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We are currently seeking five new editorial contractors to join our team. Four of these positions will be remote, we would like one to be here in our Richmond, VA office.

Available Roles:

Esports / MOBA Writer

MMO Writer

Playstation Writer

Xbox Writer

Reviews Writer

GameSkinny is where aspiring journalists and game reviewers go to write, supported by a core team of staff editors and writers. The current openings we have are for ambitious and capable writers who understand how to bring an audience through knowledgeable application of content strategy, content marketing, and self promotion.

While there is room for your to get up to speed with our editorial environment, these roles are not for beginners. GameSkinny has lots of exciting opportunities for aspiring writers, but this isn’t one of them. These positions are considered part of the editorial staff, and are tasked with meeting goals that ultimately make GameSkinny a great place for everyone to write.

Successful GameSkinny Columnists meet the following three goals:

  1. Bring in new audience members
  2. Build a following in your area of focus
  3. Create consistent content that is of interest to your readers

Requirements

You need the following in order to tackle one of these roles, rather than being tackled by it.

  • Create 4-6 articles per workday
  • Meet aggressive goals as set by EIC
  • Strong, self motivated writer
  • Access to internet and necessary gaming components
  • Responsive to email, chat, and phone calls
  • Expertise in your area of coverage
  • Demonstrated ability to grow readership

Bonus Points

These extras will sway us in your favor big time. If you have one or more of these, by all means mention it. 

  • Location near a major metro area, especially one with game studios or gaming events.
  • A desire to interact with our GameSkinny community members and help mentor new writers.
  • Proper Oxford comma usage.

Details

Compensation will be on a by-day rate. Contracts will be reviewed and evaluated on a monthly basis. We’ll discuss specific details regarding rates, goals and reviews during the interview process.

To Apply

Email your resume and the most compelling writing sample you can devise (max 500 words) using a subject line we simply can’t ignore to: writeforus@gameskinny.com

Include the specific Columnist role you are applying for. If you have expertise in more than one area, please indicate your preferences but feel free to select more than one role for consideration.

Originally Published Nov. 8th 2013

Editor in Chief

Editor in Chief at GameSkinny. I am the Gray Fox. Questions, comments, feedback? Bring it. Amy.White (at) GameSkinny.com



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  • 1
    ukps4gamer 11 months ago
    You know, I not really sure what your after or weather any of these positions are really for me, I am a bit of a Playstation nut. From gaming to gossip to dismantling and repairing, and with my PS4 currently sitting in my local Game store, waiting for me to pick up on the 29th I am excited to be excited all over again about the next gen of Playstation.. I hope GamerSkinny grows and grows, its nice to see a website were females are more evident, as us guys kinda hog the gaming scene, even though there are a lots of female gamers out there. Oh dear I have went off on one again, must stop that. zzzzzzzzzzzzz <click>
  • 30
    Steve Lawton 12 months ago
    Columnist
    The Oxford Comma, GameSkinny, and myself are best friends
  • 36
    Proto Foe 12 months ago
    Senior Intern
    Ok, I will say it - I see what you did there.
  • 20
    MANGO SENTINEL 12 months ago
    Featured Correspondent
    Man oxford commas are years of hard work and dedication but would absolutely be worth it to write about video games for a living !
  • 60
    GabrielKross 12 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    Isn't the Oxford Comma referring to only one specific usage of the comma? As in the other name for it being the serial comma?
  • 66
    Ashley SSS 12 months ago
    Associate Editor
    Even if you don't have much confidence, it can't hurt to apply for one of these positions! The editorial team is A+, and those looking to make a break in the games journo industry couldn't find a better starting place to get some relevant work experience and samples for their portfolio.

    Come, newcomers! Make some money and get experience! You know you want to.

    (Edit: I just wanted to mention you will be obtaining experience not only in games journalism, but also search engine optimization.)
    Last edited 12 months ago
  • 34
    Landon Sommer 12 months ago
    Columnist
    You have my attention now. I figured I didn't have the experience.
  • 41
    Destrolyn.Bechgeddig 12 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    OXFORD COMMA FTW!
  • 34
    Landon Sommer 12 months ago
    Columnist
    This is the reason that I am here. Every job I looked at requires experience. Every thing I could think of required a job to gain that experience, until here. When you want a dedicated tabletop columnist, let me know!
    Last edited 12 months ago
  • 66
    Ashley SSS 12 months ago
    Associate Editor
    Man, what I wouldn't give for a dedicated tabletop columnist. A friend of mine looks at the site like once a week and comments on how empty our tabletop section is to make me feel bad.

    Here's to hoping we have an open position for that soon!
  • 36
    Proto Foe 12 months ago
    Senior Intern
    Woah. These are amazing opportunities for five lucky and dedicated people :) I'll be monitoring the MMO and Xbox writers closely. Those two positions are my eventual goal, just need to get my writing up to standard.

    Best of luck to everyone who applies!
  • 66
    Ashley SSS 12 months ago
    Associate Editor
    It couldn't hurt to try your luck at applying! You'll never know if your writing is up to par if you don't try. :) You may be surprised.
  • 53
    Mary Yeager 12 months ago
    Senior Intern
    This looks like an amazing opportunity!
  • 12
    Tommy Roberts 12 months ago
    Featured Contributor
    It's good to see you folks expanding your team.
  • 36
    Ryan Kerns 12 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    I have to say I've only been writing articles for a week here... but when its this fun it doesn't even feel like work. I really believe in what Gameskinny is doing here and I definitely want to help it grow.
  • 48
    Miranda Kirk (ChizeloffdaBlock) 12 months ago
    Senior Intern
    Wow, this is amazing. It's so good to see the community expanding this fast! I can't wait to see some of the new content.

    Hopefully, I'll get to this level someday soon! :)
  • 30
    JohnHeatz 12 months ago
    Featured Correspondent
    Ufff! I hope to be able to fulfill these sort of positions soon, by now I do believe that I'm just growing slowly in the community, which is all good...for now! But I'll be sure to keep checking on these sort of opportunities and obviously bringing some more articles to the site.
  • 41
    Amazon Eliza Steel 12 months ago
    Featured Contributor
    Glad to see Gameskinny growing. I wish I could handle the workload due to my current 8-5 gig, so I guess I will have to be satisfied with the occasional feature.
  • 66
    Ashley SSS 12 months ago
    Associate Editor
    This makes me sad. :( I was actually hoping you'd be one of the applicants. Despite that one negative comment a few months back (I'm a big grumpy grump), I generally enjoy your work. It's good stuff.

    C'est la vie, though. Can't help one's circumstances. Maybe one day!
  • 41
    Coatedpolecat 12 months ago
    Featured Correspondent
    I'm really glad Gameskinny is growing this fast. It makes me more excited to be part of this awesome community.
    Also makes that "fire in my belly" burn a little stronger knowing I might one day work with you guys on that level.
    Mid-air high five! And good luck.