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PocketGamer.fr Site Editor

Journalist / Editor / Writer - Editorial / Writing - remote working, France

Job Title PocketGamer.fr Site Editor
Job Description

C'est vrai: PocketGamer France is seeking a part-time freelance site editor!

PocketGamer.fr is the French spin-off of Pocket Gamer, the market leading mobile games website. It delivers reviews, features, guides, tips and news for French-language mobile and handheld gamers. This vacancy is a chance for a French-speaking freelance writer/site editor to work from home keeping the site populated with content. You will work with the senior management team to devise a content strategy for the site’s future, and then implement these ideas under your own supervision with almost complete discretion to create the site you think the French mobile gaming scene needs. The post frequency is relatively light, requiring only two or three hours of contribution per day (about 12 posts per week).

Responsibilities and Duties

  • You will live and breathe the site’s traffic numbers and respond accordingly.
  • Plan and write daily content for the site, based on good SEO practices with an eye to growing traffic.
  • Hit daily content targets set by the company and ensure all content appears smoothly and in line with agreed schedules and quality.
  • Take content from Pocket Gamer’s English-language sites and translate into French for the French audience as needed.
  • You’ll ensure efficient communication between yourself and other parts of the Steel Media and Pocket Gamer team, no matter how remote, using tools such as email and Skype. These will likely be in both English and French so fluent knowledge of both is needed.
  • Ensure the site’s community (including its Facebook and Twitter followers) are communicated with on a daily basis and are well maintained.
  • Be an ambassador for our Pocket Gamer brand and for Steel Media, representing us in the French-speaking world if necessary.
  • You'll communicate with the ads team and the site’s publisher to share (and, if necessary, implement) ads/sponsorship opportunities.
  • From time to time you may also be required to write marketing content to promote other parts of the Steel Media/Pocket Gamer business (for instance, write articles on PG.fr about Steel Media’s conferences)

Due to working remotely - see requirements above - you will need to be comfortable being out of an office setting (it doesn't suit everyone) and be able to communicate and regularly report to your line-manager via Skype and other online systems.

Qualifications and Skills

Are you a native French speaker? A good writer and reviewer with a perfect turn of phrase? A talented online editor with a nose for what gamers want to read about? Are you experienced and unflappable, a safe pair of hands for the daily running of a website? PocketGamer.fr could be for you! What we require…

  • 1+ years’ editorial experience
  • Native French speaker
  • Excellent English skills, to be able to communicate with the international team and translate content into French from Steel Media’s English sites if necessary
  • Proven track record of editing a site and using a CMS
  • Highly organised
  • An understanding of the requirements of good gaming news, reviews, features and guides
  • Writing skills – able to show examples of excellent online French content
  • Very stable internet connection
  • A love of mobile gaming
  • Able to work from home – ideally living in France/Europe, with the ability to travel if necessary, although this is not essential
  • Social media skills
  • Valid passport and proximity to transport hub/airport in case of necessary travel
  • A decent list of PR contacts in the mobile/handheld gaming world would be nice

Benefits

  • What we pay will depend on experience (assuming 12 stories uploaded per week)
  • The role is initially offered on a contract basis, with an invoice at the end of each month.
  • The role will be performed remotely and therefore we will accept applications from anywhere.
  • We are open to flexible working hours, as long as daily activity levels are kept up.
  • There'll be an initial three-month probationary period.

Company Profile

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher and events company based in the UK. We currently publish some of the world’s biggest mobile and handheld gaming websites; run industry-focused advertising networks; syndicate content to mobile operators and handset manufacturers; publish industry news sites PocketGamer.biz and PCGamesInsider.biz; and a significant part of our operation also involves the production and delivery of many b2b events, from networking parties to our flagship conference series, Pocket Gamer Connects.

Sector Editorial / Writing
Category Journalist / Editor / Writer
Level Mid-Level
Contract Type Freelance
Hours Flexible
Date Posted 3 March 2019
Contact Dave Bradley
Email dave.bradley@steelmedia.co.uk
Recruiter Steel Media Ltd
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