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Deputy Editor, Eurogamer - ReedPop

ReedPop is looking for a Deputy Editor for Eurogamer to help lead the site alongside the Editor-in-Chief, developing and identifying opportunities for audience growth, working with the staff writers to ensure timely production of articles, and upholding the unique style and values of the site. 

Eurogamer has built a reputation for delivering the best video games editorial in the industry, across interviews, reviews, features, guides and analysis. The successful applicant will have substantial video game journalism or published writing experience, preferably as an online section editor, and be full of talent, ambition and ideas to produce, report on and reflect the vibrant games industry. You will be required to regularly write and generate ideas for features and other website content.  

As a Deputy Editor, you will work with, and when necessary direct, our highly experienced editorial team and freelancers, with day-to-day support from the Editor-in-Chief (EiC). You’ll be working closely with the EiC to create and implement new strategies to grow Eurogamer, and also create and structure content that will retain and grow our readership. 

Responsibilities Include: 

  • To identify new growth opportunities for Eurogamer both editorially and commercially.  

  • To conceive your own pitches and angles and conduct interviews with developers, publishers and other leading games industry figures. 

  • To support the EiC on a daily basis, and to run Eurogamer in the EIC's absence. 

  • Deliver accurate, clear and concise copy to hourly, daily and weekly deadlines, following well defined editorial standards. 

  • To commission, direct and edit the copy of others to maintain Eurogamer’s voice and standards.

  • Monitor analytics and trends data to ascerain editorial opportunities and to support editorial decision making. 

  • Work closely with PRs and other contacts to go deeper on stories and articles. 

  • Work in our CMS to make sure stories meet a high standard of presentation. 

  • Collaborate with the entire editorial team on all aspects of our coverage. 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Substantial previous experience editing or leading of an industry website or section. 

  • Managing other staff, inspiring them and pushing them to produce their best work. 

  • An understanding of how the business of video games operates - which products sell strongly, latest industry developments and the key players in the market. 

  • Ability to identify industry trends. 

  • Willingness to secure interviews and ask tough questions. 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Positive attitude and a team mentality. 

  • Passion and excitement about video games and the industry. 

Desirable Skills and Experience: 

  • A journalism qualification or degree in a relevant subject. 

  • Experience with social media (linkedin) and knowledge of associated industries (music, movies, sports, etc) 

About ReedPop 

As a global pop culture events and media business, ReedPop has an extensive stable of respected events, editorial websites and video channels. These range from mainstream digital brands such as Eurogamer, to more specialist sites dedicated to PC and board games, as well as wider pop culture. Our live events include New York Comic Con, the PAX events, EGX, MCM Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, Star Trek Mission, C2E2, and over a dozen more. 

Our success has come from creating authoritative, trusted content for global audiences, whether that be via written word or video across any of our digital sites and channels, or at live events where we create amazing experiences for our fans alongside opportunities for our exhibitors and sponsors to grow their businesses. 

Working at ReedPop is a unique experience and an awesome opportunity, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in your passions while building a career that lets you work on the things you love. We are fully committed to embracing diverse talent and opinions, and creating an inclusive work environment for all our people.  

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If you are eager to take on the role described above, we’d love to hear from you, even if you don't tick every requirement!  

Note that this role can be based remotely within the UK, or at our office location in Brighton, with occassional travel as required.  

While we welcome all applications, please include links to examples of your written work (in particular published articles, or where you have made key contributions to a section or a site overall), as this will be one of the main things we will be looking at to evaluate your application.  

Please also consider uploading a cover letter along with your application, as we’d love to hear more about your interests and career ambitions, in addition to the traditional info usually found in a CV. 

Deputy Editor, Eurogamer - ReedPop

Brighton and Hove, UK
Full time

Published on 05/24/2023

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