I had no editorial experience at all. It wasn’t until a fellow editor told me about the opportunities available within the editorial team that I even considered becoming a editor. He told me that I could either stick with proofreading, or evolve as an editor and start writing posts. After I was shown how to create posts on my own I began covering events for Fnatic. Working with team managers and players to give you, the fans, the most up-to-date Fnatic results.
At first I didn't really know what to expect. I was a bit nervous, since I didn't know what the team was expecting of me. Did I lack some sort of essential journalistic experience? What if my content wasn't good enough? I had no experience with journalism after all? Thankfully the guys at Fnatic were there every step of the way. I had managers giving me the most recent scores and editors helping me with formatting. The nerves went away and after an hour I was ready to do it on my own.
From day 1 I felt like I was part of the team. Everyone from editors to management even players welcomed me with open arms. The atmosphere within Fnatic is incredible. Not only is everyone friendly and talkative, they also work together to deliver the very best content possible. There was always someone there to help me if I got stuck.
It didn't take long before I found myself growing within Fnatic. I have come a long way in my time here. I really feel like my work contributes to making Fnatic even better. I went from not having a clue about writing posts, to becoming a journalist for Fnatic and I couldn’t have done it without all of the support that I have received from my co-workers.
It's been great working at Fnatic and getting to see behind the scenes at an eSports team. I've gained so much valuable experience in the past 2 months, and I learn new stuff every day. I’m excited about my future with Fnatic as the possibilities are endless. I strongly recommend anyone interested in writing about their favourite games to consider applying to Fnatic, who knows, it might be you writing a blog like this one day.