Staff Writer, News - USG

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Job Title Staff Writer, News - USG
Job Category 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 Staff Writer to help drive our news coverage and cement 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, entry level position with room to grow - so you will need to have a strong portfolio of work to demonstrate your potential and stand out.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Working with News Editor to gather and report daily gaming news
  • Developing in-depth reports around major games and newsworthy topics
  • Building sources within the games industry
  • 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:
  • Commitment to developing sources and delivering news beyond the usual press release
  • Robust writing experience with a portfolio of published work
  • 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:
  • Background in Journalism preferred
  • Proven experience in news writing
  • An understanding of news traffic sources, including social and SEO
  • Deep knowledge of major online games a plus
  • San Francisco Bay Area preferred, NYC 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.

Please visit to find out more.


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

Your application must have some written work for us to review, either previously published work, or a personal blog, or any academic work, as that would form the main basis of how we'd evaluate your appliction.

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, and it has a salary that would suit a candidate looking to get established in professional games news writing.
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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Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of Gamer Network using their internal reference USGStaff19a.
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