PC Gamer is the global authority on PC games. We’ve been covering PC gaming for 24 years, and continue that legacy today with worldwide print editions and around-the-clock news, features, esports coverage, hardware testing and game reviews on PCGamer.com, as well as major yearly events including the PC Gaming Show and the PC Gamer Weekender in London. We also recently launched the PC Gamer Club, a membership program that’s been well-received by our community.

PC Gamer magazine reached its 300th issue in December last year, and in 2017 we’ve made an effort to create more long-form and in-depth features than ever. In the next year, our aim is to tell deeper stories about the PC games that people love, whether that’s about making games, online communities, creating mods and loads more.

The role:

Working out of our Bath office, we’re looking for a deputy editor to play a major part in creating our monthly magazine. In this varied role, you’ll write reviews of the biggest games and create features from start to finish. You’ll be expected to generate ideas for features and commission them to the appropriate writers. We want someone who can confidently represent the PC Gamer brand at industry events, and help create the best product possible for our readers. You’ll also be expected to run the magazine’s day-to-day operations in the Editor’s absence, and support them throughout every stage of the process.

This is primarily a print-based role, but you’ll also contribute to PCGamer.com, the biggest PC gaming website in the world. You’ll work with a world-class team of PC gaming experts, further developing your writing and editing skills, and play a part in PCG’s close-knit collaborative culture.

The PC Gamer magazine team consists of an editor, an art editor, a remote-working section editor and a Bournemouth-based production editor, along with an editor-in-chief, online editor and staff writer on PCGamer.com.

Key role responsibilities:

  • Generating feature ideas for the magazine which can be written on-team or commissioned to freelance writers.

  • Proofing pages of the magazine to ensure they reach our high editorial standards.

  • Assisting the editor in budgeting and commissioning the magazine and keeping the workflow on track.

  • Taking responsibility for the day-to-day running of the magazine in the editor’s absence.

  • Delivering best in class editorial that’s right for a passionate PC gaming audience.

  • Finding and developing new freelance talent.

  • Building contacts with developers and publishers on behalf of PC Gamer.

  • Identifying games we should be covering, then suggesting ways we can cover them in the magazine or online.

  • Commissioning reviews when needed.

  • Participating in the creation of the PC Gamer Weekender.

  • Attending industry trade shows and press events on our behalf.

  • Contributing to PCGamer.com regularly, including the PC Gamer UK podcast.

You must be prepared to travel internationally and within the UK and additional hours outside of standard office hours may be required.

We are looking for someone with 2-4 years of experience as a full-time writer/editor for a games-related website or as a section editor for a magazine.

As part of the application process we would like you to complete the following task:-

Please list the last five PC games you have played on the PC and provide a thought on each one, please do not use more than 50 words for each game. Please critique our magazine and give us three or four bullet points on things you would change about the magazine. This can be as detailed as you like.

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