Guides Editor

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Posted
January 7, 2021
Full Time
S.F. or L.A.
Remote

**This position has been closed.**

IGN’s editorial team is made up of all kinds of people that share a common love of games, TV, movies, comics, tech, and all things geeky. We strongly encourage people of every race, gender, sexual orientation, and background to apply. Our team is seeking a new member who can show others how to be awesome at games via written strategy guides and videos.

What does that mean exactly?

  • You’ll collaborate with a team to create detailed walkthroughs filled with screenshots you’ll take and maps you’ll make, all packaged with an eye towards clarity and accuracy of information, SEO, and mobile convenience.
  • You'll play and capture games of all sorts to create video guides for tips you write, cheats, Easter eggs, and collectibles that you find. This sometimes includes audio commentary.
  • You’ll work closely with freelancers to edit their work, plan strategy guide projects, and to use analytics and SEO tools to direct their work.
  • You’ll promote game help content on IGN’s many platforms (IGN.com, YouTube, Snapchat etc.) with smart headlines and unique angles.
  • Side quests include participating in the creation of all IGN content, including reviews, news, previews, and appearances on shows and podcasts.

What will get our attention?

  • You have experience working SEO terms and phrases naturally into your work so it reads well for humans (and one very particular robot).
  • You have published videos/streams showing off your game skills, preferably across different games and genres.
  • You have experience with Adobe Premiere Pro or similar video editing software.
  • You have the coolest personal organizational system out of anyone you know (and can apply to big strategy guide projects)

It would be extra awesome if…

  • You have experience working with game developers and PR, and have industry contacts.
  • You are part of a gaming community, whether it’s an MMO guild or nightly Fortnite meetup.
  • You can demonstrate knowledge of and experience with a varied line-up of games, including in-depth knowledge of some of the most popular games on the market.
  • You’re an IGN reader/watcher and active community member.
  • You are comfortable and confident in sharing your opinions on camera. Every member of our content team is welcome to participate in video projects.
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