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Deputy Gaming Editor

Deputy Gaming Editor


The Deputy Gaming Editor for Inverse is responsible for serving a loyal, dedicated, growing audience of gamers, from hardcore competitors to weeknight casuals. Goal-oriented, creative management of a team of writers, plus a savvy utilization of a freelance budget are musts for the position. We are looking for someone who is a whip-smart writer, a humble reporter, and a visionary who’s always thinking about how to tell the story differently.

The Deputy Gaming Editor is expected to work above and beyond the editorial department at Inverse. Collaborating with executive leadership and revenue teams to create successful, engaging, and original content will be a regular part of the job. Someone who can work across teams understanding different needs of each is going to excel here. Responsibilities also include representing Inverse at industry events and in the media, and creating and managing the execution of editorial content that is directly sponsored by advertisers.

On an individual level, a thoughtful, careful approach to creative new concepts ideation meetings, series brainstorming, the wisdom to sometimes sleep on an idea is required, as is the flexibility to tweak fledgling franchises to enable them to thrive.

Finally, the position is best filled by a journalist familiar with the art of content triage, planning, and delegation. A person who can smartly delegate tasks for the benefit of the team is a huge plus. You must be able to manage your own time effectively to find joy in this gig.


  • Produce special issues focused on Gaming and collaborate with other section editors on side-wide packages
  • Lead daily pitch meetings.
  • Coach editors and writers in best practices.
  • Work with sales, social, and other BDG teams to expand the reach of Inverse’s gaming coverage.
  • Manage story quotas and other duties for writers who report into you.
  • Meet quarterly audience and engagement goals.
  • Represent Inverse at key Gaming Industry events as well as in the media
  • Manage a diverse, inclusive, and engaged gaming platform.
  • Manage a freelance budget.
  • Manage a diverse stable of freelancers.
  • Recruit and retain excellent talent.


  • Several years of proven editorial experience through clips and successful projects.
  • A record of innovating the look and feel of gaming journalism.
  • A robust list of industry sources.
  • Use of search data to steer coverage to new beats.
  • Angular, direct, and sometimes unexpected stories on industry events.

$88,000 – $90,000 a year

About Inverse Gaming

Inverse offers video game coverage for grown-ups who grew up with games and for whom games have become a vibrant form of entertainment in their lives. To serve this audience, Inverse has heart where others have snark. We seek out art and vision while others look to the horse race of blockbusters. In the Gaming world, we are uniquely inclusive, sincere, approachable, and in-the-know.

BDG is one of today’s leading global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture through its authentic and trusted storytelling. Audiences turn to our brands Bustle, Elite Daily, The Zoe Report, NYLON, Inverse, Mic, W, Romper, Scary Mommy, Fatherly, and The Dad to hear from a set of diverse voices around the interests engaging the next generation. Founded in 2013, the Company reaches over 223 million readers and social fans and serves hundreds of the world’s largest advertisers. BDG has global offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, and Paris.