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We’re hiring! The Digital Fix is looking for a new staff writer

The Digital Fix is flying high but we need a new wingman to join us on our mission so if you love movies as much as Tom Cruise, check this out

Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

On June 7, 2021 Network N established an elite outlet for the top one percent of movie and TV fans. Its purpose was to teach the lost art of being nerdy and to ensure that the handful of writers who graduated were the best nerds in the world. They succeeded. Today, the internet calls it The Digital Fix. The writers… they also call it The Digital Fix, because that’s what it’s called.

Good morning, aviators. Don’t worry; you haven’t just stepped into the Top Gun naval academy, but if you love movies as much as Tom Cruise does, you might just be in the right place. The Digital Fix is growing all the time, so we need a passionate and knowledgeable UK-based entertainment journalist to join our ranks as a weekend writer to cover all the new movies and TV series.

So, if you know your Goose from your Rooster, can recognise the difference between Andor and Endor, and enjoy geeking out over mythical thrones and rings, check out the job description below…

Staff writer – The Digital Fix

  • Role: Staff Writer, The Digital Fix
  • Location: Fully remote (within UK only) or Hybrid
  • Closing Date: Due to a high number of applicants we’re bringing the closing date of this job forward to Sunday January 8th. So if you haven’t got your application in and want to, now’s the time
  • Type: Full-time, Permanent; The role is weekends + 3 weekdays (successful candidate can discuss preference for weekdays)
  • Salary: £25,000

Working for Network N Media

We’re a fun and friendly company offering an informal working environment with offices in central Bath. We are always growing, work fast but accurately, have an international reach and are nerdy as hell! We are committed to being an inclusive workplace and have various groups and events to hear underrepresented voices, including Women, Neurodiversity, Diversity and Pride.

Our people make our success, so it is only fair we give plenty in return, including:

  • 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Your birthday off
  • Private medical plan through Vitality with enhanced mental health provision
  • Auto-enrolment pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Techscheme
  • Cyclescheme
  • Discounted Gift Card scheme
  • Employee social events, including Christmas & summer parties

About us

We are a global media business specialising in the gaming and entertainment industries. We have a publishing arm consisting of a dozen owned websites, including PCGamesN, The Loadout, Pocket Tactics, Wargamer, The Digital Fix, and over 100 network site partners such as TrueAchievements.com.

We produce class-leading content for clients via our creative agency team and work with publishers and advertisers to unlock audience value. We are based in Bath but are open to taking-on remote employees within the UK too.

The Role

Create brilliant regular content for The Digital Fix, with a focus on original reporting, including news, features, guides, opinion pieces, and more. Generate, write, upload, and publish high-quality editorial output with a view to grow the site’s reach and enhance the brand’s reputation.

You will be responsible for:

  • Daily content creation, with a focus on guides, news writing, and original reporting
  • Other content creation tasks, including reviews, features, and opinion pieces
  • Ensuring consistently high editorial standards across all published content
  • Maintaining a keen eye on industry developments and competitors
  • Ensuring content is optimised for audience growth and discovery, and developing an awareness of best practices to facilitate this
  • Other as requested by the Editor
  • Writing at least four stories – one guide and three news stories – per day (unless otherwise agreed with Editor)
  • Writing e-com and sponsored content stories when required
  • Uploading stories to site CMS
  • Adhering to our guidelines for style, tone, and SEO
  • Conducting interviews and transcribing them
  • Building and maintaining relationships with PRs, developers, publishers, community sources etc.
  • Attending and reporting from industry events
  • Using the company’s workflow tools correctly and effectively, including Asana, GSuite, etc.

You will need:

  • The ability to write brilliantly, quickly, and to task across a range of disciplines
  • The ability to find the most interesting angle for any given story
  • A keen interest in and passion for TV, movies, and gadgets
  • Experience writing news or features regularly, preferably online
  • Proficiency with Google Docs, email, and other work tools
  • The ability to plan and prioritise own workload to meet agreed deadlines
  • The ability to check for errors to ensure work is delivered to a high standard first time
  • To adapt to changing circumstances while maintaining a positive outlook
  • To work with others in a professional and respectful manner
  • To apply expertise; use basic company tools effectively, uses technology to achieve work objectives
  • Proof of right to work in the UK by the start of employment

If it sounds like you are the right fit for this role, please apply with a covering letter, relevant writing sample(s), and a CV here.

Please also note that this role is based either hybrid (minimum expectation of 2 days per week in Bath head office) or can be remote within the UK, with visits to the office as required.