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Journalist - Gaming

Permanent, Full-time

The Opportunity:

We are looking for a Journalist to work across iGB’s portfolio of market-leading B2B publications and support development of content across Clarion Gaming’s digital and live channels.

The ideal candidate will be aiming to take their career to the next level with the leading publisher and event organiser in the gaming and betting sector.

They will be joining iGB at a critical time as it drives the expansion of Clarion Gaming’s daily coverage of the global gaming sector into new verticals.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a committed self-starter to develop their digital and print skills, as well as learning brand new ones, in a fast-moving working environment and sector.

Their responsibilities will be wide-ranging, from chasing and writing daily news and analysis on the global gaming industry for its iGB, iGB Affiliate and iGB North America brands, to conducting video interviews and hosting webinars and podcasts

 

Key Responsibilities:

  •   Source and write daily news stories
  •   Write feature and analysis pieces across digital and print channels
  •   Generate exclusive and off-diary pieces
  •   Sub and proof stories and articles, ensuring accuracy and sense
  •   Collate and send daily and weekly newslines
  •   Come up with fresh industry topics and themes across digital, print and live formats
  •   Identify relevant contributors and speakers
  •   Commission, edit and publish pieces from external contributors
  •   Moderate webinars and conduct video interviews, podcasts and live blogs
  •   Build and maintain industry contacts
  •   Regular audience-segmented research to inform customer-centric content   development
  •   Participate in publishing process of digital and print magazines
  •   Moderate discussion panels and represent iGB and Clarion Gaming at industry events
  •   Support editors on daily news and PR cycles
  •   Provide support for ad hoc projects as required

 

Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours:

  • Hungry to learn and improve all aspects of their journalistic skills
  • Prior editorial experience of writing news, features, interviews or analysis pieces preferable but will consider applications from those able to demonstrate solid writing ability
  • Ability to speak additional languages would be beneficial
  • Keen networker at ease in all circumstances
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and perform to a high level when busy and under pressure
  • Willingness to listen and able to take feedback on board
  • Confident at chasing up leads, happy to pick up the phone and cold call where necessary
  • Perceptive and creative; contributing to the visualisation of content
  • Capable of quickly learning and building market/company/product knowledge
  • Ability to use own initiative and work independently when necessary
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Willing to travel abroad as required and where possible
  • Prior knowledge of the gambling sector a plus but not essential

 

Values:

The Gaming team is a group of enthusiastic individuals driven by the following values:

We love the unexpected:

  • We’re adventurous and willing to try new things
  • We embrace and drive change
  • We aim to surprise and delight

We’re open and happy to share:

  • We engage with stakeholders outside the event
  • We build sharing communities
  • We embrace others ideas

We’re committed to caring:

  • We take personal responsibility to get things done
  • We always think about every step of the experience
  • We strive to understand and meet customers’ needs

We continuously learn:

  • We actively seek inspiration from all quarters
  • We constantly strive to improve what we do and how we do it
  • We help learning lead to growth.

 

To apply, please contact stephen.carter@clariongaming.com

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