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by Linford Butler

Writing for Gamer's Guide to isn't easy. There's the constant demand for the highest level of humour. The requirement to be at least passable when it comes to gaming skill. The need for fingers to be able to type articles. It takes hard work and effort to get to the level of humourous-skill-finger-ability which all of our writers possess.

Perhaps that paragraph doesn't faithfully sum up what we do here. Whilst all of those requirements are certainly important, to write for Gamer's Guide to Life you need to be a very special, very talented écrivain indeed. Games journalism isn't as easy as it is often made out to be: alot of dedication, passion and hard work goes into the work we do here at GGTL, and each and every member of our team can vouch for the fact that it's no easy ride. It's a hugely enjoyable one though.

If you think that you can provide a valuable and constantly high-quality addition to the Gamer's Guide to Life team, chances are we'll welcome you with open arms. If you're still interested, read on.

Open positions
How to apply
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We're not hugely tight when it comes to what we require of you. Unlike the wide majority of publications, GGTL has a unique work ethic which, over time, has been honed to perfection and proven to work. We don't run deadlines and, on the whole, we don't set writing assignments. Our writers are free to write as and what they like, so long as they meet the few things we ask of them.

However, we do require some qualities in every writer on our team. You must be:
  • Skilled in the use of the English language
  • Technically and gramatically near-perfect
  • Passionate about videogames, technology and geek culture
  • Extensively knowledgeable about the industry
  • Prepared to dedicate time and effort to your writing
  • An active, enthusiastic team player
  • Able to produce quality content and work independently

If you don't meet every one of those requirements, then I'm afraid we won't be able to facilitate you on Gamer's Guide to However, if you believe each of those matches who you are perfectly, then you're exactly the sort of person we're looking for.

Our open positions

We're currently looking for:

U.K. Region Editor - Senior Editorial Team
Our U.K. RegionEditor will be responsible for ensuring coverage of important events and happenings in the industry, as well as writing articles geared toward a UK-based audience. Applicants must be based in the United Kingdom, have faultless cultural knowledge of the UK and speak British English with fluency, talent and accuracy.

Social Networking Manager - Administration Team
On Gamer's Guide to, the Social Networking Manager is responsible for enforcing the GGTL brand and interacting with current and potential readers via the medium of social networking. The Social Networking Manager will be responsible for keeping our Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and other social feeds up-to-date, populated with content and will aim to build a strong community and following through these social networking channels. Knowledge of popular social networking sites is essential, as is a knowledge of games, gaming culture and everything else we cover at GGTL.

Nintendo Section Editor - Sectionals
Our Nintendo Section Editor is directly responsible for ensuring that contributors working on Nintendo content have everything they need, and is also responsible for writing articles on Nintendo consoles (DS, Wii, 3DS, etc.) regularly and to the highest standard.

PlayStation Section Editor - Sectionals
Our PlayStation Section Editor is directly responsible for ensuring that contributors working on PlayStation content have everything they need, and is also responsible for writing articles on PlayStation consoles (PS3, PS2, PSP, Move, etc.) regularly and to the highest standard.

Hardware Section Editor - Sectionals
Our Hardware Section Editor must have the higest technical knowledge of gaming hardware and peripherals. Writers in this position will be expected to produce articles (reviews, impressions, etc.) on the latest hardware, peripherals and add-ons in the gaming industry.

Contributors - Contributing Team
We're always looking for new contributors to provide us with content. Contributors have nothing to worry about except writing articles. Contributors write articles mainly on their chosen platform, but can write on any subject.

How to apply

To apply for any of the above positions, we'll need the following details from you:
  • Your full name
  • Your geographical location
  • Your age and date of birth
  • Any previous experience you have
  • Your current consoles/platforms for gaming, including preference
  • A sample of writing, preferably on videogames, in .doc, .docx, .txt or .pdf format

When applying for a position, please ensure that all of the above details are included to ensure that the application process is as easy and smooth as possible. Please also make it clear what position you are applying for.

Previous experience in the industry or in games journalism is preferable, but not required - however, applicants with previous experience will usually recieve priority for positions.

If you wish to know anything else about the positions, how we work and function at Gamer's Guide to Life or have a query about anything else, please feel free to contact us at the application address.

All applications should be made via email, in a concise and professional manner, to:

Linford Butler
Lead Editor, Gamer's Guide to
- Linford Butler

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