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We’re hiring! Network N is looking for a multiformat and entertainment publisher

Network N is looking for an experienced multiformat and entertainment publisher

If you’re a talented individual with experience in senior editorial roles, we have a brilliant opportunity for you. Come join our fun and friendly company and aid the growth of our wonderful catalogue of global, owned websites, including The Loadout, PCGamesN, and, of course, Pocket Tactics.

We’re currently looking for a publisher in multiformat and entertainment, who will work with our brilliant editors to develop, refine, and come up with strategies to keep expanding our traffic and maintain our high standards across all sites. As a company, we produce class-leading content, are always growing, work fast but accurately, have an international reach, and, above all, are nerdy as hell.

Of course, this is a senior position, so you’ll need to have ample experience in senior editorial roles, a strong track record for improving online brands, knowledge of best practices and SEO, and more. And, above all, you must have a passion for videogames, TV, and movies. If you think you’d be a good fit, you can find the full responsibilities, requirements, and how to apply below.

Publisher – multiformat & entertainment

Location: Hybrid (minimum expectation of 2 days per week in Bath head office)
Salary: £50k plus bonus scheme
​Closing Date: 23rd January 2021 – we reserve the right to close this advert early if sufficient number of applications have been received (apply here)

The Role

Manage the editorial teams of The Loadout, Pocket Tactics, and The Digital Fix, and oversee new launches or acquisitions in multiformat and entertainment. Work with the Publishing Director and brand editors to develop growth-focused editorial strategies, and ensure their successful execution. Liaise with the Sales Team, Creative Studio, Ecommerce, and other members of the Publishing Management Team in order to achieve the department’s overall objectives, both editorial and commercial.


  • Working with brand editors to grow traffic in line with agreed targets
  • Working with the Publishing Director to develop, refine, and ensure the execution of brand strategies for Pocket Tactics, The Digital Fix, and The Loadout
  • Representing the brands to clients, PRs, publishers, and other relevant parties, with a particular focus on driving awareness of them and boosting stature
  • Staying abreast of, and regularly researching, competitors in order to identify gaps in the market and opportunities to gain audience share
  • Working with the Sales Team to drive new business and identify opportunities, including the proactive pitching and delivery of commercial programmes
  • Liaising with Creative Studio and the Sales Team to ensure the successful delivery of sponsored content campaigns
  • Working with the Head of Audience Development and video team to deliver profitable video content across the brands
  • Working with the Ecommerce Editor to maximise revenue and opportunities across the brands
  • Identifying and pitching opportunities to develop tool sites around existing brand content as well as forthcoming games and products
  • Ensuring adherence to brand guidelines and maintaining a high bar for quality across The Loadout, The Digital Fix, and Pocket Tactics
  • Managing the site editors and providing guidance, feedback, and pastoral care both in weekly 1:1 meetings and ad-hoc
  • Managing brand budgets
  • Keeping abreast of SEO and publishing trends and best practices
  • Training and developing our site editors, deputy editors, and cell leaders to the highest possible standards
  • Other tasks as requested by the Publishing Director

You will be expected to:

  • Grow site traffic
  • Ensure consistently high editorial standards across all published content
  • Provide pastoral care and fortnightly 1:1s with brand editors
  • Run monthly cell meetings with the teams
  • Occasionally sub-edit copy, as well as create documentation
  • Scope and facilitate the delivery of at least one major editorial commercial programme per quarter
  • Forecast and manage departmental budgets
  • Recruit, onboard, and train new editorial teams as required
  • Use the company’s workflow tools correctly and effectively, including Asana, GSuite, etc.


  • Substantial and demonstrable experience in senior editorial roles
  • A demonstrable track record for improving and growing online brands
  • Experience managing editorial teams and budgets
  • Experience of working with or within a sales team
  • Experience in successfully delivering promoted content work
  • Knowledge of online publishing best practices and SEO
  • High editorial standards, exceptional organisation, and a keen eye for detail
  • Proactivity and strong work ethic
  • A passion for videogames, TV, and movies
  • Must be able to produce proof of right to work in the UK by the start of employment

Working for Network N

We’re a fun and friendly company offering an informal working environment with offices in central Bath. We are always growing, work fast but accurately, have an international reach and are nerdy as hell! We are committed to being an inclusive workplace and have various groups and events to hear underrepresented voices including Women @ Network N, Black Lives Matter, and LGBTQ+ @ Network N.

Our people make our success, so it is only fair we give plenty in return, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days holiday
  • Birthdays off along with a birthday Amazon voucher
  • Twice yearly Network N ‘No Work’N’der’ (extended weekend)
  • Auto-enrolment pension (with increasing employer contributions based on years of service)
  • Profit share scheme for all
  • EMI scheme (after one year of service)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • WeCare 24/7 GP, mental health support and virtual wellbeing
  • Vitality private health care
  • Employee Benefits Choice (discounted store/gift cards)
  • Tech and Cycle Schemes
  • Incredible refurbished office in Bath with desk hoteling
  • Employee social events, including Christmas & summer parties

If this sounds like you, head over to the full job listing and submit a cover letter and CV. Good luck!