We’re hiring! PCGamesN is looking for a full-time news writer

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Are you a news hound hungry to serve up the largest and finest tales on all issues PC gaming? If so, you is likely to be the subsequent welcome boost to our gifted group. We’re looking for a News Writer primarily based within the UK who’ll be part of the PCGamesN group full-time. This place is out there remotely, although we’d want you to move into our swanky new-look workplace in Bath now and again (we promise it’s definitely worth the journey, and to pay your journey bills should you’re a distant employee).

You’ll have a nostril for discovering thrilling tales in every part, from press releases, to Reddit threads, to livestreams, and the flexibility to distil them into punchy headlines. You’ll have the ability to write authoritatively on video games throughout all genres, whether or not it’s the most recent triple-A shooter, a retro favorite, an indie breakout hit, or something in between, and also you’ll be assured overlaying the broader trade subjects behind them. You’ll have the drive to dig for scoops, chase leads, and break tales alongside every day ‘reactive’ news. You’ll be prepared to work occasional, distinctive hours to cowl main occasions, similar to E3 and comparable livestreamed showcases.

Reporting to the News Editor and Editor, you’ll obtain common suggestions in your work and progress that can assist you sharpen your expertise, and also you’ll get loads of assist to carry you up to the mark.

All eligible candidates are inspired to use, although we’re notably keen to listen to from writers from BIPOC, LGBTQ, and different underrepresented backgrounds.

Role: News Writer, PCGamesN
Location: Bath/Remote (UK)
Salary: £22k per yr
Closing date: December 1, 2021

The Role

Work with the News Editor to provide news protection: maintain a fixed eye on the news panorama to establish potential tales, apply our news technique to prioritise them, and write them as much as our requirements. Understand the construction of a news story and the craft of packaging them (headlines, search engine optimisation, and many others). Pursue additional protection (particularly by in search of remark) or alternate angles as applicable.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing every day news tales and options to website requirements, with a concentrate on authentic reporting
  • Uploading tales to website CMS
  • Conducting interviews and transcription
  • Using all applicable instruments to look for every day news
  • Keeping abreast of trade traits and speaking factors
  • Spotting, pursuing, and researching alternatives for authentic investigations
  • Identifying alternatives for additional protection of, or alternate angles on, trending tales
  • Building and sustaining relationships with PRs, builders, publishers, group sources and many others.
  • Attending and reporting from trade occasions
  • Using the corporate’s workflow instruments accurately and successfully, together with Asana, GSuite, and many others.
  • Using weekly conferences to debate longer-form alternatives for protection
  • Other as requested by the News Editor, Deputy Editor, or Editor

Requirements:

  • The means to jot down brilliantly, shortly, and to activity throughout a vary of disciplines
  • The means to search out essentially the most attention-grabbing angle for any given story
  • A eager curiosity in PC video games and a good data of them
  • Experience writing news or options often, ideally on-line
  • Proficiency with gdocs, electronic mail, and different work instruments
  • Proactivity, consideration to element, and wonderful organisation
  • Write no less than 5 news tales per day (except in any other case agreed with News Editor)

HOW TO APPLY

If it feels like you’re the proper match, please ship a overlaying letter, a CV, and no less than one instance of a piece of written work utilizing this hyperlink. Good luck!

WORKING FOR NETWORK N

We’re a enjoyable and pleasant firm providing a casual working surroundings with places of work in central Bath. We are at all times rising, work quick however precisely, have a global attain. and are nerdy as hell! We are dedicated to being an inclusive office and have varied teams and occasions to listen to underrepresented voices together with Women @ Network N, Black Lives Matter, and LGBTQ+ @ Network N.

Our individuals make our success, so it is solely truthful we give lots in return, together with:

  • Competitive wage
  • 28 days vacation
  • Birthdays off together with a birthday Amazon voucher
  • Twice yearly Network N ‘No Work’N’der’ (prolonged weekend)
  • Auto-enrolment pension (with growing employer contributions primarily based on years of service)
  • Profit share scheme for all
  • EMI scheme (after one yr of service)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • WeCare 24/7 GP, psychological well being assist and digital wellbeing
  • Vitality non-public well being care
  • Employee Benefits Choice (discounted retailer/reward playing cards)
  • Tech and Cycle Schemes
  • Incredible refurbished workplace in Bath with desk hoteling
  • Employee social occasions, together with Christmas and summer season events

Network N is additionally hiring for writers throughout its different stupendous suite of web sites, similar to The Loadout, The Digital Fix, and Pocket Tactics, so do go take a take a look at these alternatives in the event that they sound like they’re extra your bag.