Exciting times lie ahead of us Kotaku, and we’re looking to fill three positions that will help us redefine what a video game website can be. Two of these roles are editors, ideal for hungry reporters and reviewers who want to blog on a daily basis about what’s important in the world of video games and beyond. The other position, meanwhile, is a senior position that works more behind the scenes and helps us stay Kotaku in operation.
Both are crucial for me ambitious vision for what the Kotaku of tomorrow can be. Even better, both are collectively covered by the WGA-E so you can have a lot of fun the advantages of a union
From our list of staff authors, for which you can apply here:
Kotaku is looking for a hungry writer who loves to tell stories about people. You have nerve and are brave enough to turn your head on any topic. They have zero tolerance for buzzwords and know how to break the hype. They play video games, but they also have a wide range of interests and a good understanding of broader pop culture.
You are very familiar with platforms like YouTube, TikTok, Discord and Twitch and have a certain understanding of modern fandom. You’re the kind of person who always knows about the latest hot influencers or viral games and if not you should have the drive and curiosity to find out. On your best days, you don’t just follow trends – you lead the conversation.
From our position as senior editor, for which you can apply here:
The managing editor holds Kotaku run by the efforts of a widely dispersed team of Kotaku Writers and reviewers. The senior editor ensures articles are edited well and on time, takes deadline changes into account, and helps with promotion Kotaku‘s best stories on G / O Media sister sites and beyond.
This is a leadership position that is at. reported KotakuEditor-in-chief. Gaming knowledge is desirable, but not required. More importantly, that you can coordinate the efforts of a team of authors, that you can edit lines, and that you are motivated to do something KotakuIt’s front page as interesting as any other on the internet on any given day. You should also be excited about writing stories for the site on occasion.
So yeah, do you want to get paid to write about video games with a cool team that is shooting for the stars? My tip to you is therefore to use the cover letter as a space to let us know why it suits you specifically. You should really see the cover letter as a good opportunity to write about why you are well suited for this role and to address things that may not be reflected on your resume. Links to current clips are a must. Good luck!