Staff Writer - Esports

Games Jobs - Writing / Journalism - Brighton

Job Title Staff Writer - Esports
Job Category Editor,Games journalist,Writer
Job Description Metabomb, Gamer Network's esports news and guides website, is expanding its editorial team. Launched in 2014 as a specialist resource for Hearthstone, the site has since expanded into numerous other titles and is now developing the quantity and scope of its esports coverage, supported by expansion of its celebrated guides and advice coverage for new titles.

As part of this we are recruiting a new Staff Writer to develop content around three core esports titles. The ideal candidate will have a good working knowledge of Hearthstone, League of Legends and Dota 2 which they can draw upon to create compelling guides, esports features and news articles around the latest developments in the games and their communities. They will also be encouraged to develop content around other competitive titles which suit Metabomb. In both cases, you'll work closely with the Editor-in-Chief and existing Staff Writer to ensure your work finds the broadest possible audience.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Creating and updating Metabomb’s market-leading Hearthstone guides to ensure they remain relevant to the current meta at all times.
  • Producing in-depth guides for League of Legends, Dota 2 and other games across the site’s coverage portfolio, ensuring that they are relevant, useful and conforming to SEO best practice.
  • Writing insightful news based on the latest tournament activity across our roster of titles.
  • Producing esports features based on the strategies employed in high-profile tournaments, and which will help our readers improve at each game.
  • Developing our presence both on social media and within gaming communities to help establish Metabomb as the go-to destination for advice on each game.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Fast and flawless writing skills, with the ability to produce and publish multiple articles every day. Great attention to detail, with a focus on clear and concise copy.
  • Expert knowledge of Hearthstone, League of Legends and Dota 2, as well as other competitive titles.
  • A passion for esports. You follow the latest developments across the most popular titles, and have an instinct for spotting the most important news and strategic plays.
  • Enthusiasm for competitive gaming in general, and a willingness to embed yourself in new games to gain authoritative expertise.
  • Strong positive work ethic with a high degree of determination, drive and self-motivation.
  • Demonstrable writing experience with a portfolio of published work, including esports coverage.

Desirable Skills and Experience:
  • A degree in a relevant subject (especially Journalism, English or a related media subject) is desirable, although not essential.
  • Experience of either streaming games or presenting to camera on platforms such as YouTube and Twitch.
  • An understanding of social media and how to develop audiences on Facebook, Twitter and beyond.
  • An understanding of the web publishing environment, including the theory and practice of search engine optimisation.

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 Metabomb, esports news and guides website.

The company publishes market-leading trade resource GamesIndustry.biz, renowned PC gaming site Rock, Paper, Shotgun, games news site VG247, the recently re-branded USG, and popular YouTube channels such as Outside Xbox and Digital Foundry.

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.

We are also part of the global ReedPOP team responsible for epic pop culture events such as PAX, New York Comic Con, MCM Comic Con, and more.

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

Apply!

Contact us by emailing careers@gamer-network.net with a CV and cover note outlining why you'd like to be a esports writer for our site.

As part of the selection process, we will absolutely be prioritising your portfolio of previously published work, or personal blog, or any academic work (ideally gathered together on a website linked in your CV). This does not have to be paid/professional writing, and can just be a personal blog, but your application must have some written work for us to review.

Please note that this is a full time, paid, permanent position (not freelance) with an entry level salary that would most likely suit a relatively junior candidate looking to get established in full-time professional writing. You will need to be able to work from our office in Brighton, UK.
Salary Based on Experience
Location Brighton
Job Category Writing / Journalism
Date posted 18/03/2019
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