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VIDEO GAME JOURNALIST, IN-DEPTH: There Is No Difference Between Work & Pleasure

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Luis, a video game journalist and game studio owner, describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, how difficult getting into the industry is, and work-life balance. He tells us that working in the gaming industry doesn't feel like a job to him because he loves games so much. He does however have to work on a work life balance in terms of balancing his two jobs and seeing his family and girlfriend.

Degree: Industrial Engineering
Job Title: Video Game Journalist & Game Studio Owner

Job Summary: Digital Journalist

Job Description

Digital journalist is a new breed of reporter who focuses on creating interactive news stories and blogs with videos, photos and animations.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$30,000 - $150,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
1 to 8 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular, Flexible, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor, Office, Travel, Outdoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Artistic, Creativity, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Networking, People skills, Public speaking ability

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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<span m='15400'>thing</span> <span m='15530'>that is</span> <span m='16110'>challenging</span> <span m='16790'>about</span> <span m='17130'>my</span> <span m='17450'>job</span> <span m='17680'>is</span> <span m='17880'>to</span> <span m='18050'>make</span> <span m='18330'>an</span> <span m='18640'>objective</span> <span m='19130'>decision--</span> <span m='20130'>an</span> <span m='20250'>objective</span> <span m='20700'>opinion--</span> <span m='21160'>about</span> <span m='21410'>some</span> <span m='21690'>of</span> <span m='21810'>the</span> <span m='21850'>games,</span> <span m='22130'>because</span> <span m='23490'>I</span> <span m='23650'>like</span> <span m='24200'>a</span> <span m='24370'>lot</span> <span m='24550'>of</span> <span m='24700'>them,</span> <span m='25020'>but</span> <span m='25230'>I</span> <span m='25410'>have</span> <span m='27080'>to</span> <span m='27490'>still</span> <span m='27740'>be</span> <span m='27900'>objective.</span> </p><p><span m='29230'>Well,</span> <span m='29380'>I</span> <span m='29500'>believe</span> <span m='29780'>that</span> <span m='31020'>[INAUDIBLE],</span> <span m='32930'>I</span> <span m='33170'>decided</span> <span m='33660'>to</span> <span m='33720'>make</span> <span m='33920'>a</span> <span m='34020'>trip</span> <span m='34210'>to</span> <span m='34730'>Los Angeles</span> <span m='35480'>to</span> <span m='35570'>make</span> <span m='35800'>a</span> <span m='35890'>coverage</span> <span m='36390'>of</span> <span m='36715'>a</span> <span m='37040'>big event.</span> <span m='38090'>I</span> <span m='38410'>paid</span> <span m='38640'>for all</span> <span m='38820'>the trip</span> <span m='39070'>by</span> <span m='39250'>myself.</span> <span m='40670'>That</span> <span m='40940'>opened</span> <span m='41240'>a</span> <span m='41290'>lot of</span> <span m='41910'>doors</span> <span m='42240'>for</span> <span m='42430'>me</span> <span m='42830'>in</span> <span m='43110'>the</span> <span m='43210'>next</span> <span m='43530'>years.</span> </p><p><span m='44980'>Right</span> <span m='45260'>now,</span> <span m='45540'>it's</span> <span m='46450'>not</span> <span m='46670'>so</span> <span m='47620'>difficult,</span> <span m='48090'>because</span> <span m='48330'>there</span> <span m='48680'>are</span> <span m='48720'>many</span> <span m='49000'>people</span> <span m='49570'>writing</span> <span m='49960'>about</span> <span m='50240'>technology</span> <span m='50640'>and</span> <span m='50850'>games</span> <span m='51150'>in</span> <span m='51330'>Peru--</span> <span m='52650'>in</span> <span m='52840'>Latin</span> <span m='53120'>America,</span> <span m='53500'>actually--</span> <span m='54680'>but,</span> <span m='54920'>in</span> <span m='55070'>the</span> <span m='55160'>beginning,</span> <span m='55640'>it</span> <span m='56180'>was</span> <span m='56430'>really</span> <span m='56650'>hard.</span> </p><p><span m='57540'>It's</span> <span m='57720'>very</span> <span m='57910'>important</span> <span m='58270'>to</span> <span m='58340'>make</span> <span m='58520'>a</span> <span m='58920'>balance.</span> <span m='60480'>I</span> <span m='61060'>work</span> <span m='61320'>a</span> <span m='61390'>lot,</span> <span m='61550'>because</span> <span m='62000'>I</span> <span m='62040'>have</span> <span m='62230'>a</span> <span m='62510'>game</span> <span m='62840'>site in Lima,</span> <span m='63200'>and</span> <span m='63560'>I</span> <span m='64040'>organize</span> <span m='64200'>all those</span> <span m='64530'>events.</span> <span m='64700'>And</span> <span m='65310'>I</span> <span m='65459'>write</span> <span m='65740'>about</span> <span m='65950'>games.</span> <span m='66810'>But,</span> <span m='67600'>right</span> <span m='67790'>now,</span> <span m='68580'>I'm</span> <span m='68810'>trying</span> <span m='69110'>to</span> <span m='69230'>make</span> <span m='69430'>a</span> <span m='69530'>balance</span> <span m='70235'>so</span> <span m='70500'>I can</span> <span m='71440'>spend</span> <span m='71720'>more</span> <span m='71920'>time</span> <span m='72110'>with</span> <span m='72220'>my</span> <span m='72350'>family</span> <span m='72700'>and</span> <span m='72780'>my</span> <span m='72880'>girlfriend</span> <span m='74080'>in</span> <span m='74380'>Peru.</span> </p>","file":{"id":380633,"video_id":"3396603052001","name":"2385-Luis-VideoGameJournalist2 In-depth","duration":75489,"thumbnail_url":null}});