Power Up Gaming (http://powerupgaming.co.uk & .com) is a global video games journalism website, focused on delivering high-quality news articles, features, reviews, previews, opinion pieces and video content that cover both current and retro gaming.
We pride ourselves on being a tight-knit, welcoming community which provides guidance, feedback and support both in and out of work to new and veteran staff members alike.
Heading into our fourth year of operations, we’ve built up relationships with a huge array of gaming publishers and developers, and have received press accreditation to prestigious industry events such as E3, Gamescom, PAX and EGX.
Having recently relaunched and seen a rapid increase in traffic, we’re looking to continue our continue our positive momentum heading into 2017 – and we need your support!
Who are we looking for?
Regardless of your location, if you’re passionate and knowledgeable about gaming, and have a flair for writing and/or creating videos and podcasts, we’d love to hear from you.
In addition to the requirements listed for each position, it is essential that you possess exceptional grammar and a professional writing style. Knowledge and experience in using WordPress would certainly be a bonus.
Possessing a Facebook account is an important prerequisite for all of our available job positions. While you don’t need to be a social butterfly, the site is used as the primary method for our staff communication and you should be willing to engage in our group discussions.
Due to a considerable number of successful applicants being unable to meet their commitments to us over the past several months, please ensure that any existing factors or commitments do not prohibit you from contributing regularly to the site. If you are successful in applying for any of the roles listed here, your first four weeks at Power Up Gaming will serve as a trial period, in which your performance and availability will be reviewed.
What positions are available?
The positions we currently have open are as follows:
News Reporter (5)
As a member of our burgeoning editorials team, you’ll be expected to write at least four short articles per week (100 words minimum), covering the latest breaking news in the video game industry. Although we will provide you with credentials to various industry press sites, your role will go above and beyond simply regurgitating press releases, and you will be expected to source potential stories from forums, websites, social media and other outlets.
We are accredited as a Google News source, which means our news pieces in particular receive tremendous exposure via the search engine.
Reviews & Features Writers (5)
As a reviews or features writer, you’ll be expected to be able to contribute detailed, in-depth reviews (700+ words) or feature articles on a regular basis (fortnightly as a general rule). We have an excellent relationship with a number of independent and mainstream games publishers, and receive a number of review and preview codes, which you’ll be free to keep. You’ll also be expected to supplement your review writing with one to two news articles per week (see above).
We currently have a particular need for PC games reviewers. We receive a relatively large number of Steam keys for indie games and we will be looking to assign these to our writers, regardless of whether or not they’d be otherwise interested in picking up the game in question. Please let us know in your application if you are happy to have such titles assigned to you.
Video Content Creator (3)
As a Power Up Gaming YouTuber/streamer, you’ll be expected to produce video content on a weekly basis. This could be in the form of let’s plays, video reviews, videocasts or top-ten features. You’ll work in close coordination with our editors to ensure that your video content is consistent with the standard of the rest of our channels. Having experience in editing video to a professional standard is a must, as is a suitably high quality audio/visual setup.
It’s worth noting that most of our staff writers contribute pieces from across the spectrum, so you won’t be tightly restricted by your job title.
While we’re currently unable to offer paid compensation for your work, this presents an excellent opportunity to have your work published on a rapidly-growing website, as well as being a major boost to your resume.
Want to apply?
Applications for any of the positions in the listing can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, where you should include your location and the position you’re interested in applying for, as well as a flavour of your gaming habits. You must also include samples of your work, which will hopefully be relevant to the position you’re applying for.