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Editorial Manager

Company: Activision Blizzard
Location: Fontana
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Editorial Manager, Franchise Editorial Reporting to: Editorial Director, Franchise Editorial Department: Franchise Editorial (Marketing/PR, Activision)

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Your Platform Founded in 1979, Activision has continuously disrupted the world of entertainment as a leader in the videogame industry. With a history of delivering iconic game changers -- like Pitfall -, Tony Hawk -, Guitar Hero -, Crash Bandicoot---, Skylanders--- and Call of Duty - -- our obsession is delighting our players around the globe. Focused and committed to innovation, we consistently deliver the most beloved, engaging and successful entertainment. And while we have world-class franchises, infrastructure and resources, our success comes from a passionate, talented and diverse team of people producing greatness together. So, if you're interested in our biggest priority, it's our people. We're currently driving the next era for our company and community by creating amazing experiences for fans and continuing to make Activision an inclusive place where everyone can thrive. Join us, make history. To learn more, check us out at,, or @Activision on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Your Mission An experienced Manager of Editorial content, Writer, and Gamer is needed to join the Activision Franchise Editorial team to work primarily on long-form ("Blog") content for Activision, including Call of Duty. An ideal candidate would have 3-6 years of proven experience writing, editing, and managing editorial content, along with an impressive knowledge of Activision titles. A passionate gamer with experience in first-person action titles and their nomenclature is preferred. The Editorial Manager would be an integral part of shaping Franchise Editorial content and long-form messaging. The primary role would include managing the research of game content, and redefining it into player-friendly, authentic, and accurate communications that acts as the main hub of information for the brands. Quality content is of paramount importance, delivered on time and within budget, and distributed across multiple channels. The ideal candidate would be a skilled and articulate communicator, able to craft communications from a small stable of writers, and ensuring content is steered toward publication on-time, and accurately. This role requires an individual with a strong production management ethic, the ability to bring innovative and creative ideas from inception to reality. The candidate would be passionate and knowledgeable about the gaming industry, Activision's games, with understanding of communication trends. Responsibilities

  • Working with the Editorial Director to deliver content production goals reflected in the editorial calendar based on all brand communications, applying processes and tools in place, and contributing to improving existing approaches.
  • Managing the development and approval of content across blogs, including assets such as screenshots and artwork.
  • Work closely with internal partners to shepherd editorial projects from concept through launch achieving the highest quality output.
  • Write, edit, proof, fact-check, and polish a variety of franchise-oriented communications with a steadfast focus on quality. Coordinate internally with subject matter experts across teams to gather information to spotlight our games and talent.
  • Ensure the Content Management System and Call of Duty Blog content across owned channels is fully SEO optimized, updated, fully curated, and localized globally.
  • Managing the central distribution of long-form content across Activision, ensuring global teams receive public-facing communications.
  • Bring innovation and assistance in maintaining a communications style guide in concert with the PR, Marketing, and other brand teams. Monitor content effectiveness and help modify strategies accordingly. Additional projects and duties as assigned. Player Profile
    • 3-6 years of client, publication, or agency-side editorial, PR, journalism, or marketing communications experience plus production experience backed by a portfolio of high-quality work.
    • A solutions-oriented mentality and a discerning eye for high-quality content.
    • An ability to work quickly and effectively across a range of near and long-term priorities.
    • Experience using style and grammar references, including Chicago Manual of Style.
    • Experience implementing efficient workflow processes and implementing productivity tools, including (but not limited to) the Microsoft Office communications suite, Sharepoint, CMS systems, Jira, Monday, Sprinklr, as well as general knowledge of game builds. Photoshop and knowledge of PC hardware is also a bonus.
    • A deep, experienced knowledge of video games, with a particular knowledge of Call of Duty to ensure the maintenance of authentic long-form content. A great K/D ratio and passion for the game is a bonus.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to build a network of collaborators. Excellent written, oral and presentation skills. We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest. Our World Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty -, World of Warcraft -, Overwatch -, Diablo -, Candy Crush--- and Bubble Witch---. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet. Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for 'Every World' - we've got our employees covered. The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics Rewards We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for 'Every World' - we've got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
      • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
      • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
      • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
      • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
      • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance. Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $72,720.00 - $134,460.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.

Keywords: Activision Blizzard, Fontana , Editorial Manager, Executive , Fontana, California

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