Esports Writer - GamesIndustry.biz

Games Jobs - Writing / Journalism - Brighton

Job Title Esports Writer - GamesIndustry.biz
Job Category Editor,Games Journalist,Writer
Job Description GamesIndustry.biz has built a reputation for delivering the best trade editorial in the games industry, across news, interviews, features and analysis. 

As an Esports Writer, you will be tasked with working with GamesIndustry.biz editorial and supporting the Esports BAR series of events in Miami and Cannes with talks, coverage and pre-event promotion.

The successful applicant will have some journalist experience, but will be full of talent, ambition and drive to produce and report on leading esports news for GamesIndustry.biz. You will be tasked with writing features, covering events and breaking esports news. 

Responsibilities Include:
  • To write news and conduct interviews related to the esports industry for the GamesIndustry.biz website and the esports sub-section
  • To source your own stories and conduct interviews with developers, publishers, leagues, players, organisers, agents and teams.
  • To attend Esports events globally to build up contacts and secure exclusive pieces
  • To represent GamesIndustry.biz at Esports BAR Miami and Cannes, inc. on stage
  • To produce monthly Esports White Papers, based on interviews secured during the month
  • To maintain an Esports BAR newsletter (weekly or monthly) to be sent out via Reed Midem or GamesIndustry.biz featuring latest industry news
  • Deliver accurate, clear and concise copy to a deadline, following well defined editorial standards
  • Embed within esports communities to spot potential stories
  • Work in our CMS to make sure stories meet a high standard of presentation

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Demonstrable talent for good reporting
  • Ability to unearth and tell interesting stories about the esports industry
  • Willingness to secure interviews and ask tough questions
  • An understanding of how the business of esports operates - what are the latest trends, what are the challenges, what are the opportunities
  • Ability to host panels and speak on-stage at events
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of determination and drive
  • Positive attitude and a team mentality
  • Passion and excitement about esports

Desirable Skills and Experience:
  • A journalism qualification or degree in a relevant subject

Apply

If you can demonstrate that you have the passion and knowledge to take on the exciting editorial role described above, we’d love to hear from you!

Please keep in mind this is a full time role, which can be based remotely, but you would need to be available to be in Brighton, UK, at least for some days each week or month. Consequently, a UK-based candidate is envisaged.

Also, you must be able to include examples of your writing and previous work, or any other relevant material, usually as links to published work or a personal blog, etc. These writing samples are the main thing we will be looking at to evaluate your application, along with your CV.

Contact us by emailing ‘careers@gamer-network.net’ with your CV and a cover note along with some examples from your written portfolio, or by applying below.

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 seven European languages, and USGamer, our USA flagship multi-format games brand.#

The company publishes market-leading trade resource GamesIndustry.biz, renowned PC gaming site RockPaperShotgun.com and popular YouTube channels including Outside Xbox and Digital Foundry. It also represents several partner websites including VG247.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.
Salary Based on Experience
Location Brighton
Job Category Writing / Journalism
Date posted 12/11/2019
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Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of Gamer Network using their internal reference ESWGI19.
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