Hey everyone! If you're an experienced tech-focused writer with a strong passion for video games, then I have something that might interest you. GameSpot is on the hunt for a new writer to join us (preferably in our San Francisco offices) to cover the PC and console technology space. It's a full-time gig (contract), and the Tech Editor will primarily be working on buying guides, how-to content, and best of roundups, all with the aim of helping our audience make the best buying decisions around their gaming tech needs.
Check out the rest of this post for the full details. But here's the important bit: if you want to apply, email me at email@example.com, and make sure to have the subject line as "Tech Editor (Commerce) Application". Good luck!
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Tech Editor (Commerce), GameSpot
Based in GameSpot's San Francisco offices, the Tech Editor (Commerce) will work as part of GameSpot's global editorial team and will create enjoyable, informative content about games-related hardware, software, and other technology, with a particular focus on reviews, buying guides, and how-to content. The Tech Editor will have in-depth knowledge about all gaming-related technology areas such as PCs, graphics cards, consoles, peripherals, VR, and more, and will have the ability to transform often complicated topics into accessible, easily digestible content.
The Tech Editor will be expected to work across written and video content, and will be someone who can write and present informative and entertaining coverage of tech. The Tech Editor will be expected to create a range of content about all things in gaming technology but will focus on hardware reviews, tech previews, graphics card comparisons, buying guides, and galleries for the GameSpot audience. Commerce-focused editorial content will also be a key focus for the role, with the Tech Editor (Commerce) needing a keen sense of what the GameSpot audience is looking for when it comes to hardware deals content.
Scour online and physical retailer websites to identify relevant consumer product discounts
Write and produce news stories related to tech deals content
Write and produce reviews, round-up features, buying guides, and other consumer-facing gaming technology content
Participate in peer-reviewed editing process for all stories
Work with the GameSpot social team to identify critical stories/deals to highlight
Build and maintain key retailer relationships
Extensive working knowledge of various game-related tech areas, including but not limited to PCs, graphics cards, console hardware, and more
Two years of experience writing professionally for an online publication
A strong interest in games and technology that translates into an innate knowledge of what the GameSpot audience wants in terms of consumer products
Strong writing skills
High standards of editorial excellence, including strong peer-editing skills
Proven ability to work both independently and with small/remote teams
You might also have:
Track record in working with retail partners
Previous experience in writing and managing commerce-focused content for other sites
Please email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Tech Editor (Commerce) Application".