Seasoned Games Journalists [Need ASAP]
If you are someone who works within the gaming content creation field and is looking to bolster their weekly hours with more writing opportunities, then we may have a position that will suit you!
A Little Bit About Us
I am Callum Marshall, and I’m the Managing Editor for Avid Interactive, which is a catch-all company for a portfolio of various gaming sites. We produce extremely varied gaming content with a focus on authenticity, digging into specific niches, and producing content that does more than scratch the surface of a topic.
We have a total of 40+ gaming/enthusiast sites on our roster, and we also have 100+ other websites in other fields, meaning if you work with us, you may begin as a gaming writer, but have plenty of opportunities to branch out into other exciting niches.
Above all, we see our writers as people, not drones we periodically burn out and replace. You work with us, not for us, and through this respect, collaboration, and unified creative process, we produce content that you can be proud to attach your name to.
The Job Opportunity
We are in the market for experienced gaming writers who have experience working to meet tight deadlines, have a keen understanding of SEO, formatting, and the respective gaming niches you will be working with.
Plus, we are looking for someone who is a self-starter and can pitch topics, submit work, revise content if needed, and work on multiple tasks without any need for supervision.
Naturally, training will be provided if necessary, but we aren’t in the business of hand-holding or micromanaging here.
Here are a few key details about the job opportunity:
Starting Rate: 0.03$ per word (30$ per 1,000 words)
Minimum Articles Per Week: 5x Per Week
Deadlines: One week for non-time critical work (Others will depend on embargo dates)
Pitching Required: Yes
Word Count Cap Per Article: 2500 max
Article Briefs Provided: No (But an Editor is always available)
Types of Articles Needed: Reviews, Guides, Listicles
Payment Methods: Paypal, Upwork
Job Application Requirements: How to Apply
Please apply via the Airtable form:https://airtable.com/apphCwx9xWfkIhTE7/shruykcT7NThL47en
Desired Experience: Minimum of 6 months writing at a credible gaming publication
Sample Required: No
Portfolio of Previous Work required: Yes
Non-Negotiable Skills: Outstanding gaming knowledge, clear, succinct, and engaging writing style, understanding of WordPress, formatting and SEO basics relevant to the field of gaming, experience pitching topics
Desirable Skills: Keyword Optimization, VO experience, Video Editing Experience, Podcasting Experience, Canva/photoshop skills, Experience in Social Media Management
Please tailor your application to the website(s) you feel you would be best suited for.
All successful applicants will move onto the second stage and will need to prepare for a 30-minute interview with Managing Editor Callum Marshall.
All applicants will need to appear on camera, and provide socials/ID to prove they are who they say they are. We do not allow writers to work under pseudonyms or Aliases.
All outstanding information about the position can be discussed within the interview, where more detail can be provided.