Digital Trends is currently looking for a freelance reporter to write informative and compelling guides for its gaming section. The gaming guides writer will write articles tips and strategies for playing all kinds of video games, as well as buyer’s guides, listicles, how-tos, and other types of service articles.
The ability to research, source, and find the best advice or products for every situation is a must. Ideally this person will have a fair amount of experience playing and writing about games: While some articles will require scouring the internet, we are looking for writers who can play a game, figure out how it works, and provide insight into how others can excel.
The ideal candidate already has considerable experience writing and fact checking online, consistent time each day to write at least one guide (several hours), and the drive to dive right into creating publishable content with minimal training. The ability to turn around airtight copy quickly and reliably while using excellent editorial judgment is crucial.
The candidate will need to find and secure relevant images, video, and other media from developers and other sources. Ideally, the writer will also know how to record a screenshot or short video clips from PC and game consoles.
While the writer we’re looking for will mostly be responsible for writing game guides, there will be opportunities for a successful reporter to write all kinds of stories, including news, reported features, op-eds, and reviews.