May 27

2015

Editorial Assistant position

Posted by: Jason Stevan Hill | Comments (0)

EDIT: This position has been filled.

Employer: Choice of Games LLC
Location: Telecommute (US resident)

Choice of Games LLC was founded in 2009 to produce high-quality, multiple-choice text adventures. Choice of Games has a strong commitment to diversity of authors and representation within its publications. Its games are feminist and inclusive, and have been featured positively in press for the vision-impaired community and the lgbt community. Choice of Games is a small, fast-growing company, with over thirty titles published on storefronts such as the iTunes App Store, Steam, Amazon, and Google Play. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in becoming a professional editor or game designer.

The Editorial Assistant will provide support to the Choice of Games editorial team, as well as having a variety of Customer Service and Community Management responsibilities.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Proofread gamebooks at various stages of development.
  • Review writing samples from potential authors.
  • Learn ChoiceScript, the programming language in which Choice of Games titles are composed.
  • Monitor the support@choiceofgames inbox and respond to basic Customer Service requests.
  • Playtest gamebooks to find bugs.
  • Take an active role on the Choice of Games forums.
  • Assist with social media.

This is a telecommute position. The first four to six months will involve substantial virtual supervision and training, with the candidate growing in autonomy during that period. A successful candidate will advance to be an Assistant Editor over twelve to eighteen months, eventually taking a role in editorial review and managing their own projects; such a promotion is generally accompanied by a commensurate raise.

Required Qualifications: A four-year degree or equivalent experience; exceptional writing, proofreading, and communication skills. The candidate must be organized, a self-starter, and capable of managing their own time. The candidate will also be a player of games, whether in the form of boardgames, card games, computer/console games, table-top role-playing games, or LARPs.

The Ideal candidate will have a basic competency with at least one programming language. They would also have a strong familiarity with major style guides.

Compensation:

  • Base salary of $28,000.
  • Competitive benefits package.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. We would prefer an immediate start, but the start date is negotiable for the right candidate. Choice of Games LLC is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. Choice of Games encourages people with disabilities and people of all genders, sexualities, ages, family and marital statuses, races, ethnicities, national origins, and religions to apply.

Please submit a CV and cover letter to: jobs@choiceofgames.com

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