Senior News Editor - USG

Games Jobs - Writing / Journalism - United States

Job Title Senior News Editor - USG
Job Category Editor,Games journalist,Writer
Job Description USG is the North American sibling of, the internationally respected consumer videogames publication. Delivering the same commitment to editorial excellence for the US audience, USG has become established as a home for informed criticism and analysis of current and classic games. We have ambitious growth plans for 2019, and we’re looking for the right people to deliver our vision for must-read games editorial.

As part of this we are seeking a Senior News Editor to help drive our news coverage and establish USG as a breaking news leader in the gaming media. The successful candidate will need to attend events and develop industry relationships, but have the drive and discipline to work effectively from home. This is a full-time position for experienced reporters from within and without the games industry.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Collaborating with Editor in Chief and Managing Editor on further developing USG's overall news strategy
  • Efficiently gathering and reporting daily gaming news
  • Developing in-depth reports around major games and newsworthy topics
  • Utilizing sources within the games industry to break major news stories
  • Attending events and writing sourced features on pre-release games
  • Representing USG to the industry and building your contact book
  • Contributing other content as required and directed by the Managing Editor or the Editor-in-Chief

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Proven ability to gather and produce deeply reported news coverage
  • Experience in using SEO to highlight news for a wider audience
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of determination and drive.
  • Positive attitude and a team mentality
  • Passionate about video games and gaming culture

Desired skills and experience
  • 3+ years in a news reporter role for an established media outlet
  • A track record of developing sources and breaking stories
  • Deep knowledge of established online games a plus
  • San Francisco Bay Area preferred, New York City or LA a plus

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.

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Contact us by emailing with a resume and cover note outlining why you'd like to be our Senior News Editor.

Please include links to a portfolio or a selection of your previous published work, ideally games news or relevant related articles, as that would form an important part of your application.

Please note that this is a full time, paid, permanent position (not freelance), where you would work from your home, be based in north america.
Salary Based on Experience
Location Bay Area, NYC or LA a plus, United States
Job Category Writing / Journalism
Date posted 14/03/2019
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