Staff Writer, North America - GamesIndustry.biz

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Job Title Staff Writer, North America - GamesIndustry.biz
Job Category Editor,Games Journalist,Writer
Job Description As a global pop culture events and media business, ReedPop has an extensive stable of respected editorial websites and video channels. These range from mainstream videogame brands to more specialist sites dedicated to the games business, PC gaming or board games. Our success has come from creating authoritative, trusted content for global audiences.

GamesIndustry.biz, our global games B2B brand, has built a reputation for delivering the best business editorial in the games industry, across news, interviews, features, analysis, podcasts and events. 

The successful applicant will have some journalism experience, but will be full of talent, ambition and drive to produce and report on leading business news for GamesIndustry.biz.

As a Staff Writer, you will be based in the US or Canada and work within our highly experienced editorial team, with day-to-day support from our North American editor.

You’ll be primarily working on covering the US games industry, including news, exclusives and features, across West Coast business hours. You’ll also be required to travel and cover events across the globe (once they return), and work on upcoming special North American projects, including Best Places To Work Awards US.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Produce US-specific news content, which will include sourcing information from other websites, reporting on data, writing up press releases 
  • Source your own stories and conduct interviews with developers, publishers, retailers and other leading games industry sectors, where applicable
  • Support the GamesIndustry.biz wider editorial teams during busy periods, such as with transcribing interviews or updating features
  • Deliver accurate, clear and concise copy to a deadline, following well defined editorial standards
  • Embed within game communities to spot potential stories
  • Travel to games industry events to secure exclusive stories and interviews
  • Follow up 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
  • Work with the North American editor to execute US special projects
  • Promote GamesIndustry.biz content across a variety of social networks

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Demonstrable talent for good reporting
  • Ability to unearth and tell interesting stories about the games industry
  • Willingness to secure interviews and ask tough questions
  • An understanding of how the business of video games operates - which products sell strongly, latest industry trends and the key players in the market
  • Ability to identify the next big game or developer
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of determination and drive
  • Positive attitude and a team mentality
  • Passion and excitement about video games and the industry
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to write quickly and accurately

Desirable Skills and Experience:
  • A journalism qualification or degree in a relevant subject
  • Comfortable with hosting events, podcasts, and appearing on camera
  • Interest or knowledge in esports, mobile games, games retail and/or games technology
  • Experience producing events and awards

Apply!

If you can demonstrate that you have the ability to do the job listed above, all backgrounds and levels of experience are encouraged to apply. We’d love to hear from you!

The role is based remotely, but note that the role needs to cover at least the US West Coast time zone, so would suit someone in that location or those able to cover that time zone from other parts of North America.

Please click "Apply for this job" below and register via our corporate site, and be sure to include a link to a portfolio or some relevant examples of your writing, as they will form the a key aspect of your application.
Salary Based on experience
Location Remote / Home Working, North America
Job Category Writing / Journalism
Date posted 11/01/2021
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Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of ReedPop using their internal reference R13743.
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