Want to get your start in the glamorous world of games and tech journalism? Place your boot on the road to global media stardom? We can help you out. There are internship opportunities across Steel Media's portfolio of websites right now.
With decades of experience to share, Steel Media is the perfect place to hone your writing skills, gain valuable feedback on 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 the ropes.
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. What's more, you can work from home, connecting with your editor via Skype, Slack and email. It's all terribly modern.
If that sounds like your kind of life, apply now. Here’s the job ad:
Publisher seeks interns for up to three months, contributing to the writing and production of leading games and technology websites and events. This is an unpaid role that would suit a university candidate looking to gain valuable experience in the media industry.
Steel Media is the market leader in the mobile gaming editorial space, and has recently launched into VR, PC and other areas. Its biggest brand is Pocket Gamer, but there are openings across all our platforms, including AppSpy.com, 148Apps.com, TheVirtualReport.biz and PCGamesInsider.biz. 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.
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 for the production process, and genuinely contribute material to the running of live projects.
When applying, please state which of our brands appeals most to you; for instance, whether mobile, PC or VR games, or the world of influencer marketing, are of particular interest to you. And if you have a desire to work in consumer facing or professional facing media, let us know that too. We can't guarantee that we'll be able to assign you to your perfect project - openings arise where they arise and demand is high - but we'll do our best.
The role will enable you to gain a broad range of experience, especially junior writing tasks (news, guides) but may also involve data entry, note taking at events, interviewing, filing, making the tea, the usual.
No experience of publishing is necessary: we simply require good organisational and personal skills, a high standard of written English and an interest in technology and games. The successful candidate will see his or her writing published alongside some of the UK’s most experienced video game journalists. The candidates must be able to confidently work as part of a team whilst showing solo initiative when 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 super-stable internet connection and familiarity with the most popular operating systems, browsers and office software.
Please mail our COO at [email protected] with your CV, covering letter and relevant sample of your writing to apply.