Gaming Articles Editor

Title: Gaming Articles Editor

Location: FL-Orlando

JobDescription:

Please note: This is a paid freelance remote position. We are currently only accepting applicants located in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

Screen Rant is the #1 independent 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 an experienced editor to oversee Gaming articles under the leadership of the Gaming Lead Editor. The selected candidate will be able to commit to a weekend schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Edit and publish a minimum of 10 gaming articles (Features, Lists, News) daily on the Gaming 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 (digital publications, entertainment content)
  • Broad working knowledge of games and the gaming industry in general (expert-level knowledge of AAA games is essential)
  • Quick learner with a strong sense of urgency
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Ability to write articles free of typos and grammatical errors
  • Weekend availability

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

  • Image editing
  • SEO
  • Analytics (GA)
  • Freelance writer management
  • Proven track record of growing a team, expanding coverage, and driving traffic

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 game content in your cover letter. You will not be considered for the role if this information is not included.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!