Copy Writer - Warhammer Beginners Programmes

  • Games Workshop
  • Nottingham, UK
  • 01 Nov, 2020
Full Time Media-Journalism

Job Description

Are you a skilled writer with a knack for explaining complicated messages to newcomers? Can you adapt your writing style to suit different subjects and varying audiences? Do you have experience of interpreting a brief to deliver a top-notch copy in demanding circumstances? We're looking for a talented copy writer to join the team responsible for the Warhammer beginners programme.

Day to day you'll be writing everything from beginners guides and tutorials to adverts, web-copy and point of sales material. You'll work closely with the team's supervising editor to make great briefs, and the team's graphic designer to plan the best possible content. Everything you do will be to support other areas of Games Workshop in reaching new people - so you'll be liaising with key individuals around the company to take on board what they need, and interpreting that for the good of your readers. You'll be collaborating a lot, so solid communication skills are a must. The deadlines for your work will often be tough, so you'll need to be used to working at a brisk pace, and never afraid of rewrites. There will always be plenty to do, you'll never be bored - as part of the wider Warhammer Community team effort, you'll find yourself lending a hand to all manner of projects and initiatives.

Most importantly though, you'll be able to help define the voice of Warhammer to newcomers - and produce some awesome material to help them find their way in the Warhammer hobby.

If you want your words to introduce the next generation of Warhammer hobbyists to the greatest hobby in the world, and if all the above sounds like a welcome challenge, then we'd love to hear from you.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Professional experience working in publications, to brief.
  • Experience using writing to teach new concepts to beginners - this does not have to be in Warhammer, but the successful candidate will have written engaging instructional content.
  • Experience successfully coordinating with stakeholders to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Experience working with style guides.
  • Knowledge of the lore, and how to play Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of assembling and painting Warhammer models, using the techniques demonstrated on will be an advantage.

Note, you do not have to be an expert in Warhammer to be successful in this role, but you will need to demonstrate in your cover letter that you understand our hobby. We need someone who knows what makes our hobby great, and is excited to share that, and teach it to new people.

Working at Games Workshop

At Games Workshop we are looking for people who will do their best to understand the needs of the company and to put those needs first when they are at work. Because of this we believe that what you are like, hence the attitude you show to work and the way you choose to behave is just as important as your skills and experience.

In return for your hard work, you will receive 33 days holiday per year (including public holidays), matching contributory pension scheme up to 7.5%, profit share bonus (subject to GW meeting profit targets) and option to join our Share Save scheme. Oh and let's not forget, a staff discount of between 25% and 50% on our products!

Other Essential Information

Closing date: Applications must be received by midnight, UK time, on Wednesday 4th November 2020.

How to Apply

To apply, please send us a letter or a video telling us why you want this job. We select candidates for interview based on what they tell us in their letter or video. This is a great opportunity for you to let us know that you understand what we are looking for.

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