Want to get your start in the glamorous world of mobile games journalism? Place your boot on the road to global media stardom? We can help.
There are work experience opportunities across Steel Media's portfolio of websites right now. We're particularly keen to find diverse new talent for PocketGamer.co.uk and 148Apps.com. We will take you in, show you the ropes, offer feedback, and see what you're made of. This is your chance to see if online games journalism is for you. And Steel Media has an excellent track record for helping interns and new contributors go on to careers in the business.
Who the heck are we anyway?
With decades worth of experience to share, Steel Media is the perfect place to hone your writing skills, gain valuable insight into your creative abilities, and discover how to research and curate content.
We run a range of consumer (b2c) and trade (b2b) websites and events, and we're always happy to take on newcomers for a limited period, to show them how we work. You'll get a real chance to contribute to the daily life of our sites, build a portfolio, and learn what it's like to be part of an editorial team. The successful candidates will see their writing published alongside some of the UK’s most experienced video game journalists.
What's more, you can work from home, connecting with your editor via Skype, Slack and email. It's all terribly modern. The company is based in Bath, UK, but has an international scope, running sites and events such as Pocket Gamer Connects all around the world.
Sound like your kind of gig?
We're open to interns for up to three months of experience, contributing to the writing and production of our leading games websites and events. This is an unpaid role that would suit a university graduate looking to gain valuable experience in the media industry.
Although our work experience placements are unpaid, they're flexible and kept deliberately short, so don't fret. Our internships don't replace existing roles: you'll be joining the team, observing how they work, and gaining experience from their feedback. Successful candidates will be able to work with and learn from writers, editors and managers with many years experience at the top level of magazines and websites. You will gain an understanding of the production process, and genuinely contribute material to the running of live projects.
The role will enable you to gain a broad range of experience, especially junior writing tasks (lots of game guides) but may also involve data entry, note taking at events, news research, interviewing, podcasting, occasional reviews, all the stuff that the team do.
Got what it takes?
No experience of publishing is necessary. We're seeking good organisational and personal skills, a high standard of written English, and an interest in mobile games. The candidates must be able to work confidently as part of a team while showing solo initiative as needed.
Being self-motivated even when left on your own is important. Being able to hit deadlines, and not be fazed by working from home, are a must. You'll need a stable internet connection and familiarity with the most popular operating systems, browsers, and office software.