Location: Bath, UK.
Application deadline: May 22, 2017.
Local website literally can’t stop hiring: the unemployed love them! PCGamesN are looking for a news writer to assist with the daily output of the website, reporting on any and all aspects of PC gaming. This is an entry-level position located at our Bath office in sunny England and sadly won’t be available remotely.
With a talent for writing, you’ll be able to find the story in everything from a press release, to a live stream, to a Reddit comment thread. You will understand and be able to write interesting copy about the latest triple-A games, long-standing favourites, niche PC gems, indie games and the business dealings, communities and esports programs behind it all.
Reporting to the News Editor and Deputy Editor, you’ll learn the dos and don’ts of news writing in the ever-evolving landscape. You’ll cover and attend events, bring your intimate and unique knowledge of games to the team and, most importantly, turn it all into engaging articles that resonate with our audience of invested, hardcore players.
- Writing day-to-day news about games new and old
- Researching angles and avenues for the above
- Talking to developers, publishers and PRs for comment
- Planning and appearing in a variety of video content, scripted and unscripted
- On occasion, writing larger articles about specific topics
- Representing PCGamesN at events
- CMS work, transcription and other odd-jobs as required
Required skills and experience
- The ability to write brilliantly, quickly and to task across a range of disciplines
- A keen interest in videogames and a good knowledge of them
- Published work, preferably online (including blogs)
- Proficiency with gdocs, email, other work tools
- Proactivity, attention to detail and excellent organisation
- A Steam account
Desirable skills and experience
- Knowledge of and interest in MOBAs, particularly League of Legends and Dota 2
- Knowledge of and interest in esports, particularly CS:GO and the above
- Previous work at major magazines or websites
- CMS experience
To apply please send your CV and covering letter, detailing why you want to work at PCGamesN and what you think makes you the ideal candidate, along with any previous writing examples, to [email protected] with the subject “News Writer application”.