IGN is hiring Streaming Editor (Remote Job)

Streaming Editor 100% REMOTE

Posted: 28 days
Writing
Full-Time
Remote US
Streaming Editor
IGN
 
IGN’s content team is looking for a streaming editor to lead our coverage of emerging and established streaming platforms in the entertainment space, from Netflix to HBO Max to whatever becomes the next Quibi. You’ll be covering a wide range of streaming topics, helping us identify and report on the industry trends, programming, and personalities that are driving conversation, as well as offering thoughtful follow-up commentary and analysis. You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute to our traditional movie, TV, and games coverage.
 
IGN’s editorial team is made up of all kinds of people that share a common love of games, TV, movies, comics, tech, and all things geeky. We strongly encourage people of every race, gender, sexual orientation, and background to apply.
 
Responsibilities
  • Working with a team of writers and freelancers, alongside our features and SEO leads, to decide what we cover around new or rediscovered releases, how we cover it, and who covers it for us, including through interview and junket opportunities.
  • Conceptualizing, producing, and editing in-depth features and analysis to answer questions, posit relevant theories, explain lore, or offer new context on the streaming landscape and the most popular shows within it.
  • Writing news stories and taking interviews on the streaming space, with a particular emphasis on making industry developments accessible to our audience.
  • Monitoring industry and audience trends, as well as internal analytics, to identify new coverage opportunities.
  • Cultivating industry contacts and sources to help create informed, authoritative original reporting.
  • Working across departments to generate topical content that serves our users’ interests on multiple platforms, in text and video form.
 
Required Skills
  • You’re passionate about the streaming space and keeping up with industry trends and news developments.
  • You’re a voracious consumer of all things entertainment and pop culture, have a critical eye for quality despite the crowded marketplace, and can condense that information into meaningful recommendations for our audience.
  • You’re engaged with audiences and content across various streaming platforms, and can spot a story within the community, as well as wider cultural moments.
  • You have notable experience in a comparable editing role and understand how to write for IGN's audience.
  • You have strong editorial opinions and journalistic standards, excellent writing skills, and an impeccable eye for an edit.

It would be extra awesome if…
  • You’re also an expert on gaming streaming spaces like Twitch and YouTube and are embedded in those communities, too.
  • You have good on-camera presence and can speak extemporaneously on games and entertainment-related topics.
  • You’re based in Los Angeles or San Francisco - or can get to our offices in those cities.
  • You can optimize your pieces for both search and organic discovery across platforms.
  • You have regularly covered trade shows, junkets, and conventions.
  • You’re an avid moviegoer in addition to consuming all things streaming.
  • You’re well versed in transmedia and have an appreciation for the shows and movies themselves, as well as the novelizations and comics tied to them.
  • You have a degree in journalism or another relevant media field.

If you think this sounds like the job for you, please apply here, and make sure to provide a resume, cover letter, and at least three writing samples that you think show your aptitude for the role.
 
Position: Streaming Editor
 
IGN is a leading media company focused on gaming, entertainment, and pop culture. We are the number one video game and entertainment information destination and attract one of the largest concentrated audiences of young adults on the Internet across 28 platforms including desktop, mobile, YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more.
 
Overview

The Streaming Editor at IGN will stand at the intersection of streaming and entertainment, focusing on both emerging entertainment streaming platforms (HBO Max and Peacock), established services like Netflix, as well as community-focused platforms like Twitch and YouTube.
 
The editor will create and contribute to a wide range of streaming content, including features, reviews, news, and previews, with a focus on written formats that can also be adapted to video. This editor will also have the opportunity to contribute to traditional movie and TV coverage as well, including reviews, features, junkets and set visits.
 
In addition to professional experience writing articles -- specifically reviews and recommendation features -- and conducting interviews, candidate must have experience meeting regular daily deadlines, proactively generating creative ideas for content, and managing relationships with external partners.
 
This position will focus on coverage of popular genre titles in the streaming space, notable industry/community ventures with popular streamers in the gaming space, as well as highlighting hidden gems relevant to the IGN audience, and conceptualizing larger features on the streaming industry as a whole. The ideal candidate should be well-organized, proactive, and results-driven. This role will report into the Editorial Manager.
 
 
Here’s what the role will be focused on:
  • Create content to help the audience discover relevant streaming movies on a variety of platforms.
  • Monitor community trends on Twitch, Steam, YouTube to identify cultural moments or games worth following up on or reporting
  • Proactively ideate, pitch and execute the below content types:
  • News highlighting audience’s response to popular releases or community moments
  • Review content to help the audience determine what is and isn’t worth watching.
  • Features that help the audience better understand the content they’re consuming.
  • Interviews with talent involved with streaming titles as well as the executives making decisions behind-the-scenes, and popular streamers or community members.
  • Work with the Editorial Manager, Executive Entertainment Editor, Executive Features Editors, and Executive News Editor to strategize around coverage of streaming services, using tools like SEO and traffic analytics.
  • Contribute to traditional entertainment coverage including reviews, features, interviews, and junkets.
  • Assign and edit streaming content from IGN freelancers.
  • Coordinate content and manage relationships with external partners on the studio and talent side.
  • Work with the social team and video team to identify opportunities for overlap with their respective verticals.
  • Participate in video content around the topics IGN covers, not limited to just streaming movies or streaming platforms.
 
 
Qualifications
  • You have at least 5+ years of relevant experience in the entertainment industry and a published body of work covering movies and streaming space.
  • You have contacts in the industry you can leverage for exclusives and unique coverage ideas.
  • You are an active consumer of streaming content and proactive in your pursuit of hidden gems on streaming platforms.
  • You have an interest in understanding audience consumption habits on streaming services and come armed with strategies to engage them.
  • You are an expert in your own time management and are detail-oriented, delivering assignments on deadline and with clean, accurate copy.
  • You are a creative and critical thinker who can deliver informed opinions in video and written form.
  • You can lead written and video content projects from start to finish as a “one person army,” from script to edit to publish.
  • You are passionate about the genre space, and you consider yourself an expert in specific genre franchises.
  • You understand Internet trends, analytics tools, SEO principles, etc. and know your way around a CMS.
  • You are collaborative, have a good attitude, and a desire to learn.
 
 
It would be extra awesome if…
  • You’re an IGN reader/watcher and active community member.
  • You have current and active relationships with studios and networks like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney, CBS, and others.
  • You are articulate and comfortable on camera and can speak extemporaneously as well as read from a script or teleprompter -- every member of our content team is welcome to participate in video projects.
  • You have a strong understanding of multiple social platforms, including how users consume content on everything from Instagram to TikTok to Reddit.
 
IGN’s editorial team is made up of all kinds of people that share a common love of games, TV, movies, comics, tech, and all things geeky. We strongly encourage people of every race, gender, sexual orientation, and background to apply.

About IGN

IGN is a leading media company focused on gaming, entertainment, and pop culture. We are the number one video game and entertainment information destination and attract one of the largest concentrated audiences of young adults on the Internet across 28 platforms including desktop, mobile, YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more.

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