Want to write about games and films? We’re hiring!

GamesMoviesDeals.com is hiring!

We’re looking to get some regular content online again after I’ve shamefully let the site gather a fair bit of dust since joining TechRadar full-time in April last year. It’s been a big move and slight career change, but I find myself still wanting to ramble on about games and movies to our readers here. So why not join in?

We’re looking to take on some new names across multiple volunteer roles. The deals side of the side is under development at the moment, so we’re looking for anyone that fancies writing about gaming/movie/TV-related reviews, features, previews, opinion pieces and news posts.

While a relatively new site, our heritage meant we hit the ground running and now have over 330 reviews and over 160 feature articles. We’re on the map with social media too with over 19,000 followers on Facebook and 6400 on Twitter. So let’s have a look at what’s available:

Reviewers

Regularly buy or rent the newest gaming releases or love visiting the cinema? This one’s for you. Reviews for full-sized games and movies would need to be a minimum of 500 words, scored out of ten, have a pros/cons list and a ‘Short Version’ summary at the end. We have a strong history of obtaining free review copies and codes, so reliable members of staff are likely to have some thrown their way to review.

Features / Opinion Piece writers

Can you turn a current news topic into a hot opinion piece to get people talking? Maybe you enjoy writing Top 10 pieces or survival tips? If an upcoming game has you excited we want you to let people know why. An understanding of heat on N4G would be a big help here as it’s a key component in driving new traffic to the site.

How to apply

Email contact@gamesmoviesdeals.com with ‘Job Application’ as the subject.

Please list the following:

Name:
Age: (attendees of any press events/expos will need to be 18+ and I’ll have to be mindful of age ratings when sending out review copies)
Location: (Country/City)
Twitter handle –feel free to keep this private if you wish: (very handy to help promote posts)
N4G profile: (if you have one)
Platforms: (any platform you can review games on)

Reviewers:  Send in at least one review sample of a recent game or film. These can be links to ones you’ve had published online or simply send them as Word docs.

News/Features/Opinion Piece writers: For news, please send two sample articles of around 300 words. For feature or opinion pieces send at least one sample article of at least 500 words. This could be a reaction to a recent news story, a preview, Top 10, Top 5, or maybe a close examination of a specific element of a game. No flame-bait, but if you can nail a cracking headline and back it up with a sensible article for N4G and our social channels you’ll be most welcome. Send published links or Word Docs.

As these are volunteer positions, there’s no minimum amount of articles we expect from you per week or month. If we like your stuff we’ll publish it, it’s that simple. Feel free to apply for as many positions as you want as being able to post varied content is a major plus. Attach a CV if you have relevant experience. Don’t worry if you’ve not been published before, any writing samples you send will do instead. Excellent spelling and grammar are essential. US or UK English is fine.

Essential Requirements

  • Submit samples in your application!
  • Excellent spelling and grammar
  • Strong gaming and/or movie knowledge
  • Will commit to submitting a review when agreeing to do so
  • Keeps up to date with new releases (game or film reviewers)

Bonus requirements

  • Past experience posting articles online
  • Can write news posts
  • Can submit/approve articles on N4G.com
  • Can bring in traffic from outside sources
  • WordPress experience
  • Basic picture editing with Photoshop, PhotoScape etc
  • Can create videos (reviews, Let’s Plays etc)
  • Social media promotion experience
  • Can travel to London for preview events

What’s in it for you?

  • Potentially large audience to see you work
  • Linkable author profile is great for your CV/Resume
  • Editorial help and advice from an experienced Editor
  • Potential press passes for expos
  • Press preview invites
  • Potential for free review copies
  • Will supply a reference for reliable staff

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