Manage the editorial teams of PCGamesN, PCGameBenchmark, and Wargamer, and oversee new launches or acquisitions in PC gaming and hardware. Work with the Publishing Director and brand editors to develop growth-focused editorial strategies, and ensure their successful execution. Liaise with the Sales Team, Creative Studio, Ecommerce, and other members of the Publishing Management Team in order to achieve the department’s overall objectives, both editorial and commercial.
You will be responsible for:
Working with brand editors to grow traffic in line with agreed targets
Working with the Publishing Director to develop, refine, and ensure the execution of brand strategies for PCGamesN, PCGameBenchmark, and Wargamer
Representing the brands to clients, PRs, publishers, and other relevant parties, with a particular focus on driving awareness of them and boosting stature
Staying abreast of, and regularly researching, competitors in order to identify gaps in the market and opportunities to gain audience share
Working with the Sales Team to drive new business and identify opportunities, including the proactive pitching and delivery of commercial programmes
Liaising with Creative Studio and the Sales Team to ensure the successful delivery of sponsored content campaigns
Working with the Head of Audience Development and video team to deliver profitable video content across the brands
Working with the Ecommerce Editor to maximise revenue and opportunities across the brands
Identifying and pitching opportunities to develop tool sites around existing brand content as well as forthcoming games and products
Ensuring adherence to brand guidelines and maintaining a high bar for quality across PCGamesN, PCGameBenchmark, and Wargamer
Managing the site editors and providing guidance, feedback, and pastoral care both in weekly 1:1 meetings and ad-hoc
Managing brand budgets
Keeping abreast of SEO and publishing trends and best practices
Training and developing our site editors, deputy editors, and cell leaders to the highest possible standards
Other tasks as requested by the Publishing Director
You will be expected to:
Grow site traffic
Ensure consistently high editorial standards across all published content
Provide pastoral care and fortnightly 1:1s with brand editors
Run monthly cell meetings with the teams
Occasionally sub-edit copy, as well as create documentation
Scope and facilitate the delivery of at least one major editorial commercial programme per quarter
Forecast and manage departmental budgets
Recruit, onboard, and train new editorial teams as required
Use the company’s workflow tools correctly and effectively, including Asana, GSuite, etc.
You will have/be:
Substantial and demonstrable experience in senior editorial roles
A demonstrable track record for improving and growing online brands
Experience managing editorial teams and budgets
Experience of working with or within a sales team
Experience of successfully delivering promoted content work
Knowledge of online publishing best practises and SEO
High editorial standards, exceptional organisation, and a keen eye for detail
Proactivity and strong work ethic
A passion for PC gaming, PC hardware, and tabletop gaming
Must be able to produce proof of right to work in the UK by the start of employment
Network N is a global media business specialising in the gaming industry. We have a publishing arm consisting of a dozen owned websites including PCGamesN.com, Pocket Tactics and The Digital Fix and over 150 network site partners such as TrueAchievements.com. We produce class-leading content for clients via our creative agency team, Project N and work with publishers and advertisers to unlock audience value via Publisher Collective. We are based in Bath but are open to taking on remote employees within the UK too.
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