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Want to write for Edge? Here’s your chance

Friday, 23rd October 2009 19:49 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Edge is looking for a new writer, as you can see on its site.

Is this you?

Passionate about games, you will have a good understanding of the Edge brand and an extensive knowledge of the videogame industry and its history. You will use strong writing skills to create engaging, intelligent and informed copy. Ideally you will have an extensive track record of published work, in print and/or online.

Solid organisation and time management skills are essential, as well as the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines. You will be a confident communicator and be keen to contribute story ideas to the magazine and website.

If so, knock yourself out. You’ll get a “competitive salary” if you win. Good luck!

Thanks, mescalineeyes.

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24 Comments

  1. Razor

    Bias against the PS3? Have a professed endearment for Halo? Do you love the number 7? If so, then we’ve got the perfect job for you!

    :P

    #1 5 years ago
  2. theevilaires

    Here’s your chance O’Coward for the garbage you type to be seen by two more people.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Santa Clause

    “Bias against the PS3?”

    So biased they gave LittleBigPlanet a 10 out of 10…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Mike

    *applies*

    :)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. mescalineeyes

    If it wasn’t for my paralyzing fear of flying, I’d probably apply.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    Go by bus then?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. The Hindle

    Hey Pat shall i apply for this even though i dont have any experience as a journalist. What do they look for mainly?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Mike

    Experience.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. The Hindle

    Dam it lol. Only way you can get experience is if some company gives you a break and no one will give me a break because i dont have experience. Talk about a shit situation

    #9 5 years ago
  10. mescalineeyes

    The Hindle: be like Michael O’Connor and write your own magazine. on the internet.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Santa Clause

    “The Hindle: be like Michael O’Connor and write your own magazine. on the internet.”

    Which not only makes me money, but has also netted me numerous degrees of employment with professional gaming magazines and websites over the years.

    You, my dear child, are an idiot.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    He’s an idiot? Did you not just explain why his sugestion was a good idea?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Mike

    Someone’s sarcasm detector need a whack up side its head.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Santa Clause

    What Mike said. It wasn’t meant in a polite way.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. mescalineeyes

    damn Santa, we’re still on for presents, right?

    #15 5 years ago
  16. OrphanageExplosion

    Awesome. What is a competitive salary at Future when they’ve effectively bought out all the competition?!

    #16 5 years ago
  17. mescalineeyes

    well, they didn’t buy out Eurogamer for example.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Gheritt White

    …or Imagine Publishing. I think GamesTM outsells EDGE Magazine and has done for a while now.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. mescalineeyes

    Probably because they didn’t give Borderlands an insulting 6.

    I cancelled my EDGE subscription a long time ago because I simply cannot respect their opinion. I can’t comprehend 95% of their scores and/or opinions. It’s like jaded bunch of assholes that are fantastic journalists.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Bulk Slash

    I didn’t bother renewing my Edge subscription when it lapsed last year. It’s can’t criticise their reviews for being “wrong” as reviews are always about opinion rather than fact, it’s just I find their opinions wildly off kilter to my own. I enjoyed Halo 3 and Half Life 2, but they weren’t anywhere near 10/10 games in my opinion. They were good, but where was the innovation? I haven’t played Little Big Planet but after all the awards they gave it I suspect all that praise was because it was made by a British developer…

    I think the biggest problem is that Edge’s reviews don’t manage to actually provide any real arguments or justification for a score. It’s as if the writers just expect you to accept their opinion because they write for Edge, rather than because they’ve presented a compelling reason for a game to be considered good or bad.

    Despite often being labelled “unreliable”, I generally find Eurogamer very consistent and Yahtzee seems to be in sync with my own opinions too.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Santa Clause

    So far, nearly every single reply has been “The magazine sucks because I don’t agree with some of their review scores.”

    Open-mindedness at its finest.

    “I think the biggest problem is that Edge’s reviews don’t manage to actually provide any real arguments or justification for a score.”

    Yes they do. They say *exactly* why they think the game deserves its score. Very clearly and concisely, in fact.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. mescalineeyes

    Michael, I don’t think EDGE sucks at all, it’s probably the best print magazine out there, but I just found myself so vehemently disagreeing with (not just) their reviews, that I felt I should put my money where my mouth is and cancel my subscription.

    In hindsight, they were right on a lot of things though (Resistance 2 for example).

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Santa Clause

    So basically, as I originally stated, you dumped the magazines because you don’t agree with some of their opinions.

    I wasn’t aware that it was a magazine’s duty to stroke your ego.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. mescalineeyes

    yes, but why would I pay to read something I disagree with most the time? that’s ridiculous.

    #24 5 years ago

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