GamesRadar+ takes you closer to the games, movies and TV you love. With an engaged social audience of 10 million followers, GamesRadar+ follows the most exciting creations from beginning to launch and beyond with a mix of news, features, reviews, guides, videos and post-review coverage. GamesRadar+ helps you save money, save time and get more from your console, PC and TV – by taking you closer to the most interesting conversations about the entertainment we all love.
The News Writer will have proven digital skills and an enviable contacts book, to help deliver a high volume of daily gaming news to GamesRadar’s global audience.
Results-driven, and with an uncanny eye for a story, you’ll be excited by the challenge of getting stories first, delivering them as quickly as possible to a scale global audience, and developing the site’s reputation and brand in both the US and UK.
Reporting to the Editor of GamesRadar, with a strong dotted line to the News Editor, you will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing news content on GamesRadar, focusing on gaming, with TV and movie experience a welcome bonus. That will include writing and sourcing news, conducting interviews, and where appropriate, attending events - both virtual and physical. The role will also include aiding with the creation of news-led features, and SEO-focused content for the site, as well as other editorial duties as required. You may also be required to assist with the production of video-based articles or podcasts.
You will work closely with the News Editor and Editor to establish a workflow that delivers a daily schedule of regular articles which you will publish on site, and promote via the relevant Games group social channels. You will be responsible for meeting all your deadlines and liaising with colleagues - including in the print magazine teams - to ensure you produce high-quality content that always meets the needs of the readers.
You must also respond to reasonable requests from senior members of the editorial teams to help create and develop any of the department’s output, including promotional and marketing copy for websites, magazines, video, and social media.
You may also be required to travel overseas to attend events and conferences.
Example of content types you will be responsible for: news, features, video interviews, event coverage, social coverage of key industry events.
The job requires attention to detail, good organisation skills, a calm approach, self-discipline, cross-platform multi-tasking, industry contacts and a passion for games, movies and TV.