Careers

Hookshot is a growing company that runs the ever-popular Nintendo Life, Push Square and Pure Xbox communities. We share our engaging content with our communities across our websites, YouTube channels and social media accounts.

We're on the lookout for talented individuals to join, strengthen and complement our passionate team. We have big ambitions for all of our channels and intend to recruit in a number of different roles over the years ahead.

OUR MISSION

Hookshot creates and nurtures vibrant communities of passionate video game fans.

OUR VISION

Our aim is to cultivate a diverse network of sites and channels that enrich and entertain their respective communities via high-quality content and experiences, allowing fans to truly celebrate and engage with the things they're passionate about.

OUR VALUES

We strive to produce informative, entertaining and engaging content across all of our sites and channels. We want to ensure the members of our communities have a safe and welcoming place to interact with others. We're also committed to maintaining a happy and fulfilled team who can feel that future successes are just as much theirs as they are ours.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We’re on the lookout for people who want to help us engage with our passionate communities through informative and engaging content. All our roles are remote and therefore we look for people who are highly organised and able to work alongside our team virtually and across timezones.

Open Roles

Commerce Writer

Type
Full Time
Location
Home based (UK)
Published
Tue 17th August, 2021

Push Square, part of the Nlife team and a partner of Gamer Network, is looking for a Video Producer / Presenter to join our video team on the biggest PlayStation-centric news and reviews website in the world.

Our videos have found a large and appreciative audience so far, and we're looking for the right candidate to continue this growth.

As a Video Producer / Presenter you will work closely with our editorial team to produce some of the best gaming videos on YouTube. As well as creating video content yourself you'll help shape our strategy in this area, selecting the most suitable games and the relevant approach for each on a case-by-case basis.

You will also be responsible for monitoring the performance of our video content – past and present – and helping optimise them for both users and YouTube search.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Analysing and assessing video game releases across many popular genres to deliver detailed, clear, and concise video content under time constraints.
  • Work with our editorial team to select the most suitable games, and the best approaches, structure, and content priorities for our videos.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of the console industry, including carefully monitoring popularity of new and existing games on Sony's digital storefronts.
  • Manage your own production schedule to make sure your time is well spent and our videos are as complete as possible, as early as possible.
  • Ensure that our videos are structured according to best practice for YouTube's algorithm as well as being accessible to subscribers. Monitor their performance and adjust content where necessary to ensure they reach the broadest audience possible.
  • Help develop a best practice for video content creation on Push Square.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • A confident and accomplished presenting style, with an emphasis on clarity and economy, but also a personable and humorous tone.
  • Ability to produce video content to the highest standards while under time pressure. Great attention to detail.
  • A good understanding of YouTube search algorithms.
  • Extensive knowledge of video games across a wide range of genres, with a particular focus on the highest-profile new releases and most-played games on PlayStation 4.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of determination and drive; excellent organisational skills and a methodical mindset.
  • Positive attitude and a team mentality.
  • Ability to adapt and take direction from our editorial team and Directors.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Good working knowledge of Video Editing Software (i.e. Final Cut / Adobe Premiere).
  • Proficient in using graphic design packages such as PhotoShop to create attractive thumbnails.
  • General familiarity with the video publishing environment.
  • Knowledge of the games industry itself, with contacts or a clear interest in the sector.
  • An existing expert knowledge with popular PlayStation franchises. Such as first-party Sony exclusives, or third-party games such as GTA, FIFA, Destiny, Call of Duty etc.
  • Experience of managing a YouTube channel.
  • An interest in the technology, entertainment, and lifestyle sectors in general.

Further Details:

  • You would work remotely, therefore need space for a home studio for to-camera videos. Support/equipment may be available to help facilitate this.
  • The majority of communication will be via Slack, email and Skype calls.
  • Occasional face to face meetings in the Midlands, London or Brighton.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • 6-month contract initially, with scope for the role to become permanent.

Apply
If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we'd love to hear from you!
Contact us by emailing '[email protected]' with your CV and a cover letter along with some samples of your videos that you feel best match the above job description.

These video samples are the main thing we will be looking at to evaluate your application, along with your CV.

Apply for this job

Community Manager

Type
Full Time
Location
Home based
Published
Tue 17th August, 2021

Push Square, part of the Nlife team and a partner of Gamer Network, is looking for a Video Producer / Presenter to join our video team on the biggest PlayStation-centric news and reviews website in the world.

Our videos have found a large and appreciative audience so far, and we're looking for the right candidate to continue this growth.

As a Video Producer / Presenter you will work closely with our editorial team to produce some of the best gaming videos on YouTube. As well as creating video content yourself you'll help shape our strategy in this area, selecting the most suitable games and the relevant approach for each on a case-by-case basis.

You will also be responsible for monitoring the performance of our video content – past and present – and helping optimise them for both users and YouTube search.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Analysing and assessing video game releases across many popular genres to deliver detailed, clear, and concise video content under time constraints.
  • Work with our editorial team to select the most suitable games, and the best approaches, structure, and content priorities for our videos.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of the console industry, including carefully monitoring popularity of new and existing games on Sony's digital storefronts.
  • Manage your own production schedule to make sure your time is well spent and our videos are as complete as possible, as early as possible.
  • Ensure that our videos are structured according to best practice for YouTube's algorithm as well as being accessible to subscribers. Monitor their performance and adjust content where necessary to ensure they reach the broadest audience possible.
  • Help develop a best practice for video content creation on Push Square.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • A confident and accomplished presenting style, with an emphasis on clarity and economy, but also a personable and humorous tone.
  • Ability to produce video content to the highest standards while under time pressure. Great attention to detail.
  • A good understanding of YouTube search algorithms.
  • Extensive knowledge of video games across a wide range of genres, with a particular focus on the highest-profile new releases and most-played games on PlayStation 4.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of determination and drive; excellent organisational skills and a methodical mindset.
  • Positive attitude and a team mentality.
  • Ability to adapt and take direction from our editorial team and Directors.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Good working knowledge of Video Editing Software (i.e. Final Cut / Adobe Premiere).
  • Proficient in using graphic design packages such as PhotoShop to create attractive thumbnails.
  • General familiarity with the video publishing environment.
  • Knowledge of the games industry itself, with contacts or a clear interest in the sector.
  • An existing expert knowledge with popular PlayStation franchises. Such as first-party Sony exclusives, or third-party games such as GTA, FIFA, Destiny, Call of Duty etc.
  • Experience of managing a YouTube channel.
  • An interest in the technology, entertainment, and lifestyle sectors in general.

Further Details:

  • You would work remotely, therefore need space for a home studio for to-camera videos. Support/equipment may be available to help facilitate this.
  • The majority of communication will be via Slack, email and Skype calls.
  • Occasional face to face meetings in the Midlands, London or Brighton.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • 6-month contract initially, with scope for the role to become permanent.

Apply
If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we'd love to hear from you!
Contact us by emailing '[email protected]' with your CV and a cover letter along with some samples of your videos that you feel best match the above job description.

These video samples are the main thing we will be looking at to evaluate your application, along with your CV.

Apply for this job