Current Opportunities

Staff Writer, Switch Player Magazine

Do you love Nintendo, and more specifically, the Nintendo Switch? Do you love writing about games? Have you ever wanted to write for a Nintendo magazine? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this role as a Staff Writer for Switch Player Magazine could be the perfect opportunity for you.

What is Switch Player Magazine?

Switch Player Magazine is an independent enthusiast publication dedicated to the Nintendo Switch. Founded in 2016, the Switch Player team have released more than 50 issues of a print Nintendo Switch magazine, with a new one released every month. Our vision is to be the best and most convenient resource available for Nintendo Switch content, and to do this, we need the best, most passionate writers around. Switch Player Magazine is also on Metacritic, with over 1500 reviews published to date.

What will the role involve?

We typically expect two reviews a month from our staff, completed using review codes we receive from publishers and, on occasion, personal collections. For this position we would also be looking at someone that has regular feature or column ideas to enhance our offering to our audience. Reviews have a generous ten day turnaround, and all team members receive payment for their contribution. We predominantly communicate via Slack, with all team members encouraged and welcome to participate.

What are the rates?

We are an enthusiast publication, but that doesn’t mean that you work for free. It isn’t a job, but more a hobbyist role in a team. Every month the team collectively receives over £600 in payments for their writing in the issue. This could be £30 for a feature to around £9 to £19 depending on the length of the review. Team members also receive a complimentary hard copy of each magazine we release with you as part of the core team.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an exceptional individual that can bring some new energy, focus and creativity to the team. Someone forward-thinking, with an incredible imagination and a huge amount of passion and knowledge in the Nintendo scene. We also need someone that thrives under pressure and can manage their time effectively to fit around our magazine turnaround.
Ideally, you should:

  • Have excellent written communication skills
  • Be a creative thinker
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Have exemplary time management skills
  • Be enthusiastic, efficient, and reliable
  • Be able to embrace constructive criticism to improve
  • Have great knowledge of the Nintendo Switch
  • Be passionate and dedicated — somebody who lives, breathes, and bleeds Nintendo!
  • Other helpful skills include:

  • Editorial experience
  • Social media or community management experience
  • How to apply

    If you are interested in the Staff Writer position for Switch Player Magazine please get in touch with us via our contact form, using the subject “Switch Player Magazine Staff Writer”. Your application should illustrate the candidate criteria (above), as well as the following:

  • Your Nintendo history and Switch experience
  • What you think you could bring to the team
  • Why you are the best candidate for the role
  • Constructive critique on Switch Player Magazine
  • Examples of your previous work
  • If your initial application is successful, we will also require you to produce a review written in manner that would fit Switch Player magazine, as well as a feature pitch. We will explain more on this after your initial contact.

    Good Luck, and we look forward to receiving your application!

    The deadline for applications for the Staff Writer role is 17:00 GMT on Monday 31st May 2021.

    Diversity and equal opportunities

    At Switch Player, we value diversity and the unique perspectives that come from different life experiences. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, supportive environment and encourage and welcome individuals from all backgrounds to apply for our positions.