Hardware Editor

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Editorial

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Title: Hardware Editor

IGN is looking for a new hardware editor! This person would work directly with our games and entertainment teams to shape and create our hardware coverage for a wide range of geek-friendly topics.

What does that mean exactly?

  • You'll produce hardware reviews and features for tech that's relevant to our audience.
  • You'll commission and edit hardware features from the rest of the editorial team and freelancers. 
  • You'll manage IGN's relationship with hardware manufacturers.
  • You'll work with senior editorial managers to refine and evolve IGN's hardware coverage.
  • You'll engage with IGN fans on the site and at public events.

What will get you in the door?

  • You have covered video game hardware (controllers, peripherals, consoles, etc.) and geek-friendly lifestyle tech (home theater, smart phones, electronic toys, etc.).
  • You can develop buying and setup guides for a variety of topics and budgets.
  • You understand how to write for IGN's audience and can optimize your pieces for SEO.
  • You have strong editorial opinions, excellent writing skills, and are already writing about tech for an existing outlet or your own blog.
  • You have good camera presence and can speak extemporaneously on hardware related subjects.
  • You have established contacts in the hardware industry.

It would be extra awesome if...

  • You have experience in the games industry and are a gamer.
  • You have relevant ecommerce experience and can work with our ecommerce team.
  • You understand the role of wiki and social platforms for hardware coverage.
  • You have regularly covered trade shows and conventions.

 

Want a sneak peek of our headquarters? Check out the TechCrunch Cribs feature at http://go.ign.com/gHjKlm.

Come geek out with us, but be prepared to work as hard as you play. It’s serious business, after all.

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