Editor, Wikis - IGN

Editorial San Francisco, California


Description

Position at IGN

IGN’s editorial team is seeking a new member with incredible video gaming skills and the rare ability to show others how to be awesome at games via written strategy guides and videos.

What does that mean exactly?

• You’ll collaborate with a team to create detailed walkthroughs filled with screenshots you’ll take and maps you’ll make, all packaged with an eye towards clarity and accuracy of information, SEO, and mobile convenience.

• You'll play and capture games of all sorts to create video guides for tips you write, cheats, Easter eggs, and collectibles that you find. This sometimes includes audio commentary.

• You’ll work closely with freelancers on wiki guide planning using analytics and SEO tools to inform their work.

• You'll edit volunteer contributions with a critical eye and pleasant demeanor, helping volunteers to become better wiki editors, and fostering a community around each game wiki.

• You’ll promote game help content on IGN’s many platforms (IGN.com, YouTube, Snapchat etc.) with smart headlines and unique angles.

What will get our attention?

• You have published videos/streams showing off your game skills, preferably across different games and genres.

• You’re skilled at communicating in person and in print, and particularly good at instructing gamers with helpful, entertaining prose.

• You can demonstrate that you are motivated and can write fast and clean copy without the need of additional edits. Show us by submitting samples of your best work!

• You have previous experience with Adobe Premiere Pro or similar video editing software.

• You're quick to adapt -- new challenges come up daily, but you are ready for them.

It would be extra awesome if…

• You have experience working with game developers and PR, and have industry contacts.

• You are part of a gaming community, whether it’s an MMO guild or nightly Fortnite meetup.

• You can demonstrate knowledge of and experience with a varied line-up of games, including in-depth knowledge of some of the most popular games on the market.

• You’re an IGN reader/watcher and active community member.

• You are comfortable and confident in sharing your opinions on camera. Every member of our content team is welcome to participate in video projects.

IGN’s editorial team is made up of all kinds of people that share a common love of games, TV, movies, comics, tech, and all things geeky. We strongly encourage people of every race, gender, sexual orientation, and background to apply.

 

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.