The Senior News Editor will bolster Giant Bomb's day-to-day news coverage and will be responsible for assigning work both internally and externally, managing freelancers and budgets, peer-editing that work to meet our standards, and entering external contributions into our content management system. The Senior News Editor will also be expected to provide day-to-day coverage of the gaming industry.
The news department will be tasked with making and breaking stories, as well as reporting on the latest happenings around the games industry. Reports will be conveyed by text, via audio podcast, and on video, so experience in all of these areas is a must. Our ideal candidate should be capable of self-producing a diverse range of content both in the field and at home.
Beyond covering the daily news cycle, the editor will have the opportunity to meet and interview developers and executives throughout the game industry, as well as cover some of the biggest events in the gaming world, including the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Any hire would also be expected to travel on occasion to participate in a variety of external events.
Additional editorial work, such as appearances in Quick Looks and writing reviews, would also be a part of this role. A wide base of gaming knowledge from the biggest of the big budget releases to small, art-house-style projects is expected. As this position is on the New York team, the ability to assist our existing New York crew with occasional production/control room help is also expected.
A thorough knowledge of and appreciation for video games, previous journalism education/experience, and a college degree are all desired qualities. We also rely largely on peer-editing, so an ability to accept and give constructive criticism is expected. Japanese language skills are a plus, but not a requirement.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 250 million people visiting its properties each month, it is a top 10 Web property globally and a top 5 Web property in the U.S. in terms of unique video viewers. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET, CBS.com, CBSNews.com, CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com and Last.fm, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.
Knowledge of the Japanese language (written and spoken)
5+ years of experience in games journalism
Established track record of presenting video, news, and features content on video games
Experience with video production/distribution
High standards of editorial excellence, and a proven ability to lead a team that can deliver it
Leader with history of success working across organizational boundaries
Extensive contacts in games industry
On-camera and/or video programming experience
Podcast or other audio programming experience
Passion for video games
Recognized expert in gaming media
Substantial network of writers and editors
Must successfully pass a background check
In addition, CBS will be guided by applicable federal, state and local laws when considering for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.
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