Guides Writer -

Games Jobs - Writing / Journalism - Brighton

Job Title Guides Writer -
Job Category Games journalist,Writer
Job Description, Europe's leading games website, is looking to expand its guides team. Our guides section was launched in 2014 and has been hugely successful since it was expanded in 2016, attracting millions of new readers to the site. We want to capitalise on that success by adding a new Guides Writer to the team to enable us to cover even more games.

As a Guides Writer, you will work closely with our Guides Editor and the rest of our award-winning team 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 have an opportunity to add your own voice to one of the most respected editorial teams in the business.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Play major video game releases across many popular genres and work with the Guides 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 (such as Red Dead Redemption 2) and on constantly updated online games (such as Fortnite).
  • 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.

About Gamer Network

Founded in 1999, Gamer Network publishes a range of video games websites including, the world's leading independent video games website with local editions in ten European languages.

The company publishes market-leading trade resource, 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 to find out more.


Contact us by emailing with a CV and cover note outlining why you'd like to do guides writing with us.

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 guides material, or 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 suit a junior candidate looking to get established in professional games writing, and you need to be able to work from our office in Brighton, UK.
Salary Entry Level
Location Brighton
Job Category Writing / Journalism
Date posted 17/01/2019
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Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of Gamer Network using their internal reference EGGW2019.
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