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Writers

Play Die Reload are always looking for enthusiastic writers to contribute to the site. You don't have to be a journalism degree level writer, just be able to string sentences together competently and have a burning passion about video games.

All applicants must be over 18 years of age and must use their real name on the site. All writers are required to sign a contract but are not employees, only contractors.

Payment for writing is $0.01 a word in tiers of $2.50, and $5.00 for articles and reviews and $0.005 a word in tiers of $0.75, $1.50 for news writers.

Higher tiers are available based on pre-approved word count.

Reviewer (Open)

PDR is looking for people who are interested in writing reviews about PC video games based on our Review Breakdown. Writers are required to have the following skills:
  • Good grammar and punctuation as well as a strong grasp of the English language.
  • Ability to work within deadlines (usually 7-10 days depending on the game)
  • Consistently produce high quality reviews.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to be objective and provide unbiased commentary on games.
  • Create reviews between 600 and 1000 words.
If you are interested in applying, send us an email at jobs@playdiereload.com with the following information:
  • Previous work
  • Two example reviews of at least 400 words each. This must be new work and won't be published. It's just so we can see your writing style.
  • Why you think you would be suitable for the position.
News Writer (Open)

PDR is interested in people that are passionate in staying on the cutting edge of PC gaming news and are interested in writing about it. Writers are required to have the following skills:
  • Photoshop skills are a must.
  • Good grammar and punctuation.
  • Ability to post news items with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to keep personal opinions out of news items.
  • Familiarity with forum software, Xenforo is a plus.
  • Create news posts of at least 100 words.
If you are interested in applying, send us an email at jobs@playdiereload.com with the following information:
  • Previous experience
  • Two example news articles of at least 200 words each. This must be new work and won't be published. It's just so we can see your writing style.
  • Why you think you would be suitable for the position.
Editor (Open)

PDR is interested in finding people that have a passion for correct grammar, sentence structure, writing flow and crafting a great article. Editors are required to have the following skills:
  • Ability to use forum software including bbcode.
  • Photoshop skills are a plus.
  • Ability to meet deadlines. (Usually 2 days after a review is submitted)
  • Above average grammar and punctuation as well as a strong grasp of the English language.
  • Good communication skills.
If you are interested in applying, send us an email at jobs@playdiereload.com with the following information:
  • Previous experience in the field.
  • Why you think you would be suitable for the position.
  • You will be given two articles to edit, and will be required to submit those as part of your application.
General Article Writer (Open)

PDR are looking for people that have a passion for writing about video games but dislike the drama and clickbait culture that frequently permeates the gaming industry. Writers are required to have the following skills:
  • Ability to work within deadlines (usually 7-10 days depending on the game)
  • Good communication skills.
  • Familiarity with forum software, Xenforo is a plus.
  • Consistently produce high quality articles. (At least once a week)
If you are interested in applying, send us an email at jobs@playdiereload.com with the following information:
  • Previous sites you have written for.
  • Two example articles of at least 400 words each. This must be new work and won't be published. It's just so we can see your writing style.
  • Why you think you would be suitable for the position.
Community Manager (Open)

The community manager position requires an outgoing person that is good at networking with users, developers, publishers, etc. Skills required include:
  • Contacting developers for review codes, interviews and questions for articles.
  • Maintaining social media presence on twitter, facebook and youtube.
  • Help grow the PDR brand by interacting with the community.
If interested in the position, email us (jobs@playdiereload.com) with the following information:
  • Previous experience.
  • Why you think you would be suitable for the position.
  • What special skills you have that would aid you in the position.
 

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