GameSkinny, an online publication dedicated to providing readers with valuable and unique gaming news, reviews, guides, and culture, is looking for freelance writers to join our growing team. This 100% remote position is open to both U.S. and international candidates and pays on a 5-tier per-article basis.

The ideal candidate has an insatiable appetite for all things gaming, keeping up with current trends and the latest developments within the industry. A background in writing game guides, reviews, news, and lists is preferred, and you should be comfortable working on a wide range of topics.

Writers should be proactive self-starters, familiar with researching and pitching content ideas while adhering to tight deadlines in a fast-paced online environment. You will work closely with our editorial staff to develop stories through pitching and assignment that drive traffic and engage our global audience.

Though not required, understanding of current SEO best practices and experience with Google Trends is a plus. All applicants should have a strong grasp of written English.

Responsibilities:

  • Researching content ideas via Google Trends, social media, forums, tools such as Steam Charts, and hands-on playing experience.
  • Pitching story and content ideas to our editorial staff through Trello.
  • Writing quality guides, reviews, news, lists, and SEO evergreen content on deadline.

Rates:

GameSkinny uses a 5-tier per-article payment system that ranges from $11 to $60 depending on the story type and amount of work required. There is no quota, and there is no ceiling to the number of stories you can write each month.

  • Tier 1 (approx. 250-400 words): $11
    • Ex: Quick-hit news stories, quick question-answer guides, pre-order guides.
  • Tier 2 (approx. 300-700 words): $21
    • Ex: Most gameplay guides, boss guides, tier lists, puzzle solutions.
  • Tier 3 (approx. 600-1,000 words): $33
    • Ex: short walkthroughs, top 10 lists, mid-length reviews.
  • Tier 4 (approx. 1,000-1,500 words): $45
    • Ex: longer reviews, in-depth features, news with multiple sources.
  • Tier 5 (approx. 1,500+ words): $60
    • Ex: complete item locations guides, in-depth walkthroughs.

Snapshot of Games We’re Looking to Cover in 2023:

  • Minecraft
  • Wild Hearts
  • Atomic Heart
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Octopath Traveler 2
  • Company of Heroes 3
  • The Day Before
  • Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
  • Diablo IV
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Various Games as a Service (Destiny 2, Tower of Fantasy, etc.)
  • Various mobile titles (Marvel Snap, etc.)

How to Apply:

To be considered for the position, please submit a cover letter and resume addressed to Jonathan Moore, our Editor-in-Chief. Please include at least three relevant, game-related work samples; a link to a portfolio of professionally published work or Muck Rack is acceptable. Applications that do not include these will not be considered.

About GameSkinny:

Founded in 2012 in Atlanta, GA, GameSkinny reaches about 2-2.5 million global readers each month and works with some of the biggest developers and publishers in the gaming industry. Acquired by GAMURS Group in November 2022, GameSkinny is looking to become more powerful than ever before, joining well-known publications such as Dot Esports, Destructoid, Prima Games, Twinfinite, Gamepur, and Attack of the Fanboy.