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3 months ago
Future PLC
Location: Bath
Job type: Permanent
Category: Copywriting Jobs
Department Summary

Future’s Games and Ents group creates international, market-leading content, delivered through award-winning print brands, the fastest-growing games website, GamesRadar, and the UK’s leading awards event, The Golden Joystick Awards.

GamesRadar+ takes gamers closer to the games, movies and TV they love. With a global monthly audience of more than 14m, GamesRadar+ follows the most exciting games from development to launch and beyond. It delivers a winning mix of news, features, reviews, guides, videos and post-review coverage. GamesRadar+ helps its audience save money, save time and get more from their console, PC and TV.

The group’s magazine brands include the Official PlayStation Magazine, the Official Xbox Magazine, EDGE, RetroGamer, Total Film and SFX. The group also includes the ‘Oscars of Videogames’.

Job Summary & Purpose

As a Staff Writer on Gamesradar.com, you will be responsible for helping to continue the rapid global growth of the website by delivering content that connects with a global audience of millions of videogamers and TV/Film fans.

You will play a pivotal role ensuring that the website is updated multiple times a day with new articles: working with the site’s Editor, and wider team to create a daily output of content in line with the site’s strategy. From news and features, to reviews and tips, you will be able to quickly write entertaining and informative copy that answers reader’s queries and is written in a way that ranks well in Search.

Key role responsibilities:

* Creating daily content for GamesRadar as directed by the Editor, and across several content types (news, reviews, features, buying guides, social media, email newsletters).

* Sub-editing the work of others, and working with the GamesRadar team to create new ideas and instill best-practice procedures.

* Developing industry contacts that’ll yield stories in the future, whether for innovative indie games or established blockbusters.

* Attending industry trade shows and press events on our behalf.

* Constantly trying to improve our workflows in order to deliver content as fast as possible against our rivals.

* Working closely with the magazine teams to maximise content opportunities.

* Help deliver global audience and brand growth in line with expectations working with the Editor, and wider team.

* Understand your key performance indicators, and ensure that you are delivering against them.

* Identify opportunities to fill content gaps that enable the brand to serve its audience better.

* Work closely with commercial teams to help deliver our commitments to our advertisers.

* Identify new opportunities to deliver new tools and functionalities on the site that will add value for our audience and improve our own efficiencies and workflows.

* Be a passionate champion of the brand, ensuring that Gamesradar.com constantly delivers the highest user experience.

Essential skills and experience:

* A passion for console videogames (and other related technologies such as VR or PC gaming).

* Proven ability to write high quality engaging, relevant content for the sector.

* Proven ability to deliver high volumes of content at pace.

* Understanding of SEO, and methods of identifying and ranking for, targeted terms.

* Understanding of digital content approaches, including social channels, content marketing, and email marketing.

* A global outlook, and understanding of the international videogames market.

* Numerate and analytical

* Experience of content management systems.

* Able to interpret and use audience behavioural data.

* Willingness to get involved in video production where relevant (presenting or helping the video team while on shoots).

How to Apply

Please send CV and a link or sample to some of your relevant videogames-related writing.

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