News Editor

Location
South San Francisco
Posted
Jul 27, 2011
Closes
Aug 26, 2011
Contact
Ms. Human Resources
Duration
Full Time
Future US is seeking a News Editor to work on our GamesRadar.com website. The ideal candidate will come complete with deep contacts, inside sources, and a full portfolio of breaking news stories.
This position requires a strong understanding of the games industry: whats hot, whats important, what matters. The candidate will need excellent news judgment, and will be called upon to generate buzzworthy news every day. The candidate will also need to keep up with the competition, able to quickly aggregate news from other sources while layering additional context on the stories. The news editor will also be a public face of GamesRadar.com, representing the site at various meetings and industry events.
Responsibilities:

Generate original news by calling on sources and finding headlines in the course of events and meetings
Aggregate and report on existing news
Commission, edit, process, and post freelancer-submitted news
Ensure that news stories are in tune with the values of the site and are accurate
Write and optimize news headlines to maximize search engine and keyword functionality
Write copy for other areas of the site, as assigned, including previews, reviews and features
Utilize social media outlets to promote news content

Required Qualifications:

At least 1-2 years related experience
Excellent organizational and communication skills mandatory
BA or BS preferred
2-4 years editorial experience required
Basic html text formatting skills
Long-term, intimate knowledge of gaming and the video game industry


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