CBS Corporation Associate Editor, GameSpot in San Francisco, California

Associate Editor, GameSpot

REF#: 30856


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: San Francisco, CA, US


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Based in GameSpot's San Francisco office, the Associate Editor will work as part of GameSpot's global editorial team on both written and video content - bringing opinion and personality to help us in our mission of creating the best games coverage online. We need someone capable of producing great content around new and upcoming PC and console games at any point during their life cycle - pre- and post-release. We're looking for someone who can not only write and present informative and entertaining coverage of games, but who can also find original angles from which to approach games.

We're looking for a talented writer with a strong work ethic, a team-first mentality, and a desire to share their opinions with the GameSpot audience in an entertaining way. The role will also encompass on-camera work, so a willingness and aptitude to be an on-camera personality is required. A broad knowledge of video games is a must; if you typically devote all of your gaming time to a single series or genre, this might not be the job for you. You don't need to be knowledgeable about every gaming genre, but the successful applicant will have a thorough knowledge of and appreciation for contemporary video games as a whole.

The successful applicant will also be expected to be part of our peer-editing process, so an ability to accept and give constructive criticism is required.

Infrequent national and international travel to cover games events is also an expected part of the job.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Write compelling editorial copy that encompasses a wide variety of content types including reviews, features, analysis, opinion, and news

  • Generate ideas for coverage based on the biggest game releases and news stories

  • Work with our in-house and global video teams to create, script, and feature in editorial videos

  • Appear on livestreams and live-to-tape videos to offer opinions and analysis of key games and events

  • Contribute to our peer-review system for all GameSpot content on a daily basis

  • Attend industry events both locally and internationally

Key Projects:

  • Work with our Managing Editor, Reviews Editor, and Features Editor to identify coverage opportunities in accordance with the content calendar covering both pre- and post-release games

  • Cultivate relationships with key games partners and internal stakeholders


What you bring to the team:

  • Demonstrable video game-related writing and on-camera experience

  • Working knowledge of multiple gameplay genres and game series

  • 2+ years experience at a global online publication

  • High standards of editorial excellence

  • Passion for video games and pop culture entertainment

  • Enthusiasm and the desire to work closely with a group of your peers

You may also have:

  • An active online presence across popular social media platforms and experience with game streaming

  • Knowledge of current internet publishing trends and SEO principles

  • An understanding the AP's style rules and a preference for the Oxford comma


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