We are building a new set of tools to help players get more from the games they love and find the best gear. Network N is looking for an individual with proven success as an editor, project manager, or digital growth professional to work with our developers and leadership team to acquire, launch, and grow these tools.
The business has grown our owned & operated editorial sites, which deliver over 20m users per month. There is a lot of room to grow these further, but even more to grow websites that offer extra functionality. We call our editorial products The Legion sites. Our functionality sites are called Sparta.
Functionality will include things like gear, maps, databases, and directories. A great example of this is around game system requirements. Our audience can read about a game system requirements here and take a test to see if their PC can run the title and get unique gear recommendations here.
You will be responsible for:
Researching gaming-focused functionality sites and tools which both complement our existing editorial brands and establish new ground.
Identifying, scoping, and then acquiring or launching new products. Researching potential acquisitions and pitching business cases for them
Staying abreast of, and regularly researching, competitors in order to identify gaps in the market and opportunities to gain audience share
Working with editorial Publishers to complement and benefit from owned & operated sites
Working with the Sales Team to drive new business and identify opportunities
Delivering affiliate and sponsored contents opportunities alongside commercial teams
Growing product traffic in line with agreed targets
Managing department budget,reporting on progress of the portfolio and creation of strategy documents
Keeping abreast of SEO and publishing trends and best practices
Working with Development and Design teams to build and launch tools and sites
Testing, improving, and keeping sites up to date
Other as requested by the leadership team
You will be expected to:
Conceive of, scope, and deliver, in collaboration with the Development team, new tool sites
Grow site traffic across the Sparta portfolio
Work with the Publisher - PC and Publisher - Multiformat & Entertainment to coordinate relevant tool sites with Legion editorial sites
Ensure consistently high editorial standards across any published content
Create and maintain documentation
Forecast and manage departmental budgets
Recruit, onboard, and train new staff as required
Use the company’s workflow tools correctly and effectively, including Asana, GSuite, etc.
You will have/be able to:
Proven and extensive experience as an editor, project manager, or digital growth professional in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrable success in audience growth
Curiosity about site and tool design and what makes gamers tick
Ability to work alongside developers and talk in their language
Proactively produce innovative solutions to high-level ambiguous problems
Make prompt, clear decisions which may involve tough choices or considered risks
Encourage others in the team to make decisions in their own area of expertise, take appropriate risks and learn from experience
Consistently deliver large projects involving one or more teams’ contribution on time at a high level of quality
Monitor allocation of resources, anticipating changing requirements that may impact work delivery
Adapt interpersonal style to suit different people or situations
Previous experience as a people manager would be highly desirable
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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