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Game Informer Is Hiring!

If you’re interested in joining the Game Informer family, now is your chance! We currently have two full-time positions available – associate editor and video editor. Before sending us your résumé, please be aware of a few things:

*You must be prepared to move to Minneapolis (and no whining about Minnesota winters).

*You must include a cover letter and writing samples for the associate editor position, and a cover letter and video samples for the video editor position. Yes, that is samples as in plural. We prefer selections that relate to video games.

*You must have extensive video game knowledge.

*If you are applying for the associate editor position and aren't already working for another website or magazine, you must show us a plethora of amazing writing samples. This job is not sitting around playing video games. It's a high-pressure, deadline intensive, creative environment that requires people skills, extraordinary writing talent, the ability to complete tasks, and a nose for stories.

*We generally receive an overwhelming amount of résumés, so this process may take time. Keep this in mind if you don’t hear back from us right away.

You can read the qualifications for each position below.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR - Game Informer (Minneapolis, MN)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Working with general supervision, the Associate Editor serves as one of the primary content creators for Game Informer, Game Informer Digital, and Game Informer Online. As such, associates must demonstrate fluency across all the game platforms and create unique news, preview, review, and feature content. Principle responsibilities include writing, proofreading, conceptualizing stories, maintaining a social media presence, and appearing on podcasts and video shows. The role requires occasional travel, both domestically and internationally, and occasional night/weekend work. The associate editor may interact with his or her supervisor several times a week, perhaps daily, to receive guidance and feedback. Some non-routine activities may require a supervisor’s advance approval.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce written news, preview, review, and feature content for Game Informer, Game Informer Digital, and Game Informer Online.
  • Work with editors to develop creative feature content and become a better writer/editor.
  • Travel to publishers, developers, events, and conventions to create content.
  • Meet daily and monthly magazine and website deadlines.
  • Proofread magazine and online features.
  • Develop an on-air personality for podcasts and videos.

BASIC AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • High school diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in English, journalism, or related field preferred.
  • Three years of experience writing and editing material for a magazine, newspaper, or other form of print journalism/media.
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, JOB SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Proficient knowledge of productivity programs; specifically Microsoft Office.
  • Proficient ability to communicate effectively with others using spoken and written forms.
  • Ability to recognize discrepancies/errors in written information, including the ability to initiate and respond to work errors in a professional manner, working collaboratively and cooperatively with others.
  • Expert knowledge of video games on all platforms, including consoles, handhelds, PCs, mobile, and tablets.
  • Ability to work under demanding time constraints, including meeting short-term deadlines.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others.
  • Proficient relationship building skills, including the capacity to predict and manage behavior, build and leverage cross-functional partnerships within and outside of the organization.
  • Ability to positively model the organization’s commitment to integrity, diversity, inclusion, and maintaining a respectful workplace.
  • Consistently demonstrate a commitment to Game Informer policies and procedures, including but not limited to, attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and ethical responsibilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Send your resume, cover letter, and writing samples to andy@gameinformer.com and please CC mattbertz@gameinformer.com.

For the video editor position, we are looking for someone with a background in video and studio tech. In your application, please include a cover letter highlighting your specialties in video and links to your demo reel or several videos (not necessarily game-related) with an explanation of your role in their creation.

 

VIDEO EDITOR - Game Informer (Minneapolis, MN)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Working with general supervision, the Video Editor works with the editorial staff to create video content for Game Informer Online and Game Informer Digital. The primary responsibility is to run and maintain Game Informer’s video studio, regularly producing and editing shows like Replay and Test Chamber. An advanced level of knowledge and comfort with studio technology and troubleshooting, maintaining, and helping to expand our video/studio equipment is necessary. We also expect the editor to have an interest and experience with shooting roundtable discussions and interviews. Our video team is not very large, so we need somebody with a wide range of video knowledge and the ability to plan, shoot, edit, and post video content on fixed deadlines. We want somebody motivated by love of video games and video to pitch new ideas and help build the Game Informer community. The editor may interact with his or her supervisor several times a week, perhaps daily, to receive guidance and feedback. Some non-routine activities may require a supervisor’s advance approval.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Shoot and edit video for the Game Informer website and digital magazine.
  • Organize and maintain audio and video/studio equipment.
  • Meet daily and monthly website and digital magazine deadlines.
  • Work with editors to explore video opportunities and direct them on-camera.

BASIC AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • High school diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in Broadcast Journalism, Video Production, Digital Media, or related field preferred
  • At least five years of experience shooting and editing video.
  • Familiarity with studio technology is required, including audio mixers and video switchers.
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, JOB SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Years of experience with Adobe Premiere and Photoshop.
  • Proficient knowledge of all facets of video and audio editing.
  • Proficient knowledge of lighting and camera technologies.
  • Ability to set up video shoots both in the Game Informer offices and in offsite locations.
  • Proficient project planning skills, including the ability to organize, prioritize and control job responsibilities in order to meet video deadlines in an environment with overlapping and potentially conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to initiate and respond to work/video errors in a professional manner, working collaboratively and cooperatively with others.
  • Proficient ability to communicate effectively with others.

HOW TO APPLY

Send your resumes to andy@gameinformer.com. Please CC mattbertz@gameinformer.com and hanson@gameinformer.com.

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