Guide Editor: Gaming Content

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Screen Rant is the #1 independent entertainment website on the web and publishes up-to-the-minute news on blockbuster movies, TV, video games, comic books, and tech. Our editorial team is looking for an experienced editor to oversee Guide content on a rapidly expanding team of skilled writers and editors. The selected candidate will have tremendous career growth opportunity within the organization. Please note that this is not a video editing role.

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 gaming coverage (especially guides). 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!

​Responsibilities

  • Edit and publish a minimum of 10 articles daily on the Guide team
  • Combination of editing/writing (mostly editing)
  • Participate in writer development and general writer management
  • Oversee and facilitate writer communication in Slack/Asana
  • Send feedback to writers according to Screen Rant’s standards (as per our writing guides)
  • Work with new writers to develop their skills and help them adapt to Screen Rant’s standards
  • Work with existing writers to develop those suitable for internal development (staff writing, self-publishing, editing)
  • Idea generation
  • Develop content plans
  • Target evergreen topics
  • Weekly meetings
  • Come prepared with notes and analyses
  • Additional tasks
  • Approve sniping SEO/angles
  • Identify evergreen articles to update

Requirements

  • Relevant experience in senior writing and editing roles
  • Deep knowledge of 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

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

  • Understanding of what it means to write a “Guide”
  • Wordpress
  • Image editing
  • SEO
  • Analytics (GA)
  • Freelance writer management
  • Proven track record of growing a team, expanding coverage, and driving traffic

What Screen Rant has to offer:

  • Perks atypical of a freelance role (guaranteed hours and income, health care stipend, bonusing opportunities, paid time off)
  • Incredible opportunities for career growth within a supportive system

Only applicants who possess the necessary skills and experience will be contacted, and only applications containing a resume and cover letter will be considered. It is essential that you demonstrate your breadth of knowledge of popular video 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 steps in the hiring process involve both a writing evaluation and an interview.

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