We're looking to add an editor and writer to our team to help with our rapidly growing gaming section. The position is part time (20 hours a week) - and yes, it's paid. With an actual salary. Amazing we have to put this up top, but that's the Internet for you.
- Edit and proofread content from other writers on the site.
- Contribute in-depth content about PC and console gaming hardware, including headsets, mice, monitors, keyboards, and more. You'll be writing and editing reviews, informational articles, and product roundups
- Update existing content as needed.
- Coordinate incoming review equipment and schedule reviews.
- Take photos and shoot video of review gear.
- Develop contacts with gaming gear manufacturers, distributors, and PR firms.
- Contribute to the site's social media presence and answer queries from our readers.
- You need to live in Vancouver.
- Experience in writing about gaming hardware. This is absolutely non-negotiable - you must be able to show examples of professional published work in this area, for a reputable site or publication. Reviewing games themselves does not count.
- Attention to detail. This is the big one. We're looking for someone who sweats the small stuff.
- Excellent editorial skills. A large part of the job is proofreading and editing copy, so you need to be comfortable diving deep on long, often technical pieces.
- Excellent writing skills. You'll be writing regular reviews and roundups, so you've got to love bashing words together.
- Strong photography skills are preferred.
- Understanding of The Master Switch's voice (Check out the site at www.themasterswitch.com)
- You absolutely point-blank refuse to miss deadlines.
We strongly encourage women and people of color to apply for this position. However, we'll consider anybody with the right mix of skills.
For consideration, please send the following to [email protected] (with "Assistant Editor, Gaming" in the subject line):
1. A two-paragraph cover letter (in the body of the email) outlining who you are and why you'd kick ass at the job.
2. Two writing samples (and two photography samples, if you have them). Attached to the email, or with a link.
3. A one-page resume, attached to the email.
IMPORTANT: If these instructions aren't followed exactly, your email will be sent to the trash.
DOUBLY IMPORTANT: We've had several applications from folks on the Island and its surrounds. Please note that we can't hire you unless you live in Vancouver! Sorry - we need someone local.