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Digital Trends

Freelance Gaming Guides Writer - Battle Royale specific

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Digital Trends
🌎 Remote (North America)

Digital Trends is seeking several freelance writers with a passion for consumer tech and gadgetry. This is a part-time freelance gig, however, we'd like it to become a consistent, long-term working relationship if we're satisfied with your work.

We're currently looking for a competent writer who's willing to contribute to our Gaming section. Each week, you'll write or update an upwards of 6-8 guides, covering a variety of battle royale titles, including Fornit, Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone and the like. If chosen, you will write a range of article types, including weekly challenge guides, comprehensive map breakdowns, and best-of pieces pertaining to specific titles. The ability to research, source, and find the best advice for each game is a must, as is the ability to vet existing copy when revising a piece.

The ideal candidate already has experience writing and fact checking online, consistent time each day to write or update at least one or two guides (several hours), and the desire to dive right into creating publishable content with minimal training. The ability to turn around airtight copy quickly and reliably while using excellent editorial judgment is crucial, as is a background covering video games and an interest in budding free-to-play titles like Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. The right candidate is familiar with key developers in the space (Epic, Respawn, etc.), as well as the platform and, to a lesser extent, the software each title runs on.

As part of your job, you will also find and secure relevant images, video, and other media to draw readers into your posts and retain them. Your sources will include media from developers, official press releases, stock photography, and in-game screenshots.

How to Apply:

Submit the following info:

  • Your background, battle royale titles of interest, and availability.
  • Resume with relevant tech writing or journalism experience.
  • Writing samples: Send three published clips of your writing (gaming-specific).
  • Other relevant links: Add a link to your LinkedIn profile or online portfolio.

In lieu of published clips, you may also choose to write one of the following assignments:

Write up a roundup of the three best Overwatch skins for the hero of your choice, or a guide detailing how to quickly increase your level in Fortnite.

Use the articles below, if in need of a template.

Do not apply unless you have experience writing guides or similar content, and can write several

hours each weekday. You must know how to fact check, create basic header images for a story, and

be self-driven to start new projects.