Entertainment Writer: Gaming

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This is a paid freelance, remote position – that means you can work from anywhere, on your own schedule.

Screen Rant is the #1 entertainment website on the web and publishes up-to-the-minute news on blockbuster movies, TV, video games, and comic books. Our editorial team is looking for eager writers to contribute sports-related video game content under the leadership of the Gaming Lead Editor. The selected candidates will have tremendous career growth opportunity within the organization. Please note that this role does not involve video production, animation, or script writing.

Above all else, we are looking for applicants with a passion for the type of content we cover. Before applying, please visit screenrant.com and review our coverage. If you think you belong within our geeky community of writers and editors but have no professional writing experience, we would be more than happy to consider your application nonetheless. We pride ourselves on having a passion-first, experience-second approach to hiring writing talent. In your cover letter, make sure to let us know how your knowledge and love of games applies to Screen Rant’s content!

This particular posting is for sports gaming experts only. We are looking for writers who are players of sports games generally, from indie titles to EA and 2K yearly releases.

Responsibilities

  • Write a minimum of 5-10 articles per week in Screen Rant’s house style (following the requisite training and peer mentorship period)
  • This will include fact checking, formatting, linking, and image sourcing/very basic editing (sizing, brightness, etc.)
  • Pitch story ideas when none are readily available
  • Remain up to date on upcoming releases and rumors
  • Accept and apply any/all feedback received by the editorial team
  • Communicate openly and actively with the editorial team

Requirements

  • A passion for the content and a drive to grow within the industry
  • Deep knowledge of sports-related video games and general knowledge of the gaming industry
  • Quick learner with strong sense of urgency
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Ability to write articles free of typos and grammatical errors
  • Comfortable working in an entirely virtual environment

Applicants with experience in the following areas will be given favorable consideration:

  • Understanding of what it means to write a “Feature”
  • Relevant experience in writing and/or editing roles (digital publications, entertainment content)
  • Familiarity with Wordpress
  • Image editing
  • SEO
  • Analytics (GA)

What Screen Rant has to offer:

  • Open schedule – write as much as you like, whenever you like, from wherever you like!
  • Future bonusing opportunities for high contributors of quality articles
  • Incredible opportunities for career growth within a supportive system
  • An amazing community of like-minded people to nerd-out with on a daily basis

NOTE: Only applications containing a resume and cover letter will be considered. It is essential that you demonstrate your breadth of knowledge of popular sports game content in your cover letter. You will not be considered for the role if this information is not included. Please note that the next step in the hiring process involves a writing evaluation.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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