Job: Game Spot Editor Sydney Australia

Are you a serious gamer? I can’t believe they are asking that in a job description. 🙂 It’s like, ‘can you leave World of Warcraft or BF2 alone long enough to actually do some work?’ (I can’t talk, I’m blogging instead of writing a report).

Associate Editor, GameSpot AU

  • Are you a serious gamer with flair who wants to work on Australia’s largest gaming Web site?
  • Do you have a background in journalism, with proven experience in news, features and reviews writing?
  • Do you have a dynamic and outgoing personality with experience in multimedia reporting? Are you keen to work in a young, fast-paced environment?

    CNET Networks Australia is a leading online media company informing and connecting the buyers, users and sellers of technology. Due to the expansion of GameSpot AU, a division of CNET Networks, the position of Associate Editor has been created.

    GameSpot AU, the nation’s largest Web site for serious gamers, is looking for just the right person to expand our local product and games coverage
    The Role:
    Reporting to the GameSpot AU editor, the successful candidate will be responsible for a range of editorial tasks for the site, including but not restricted to news writing, product previews, features, blogs, podcasts and video presentations. The role is based in CNET Networks Australia’s headquarters in Sydney.
    Your Profile:
    • A journalist with at least two years experience in the games industry
    • Proficient in a variety of writing styles and content
    • Strong contacts with local and international games publishers and developers
    • Experience in Web delivered content such as podcasts or vodcasts
    • Ability to moderate forums and other user generated content
    • A keen gamer of all genres and platforms
    Previous experience in online journalism would be advantageous
  • Actually I want this job – well the ‘me’ from, like, 3 years ago wants it. And I can do all of it except, y’know, the journalism part. I wonder if citizen journalism counts? heh. I’ll leave it up to you to find it on Seek.com.au. The jobs page on Gamespot AU takes you to CNET and US jobs. PFFFFT.

    Laurel Papworth

    Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

    3 thoughts on “Job: Game Spot Editor Sydney Australia

    1. Hey Laurel,

      for what it’s worth, I’ve just spent two years working at CNET Australia and had a blast — it’s a great company. Highly recommended to anyone thinking of applying for the GameSpot job.


      Renai LeMay

    2. Good lad! that is exactly the kind of comment I like to see on my little social classifieds service. Positive, real world knowledge, personal opinion, dynamite! 🙂

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