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UploadVR (UVR Media LLC) is hiring a Staff Writer to specifically focus on writing daily news content right here on this website. You will work with the editorial team on a daily basis to find, write, and publish news content about VR and AR technology, games, and the industry as a whole.
Staff Writer Roles and Responsibilities:
Write multiple news articles about virtual reality daily.
Proactively seek out, discover, and conduct original reporting to craft news stories on trending topics focused on VR/AR as your dedicated beat.
Some travel may be required, but the primary focus of this role will be on daily news content.
Be available during normal U.S. business hours (to be defined upon hiring).
Participate in weekly team meetings to establish shared goals and responsibilities.
Have passion, knowledge, and experience regarding the virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, and video game industries.
Have knowledge of SEO best practices.
Staff Writer Required Skills and Experience:
This is not an entry level position, some directly applicable experience is required.
2+ years experience writing about consumer technology, video games, VR/AR, and/or other related topics in an editorial capacity for a media website or magazine.
Proficient understanding of the VR/AR, consumer technology, and video game industries.
Mastery of the English language with the ability to write quickly and clearly.
Proficient in using WordPress as a backend content management system.
Proficient in uploading and managing YouTube video content.
Other Job Details:
This is a full-time position. Specific hours are flexible, but you will be expected to be entirely available during normal U.S. business hours (to be determined upon hiring, based on time zone) Monday through Friday.
This position is a salaried, W-2 job but does not offer additional benefits.
This is a remote position, but a location near San Francisco, Los Angeles, or on the East Coast of the U.S. is preferred for proximity to industry events, opportunities, and a preferable time zone, although not required.
U.S.-based applicants preferred.
Prior access or ownership of VR/AR devices is preferred, but not required. We can assist with securing hardware if needed.
What Is UploadVR?
UploadVR is the leading news and reviews media publication specifically focused on AR, VR, and other related technologies,
We spend our time writing about VR/AR technology, VR/AR games, and the people that make those things possible,
Our editorial team is currently comprised of three full-time Editors, a full-time Staff Writer, a full-time Digital Marketing Manager, and a pool of reliable, recurring freelance talent,
We use tools such as Slack, Discord, and Trello to communicate and plan content, our website is based on WordPress, and we frequently publish video and livestream content via YouTube and Twitch.
To Apply for the Staff Writer Job:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
Your resume attached as a PDF,
A brief cover letter in the body of the email,
Links to at least three relevant news writing samples.