Editor – Movies/Streaming
This new role stands at the intersection of streaming and film, focusing on emerging streaming platforms — like HBO Max and Peacock — as well as established services like Netflix. You’ll create and contribute to a wide range of streaming and film content, including features, reviews, news, and previews, with a focus on written formats that can also be adapted to video. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to traditional movie coverage as well, including reviews, features, junkets and set visits. Apply!
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The job posting we link to above is for a role on our Los Angeles-based Editorial team. If you don’t live in the L.A., or if you aren’t interested in relocating, please don’t apply.
That said, if you want to write for IGN but don’t want to move, you have some options. We have (other) jobs available all over the globe! You’ll need published work and/or excellent writing skills and a good pitch, but we’re always on the lookout for great new freelancers. Apply (to freelance)!
IGN’s editorial team is made up of all kinds of people that share a common love of games, TV, movies, comics, tech, board games, and all things geeky. We strongly encourage people of every race, gender, sexual orientation, and background to apply.
Whenever we post these job openings, we received a bunch of questions about applying for jobs at IGN. Here are some answers.
How do I make a good first impression?
Create a great cover letter — it’s the first thing we look at. In your cover letter, we want to hear why you are a good match for this specific job, your areas of expertise, industry contacts you could bring to the job, and even cool content pitches.
What kind of experience do I need to get a job on IGN’s editorial team?
We want to know about your professional and personal creative projects and published work. We want to read and watch your best stuff, even if it’s from a fan site or blog. Your Twitch streams and YouTube videos are really important to include. These days, if you haven’t published anything on the internet, you have no excuse! Get out there and create. Then apply!
What is “relevant college experience?”
Our staff shares a variety of educational backgrounds. Perhaps the most relevant are Journalism, Creative Writing, Game Design, Media, or Art; but we have plenty of majors in History, Japanese, Drama, and other degrees that develop creativity and critical thinking.
What kind of writing or video samples should I include?
A suite of published works is required for open editorial roles. We definitely want to see you on video, too. We make a lot of videos!
I’ve already applied for another job at IGN, should I apply again?
Yes! And please re-write your cover letter for the job you want. This may seem obvious to some, but a large number of applications are surprisingly outdated or rehashed. We ignore those. If you really want the job, it’s probably a good idea to update/customize your resume and samples as well.If you have any other questions about jobs at IGN, we encourage you to contact the people working in those jobs — Twitter is a good place for that. Here’s that list of what everyone does at IGN again. See you there!