Kikizo is Hiring - London Vacancy
Vital part-time editorial position up for grabs.
Live for games? Based in London? This could be the job for you.
After ten years of coverage, Kikizo is as passionate about games as ever. The games industry is expanding fast, and we're growing with it. As part of our ambitious plans, we're looking for a talented, enthusiastic games writer to take on an important role in our growing team of staff.
The exciting and varied role will involve a mix of obvious games website content production, such as interviews, features and reviews, as well as important duties on new projects.
You will work from home, and have the necessary equipment to start work immediately (certain game systems and preview / review code will be provided by us), however, you will be expected to report in person to Kikizo's HQ in Leicester Square, London, as often as necessary, and therefore you must be able to travel into Central London at short notice.
The successful applicant will boast impeccable English and sharp writing skills, and be confident in producing entertaining, informative and concise copy that requires no sub editor. You are seasoned in all necessary PC and Internet skills including word and image processing, content management systems, basic HTML, FTP and so on.
You are passionate about all kinds of games, including everything from epic, hardcore video games all the way through to accessible, mainstream games that attract broad audiences of players. You have a deep, thorough knowledge of games as well as the global games industry, and also keep a keen eye on consumer technology in general. You are also quite tasty when it comes to actually playing games, and you are confident in analysing what makes them good, bad, successful or a flop.
You have a highly professional attitude and a friendly, outgoing nature, and are able to represent Kikizo at shows and publisher events with confidence and charm. You are reliable and disciplined - able to produce excellent work unsupervised, on time and to specification.
Preferably, you are able to demonstrate relevant experience, ideally around two years' worth.
The position is, at least initially, part time, and certain external freelance work is permitted (although there are restrictions on what other competitive work you are allowed to take on). The position can not be combined with any full time employment elsewhere and you must gnerally be available for work during business hours on weekdays. However, you are probably the type of person who knows you'll love the job so much you may end up working evenings, weekends and holidays, just for the love of the game...
You seek a work culture that is often found in a small, ambitious editorial team, that rewards quality work not just with a competitive pay cheque but also with appreciation and respect. You understand that rather than being a cog in a wheel, the role you are playing is fundamental to the growth of a small, energetic company - and failure is not an option!
The successful applicant will impress our socks off in an informal interview to take place very soon, and be ready to begin work on an almost immediate basis.
As a finalist for "Best Website" in the Games Media Awards 2008, Kikizo wants you to help develop our site into a market leading position.
Please email your CV along with examples of work and a covering email to jobopps (at) kikizo dot com.