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Staff writer - The Loadout

Network N / UK - Remote / Marketing & Communications
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Job Overview

Create brilliant regular content for The Loadout, with a focus on original reporting, including news, features, guides, opinion pieces, and more. Generate, write, upload, and publish high-quality editorial output with a view to growing the site’s reach and enhancing the brand’s reputation.

You will be responsible for:

  • Daily content creation, with a focus on guides, news writing, and original reporting

  • Other content creation tasks, including reviews, features, and opinion pieces

  • Ensuring consistently high editorial standards across all published content

  • Maintaining a keen eye on industry developments and competitors

  • Ensuring content is optimised for audience growth and discovery, and developing an awareness of best practises to facilitate this

  • Other as requested by the Deputy Editor or Editor

You will be expected to:

  • Write at least five news stories/two guides/one guide and three news stories per day (unless otherwise agreed with Editor)

  • Write ecom and sponsored content stories when required

  • Upload stories to site CMS

  • Adhere to our guidelines for style, tone, and SEO

  • Conduct interviews and transcribe them

  • Build and maintain relationships with PRs, developers, publishers, community sources etc.

  • Attend and report from industry events

  • Use the company’s workflow tools correctly and effectively, including Asana, GSuite, etc.

You will have/be:

  • The ability to write brilliantly, quickly, and to task across a range of disciplines

  • The ability to find the most interesting angle for any given story

  • A keen interest in PC and console games, and a good knowledge of them

  • A good knowledge of gaming culture, with specific reference to console, streaming, competitive gaming and esports, and related communities

  • Experience writing news or features regularly, preferably online

  • Proficiency with gdocs, email, and other work tools

  • Proactivity, attention to detail, and excellent organisation

  • Must be able to produce proof of right to work in the UK by the start of employment

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