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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)
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.
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HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume, cover letter, and writing samples to email@example.com and please CC firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
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.
Send your resumes to email@example.com. Please CC firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
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