project casting

Location:

England, United Kingdom

Production Type:

Entertainment Careers

Job Type:

Staff / Crew

Required Skill:

Videography


Description

About Future

We are Future, a global multi-platform media company with big ambitions and the talent to bring them to life. Together, we connect people to their passions through the high-quality content we create and the innovative technology we pioneer.

We’re the name behind market-leading brands in specialist sectors like technology, gaming & entertainment, music, creative & photography, field sports, knowledge and home interest. Specialists in our field are passionate about what we do, every year we attract millions of consumers to our websites, magazines, events and social spaces.

We’re dedicated to creating loyal fans of our brands, and the number is growing all the time. But that’s not enough – we’re continually adding to our portfolio, building on our technology and investing in our people. Everything we do is born from our desire to innovate and influence and we restlessly look to improve. We hire people we can learn from and we work together to push the boundaries of what can be done.

Together, we’re exceeding the expectations of everyone we exist for – our audiences, clients and shareholders. Our shareholders have watched Future transition into an innovative global platform for specialist media, our share price has performed well in parallel with both the transition and our growing ability in making our content pay. Shares Magazine have issued their 10 stocks for 2018 which includes Future as one of their top picks.

We reap the rewards too, of course, with a fun and creative place to work and the kind of personal development that makes every day even more enjoyable and challenging. We believe it to be a really exciting time to join Future.

Every kind of talent is celebrated and nurtured here. We believe in teamwork that transcends location, which means we don’t have a Future headquarters. Across our offices in the UK, US, France and Australia, each and every one of us is playing a part in driving our business forward.

Department Summary

Future’s Games and Ents group creates international, market-leading content, delivered through award-winning print brands, the fastest-growing games website, GamesRadar, the world’s biggest PC gaming website, PCGamer, and leading broadcast events, The Future Games Show, PC Gaming Show and The Golden Joystick Awards.

GamesRadar+ takes gamers closer to the games, movies and TV they love. With a global monthly audience of more than 14m, GamesRadar+ follows the most exciting games from development to launch and beyond. it delivers a winning mix of news, features, reviews, guides, videos and post-review coverage. GamesRadar+ helps its audience save money, save time and get more from their console, PC and TV.

The group’s brands include PC Gamer, GamesRadar, Edge, Retro Gamer, PLAY, GamesMaster, Minecraft World, Total Film and SFX.

Job Summary & Purpose

As Entertainment Writer on Gamesradar.com, you will be responsible for helping to continue the rapid global growth of the website by delivering content that connects with a global audience of millions of TV and Film fans. You will be an expert in the field who knows your MCU from your DCEU, your James Bond from your Jack Reacher, and your Jedi from your Jawa.

You will play a pivotal role ensuring that the website is updated multiple times a day with new articles: working with the Senior Entertainment Editor, Global EiC, and wider US and UK team to create a daily output of content in line with the site’s strategy. You’ll be comfortable writing about all aspects of entertainment content, with a particular focus on popular genres of TV and Film.

From news, previews and features, to reviews and how to watch guides, you will be able to quickly write entertaining and informative copy that answers readers’ queries and is written in a way that ranks well in Search.You’ll have an instinct for what brings the audience to GamesRadar.com, and be willing to engage with data to shape your workflow and drive the site to further success. You will instinctively understand what the audience wants to read about, and will have a strong drive to deliver that content first, ahead of GR’s key rivals.

You will play a very hands-on role, and may be required to perform many different content tasks for the site, which may also include repurposing and sub-editing existing editorial copy - ensuring that it meets the requirements of our SEO strategy and is optimised where appropriate for Search and ecommerce as appropriate.

You may also be required to write occasional marketing pieces, for Future’s wider brands, as well as client partnerships; also, regular social media posts and email newsletter digests of the site’s content.

You will have a keen eye for detail, a deep understanding and interest in popular TV and Film, and you will be a fast worker who can write, sub, re-write, and upload content quickly using our in-house CMS (training provided).

You will enjoy using tools like Google Analytics, to analyse and measure the success of your articles, and will be able to spot, communicate and proactively act on new opportunities for audience growth.

You will be hugely excited about the opportunity to continue the incredible growth story of GamesRadar globally, and where relevant, will work closely with related internal teams, including those in print editorial, commercial, marketing and events.

