Guides Writer - Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Games Jobs - Writing / Journalism - Brighton

Job Title Guides Writer - Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Job Category Editor,Games journalist,Writer
Job Description Gamer Network is looking for a Guides Writer to join our dedicated PC games site, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, following the enormous success of similar content elsewhere in the network.

As Guides Writer, you will work closely with the RPS team and benefit from the expertise across Gamer Network's editorial teams to create the best original PC game guides on the internet.

The role is focused on creating new guides content while also keeping existing guides up to date, and ensuring they all meet the highest standards of presentation, accuracy and usability.

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. You’ll work with our existing guides teams in the UK and overseas to share best practice and ensure rigorous coverage of the most important titles. 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:
  • Work with the team to select the right target games, and the best approaches, structure, and content priorities for our guides.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of the PC games space, including carefully monitoring popularity of new and existing games on Steam and other distribution platforms.
  • Ensure our guides are structured according to best practice for search engine optimisation (SEO) as well as clarity and usability for readers. Monitor their performance and adjust content where necessary to ensure they reach the broadest audience possible.
  • Work with our teams to use best practice for guide creation and SEO.
  • Play major video game releases across many popular genres and deliver comprehensive, accurate, clear and concisely written guides under time pressure, ensuring they meet our editorial standards.
  • 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 a personable and humorous tone.
  • Ability to deliver copy to the highest standards of accuracy while under time pressure. Great attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of video games across a wide range of genres, with a particular focus on the highest-profile new releases and most played games on Steam.
  • 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; strong organisational skills and a methodical mindset.
  • Positive attitude and a team mentality.
  • Passion for videogames and gaming culture.

Desirable Skills and Experience:
  • A sound understanding of search engine optimisation.
  • Degree in a relevant subject, especially Journalism, English or a related media subject.
  • General familiarity with the web publishing environment.
  • Knowledge of the games industry itself, with contacts or a clear interest in the sector.
  • An existing expert knowledge in a particular popular game or genre of games, such as League of Legends or MOBAs.
  • An interest in the technology, entertainment and lifestyle sectors in general.

About Gamer Network

Rock, Paper, Shotgun was founded in 2007 by four games journalism veterans with a mission to evangelise PC games with passion and wit, from the smallest independent releases to the most popular blockbusters. It has grown since to become one of the world's most popular PC games sites, employing seven staff (and counting!), and was acquired by Gamer Network in 2017.

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

The company publishes market-leading trade resource and popular YouTube channels such as Outside Xbox and Digital Foundry. It also represents several partner websites including and

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 to find out more.


If you can demonstrate that you have the ability to do the job listed above, with experience of working in a professional editorial role, we’d love to hear from you!

Please note that the role is full time and based in Brighton, and we are not able to consider remote workers.

Contact us by emailing with a CV and a link to your portfolio or some relevant examples of your writing.
Salary Based on Experience
Location Brighton
Job Category Writing / Journalism
Date posted 18/08/2018
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Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of Gamer Network using their internal reference RPSGuides2018.
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