Host/Producer - Freelance

Video Los Angeles, California


Position at IGN

About Us:
Ziff Davis’ gaming & entertainment brands are leading Internet media companies focused on video games and entertainment. 
IGN Entertainment is a leading Internet media company focused on video games and entertainment. IGN reaches more than 360 million monthly users around the world, and is followed by more than 58MM social and YouTube followers. IGN also publishes daily content on 36 platforms including TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat Discover. Established in 1996, IGN is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York and London. IGN content is localized in 20 languages and 110 countries and hosted on websites and native applications on mobile, connected TV, and Xbox and PlayStation platforms.

About the Opportunity:

IGN is on the search for our next generation of hosts. If you have a love of games, movies, TV, social media, and tech and you know how to deliver on-camera, this opportunity could be for you. This will be a one to two week contract position that may involve in-person work out of our production studios within our LA Office.
We are looking for individuals who can write, produce, and host IGN news videos and features. This contract role also has the potential to host sponsored campaigns and branded shoots. Attending in-person events like Comic-Con is also a possibility for this role. If available to attend, these events would consist of travel and live, on-stage hosting responsibilities. IGN will cover all travel expenses incurred from these events.
Shooting and editing skills are not required, but are a plus! However, writing skills are a requirement, as this Host/Producer will write video scripts for news and features.
To apply for this role, please provide examples of your skills with relevant, varied video productions.
YouTube, Vimeo, or equivalent links only. No files will be accepted.

Job Duties:

  • Produce and star in IGN news video content both VOD and live
  • Track news trends across all platforms to inform video topics
  • Expertly research relevant products and topics
  • Write and annotate scripts for IGN’s flagship daily news shows and features
  • Manage production timelines
  • Publish accompanying copy for IGN articles
  • Host branded segments and events, work with sales on video integrations
  • Work with Social teams to create native content for all IGN Platforms
  • If asked and available, travel to produce segments on the road at live events, trade shows, conventions, set visits, red carpets, field packages, and more
  • Preference is to be located in Los Angeles and available to work within the IGN LA office, as needed

Job Requirements:

The Must-Haves:
  • Deep knowledge of video games, movies, TV, comics, Social Media and pop culture
  • Excellent conversational abilities
  • Ability to work effectively and timely in fast paced environments
  • On-camera and writing experience in TV / Film / Online Media Production

Not Required, but Helpful:

  • A following, and contacts in the games and entertainment industries
  • Teleprompter experience
  • Live show production experience
  • Voiceover experience
  • Video editing experience
  • Experience collaborating with content teams, producers, branded entertainment, social teams and more.
  • Experience with branded entertainment
  • 4-5 years of equivalent experience

Our Culture and Values

At IGN, we believe diversity stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of new ideas, and enriches our personal and professional lives. We are committed to championing diversity in all that we do, weaving fairness and equity into the fabric of our organization, and achieving a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and antiracist culture where everyone belongs and everyone can thrive.

Here’s the good stuff about us…

  • You’ll make an impact. We reach 360MM monthly unique users. We’re big time, but we’re not afraid to give you real opportunities to be epic and make a difference immediately.
  • We’ve got a big presence, but a small team.
  • We have fun. It’s all about games and games are fun.
  • We’re passionate about what we do. IGN employees understand our users, because they are our users. We have a personal interest in providing the best possible product.
IGN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all workers.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform the essential job functions of this contract position. Please contact us to request accommodation
Compensation Disclosure: Ziff Davis provides a range for the base pay. Factors that may be used to determine your actual pay may include your specific job related knowledge, skills, experience, and geographic location. The base pay for this position ranges from $350 to $400 a day.