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Be An EA Talent Scout

The EA Talent Scout campaign is back! Do you ooze football knowledge, have an encyclopaedic interest in your favourite team and the patience for data entry? If the answer is: yes, yes and YES – then we want you!

I'm done reading - sign me up!

We’ve got over 2000 active members in our data collection community and when we reach out to users in our forums asking them to apply – and we do - it’s always had a good response. And why wouldn’t it? This is your chance to cook down all the data on your club and help EA tweak the attributes, ratings and formations of your favourite players and teams so that it’s as close a reflection of the beautiful game as possible. So, what kind of roles are available?
Data Reviewers: Rich with football knowledge but time-poor? This is the (voluntary) role for you. We’ll ask you to take a look at the data for the clubs that you know inside out and give us your feedback. If Data Reviewers do well they can be offered a contract and promotion to become Data Editors. It’s a good role to understand the database and get a feel about if you want to try for one of the paid-for position.
Asset Editors: This is a paid, contract position – pass a quick test and you could be creating and changing faces and bodies of players within the game. And you’ll get listed in the game credits too.
Data Editors: A really important role. It’s another contract position and you end up in the credits. Data Editors research and edit teams and players within our massive database, so this covers team formation, style settings, player attributes and much more.
Reference Collector: Collecting and providing reference pictures of kits – the four S’s: Shirts, Socks, Shorts and Sponsors. Another contract role with a call-out in the game credits.
Applying couldn’t be easier: for Data Reviewers we want you to fill in a quick online form, for the rest we’ll ask you to complete a short test.
For all these roles we’re looking for hardcore football fans. Yes, you think FIFA is the hot treacle on your morning cereal, but you’ve got to know your onions: your team’s entire squad, what it’s doing in the transfer market, who are the youngsters coming up. And, to be frank, you’ve got to have the time, patience and inclination to work with and input data.
If you’re nodding along at this point, a wet shimmer of excitement in your eyes – then you’re exactly who we want to join our database community. So apply through the Talent Scout website, and help us spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.
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