ReedPop is looking for a Guides Writer for VG247. This is primarily a role requiring you to write informative, detailed and entertaining guides about a range of popular video games from range of genres, while constructing pages to best SEO guidelines.
VG247 has built a reputation for delivering the best fast-paced consumer news in the games industry, across interviews, features and analysis, and has pushed successfully into the crowded guides market. We want to capitalise on that success by adding a new Guides Writer to the team to enable us to cover even more games.
As a Guides Writer, you will work closely with our Guides Editor and the rest of our team to create the best original video game guides on the internet. You'll get your hands on the latest releases and learn them inside and out, tearing them down to give readers everything they need to enjoy them to the fullest. And you'll have an opportunity to add your own voice to one of the most respected editorial teams in the business.
Play major video game releases across many popular genres and work with the Guides Editor and other staff to identify the best approaches, structure, and content priorities for our guides.
Deliver comprehensive, accurate, clear and concisely written guides under time pressure, ensuring they meet our editorial standards.
Learn search engine optimisation (SEO) best practice and apply it to our guide content, ensuring that it reaches as wide an audience as possible.
Learn our content management system (CMS) and use it to prepare your own and others' guide content for publication.
Required Skills and Experience:
Superb writing style, with an emphasis on clarity and economy, but also an appealing tone. Great attention to detail.
Extensive knowledge of video games across a wide range of genres, with a particular focus on high-profile contemporary releases and on constantly updated online games.
A good practical understanding of video game design.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong work ethic with a high degree of determination and drive.
Positive attitude and a team mentality.
Passion for video games and gaming culture.
Desirable Skills and Experience:
Degree in a relevant subject, especially Journalism, English or a related media subject.
An understanding of the web publishing environment, including the theory and practice of search engine optimisation.
Knowledge of the games industry itself, with contacts or a clear interest in the sector.
An interest in the technology, entertainment and lifestyle sectors in general.
As a global pop culture media business, ReedPop has an extensive stable of respected editorial websites, event brands and video channels. Our editorial brands range from mainstream videogame sites to more specialist brands dedicated to the games business, PC gaming or board games, etc. Our success has come from creating authoritative, trusted content for global audiences.
Please visit www.reedpop.com to find out more.
If you can demonstrate that you have the passion and knowledge to take on the role described above, we’d love to hear from you!
While we welcome all applications, you must be able to include examples of your written work, perhaps published articles or any other relevant material such as a blog or personal portfolio. This is the main thing we will be looking at to evaluate your application, along with your CV.
We have a Brighton UK office location, and this role can be based either there, or remotely from within the UK.
Please use the link below to apply via our corporate site. Please include a cover letter if you choose, but be sure to include some links to a portfolio or work examples in your CV or cover letter.