Remote | Entry-level
CBS Interactive

GAMING STAFF WRITER – COMICBOOK.COM

Ref#: 33779

CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive

Job Type: Full-Time Staff

Job Location: Remote

About Us:

CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

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Description:

Brand Overview:

ComicBook.com, is an entertainment media company for a generation passionate about larger than life characters, celebrities and entertainment franchises. From movie and tv news to comics, anime, gaming, and franchises like The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Star Trek, Netflix and WWE, ComicBook.com speaks to a genre of fans that eat, sleep and play amidst today’s pop/geek culture. Our comprehensive team of experts and newsmakers talk directly with the entertainers and the creators of the industry, as well as the community at large, providing fans an authentic, one-of-a-kind view of the entertainment landscape.

Role Details:

ComicBook.com is looking for a new team member who is passionate about gaming in all forms (Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, mobile), streamer culture (Twitch) and popular YouTube personalities. An ideal candidate is a self-starter who works well in a team environment and has strong communication skills. In this role, you play a key part in our news desk, with general coverage assignments – providing content for our multiple social outlets and our premium subscribers along with interacting with them in our comments section.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Report and provide written updates on all things gaming culture as assigned by an on-shift managing editor.
  • Write or contribute to national features based on interviews performed, as assigned.
  • Cover conventions and other key events throughout the year to gather interviews and provide unique content.
  • Post within the comments section on site and on social media to interact with fans by providing news, analysis and insight.

Key Projects:

  • Build relationships and develop sources in the entertainment space to provide premium information and break news.
  • Provide original content to help grow audience and community.
  • Work with managing editorial to provide comprehensive coverage of live, national events.

Qualifications:

What you bring to the team:

You have –

  • A successful candidate must possess the following:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, or other, related field
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Maintain good organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate well with other reporters
  • Self motivation as well as ability to work within a team dynamic
  • You might also have – Our culture is rooted in a transparent, fast-paced, and competitive environment that fosters growth by embracing consistently increasing goals not only of the individual but the collective company as well. We are a professional work place that will always embrace a start-up mentality.