Video Games Trends Writer, Inverse

Remote /
Editorial – Inverse /
Part-time
Inverse has an immediate opening for an experienced journalist who is eager to report out the trends that are shaping the business, culture, and science of video games. 

The ideal candidate has established relationships with industry insiders and gaming influencers, and values inclusive, accessible writing. They get scoops and break news through interviews and reporting. They are not squeamish or half-hearted in their opinions and can write with equal passion and rigor about the intricacies of Final Fantasy lore and broader industry phenomena like accessibility, representation, and crunch (to name a few). 

Inverse is elevating its video game coverage. This position is critical to our magazine’s mission to pair essential and true reporting with mind-expanding storytelling and fresh angles.  

There is room for smarter video game journalism that still reads like it was written by someone like you. You can be that person. 

This is a part-time job with the flexibility to work up to 28 hours a week.

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Responsibilities:

    • File one or two stories every working day
    • Contribute to collaborative projects and section-wide initiatives
    • Report, write, and develop a weekly column on your beat
    • Learn Inverse’s house style and possess excellent grammar
    • Know how to spin an anecdotal or personal lede into a rock-solid nut graf
    • Interview key characters and figures on your beat without prompting from an editor
    • Follow Inverse CMS best practices
    • File accurate stories
    • Work with editors on multimedia projects and ideas for special issues
    • Be a team player
    • Exercise critical thinking skills with an eye to elevating every article to a brand-defining

Requirements:

    • 3-4 years experience writing and reporting on video games and gaming culture
    • A Rolodex of sources ready to go
    • Must pitch story ideas and fresh angles on how to cover them
    • Attend a daily pitch meeting
    • Maintain a Trello board of assignments
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