Job Board  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Job Board  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network GameSkinny is Hiring: Associate Editor (Weekends) https://www.gameskinny.com/5uum2/gameskinny-is-hiring-associate-editor-weekends https://www.gameskinny.com/5uum2/gameskinny-is-hiring-associate-editor-weekends Wed, 30 Sep 2015 06:50:37 -0400 GameSkinny Staff

Update: Position is now filled!

Amber (Auverin) Morrow, our former editor in charge of weekend coverage, went and got herself promoted to weeknight Associate Editor here at GameSkinny. This staffing change comes as we bid farewell to Amanda Wallace, who got herself bumped up to full time at her daytime PR and Marketing job.

(Beyond rude, I know. Congrats, Amanda!)

This move will leave our weekends hopelessly deprived of editorial coverage until we tap as our newest Associate Editor in charge of weekend coverage. 

We need one brave, talented, passionate soul who loves games as much as they love the Oxford Comma to guide writers toward greatness on the weekends.

Search Deep Within Your Soul, and Ask Yourself... Are You That Editor?

The weekend editor works on (please, pretend to be surprised) the weekends editing content on GameSkinny.

Responsibilities

This part-time, hourly, contract position is responsible for:

  • Editing articles on GameSkinny with attention to spelling, readability, grammar, accuracy, and entertainment. 
  • Increasing SEO and search quality of articles.
  • Providing helpful, informative, friendly feedback to GameSkinny writers.
  • Acting on a genuine desire to help GameSkinny grow as a community, a destination for gamers, and a great place for writers.
  • Articulating writing techniques and advice to many levels of English proficiency.
  • Providing guidance to JTP members as needed during coverage hours.
  • Writing occasional articles as needed.
  • 5-15 hours of editorial coverage spread over each weekend (Saturday and Sunday), depending on content volume.
Location - Remote or Local

Remote applicants are accepted and encouraged, but our offices are located in Atlanta, GA and we'd love to be able to look you in your eyes now and again. If you're local, we'll be extra-excited to hear from you and you may have opportunities to review whatever physical copies of games and hardware we get.

How to Apply

Please adhere to the following instructions

If you are a current writer on GameSkinny, include a link to your profile in your email, along with your resume.

If you have left editorial feedback on GameSkinny for another writer, please send us a link to the article(s). Second round applicants may be required to edit a sample article.

If you do not have any writing examples on GameSkinny, please include links to other published work online.

To apply, send an email - subject line "Application: Associate Editor" - with your resume attached, to: WriteforUs@GameSkinny.com.

Posted September 30, 2015. Position is now filled.
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GameSkinny is Looking for a League of Legends Freelance Writer https://www.gameskinny.com/mdgrx/gameskinny-is-looking-for-a-league-of-legends-freelance-writer https://www.gameskinny.com/mdgrx/gameskinny-is-looking-for-a-league-of-legends-freelance-writer Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:20:49 -0400 GameSkinny Staff

GameSkinny is an open publishing platform - anyone can sign up and write. We believe that if given the space, and a little direction from professional editors, gamers can have a place to publish written work, have their voices heard, and thrive. We just need gamers to know about us. The more eyes we have on GS, the more people learn about the platform, the more people sign up and post, and the more our community grows. 

This is where you come in.

GameSkinny is looking for a freelance writer for League of Legends content.

We are looking at our freelancers to help generate high quality and high traffic content in order to inspire and grow our community of writers.

This is a paid opportunity, payment details will be discussed if your application follows the below directions. All GameSkinny writers start out at the same base level of pay and there is room for advancement based on performance.

You are:

Experienced - This isn't your first online publication; you've written about eSports and/or League of Legends for at least a year. You either have your own blog or have contributed to an eSports outlet. You know how to communicate with an editor, gracefully incorporate feedback, and understand how to write with HTML formating and SEO keywords in mind.

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

Knowledgable - Your primary focus is League of Legends because you've spent countless hours playing and ranking up in ladder. You know the game inside and out and keep up to date on the latest champions and meta.

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 extemely rare mistakes as nothing more than opportunities to learn from so you can further improve your skills.

You Will Write:
  • Attention grabbing discussions about mindset
  • Useful tips/tricks guides
  • Relatable and accessible "How to" guides
  • Evergreen content that will outlive the latest patch (if you don't know what evergreen is, this isn't the gig for you)
To Apply:
  • Email JayR [@] GameSkinny.com with "[LoL Writer]" at the beginning of the subject line.
  • Include your resume and/or LinkedIn.
  • Include a short cover letter of introduction.
  • Provide links to 3 samples of relevant published work.
  • Provide 2 example headlines you think would be successful (strictly for vetting purposes).
  • Application Deadline is October 6th.

 

NOTE: Your application will not be considered if you do not follow the directions above. Also, I might recommend this article for some tips.

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