Assistant Reviews Editor - USGamer

Games Jobs - Writing / Journalism - San Francisco

Job Title Assistant Reviews Editor - USGamer
Job Category Editor,Games journalist,Writer
Job Description USGamer.net is the North American sibling of Eurogamer.net, the internationally respected consumer videogames publication. Delivering the same commitment to editorial excellence for the US audience, USGamer has become established as a home for informed criticism and analysis of current and classic games. We have ambitious growth plans for 2017, and we’re looking for the right people to deliver our vision for must-read games editorial.

As part of this we are seeking an Assistant Reviews Editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area to help drive our reviews coverage and cement USG as a key voice in games criticism. The successful candidate will need to attend events and develop industry relationships, but have the drive and discipline to work effectively from home. This is a full-time, entry level position with room to grow - so you will need to have a strong portfolio of work to demonstrate your potential and stand out.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Working with the Editor-in-Chief and Reviews Editor to determine the games we should and how we’re going to review them
  • Writing and posting authoritative reviews according to agreed deadlines and embargoes
  • Developing and write post-review content (e.g. post-mortems, commentary, thinkpieces)
  • Attending events and writing sourced features on pre-release games
  • Representing USG to the industry and building your contact book
  • Contributing other content as required and directed by the Reviews Editor or the Editor-in-Chief

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Robust writing experience with a portfolio of published work
  • Proven ability to turn the playing of games into compelling copy
  • Deep knowledge of video games from a wide range of genres
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of determination and drive.
  • Positive attitude and a team mentality
  • Passionate about video games and gaming culture
  • Experience streaming, making videos or capturing footage is advantageous
  • Must be based in the San Francisco Bay Area

About Gamer Network

Founded in 1999, Gamer Network publishes a range of video games websites including Eurogamer.net, the world's leading independent video games website with local editions in ten European languages, and USGamer, our USA flagship multi-format games brand.

The company publishes market-leading trade resource GamesIndustry.biz and popular YouTube channels such as Outside Xbox and Digital Foundry. It also represents several partner websites including VG247.com, RockPaperShotgun.com and NintendoLife.com.

In addition to its online publications, Gamer Network produces live public events and trade shows including EGX, the UK's largest gaming event, and its sister event EGX Rezzed.

Please visit www.gamer-network.net to find out more.

Apply!

If you can demonstrate that you have the skills listed above, we’d love to hear from you!

Contact us by emailing careers@gamer-network.net with a CV and a link to your written portfolio, or applying below.

If you have any other questions about the role, please contact James Grant via email who will be delighted to assist you.
Salary Based on Experience
Location San Francisco
Job Category Writing / Journalism
Date posted 20/12/2016
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Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of Gamer Network using their internal reference Assistant Reviews Editor.
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