A couple of people have asked me what I actually do on GameSpot, so I thought I'd answer via blog. Given I'm terrible at updating this blog this can also act as a sticky post of sorts if somebody takes a look at my profile wondering why I've got a staff icon and seem to be upset about the state of ducks.
So, I'm an Associate Producer and I work in the London office. Given that somebody could be editing videos and also have this title I suppose it is slightly confusing! The kind of production I'm involved in isn't actually making the sweet videos on GameSpot, but in site production.
Essentially, I do the stuff that you don't see for the UK team. Ever wondered how videos actually make it onto the website once the video crew (Cam/Danny/Johnny/Seb) is finished with them? Yup, that's me. I also take care of promotion for the UK, which is essentially updating the carousel on the homepage, and post witty things on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. When big announcements drop during UK working hours, I also take care of some of the trailers and such you see going up on the site, which is pretty cool when it's a big game you're looking forward to. I also take care of The YouTubes, copy edit some written features, photoshop monstrosities, and occasionally pop up in the GSUK Podcast.
Most importantly, I'm in charge of pressing this button if anything breaks.
That's pretty much it, but if you've got any questions about how on earth this behemoth runs, just pop a comment below.