CBS Corporation Editor - GameSpot in San Francisco, California

Editor - GameSpot

REF#: 26573


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: San Francisco, CA


CBS Interactive is a premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the industry. Our websites dive deep into the things that people care about: business, entertainment, games, news, sports and technology. With more than 290 million unique visitors each month, CBS Interactive is a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks.


Based in GameSpot's San Francisco office, the Editor will work as part of GameSpot's global editorial team on both written and video content - bringing experienced opinion and personality to help us in our mission of creating the best games coverage online. We need someone capable of producing great content around new and upcoming PC and console games at any point during their life cycle - pre- and post-release. We're looking for someone who can not only write and present informative and entertaining coverage of games, but who can also find original angles to approach games from pre- to post-release.

We're looking for a talented writer with a strong work ethic, a team-first mentality, and a desire to share their opinions with the GameSpot audience in an entertaining way. The successful applicant will have a proven track record in games journalism as well as a demonstrated history of smart analysis and in-depth critique of games across all genres. A broad knowledge of video games is a must; if you typically devote all of your gaming time to a single series or genre, this might not be the gig for you. You don't need to be knowledgeable about every genre of games, but the successful applicant will have a thorough knowledge of and appreciation for contemporary video games. The role will also encompass on-camera work, so a willingness and aptitude to be an on-camera personality is required.

The successful applicant will also be expected to be part of our peer-editing process, so an ability to accept and give constructive criticism is expected.

Infrequent national and international travel to cover games events is also an expected part of the job.

Required Skills/Experience:

Demonstrable experience of video game-related writing and on-camera work

Good working knowledge of multiple gameplay genres and game series

4+ years experience at a global online publication

High standards of editorial excellence

Strong existing contacts in games industry

On-camera experience

Passion for video games


4+ years experience in creating games-focused content

Must successfully pass a background check


4+ years experience at a global online publication

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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