Staff Writer, PlayStation Access

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22/01/2024

Staff Writer, PlayStation Access

Reach is an integrated creative agency specialising in the entertainment industries. We have long-standing relationships with PlayStation and Netflix, and we’re known for our authentic, content-first approach and commitment to quality and results. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented writer to take their first steps in games media, on one of the biggest and best-loved branded YouTube channels in the world – PlayStation Access. 

As staff writer you’ll be responsible for scripting the regular channel output, from weekly PlayStation Store and monthly PlayStation Plus updates, to list features and game previews.

The successful candidate will be someone who lives and breathes videogames. You’ll use your deep knowledge of PlayStation and its history to write the kind of sharp, engaging, authoritative videos that are a staple of PlayStation Access, building upon the strong connection the channel has with its active and passionate community. 

This role is ideal for someone in the early stages of their career, who wants to work with and learn from an industry-leading team of writers, presenters and video editors, someone who wants to expand their existing skills and potentially work towards one day appearing on the channel as a host.

We’re after someone intelligent and opinionated, who enjoys digging into the minutiae of the games they love and then communicating that passion with clarity, originality and verve.

The close, collaborative nature of the role means we will strongly favour applicants able to work from our office in Bath or who can relocate in the near future – however outstanding UK-based remote applicants may be considered. Assistance with relocation costs can be provided. 

If this sounds like you, we’d love to see your application. As this is an entry level position no previous professional experience or qualifications are required, however we would like to see an example of your writing (this could be a written game review or a video you’ve scripted). Please provide a link to this along with a CV and short covering letter with your application.  

We actively encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, and value the positive impact diversity has on both our company and the communities we engage with on a daily basis.

Location: Bath UK, office-based (strongly preferred)
Remote, UK (considered)


Salary: £24k – £28k per year (negotiable, dependent on experience)

Company Benefits:

  • PlayStation Plus, Netflix, Headspace subscriptions
  • Two company parties per year (+ plenty of extra social events)
  • Enrolment into our excellent workplace pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement

To Apply: Please send a short cover letter with your CV attached to hello@wearereach.co.uk

Responsibilites

• Writing regular scripts for VO
• Writing video descriptions for YouTube
• Aiding the Community Co-ordinator with Community Tab copy
• Attending regular videogame preview events
• Contributing ideas for videos and livestreams

Skills & Requirements

• Outstanding writing skills
• Deep knowledge and passion for gaming, in particular PlayStation
• Ability to work to tight deadlines
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills
• Good understanding of the YouTube platform
• Wider interest in culture and entertainment – someone curious, engaged and opinionated
• Familiarity with Adobe software such as Premiere and Photoshop, while not essential, would be a plus