We’re hiring! PCGamesN is looking for full-time guides writers

PCGamesN guides writer 2022; Elden Ring protagonist takes a knee and reads a book

The biggest games keep getting bigger, and PC gamers everywhere need someone that’ll sweat the small stuff. If you can cut through the thick of it by building the best loadouts, finding secret locations, and teaching tips and tricks, PCGamesN has multiple full-time vacancies for UK-based guides writers.

These positions are available either locally or remotely from within the UK. ‘Local’ means local to Bath, where you’d be expected to come in to our recently and swankily refurbished office at least two times per week. If you’d rather work remotely, you can be based anywhere in the country, with occasional visits once per month – don’t worry, we pay for the trip and expenses if you have to travel in.

You’ll be able to write confidently and authoritatively on games across all genres, producing clean, thorough copy promptly enough to compete in today’s fast-paced online media environment. You should understand SEO, and understand PC gaming and its communities well enough to identify trends and promising guide leads among the latest games. You’ll also need to keep track of the latest updates and in-game events so our evergreen content remains current.

You’ll report to the Guides Editor and Editor of PCGamesN and regularly receive feedback on your work to help you improve.

All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply, though we’re particularly eager to hear from writers from BIPOC, LGBTQ, and other underrepresented backgrounds.

Role: Guides Writers, PCGamesN
Location: Bath, UK or remotely within the UK
Salary: £25,000 per year
Closing date: May 8, 2022 (we reserve the right to close this advert early if a sufficient number of applications have been received)

The Role

Join our fast-growing, international, and PC-obsessed team! Work with the Guides Editor to identify and produce brilliant evergreen and guide content for key games, writing and updating guides and list features, keeping a close watch on regular in-game events, and maintaining best-practice SEO standards across an expanding portfolio of search features.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing guides and evergreen articles with a focus on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • At least two new guides or five updates per day (unless otherwise agreed)
  • Updating and creating guides and evergreens daily
  • Occasional op-eds, features, and reviews
  • Tracking and updating key evergreen assets using workflow tools
  • Keeping abreast of current news and trends
  • Developing awareness of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) best practices in order to optimise traffic and rankings
  • Using Parse.ly, Google Trends, SE Ranking, and other tools to identify potential wins, as well as mitigate against ranking losses
  • Using Google, Reddit, and other gaming communities to identify and suggest enquiries which could lead to new guides
  • Working with our E-commerce team to maximise affiliate opportunities in our guides and evergreen content
  • Keeping Asana, Google Calendar, etc organised and up-to-date
  • Other tasks as requested by the Guides Editor, Deputy Editor, or Editor

Requirements:

  • The ability to write brilliantly, quickly, and to task across a range of disciplines
  • Be able to quickly understand the core mechanics of a game and write about them in an entertaining and accessible manner
  • A keen interest in PC games and a good knowledge of them
  • Plan and prioritise own workload to meet agreed deadlines
  • Check for errors to ensure work is delivered to a high standard first time
  • Adapt to changing circumstances while maintaining a positive outlook
  • Work with others in a professional and respectful manner
  • Apply expertise; use basic company tools effectively, uses technology to achieve work objectives
  • Must be able to produce proof of right to work in the UK by the start of employment

How to apply

If this job sings to you, please send a cover letter, a CV, and at least one relevant writing sample using this link. Good luck!

Working for Network N Media

We’re a fun and friendly company offering an informal working environment with offices in central Bath. We are always growing, work fast but accurately, have an international reach and are nerdy as hell! We are committed to being an inclusive workplace and have various groups and events to hear underrepresented voices including Women, Diversity and Pride.

Our people make our success, so it is only fair we give plenty in return, including:

  • 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Your birthday off
  • Private medical plan through Vitality with enhanced mental health provision
  • Auto-enrolment pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Techscheme
  • Cyclescheme
  • Discounted Gift Card scheme
  • Employee social events, including Christmas & summer parties

We’re also looking for news writers, and a Guides Editor to steer the evergreen ship.