Freelance Open Call - GameSkinny is Hiring

GameSkinny is hiring writers to write about all types of gaming. Apply now.

GameSkinny is currently looking for fresh talent to join our freelance team with the sole purpose of creating traffic-driving content.

Candidates must be able to research current trends and keywords and write quality articles, slideshows, and guides based on those terms. A successful writer will bring in new audiences through research, self-promotion and content marketing. Additional bonuses for content that hits it out of the park.

Here is the type of content we are looking for:

  1. Evergreen
  2. Socially Shareable Lists
  3. Mobile Games Guides - (Be on the bleeding edge of mobile game trends and jump on hot games so we have guides ready 5 minutes before they become the next Flappy Bird.)

Here are the types of subjects we are looking for:

  1. All game genres
  2. Almost all specific popular games - we are open to suggestions, but we are specifically looking for writers for League of Legends and Minecraft

You are the right person if you are:

Experienced - This isn’t your first online publication; you’ve written about gaming before. You either have your own blog or have contributed to an outlet. You know how to communicate with an editor, gracefully incorporate feedback, and understand how to write with formatting and SEO keywords in mind.

Independent and Motivated - GameSkinny prizes writers who bring savvy research and Google Trends know-how to the table. You know that editors can help guide you, but you are comfortable pitching and delivering your own researched topics.

Knowledgeable - Your primary focus is gaming. You do what you write and you know the ins and outs.

Professional - You don’t just meet deadlines, you hunt them down. You know how to communicate in a timely and professional manner and know how to keep your cool in the comment section. You see your extremely rare mistakes as nothing more than opportunities to learn from so you can further improve your skills.

To apply:

  • Email your resume and 3 writing samples to WriteForUs@GameSkinny.com with the subject line what you are interested in writing about and the word “Writer.”
  • Must include 2-3 example headlines you think would be successful on GameSkinny (strictly for vetting purposes).
  • Include your per article rate based on an 600-1200 word article. 
  • Check out our application tips for a leg up!
Published Feb. 11th 2015
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  • Chris Coccaro
    Just me, or is the email listed sending bouncebacks?
  • Rachael Johnston
    Managing Editor
    It is working now! Sorry for the confusion. Please resend!

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