Employee, Part-Time, Alternative Schedule
US National – Telecommute
Video Game Guides Writer
EDITORIAL ? INVERSE
Inverse has an immediate opening for a writer to help our readers reach the next level — literally. The right candidate is enthusiastic about writing evergreen guides that live above the news cycle and have a long readership tail. If you’re interested in writing definitive, thorough explainers that answer questions both pointed and broad, this is a great position for you.
This position is not a news-writing position but it does spin off the release cycle of new games, DLC updates, and ongoing titles (Destiny 2, Fortnite, etc.).
Can file either 2 1,000-word guides per 6-hour shift, or 3-4 shorter, answer-focused posts per shift
Contribute to collaborative feature projects (guides, roundups, etc.)
1-2 years’ experience writing about video games or a related field
Ability to work sometimes weird hours to accommodate for game drops
Have a keen visual sense of how to best create a guide (GIFs, embedded videos, screenshots) to solve the question. Sometimes just a photo works best
Minimal Photoshop or GIF-making skills a plus, or even basic illustrations on a screenshot. (A red arrow or a circle goes a long way)
A working knowledge of SEO and how people search for games as a ?second screen? experience (people searching on their phones while they are stuck in a game)
Must pitch guide ideas + angles for how to cover them
Conversely, must be receptive to receiving guide assignments as needed.
Entertainment & Media , Gaming , SEO & SEM , Writing , Editing