Job App: Reporter

Slingshot Esports seeks a reporter to work out of its New York City office.

Slingshot is a recently-launched independent publication dedicated to covering esports. Our agenda is simple: Find and write the most interesting stories. We aim to cover not just esports, but the culture surrounding them.

We’ve sent reporters to cover major events from Counter-Strike majors to League of Legend World Championships to The International. We’ve published works from Paul “Redeye” Chaloner, Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen and more.

This position requires:

  • The ability to identify and write about things in an interesting way.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of games including but not limited to League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Super Smash Bros., Overwatch and StarCraft II
  • An ability to cultivate stories and do original reporting
  • An understanding and passion for general gaming culture i.e. popular streamers, esports personalities and various game developers
  • To be as passionate about journalism as esports
  • A desire to break news
  • Regularly pitching ideas for enterprise and investigative stories while working on smaller daily articles
  • A knack for writing for the web
  • An ability to relate esports to broader cultural interests

The position offers a competitive salary and health insurance coverage.

If interested please send resume, three clips or writing samples and references to with the subject line “Job App: Reporter”