Editor, GameSpot

Ref#: 31955
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Location: Burbank, CA, US

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Brand Overview: 
CBSi Games is the #1 network of games media sites and includes some of the most popular gaming destinations in the world including GameSpot, GameFAQs, Giant Bomb, and Comic Vine.

Role Details:
Based in GameSpot's San Francisco office, the Editor will work as part of GameSpot's global editorial team on both written and video content, and they'll bring personality and experienced opinion 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 to approach games from pre- to post-release. 

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: 
  • Own the content strategy around key releases, working with our managing editor to identify titles and setting up a content calendar both pre- and post-release
  • Cultivate relationships with key games partners
  • Create in-depth, long-form content with long-lead projects set in partnership with the managing editor
What you bring to the team:
  • Demonstrable video game-related writing and on-camera experience
  • Working knowledge of multiple gameplay genres and game series
  • 3+ years experience at a global online publication
  • High standards of editorial excellence
  • Strong existing contacts in the games industry
  • 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 of AP's style rules and a preference for the Oxford comma

EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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