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Freelance Writer – League of Legends Esports

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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Los Angeles, CA

We are looking to hire part-time/freelance writers as part of our League of Legends Esports coverage team. The position would be a freelance role to start, with the possibility of becoming a full-time staff writer/editor as we grow the team. We would like to evaluate your writing over the course of 3-6 months before making a decision to transition to full-time. The main goal of this role is to generate, nurture, and convert leads through engaging and informative written content. The ideal candidate will be someone familiar with the game/competitive scene, with an interest in storytelling and contributing his/her own thoughts.

As a part-time writer, you would be compensated per word/per article. If transitioned to full-time, we offer highly competitive salaries with a full benefits package.

Outlier is a fast-growing, well-capitalized startup. We are in the early stages of the Company, looking for motivated, self-starters who have a passion for League of Legends eSports. We believe we are at the forefront of a rapidly growing industry, and would love for talented individuals who share the same vision to join our team.

Job Skills and Qualifications (no professional writing experience required):

  • Passionate about League of Legends eSports. We value genuine interest in learning, covering, and writing about the game over professional experience
  • Knowledge of the League of Legends game and competitive scene (tournament schedules, teams/players, etc.)
  • Self-motivated
  • Can work with little direction
  • Reliable and accountable to deadlines
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Preferred: interest and familiarity in player/team statistics

Job Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Produce articles/written pieces on a weekly basis
  • Think strategically about different types of content and overall strategy - game coverage, team trades, interesting trends, player contracts, player statistics, thought pieces, etc.
  • Work closely with social media team to produce short form digital content in line with overall content strategy, and in relation to your written content
  • Perform primary research (online/virtual interviews/on the ground) to inform articles
  • You do not need to be the first to break news, your job is not to be a reporter. Articles should span more than just news coverage as described above