Mic is a diverse news and media company for young people. Our mission is to inform, inspire, and empower our generation to make change happen. Each month, more than 65 million young people rely on Mic to make sense of the world.
Mic is looking for a passionate, highly motivated writer who will work with our new gaming team. This applicant must have a strong knowledge of SEO, a distinctive voice and an authentic passion for games. Applicant must have a working knowledge of new titles and consoles in addition to classic series — think Pokémon Go, Overwatch, Zelda, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart, Fire Emblem, Civ 6, GTA, Assassin's Creed, For Honor, Elder Scrolls, The Division 3, Final Fantasy and even some esports.
This is a part-time, four-month contract position, and writers are required to work remotely.
Write quickly and accurately under tight deadlines
Be able to follow proper protocol around responsible reporting and sourcing
Strong knowledge of SEO best practices, or be willing to learn
Familiarity with Mic and its voice
Ability to create clean, high-quality copy under very tight deadlines
Ability to combine quality writing and SEO optimization
Have the ability to write comfortably and competently about gaming
Be social media savvy, able to monitor Google Trends, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Reddit, and wherever else breaking and trending story opportunities can be found
Ability to expand our coverage areas and spot big opportunities for Mic to lead the conversation
Strong knowledge of AP style
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or English preferred