Chess blogger wanted

by ChessBase
2/25/2120 – Are you a professional writer who's wild about chess? Interested in living in beautiful Hamburg, Germany? Then consider sending an application for a full-time position with ChessBase! We are looking for a chess enthusiastic blogger for our English news site. Read on for full details and how to apply...!

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We're hiring!

We are the world's largest chess news site,, and are looking for journalistic support. ChessBase sets the international standard for chess information. It is a chess software company for all professionals and amateurs, and at the same time the medium for the chess community. We operate our own news studio in our Hamburg office, with a team of 30 employees who give chess new impulses through high-quality software products.

As a chess blogger you would be right in the middle of it — studio, software development, marketing, sales, hotline and logistics. We run everything ourselves and need colleagues who think and act in an integrated manner in every position.

We are looking for a chess enthusiastic blogger for our English news site Your tasks:

  • to look for exciting topics in the field of chess
  • to write English language articles on all topics in the field of chess
  • to introduce new ChessBase products, interview the authors
  • to look for suitable pictures, take them yourself or obtain the rights from colleagues
  • to publish independently using our CMS

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What you should offer:

  • Chess enthusiasm and interest in chess topics of all kinds: world-class tournaments, chess stars, chess theory, but also chess in film, literature, music, education, politics

  • Perfect knowledge of English at mother tongue level, in order to be able to independently publish articles on

  • Online affinity and technical understanding. You are comfortable in HTML and quickly feel at home with our CMS.

  • Desire to write new posts yourself, every day.

  • Integrated thinking and writing. You present our new products, organize reviews and create references to ChessBase in editorial news.

  • A good eye for photos that you take or obtain from other sources, photo processing.

  • Initiative, personal responsibility and creativity.

  • Diligence and care — even when things have to be done quickly.

  • Your own ideas on how to report interestingly about chess.

  • Pioneering spirit, always ready to try new things.

  • Team spirit, always ready to implement your new ideas together with others.

If this profile fits you, we are not looking for school graduation, vocational training or studies.

We offer:

  • A humorous, interdisciplinary team of chess enthusiasts.
  • Inspired work in a flat hierarchy.
  • A secure, permanent full-time job with an unusual company that has been reinventing itself for 30 years.
  • Exciting contacts with world-class players, chess coaches and grandmasters in our studio.
  • A central office location in Hamburg's Alster City.
  • Weekly physical exercises, coffee and tea — everything that quick thinkers like you could need.

Partial home office work possible, but regular presence in our office is essential.

This appeals to you? Then we should talk! Please send a short application to

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albitex albitex 2/27/2020 03:23
Very interesting, but only for German citizens?