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 part-time editor who understands the fast-paced world of gaming news — everything from new consoles and AAA games to the latest mobile hits.
This part-time four-month contract position is a pivotal editing role that requires a relentless obsession with video games, as well as a deep grasp of what gamers want and need to know about new titles and consoles.
You will work remotely and help manage the day-to-day editing and publishing of several writers, working with our reporters to identify, produce and distribute engaging, smart, and cutting-edge stories that can reach millions of people. You yourself should be eager to write news stories and act as a player/coach to the rest of the team. You should understand how readers reach gaming news and guides through Google search and be able to drive traffic through SEO.
The ideal candidate for this role will be someone who follows way too many reporters on Twitter and has the news sense to distinguish the trivial from the important. You should have experience working in a fast-paced news environment and a fluent understanding of the unique demands of producing quality journalism in the digital media environment. The more ambitious you are, the more successful you'll be.
This is a part-time, four-month contract position, and writers are required to work remotely.
Manage the day-to-day workflow of reporters
Identify, assign, edit and publish news stories
Write one or two items per day, depending on coverage needs
Monitor real-time trends on the social web, staying on top of minute-by-minute new developments
Work with reporters to manage and assist the reporting process on original stories
Work closely with the audience team, specifically the search team, to ensure stories are engaging and will resonate with our audience
Understanding of SEO and how Google search can drive traffic
Previous editorial experience at a high-volume online publication or news outlet
An astonishing attention to detail in copy
Ability to provide productive feedback in a fast-paced setting
Ability to assign stories with a clear angle
Writing clips from online publications
Voracious reader of games news and reviews
Amazing personal Twitter feed
Ability to stay organized, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure
Creative, independent, and outside-the-box thinking
Flexible availability during big releases and events