We’re searching for an official Telstra Game Reviewer – someone to play games (and get paid for it!) and share their thoughts with our audience using video and the written word.

You might not remember, but Telstra has a long history in gaming – right back to the days of our GameArena network and website in the early 2000s, which we started as a way for people to play together on the internet (often for the first time) and to engage as a community.

At one point we ran over 500 different servers for popular games like Battlefield and Counter-Strike, with a huge library of game downloads and updates maintained by our own infrastructure experts and engineers and a wonderful community of fans and participants.

The world is a different place now – and luckily you don’t have to download every single game update manually from a website anymore! – but we still love gaming. This includes being proud to be the exclusive Australian partner for Xbox All Access. There are thousands of avid gamers in our own Telstra family, and this is your chance to join in.

For this project, we’re looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable gamer. You’d better know your Minecraft from your Mass Effect, your Halo from your Hollow Knight, and your Gears from your GTA. If you can spot a Warthog from miles away and you know the fastest way to hit bedrock, we want to hear from you.

Apply here!

What’s involved?

This is a one-of-a-kind paid opportunity for you to create up to 10 video and written reviews for us from June to November, exploring the long list of games from Xbox Game Pass and getting hands-on with some of Telstra’s other upcoming gaming products.

We know gaming can be even more fun with a crew – and so can this! The successful applicant is free to feature other members of their household if they want to join in, including flatmates, couples living together or even an entire family (providing the applicant is a parent or guardian of any minors featured).

To enter, hopeful applicants should head to our application page for a full list of what we’re asking for. We want you to tell us about yourself and your gaming experience, but we also want to see what you’re like on camera. Applicants must share a link to a game review video that they have created (of a console, PC or mobile game), as well as a supporting feature article of around 300 words, telling us about their favourite parts of the game.

This is just a taste of what you’ll be doing if we pick you, so make sure you’re comfortable and enjoying yourself! Feel free to include any tips, hacks, or your thoughts on who might enjoy the game and why. We want to see your knowledge in action, and we also want to see how you handle the spotlight. Applications are open now until 11:59PM AEST on Wednesday 20 May.

We’ll be releasing episodes hosted by our Game Reviewer from early June, and you’ll have quite a following to impress across YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and here on Telstra Exchange. If you’ve wanted to break into the world of gaming and share your passion with others for a while, this might just be your chance.

Xbox All Access opens up gaming to more Australians, with a choice of Xbox One X or Xbox One S console and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription which includes all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold plus access to over 100 high-quality games. Telstra Customers can add the Xbox All Access package with the Xbox One X for $27/month (Min cost $648 when you stay connected for 24 months + your plan charges) with no upfront cost.  Find out more here.

Hardcore gaming fans can also soon expect the highly anticipated Xbox Series X, the next-generation console from Microsoft, to be available through Xbox All Access later this year. We’ll have more to announce soon and you can register for updates here.