Job Category:

Gaming, Writing


Pay:

To be discussed


Overview

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 gaming expertise. Applicant must have a working knowledge of new games and consoles and classic series — think Pokémon Go, Pokémon Sun and Moon, Overwatch, Civ 6, GTA, Zelda, Super Mario Run, Assassin’s Creed, Final Fantasy and even some esports.

This is a four-month, part-time contract position and writers are required to work remotely.

The best applicants will:

* Have the ability to create clean, high-quality copy under very tight deadlines

* Be able 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 news for

* breaking and trending story opportunities can be found

* Be able to expand our coverage areas and spot big opportunities for Mic to lead the conversation

Responsibilities:

Write quickly and accurately under tight deadlines

Be able to follow proper protocol around responsible reporting and sourcing

Qualifications:

* Strong knowledge of SEO best practices, or be willing to learn

* Familiarity with mic.com and its voice

* Strong knowledge of AP style

* Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or English preferred

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