England, United Kingdom
Staff / Crew
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.
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