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Job Overview

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

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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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