In MCV's weekly rundown of the hottest vacancies and latest personnel news, MTV's Roedy joins Mind Candy and we look at the best jobs opportunities.
MTV MAN TAKES ON MOSHI MONSTERS
The company famous for Moshi Monsters has added Bill Roedy as its new non-executive director. Roedy will assist Mind Candy with its global expansion and will help develop new brands as well as launching entertainment such as Moshi TV, cartoons and films.
“We’re looking forward to working with him and benefitting from his vast experience as we grow as an entertainment company,” said Mind Candy on its official blog.
Former U.S. Army commander Roedy also worked as chairman and CEO at MTV Networks International, taking the brand across the globe.
TOP VACANCIES (Week beginning October 1st, 2012)
Intent Media - Sales Executive, MCV Worldwide & Toys/Licensing
Intent Media - Subscription Sales Executive, Music Week
Super M - Freelance Marketing and PR Executive
via OPM Recruitment – Product Manager, London & South East, Videogames
via OPM Recruitment – Director, Distributor Territories & Emerging Markets, Videogames, Midlands
For more vacancies, head to MCVUK.jobs
MAKIELAB WELCOMES FOX AS CHAIR
Martha Lane Fox has joined games start up MakieLab as its new chair.
“I’m absolutely delighted that they wanted me as their chair,” said Fox about her new appointment. MakieLab CEO Alice Taylor added: “Having Martha on board is an amazing privilege, and a complete delight.
“We’re inspired by her commitment to all things internet, her incredible marketing expertise, and her passion for new frontiers.”
Fox previously worked at Lastminute.com and co-founded Lucky Voice. She was also a non-executive director of Marks & Spencer and chairman of digital charity Go-on-uk.org.
MARMALADE COO HEADS BAFTA GAMES
The academy has appointed Harvey Elliot as the new chairman of its games committee. Elliott, who is the managing director and COO of leading cross-platform software technology business Marmalade, takes over from Ray Maguire, whose term ended in July.
“I am looking forward to developing BAFTA’s games strategy during my new chairmanship,” said Elliott. “As part of this, I am very excited to announce our new Best British Game category, giving us the opportunity to reward the great wealth of British talent in our industry.”
SALES TRIO BOLSTERS VENATUS MEDIA
The UK gaming sales house continues its growth with three new hires to its media sales team.
The ex-commercial manager at LoveFilm Toby Smith, joins Venatus’ sales team while former Spil Games account managers Laura Ballesteros and Ceri Disbray join as the firm’s account manager and sales account director respectively.
Venatus Media COO Matt Cannon said: “I’m thrilled to have Laura, Ceri and Toby on board. With their expertise in gaming and advertising, they come with a wealth of experience that Venatus’ portfolio of world-class publishers will benefit from.”