YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY
Many Games Journalists have a degree, which provides professional development and a recognised qualification to employers. However, there are many available pathways and all people working in games claim a unique career journey. Above all, you will need to demonstrate passion and skills in your chosen field. For this job role, you should be someone who enjoys documenting, storytelling and communicating.
As a professional, you’ll follow trends, research, make announcements and review new game releases. You’ll have an expert level knowledge of the game industry and may use online platforms and social media to follow trends and publish articles, blogs, vlogs and/or podcasts. You might use automation platforms like Tweetdeck and insight tools like Google Analytics.
Working in the games industry is highly competitive and you’ll need to make sure your portfolio (a collection of your best work) stands out to employers and course leaders.
As a Games Journalist, your work should showcase your best written and published content. You should demonstrate your ability to create informative and engaging posts. For more general ideas on developing your portfolio, see our top tips page.
Whatever role you are working in, it is essential that you understand the game making process. You can head to our build a game section for first steps; join a regular game jam to build up your skills and network; or start modding others games to gain experience.