Freelance Gaming Editor | History Hit

History Hit is the UK’s biggest digital history brand across Video on Demand, podcasts, social media and the web. Its website, historyhit.com, receives 1m sessions a month globally. 

History Hit is part of Little Dot Studios, one of the world’s fastest growing next-generation media companies. Little Dot Studios’ digital history brands Timeline and Absolute History already generate more than 1m unique video views a day, with Timeline amassing 2m subscribers on YouTube alone.

We are looking for a Freelance Gaming Editor to oversee historyhit.com’s new video gaming and e-sports output. Initially for a 3 month contract, if successful over the period it is likely to lead to a permanent position role. 

  • Based in: Shoreditch, London (including flexible working arrangements)
  • Reports to: Head of Publishing, History Hit
  • Contract Type: Staff, full time
  • Salary: Based on experience

Key Responsibilities

  • Write articles on strategy video gaming for the new gaming publishing stream, according to our publishing calendar
  • Format and publish articles with peer feedback
  • Work individually according to the an approved plan
  • Maintain brand tone of voice on gaming content this across editorial and social media

Required Attributes

  • Deep knowledge of the gaming sector – specifically strategy gaming with a historical focus (Age of Empires / Total War)
  • Online playing experience – particularly online strategy or shooter multiplayer and be able to write about this
  • Experience in image processing and handling, using Photoshop
  • Knowledgeable about SEO and able to base practical decisions on analytics
  • Prior experience of using WordPress or similar content management system
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 

Desirable Experience

  • Understanding of the e-sports space 
  • Previous experience working for a games publication advantageous
  • While we will review applications from different sectors, a humanities degree or professional background, particularly in history, is advantageous given subject matter

How to Apply

Please send 

  • PDF CV 
  • Include your availability/notice period if applicable
  • 2 feature ideas for historical gaming

Send to [email protected] with ‘Gaming Editor’ – HistoryHit.com in the subject line by 24 May 2021. Please state your desired daily freelance rate in the application.