Guides Writer - USgamer

Games Jobs - Writing / Journalism - Brighton

Job Title Guides Writer - USgamer
Job Category Games journalist,Writer
Job Description Gamer Network is looking to recruit a Guides Writer to join the existing Guides team on USgamer, following the enormous success of guide content in 2017. Our in-depth, authoritative guides have found a huge and appreciative audience, and we’re looking for the right candidates to continue this growth in 2018.

As a Guides Writer, you will work closely with our Managing Editor and existing Guides Writer in our Brighton, UK, office to create the best original video game guides on the internet. You'll get your hands on the latest releases and learn them inside and out, tearing them down to give readers everything they need to enjoy them to the fullest. And you’ll form a key part of a team delivering authoritative and widely-read coverage of the world’s most popular releases.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Play major video game releases across many popular genres and work with the Managing Editor and other staff to identify the best approaches, structure, and content priorities for our guides.
  • Deliver comprehensive, accurate, clear and concisely written guides under time pressure, ensuring they meet our editorial standards.
  • Learn search engine optimisation (SEO) best practice and apply it to our guide content, ensuring that it reaches as wide an audience as possible.
  • Learn our content management system (CMS) and use it to prepare your own and others' guide content for publication.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Superb writing style, with an emphasis on clarity and economy, but also an appealing tone. Great attention to detail.
  • Extensive knowledge of video games across a wide range of genres, with a particular focus on the highest-profile contemporary releases.
  • A good practical understanding of video game design.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of determination and drive.
  • Positive attitude and a team mentality.
  • Passion for video games and gaming culture.

Desirable Skills and Experience:
  • Degree in a relevant subject, especially Journalism, English or a related media subject.
  • An understanding of the web publishing environment, including the theory and practice of search engine optimisation.
  • Knowledge of the games industry itself, with contacts or a clear interest in the sector.
  • An interest in the technology, entertainment and lifestyle sectors in general.
  • A strong familiarity with key genres, including Sports (Soccer, Football, Basketball), RPG (Japanese and Western), FPS (online focused), and Fighting.
  • Image editing in Photoshop or similar software.

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 also publishes the market-leading trade resource GamesIndustry.biz, games news site VG247, and PC gaming destination Rock, Paper, Shortgun, as well as popular YouTube channels such as Outside Xbox and Digital Foundry. It also represents several partner websites including NintendoLife and Push Square.

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 love writing and have a portfilo of written work, we’d love to hear from you!

Contact us by emailing careers@gamer-network.net with a CV and a link to your portfolio or some relevant examples of your writing If anything, links to your published work (be it a personal blog or a 'professional' site) is the most important thing.

Here are a few questions that come up regularly, which you might be thinking about:

- The role is based in Brighton, UK, at our office here. It's lovely.
- We are not able to support a remote worker for this role. Training you up is a big part of the role, so we'd like you to be around the UK team.
- The role writes for a US-oriented site, but is based in the UK.
- This is an entry-level, 'Staff Writer' type position, so the salary would be appropriate to that.
- If you see this advert live, the role is still open. We'll take it down when the role is filled. There is no closing date, we'll keep going until we find the chosen one.
- If you have applied for any Writer role at Gamer Network before, we do look at and review all applications. We endeavour to reply to as many as we can, but that is not always possible. Thanks for your patience.

If you have any other questions about the role, please contact James Grant via email who is our HR Manager and point of contract for this role.
Salary Entry Level
Location Brighton
Job Category Writing / Journalism
Date posted 06/02/2018
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