Prima Games: Freelance Writer (Video Games)

Job Description

Posted on: 
2023-04-18 09:22

Prima Games, the destination for video game guides and news, seeks talented and ambitious freelance writers. Competitive applicants will have in-depth knowledge about a wide variety of the most popular single-player and live-service video games and track current news and topics within the gaming industry.

Areas currently in need of support include (but are not limited to):

  • Warframe
  • Call of Duty
  • Fortnite
  • Diablo 4
  • Live-service games
  • Upcoming releases (Zelda, Starfield, Star Wars, Final Fantasy XIV, etc.)

We require a minimum of 25 posts per month, but you are able to write more if desired. Post types include gameplay guides for new releases and live service games, SEO/Top 10 lists, traffic-driving features, and breaking news on entertainment topics and select titles, companies, and gaming brands.

Applicants should have excellent English writing skills and be self-starters who can complete assigned news, guides, and features in a timely matter. Although not required, familiarity with using Google Trends to source coverage ideas is a plus. Past experience writing SEO content is highly desirable.

We’re a global digital newsroom, and all work is remote. Rates are $11 for news articles and quick question/answer guides, $21 for gameplay guides and shorter features, and $33 to $60 for reviews, longer guides, and features. There is no cap on how much you can write monthly as long as your pitches are approved. Hired writers will also have ample pre-approved story ideas to choose from.

To be considered:

Submit a resume, a cover letter, and at least two relevant writing clips. Your cover letter should discuss your knowledge of games (including which games, franchises, and genres you intend to cover) and your experience writing guides and news. A cover letter and clips are required to be considered.

Freelancers have a flexible schedule and are encouraged to utilize our staff’s editorial resources. Good communication habits are also required.

About us:

Prima Games is a part of GAMURS Group, a network that includes Dot Esports, Destructoid, Gamepur, Twinfinite, Attack of the Fanboy, Siliconera, Pro Game Guides, and The Escapist. We are focused on growth and expanding our catalog of core games while also striving to be a positive and enriching work environment where each writer is encouraged to learn and hone their craft. Our team is passionate about games and is always down for a debate about which video game has the best dodge roll. Come and join in!

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