Freelance Gaming Editor
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.