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(Expired) CS:GO Writer

3 months ago by ESTNN | Esports

  Remote (Anywhere)

Level: Intermediate

Contract: Freelance (Paid)

Sector: Writing

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This position involves writing up features, news articles, sourcing and writing up player and coach interviews, and keeping our readers up to date with the Counterstrike scene.

While recaps of tournaments and matches are great, we’re looking for something a little different. The CS:GO writer is expected to cover breaking news in the scene (patches, trades, player movement, etc.) quickly and accurately.

In addition to covering Counterstrike news, the CS:GO writer will be required to write 1-2 original features per week. This could be an in-depth, knowledgeable analysis of a team’s tactics or a deep dive into Counterstrike business practices. These are just examples, of course, so bring your creative side!

Who You Are

  • You know what a lede is!
  • You understand how to write a news article using the Inverted Pyramid style.
  • A passion for esports – not just a single team, player, or game. You love it all.
  • You’re someone who doesn’t mind taking constructive criticism. You work with us; we’ll work with you.
  • You’re willing to work hard - you virtually “show up” for your assigned shifts, day after day. Some day’s you’re going to be buried in news, and some days it’s going to be a slow day.
  • You’ve got a deep understanding of Social Media, gaming trends, and knowledge of the Counterstrike: Global Offensive scene (other games are a bonus!).
  • You’ve got an eye for developing stories and are able to identify them as important quickly and accurately.
  • You’re allergic to passive voice.
  • You take pride in your work – submitting an article full of grammatical and organizational errors fills you with dread.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Journalism, English, Communications, or Marketing (1-2 years of relevant work experience will be accepted in lieu of a traditional degree)
  • Excellent writing abilities – Breaking news requires the ability to quickly summarize and convey the relevant information with little to no grammatical corrections.
  • Able to act independently on tasks assigned to you
  • Intimate knowledge of AP style
  • Ability to understand and work under ESTNN’s brand guidelines
  • A working knowledge of writing for SEO (Keyword Research, trends, etc.)
  • Ability to cover news at the drop of a hat – we work quickly here at ESTNN, and we expect you to work quickly as well.
  • A creative mind – writing features requires you to think of angles and possibilities that others have not!

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