You'll also help generate ideas that can be executed by the global GR team, and assist with any aspect of the site that requires your expertise. You'll uncover great stories, interviews and angles before rival sites, being able to create news and angles for articles from your sources/contacts or your expertise. You may have experience creating video or podcast content, and be willing to help deliver this for the site if required.

An active interest in gaming would be helpful given the core audience and content of the website.

Key Role Responsibilities
  • Creating daily TV & Film content for GamesRadar as directed by the Senior Ents Editor, and across several content types (news, reviews, features, buying guides, social media, email newsletters)
  • Help deliver global audience and brand growth in line with expectations working with the Editor, and wider team
  • A passion for being first to break a story ahead of rivals, and to set the news agenda when necessary
  • Sub-editing the work of others, and working with the GamesRadar team to create new ideas and instill best-practice procedures.
  • Developing your existing industry contacts that will help yield articles and leads for the site
  • Understand your key performance indicators, and ensure that you are delivering against them
  • Identify opportunities to fill content gaps that enable the brand to serve its audience better
  • Conduct interviews with the biggest names in film and television to deliver news and interview-led feature content
  • Work closely with commercial teams to help deliver our commitments to our advertisers
  • Constantly trying to improve our workflows in order to deliver content as fast as possible against our rivals
  • Working closely with the Total Film and SFX magazine teams to maximise content opportunities.
  • Attending industry trade shows and press events on our behalf.
  • Be a passionate champion of the brand, ensuring that Gamesradar.com constantly delivers for our audience and stays front of mind with industry contacts and commercial partners

Requirements
  • A passion for popular TV and film genres
  • Proven ability to write high quality engaging, relevant content for the sector
  • Proven ability to deliver high volumes of content at pace
  • Understanding of SEO and methods of identifying, and ranking for, targeted terms
  • Experience with undertaking high-profile interviews
  • Understanding of digital content approaches, including social channels, content marketing, and email marketing
  • A global outlook, and understanding of the international entertainment sector
  • Numerate and analytical
  • Experience of content management systems
  • Ability to work as part of a wider team
  • Able to interpret and use audience behavioural data
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong industry contacts
  • Willingness to get involved in video production where relevant (presenting or helping the video team while on shoots)

Benefits

What will I get in return?

As well as our standard benefits, we have a number of awesome perks available to our staff including:
  • Unlimited paid time off (yes you read that right!)
  • A share in our success- every member of staff receives a profit pool bonus at the end of our financial year
  • Free digital magazine subscriptions and access to back copies of our print magazines and bookazines
  • Regular staff socials arranged by our wonderful Employee Community & Culture committees (when we get back to the office)
  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues

We are Future

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

Future is a global multi-platform media company and leading digital publisher, with scalable brands and diversified revenue streams. We are dedicated to connecting over 300 million people worldwide with their passions, through expert content, world-class events and cutting-edge proprietary technology. We have big ambitions to transform media and change people’s lives.

We have a market-leading portfolio of over 220 brands spanning across technology, gaming, TV & entertainment, women’s lifestyle, music, sport, creative and photography, home interest and B2B. You may have heard of us…

But a stellar heritage isn’t enough. We continue to grow our portfolio and launch new brands, restlessly looking to improve, innovate and push the boundaries of what can be done. We develop leading-edge technology which is disrupting the media marketplace.

Together, we’re exceeding the expectations of everyone we exist for – our audiences, clients, staff and shareholders. In a short space of time, Future has transformed into an innovative global media platform.

We reap the rewards too, of course, with a fun and creative place to work with endless opportunities to forge a career. We believe in teamwork that transcends location, so we don’t have a Future HQ but a globally connected workforce across the UK, US, Europe and Australia

Every kind of talent is celebrated here.. We hire for person not for the role, looking for people who share our ambitions to be bold and innovate, making Future a global success story.

Let’s do this!

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why this is your dream job!

Inclusion & Diversity

At Future we are passionate about ensuring that as a business, we are continuing to promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but everything we do.

Future is an equal opportunity employer and we will continue to ensure our recruitment process will be free of bias and our workplaces are inclusive, positive, free of discrimination and respects all backgrounds and beliefs. Our culture is underpinned by our values which will continue to ensure that all applicants, current and future employees are treated with respect and fairness.

We are continuing to be inclusive in our approach to flexible working, ensuring that we are making adjustments where required and providing our employees the tools and support to enable them to grow and flourish in their careers. Future
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